FROM THE BLOG
France’s culture is rich in celebrations. From religious holy days to political celebrations, there are plenty of reasons to plan a trip to France. Read on for some of our favorite French holidays to plan a cycling vacation around. Pedaling through lavender fields and enjoying Bastille Day fireworks will beat a summer staycation any day!
So you want to go on vacation but you don’t want to miss a step in your training? We understand and we have the perfect solution: a bike tour. While yes, we do offer tours for all levels and love seeing beginners exploring the world on two wheels, those advanced riders who want to tackle legendary summits hold a special place in our hearts. Topping out on Mt. Ventoux, L’Alpe d’Huez or other classic giants will absolutely make you a stronger rider and earn you a certain amount of respect from cyclists worldwide. So what are you waiting for?
We absolutely love seeing the next generation mount a bike and find that addictive connection to nature and self. We love it even more when that passion inspires travel to other countries and we love it the most when their travels lead them to a an Italy or France bike tour with Outfitter Bike Tours. The OBT family is no stranger to kiddos and we love when they are a part of the adventure. With that in mind, we’re going to share our top tours for families with young riders.
WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY
“We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of this tour – well thought out bike routes, very good hotel accommodations (nice, clean rooms and substantial breakfasts), and excellent choice of breweries and brewery restaurants (including brewery tours when available). It was obvious that a great deal of attention to detail had been given to this tour and customer service and client satisfaction was of ut… Read more
“The team at the Outfitter Bicycle Tours put together an amazing holiday that I’ll never forget. We had great places to stay/eat and we were always in the thick of the action. The tour rides catered for riders of all levels and we somehow managed to visit my favourite team on a tour ride! I’ll be back to do it all again soon.”
“I was able to watch Tour de France action when I wanted and ride the beautiful roads and passes of France when I wanted, and the flexibility to do either was what I most appreciated. Conquering Mont Ventoux, Col d Galibier, Col d Semnoz, Col d Serene, Alpe de Huez, riding alongside Andy Schleck and Jens Voigt on their rest day, and 40+ mph descents that went on for miles are just some of the hi… Read more
“The support was incredible – so nice to have a car on the route for water, and so we did not have to lug gear for weather changes. With all the elevation, this was comforting. Exceptional mechanical support. We did not expect this kind of on-road support!”
I always had an idea that I wanted to go see the Tour de France once in my life. Well, I have now gone on three TdF trips with Outfitter Bicycle Tours as the experience was that good. Jamie and Joy’s low key, friendly and flexible approach made riding in the Alps an amazing experience. They did a great job of helping me determine what would maximize my experience. If I wanted an easier day, they h… Read more
“WOW! WHAT AN INCREDIBLE ADVENTURE!!! Jamie and Joy Gilpin – along with their staff members – created one of the most memorable bike adventures we’ve ever experienced. My husband and I have had the very good fortune of biking all over the world, which should underscore how well planned and organized Outfitter Bicycle Tours is! Every detail was considered, from the exceptional accommodations at eve… Read more