2023 - A great season! - part 2

An old favourite! 

cycling loire valley

In June, Ruth and Mike, the company owners, took charge of a very cosmopolitan  group through the enchanting Loire Valley - an itinerary that is always makes for cherished memories for all who experiences it.  Following the river past fairy tale castles, on (mostly!) flat roads where you rarely see a car. An astonishing meal in Amboise was followed by the unforgettable experience of dining under the walls of the magnificent Château de Chambord.

Our 2024 schedule has Loire Valley tour dates on 16th June and 7th July.

Welcome back old friends

Next on our list was a large group of Americans who rode through the Alsace region to honour the memory of their late father Jim, one of our first ever customers with French Cycling Holidays, and a charming and knowledgeable guest on many subsequent tours. It was an honour to be part of their celebration of his life and to have our dedicated guides, David and Susan, along with newcomers Martin and Chris, accompany them. Alsace is very different to other parts of France with its closeness to Germany, with some iconic dishes and some very special wines If you think you know France it’s a tour you should try! Our 2024 departure is on June 30th.

The mountains beckon!

cycle tour france alps

As the temperature rose during the summer months, we sought refuge in the mountains. The legendary Alps beckoned as we explored the routes of the Tour de France. Our revamped Mythiques tour  has us stay two nights on the l’Alpe allowing riders to conquer the iconic Alpe d'Huez, creating memories that will last a lifetime. We also couldn't resist the allure of climbing Mont Ventoux, a challenge embraced by our intrepid riders.

For those seeking a gentler alpine experience, we offered an unforgettable tour in the picturesque Lake Annecy region. Riders had the opportunity to choose from various route options, and for the extra adventurous, they could attempt the newest addition to the Tour de France climbs—the Col de La Loze. We were particularly proud to witness the determination of our Finnish father and son duo who conquered this formidable challenge. We were equally thrilled to welcome our youngest climbers from Australia, who amazed us with their skills and resilience. We are looking forward to seeing them back next year to perhaps take on the Pyrenees 

col de la madeleing cycling vacation

For the conclusion to the season, click here!