Route Planning

Whatever your group ambitions, stages of the Tour de France or climb a famous Mountains pass, together with these ambitions and our expert advice and knowledge of the area, we can create a truly unforgettable cycling experience.  

For those that come with an open mind, don’t know your Ventoux’s to your Tourmalets then let us guide you. Introducing you to riding in the mountains, improve your riding skills, all at a level appropriate for the group and leaving you wanting more. 

To be a better cyclist than you have ever been, you have to do something you have never done”

 

 

 

 

What information do we need

  • Dates– There are no set arrival or departure days or length of trip,  get in contact to check availability.
  • Group numbers – We like to keep group numbers small to allow us to provide an exceptional level of service, max group size is 8,  larger groups maybe possible please get in contact to discuss.
  • Group Ability  How often, how far, how hard or your training goals.
  • Number of ride days – These can be full days, half days or if you require rest days.
  • Daily distances – What sort of miles/km you would like to cover per day.
  • Number/difficulty of climbs – Nothing is more rewarding than getting over a mountain pass but it requires the ability to ride up constant grades for anything up to 30km. Read below on climb classifications. 
  • Area’s you want to ride – Pyrenees, Alps or somewhere in the middle.

Once we put together a route, the group will be given a complete detail breakdown including GPS information for bike computers and during your trip we deliver daily morning briefs about the route ahead.

Group dynamics, terrain, mechanical and medical issues all effect how we manage the group, but you will have all the information you need to progress without the need to follow a guide.  This allows members of the group to go at their own pace, not worrying if they are holding people up or waiting around for others to catch up. We pride ourselves on our level of support service, with rider safety paramount, as passionate cyclists whenever possible we will be on the road, joining the ride, motivating you up the climbs and enjoying the spectacular views.

We use Map-my-ride to give you access to a complete breakdown of you ride information online. Below we have an example ride including tables of distance and elevation covered per day, with total elevation gained, number of climbs on route and their categories.

Example Ride Summery

  • Dates– June , arriving on Thursday, depart Monday
  • Group numbers – 6
  • Number of ride days – 3 full days
  • Daily distances – 100km per day
  • Number/difficulty of climbs – 1 to 2 cols per day
  • Area’s you want to ride – Alps

Additional information – The group wants to do some of the famous routes and mountain passes of the Tour de France around the Grenoble area in the Alps. With 2 big climbs maximum per day, there are stronger members in the group, so the climb of the famous Alp d’Huez is an extra on the last day, which some riders may miss out if they have nothing left in the legs.

 Daily distance and elevation Summery

Grenoble Profile

 

Google map of the planned route, starting and finishing in a village at the foot of the famous Alp d’Huez.

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Here we have a more detailed breakdown of the climbs the group will face on route, in order they will face them, the black line indicates a change of day.

Grenoble Climb information

 

If you are unsure of the different climb categories as shown above, then below is a detailed explanation of each, starting with the hardest category first, Cat HC.

Climb Ratings

More Example rides

Pyrenees 3 Day 256km

Ventoux 3 climb Challenge

Pyrenees 3 Day 304km

Tour Du Mont Blanc 300km

Find out more about en route support

 

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