Cycling Travel Companies
If you are looking to take your bike, your friend or partner and join
a group of like-minded cyclists hoping to experience some of the monuments
of the sport, there are a range of companies offering cycling-specific
travel packages to all corners of the globe. Some specialise in providing
unrivalled exposure to racing at its highest level, such as the Spring
Classics and Tour de France, while others offer serious licensed riders
the opportunity to race in Europe - cycling's heartland. If absorbing
the culture of Europe is more your style, or using your bike for more
extreme adventures, there are specialist companies which come recommended
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Tours - Bikestyle Tours specialises in cycling holidays to Europe
and Australia. They offer guided tours to the monuments of the sport,
including the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, the Tours of Italy and
Spain, and are official tour operator for the Tour de France. Cyclists
and non-cyclists are well catered for each day, with plenty of opportunities
to ride, watch the racing and go sightseeing. Former professional cyclists
are your personal guides and full support is provided along the way.
In addition they have a variety of other cycling holiday options, including
self guided trips in Provence, with their sister company Getawaybybike.com.
Agnolutto Bien-être Sport - ABES Agnolutto Bien-être Sport was founded
by retired French professional cyclist, Christophe Agnolutto. As of
Spring 2008, Agnolutto offers cyclists a chance to ride some of the
best cycling roads in France, specifically, around Salies de Béarn in
the 'Pyrénnées Atlantiques', or the west side of the Pyrenees. Christophe
founded 'Agnolutto Bien être Sport' (ABES), which could be translated
as 'Agnolutto Wellness & Sport', and at each training camp, at least
two professional riders will be present to ride with his cycling groups,
as well as himself and another retired pro.
- Bikecamp.com was founded in 1986 by Olympic gold medalist Connie Carpenter
and Tour de France stage winner Davis Phinney as a vehicle to share
their passion for - & knowledge of - road cycling with serious road
cycling enthusiasts. They offer a variety of road cycling vacations
with locations that feature the best cycling in the world.
Away Bicycle Tours - Since 1985 Breaking Away Bicycle Tours has
invited fitness, touring and racing cyclists to join us on challenging
cycling vacations that "exceed all expectations." Past guests and referrals
comprise nearly 80% of our clientele each year. Come celebrate our 25th
Anniversary by joining Founder Greg Hogan and his professional staff
for a vacation in the Alpes, Dolomiti, Provence and Tuscany and other
iconic cycling destinations. Nothing compares with the epic cycling,
personal support and camaraderie you'll experience with us!
training camps - Race and train and tour in Spain's Basque country.Ciclismo
Euskadi cycling camps will be open from the first week of June to end
of July in 2001. All cyclists are welcome in the beautiful Basque region
of Northern Spain. The camp is most suited to avid touring riders, fitness
riders, and those who want to take the next step and live out their
dream of training and racing in Europe.
Dreams - True to it’s name! Cycling tours in Italy led by legends
of professional cycling. Find yourself riding in Italy’s beautiful Dolomites
region with a former World Race Champion and World Cup winner as your
guide, and top it off by riding in one of the most famous cycling events
in the world. The Cycle Dreams 2005 Dolomites Vacation is for all levels
of cyclists; whether you are looking to improve your racing skills or
just want to have fun and enjoy the vacation.
Goa - Discover the Indian state of Goa by bike, taking in all its
major attractions, yet find time to relax and unwind from the everyday
stresses. Our holidays are for 14 nights in hotel accommodation on a
mainly all-inclusive basis. All rooms offer en-suite facilities. The
tours are designed to cater for everybody, from the keen cyclist to
those who wish to explore at their leisure. After all it's a holiday
not a race. Backup vehicle will be provided for those who want it.
Italia - This is a match made in Paradiso! We've married an unabashed
passion for Italy with our extensive experience leading high-performance
bicycle tours to bring you the ultimate Italian cycling experience.
Nowhere else will you feel such respect for the sport of cycling. Come
share the Italian passion for all good things in life: friends, food,
wine, beauty. . . and the sport that comes from the heart.
Carvalho Training Tours These are self-guided tours for serious
cyclists in the mountains of northern Portugal. With rides from 60 to
90 miles a day, including an out of category climbs and various category
one climbs. Prices start at EUR645 a week, including stunning accommodation,
luggage transfer and evening meals. Vehicle support available for larger
Cycling Camp Italia - Train on the roads the Italian professional
cyclists train on, and race 2 or 3 times a week with the certified Ideal
Cycling Camp Italian team in local amateur races.
