WHY GO ON A SUPPORTED TOUR?
Quite simply, you’ll go much further, literally, metaphorically and physically. We know the route, the stops, the destinations; we understand the type of food your body needs to eat at breaks and lunch; we know the route home at the end of the day, or the best hotel to stay before the next days riding. All you need to do, is show up. Whether it be for a one day tour, a multi-day tour, your first time on a bike or your annual cycling holiday, the beauty of a supported road biking tour is that you don’t have to think about anything because everything is taken care of. We pick you up at the beginning of the day and drop you home at the end of it and we organise everything in between.
VELOVATION’S SUMMER PLANS?
On a personal note I am off on a three week road cycling tour from Paris to Moscow. It ‘s actually a six-week tour in total but I am lucky enough to be able to join for three of those weeks. It’s magnificent to see the world this way so that is my treat to myself this year! Professionally Velovation have organised a bespoke tour for some returning clients from Bilbao to Barcelona which I couldn’t be more exited about! And how could I not be excited about Le Tour de France, which is once again coming through our home of Morzine.
TELL US ABOUT LE TOUR
Megeve to Morzine is the one of the final stages of Le Tour and it’s one of the most incredible routes of the race. There are 4000 meters of climbs, some of the toughest in the world, and it’s where Lance Armstrong once nearly lost Le Tour (on the Joux Plane in Morzine). Being around the energy of Le Tour never gets old and to have a stage running through our home is amazing.
IS VELOVATION INVOLVED?
During Le Tour we are supporting some clients who are riding in L’Etape Du Tour. L’Etape allows amateur cyclists to race over the same route as a Tour de France stage. It is not for the faint-hearted and we are very proud to be involved.
OK, SO ROAD CYCLING HAS GOT ME INTERESTED. HOW DO I GET STARTED?
Buy a bike. Go for a cycle. That’s what I did. You can get a bike fairly inexpensively. Remember the golden rules above. Just pick a route and go and enjoy. Start small and work from there, or come and join us for a day and we can organise it all for you. But if you are not sure just get in touch. In case you haven’t noticed, we love to talk about bikes!