Leaf Cycling - Train on quiet roads in beautiful scenery from December
to April in warm, sunny Alabama. Smooth, new roads and easily accessible
amenities make this a cyclist's dream getaway.
The Hill Tours - OTH Tours is an Australia-based company specialising
in cycling-active holiday experiences that wind through the Canadian
Rocky Mountains, French Pyrenees, Hungarian/Swiss Alps and Australian
roads. The aim is to meet new friends, enjoy good food and rest in comfort.
OTH Tours has crafted a diverse selection of trips that showcases every
reason why we ride our bikes. It is offering a host of innovative rides
on new routes. OTH Tours offers some of the most affordable rides in
the industry and all net proceeds go back into their efforts to make
the world a better place to ride via advocacy, outreach, and the creation
of new cycling routes.
Training & Racing Camps Italy - Since 1999 the aim of Prestige Holidays
has been to give cyclists a chance to experience Italy, the home of
cycling. They offer touring holidays, to specialized training camps
for amateur and professional cyclists. They also offer the chance to
race and train year round, with their own team based in Italy.
Bike Hotels - Riccione Bike Hotels is an award-winning consortium
of 13 hotels located on Italy's Adriatic Coast which cater for all the
needs of the cyclist. Routes for all standards with professional guides
in breathtaking countryside, technical support, great food, sauna, masseur,
swimming pool. A culture where the requirements of the cyclist come
Sports Tours - Sports Tours Cycling offers the most comprehensive range of
cycling tours and training camps for those wishing to enjoy their sport
around the world. Whether it’s watching some of the greatest professional
cycle races in the world or participating in major cyclo sportives, then
we have what you are looking for.
Cycling Camps - Ride and train at altitude on some of the highest
roads in Colorado - Summit Cycling Camps is located in the heart of
the high country in Summit County, Colorado, USA . We offer a series
of riding and performance camps designed for experienced road cyclists.
We offer a total performance evaluation or a series of rides that will
literally take your breath away.
Adventure Travel Company - An adventure holiday is more than 'just
a holiday'. It's an experience and it's all about the people, the cultures,
the scenery, the activity, the food and the history. For us, experience
is one thing that doesn't come from a book - we are seasoned world travellers
who have done the things that you wish to do. Ask us now about our worldwide
Veneto - Still the only true racing camp in Europe, since 1986.
Race with us on our Italian federation registered team. Choose from
literally hundreds of races in our region. You'll live like a pro and
enjoy "La Dolce Vita" in Northeastern Italy. Train in the Dolomites
or motor pace on the flats near Venice. Enjoy watching stages of the
Giro d'Italia. If you're serious about improving yourself as a cyclist
there is no better place than the Veneto, the hotbed of cycling in Italy!
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Training camps, Italian style - Rolling
over some of Italian cycling legend Marco Pantani's training grounds,
Cyclingnews guinea pig Shane Stokes is made to feel more than welcome
at one of Riccione's Bike Hotels, where he gets a taste of training
camps, Italian style. (October 10, 2005)
Gran Fondo del Monte
Grappa - If you find yourself in Italy on any weekend between February
and September, chances are that there's a Gran Fondo happening not too
far away. While some of these events like the GF Campagnolo, GF Pinarello
and the Maratona di Dolomites are world famous, others are less well
known, like the Gran Fondo del Monte Grappa. Despite a few organisational
niggles last year, Ben Atkins decided to give it a second shot.
Gran Fondo Campagnolo - The Gran
Fondo Campagnolo is the Italian version of L'Etape du Tour. Organised
by the U.C. Feltrino and backed by Campagnolo the ride takes place in
the southern Dolomite region of Italy and covers the four mountain passes
of Cima Campo, Passo Manghen, Passo Rolle and the Croce d'Aune. Ben
Atkins took on the Gran Fondo for the first time this year, and
lived to tell the tale.
across Asia - Taking the fixed gear training regime to a suitable
extreme are two likely lads who are cycle-touring across Asia on fixed
gear track bikes with no brakes and knee-killing seat tube angles. But
they love their chosen form of cycling and as bike couriers/messengers
and occasional racers, they are committed to the purest form of cycling.
Tour de France: the view from the roadside The Tour is a mighty
effort for the riders, constant effort for the support crews and a whirlwind
for dedicated spectators. Ted Arnold* followed the 2001 edition with
van Vlaanderen 2002 - more that just a bike race to the Belgians.
Cyclingnews' Editor Jeff Jones takes the tour bus deep into Flanders
and gains a unique perspective on the king of Belgian classics.