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Based in the Ariège in the Midi-Pyrenees, Bike Alive Cycling Tours organises a range of Premium European cycling tours in the French and Spanish Pyrenees, the Alps, the Dolomites and "End to Ends" from St Malo to Nice and Northern Portugal. Our supported cycling tours offer a very high level of service, so you don't have to worry about anything other than riding your bike. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail, our client focus and our "can do" attitude. With a wealth of experience and a strong customer service record, we're confident we can make your European cycling holiday something really special. Come and see what makes us different from the rest.
For sheer beauty and grandeur, you just can't beat Northern Italy. In the Alps and the Dolomites you'll cycle famous passes that you've seen again and again in the Giro d'Italia, all very beautiful and yet incredibly diverse. You've probably seen pictures, but everyone who's ridden one of our guided cycling tours has been stunned by how much more beautiful the mountains are in reality. There are few long valleys here, you're mainly either cycling up or down. The hotels are of a high standard, many with spa facilities, and with the plentiful Italian food, you'll certainly never go hungry. Our Italian cycling tours are some of the most demanding events in our range, and you need to be quite fit to get the best out of them.
France is the undisputed queen of European cycling, with the long, epic climbs of the Alps, and the shorter, but steeper climbs in the Pyrenees, all made famous over 100+ years of the Tour de France. We offer the classic Raid Pyrenean 100-hour challenge, the most well-known of European cycling tours, and its gentler sister, the French Coast to Coast. Then there's the epic Route des Grandes Alpes that takes you from Lake Geneva to the Côte d'Azur over some of the largest and most well-respected Alpine cols, including the Cime de la Bonette, the Izard, and the Galibier. And to round everything off, an "End to End" with a continental flavour, our St Malo to Nice event. There's truly something for everyone here.
Our Spanish guided cycling tours are some of our favourites, for a number of reasons; the quiet, unspoilt and undeveloped beauty of the landscape, the emptiness of the roads, and the warmth of the people. All our riders tell us that it's nothing like they expected it to be. We stay in lovely, family owned 3* and 4* hotels, many with swimming pools. Some days you'll probably cycle past a dozen cars, and yet there are some wonderful roads, with only a few short sections where the surface leaves a little to be desired. This is a great place to come and recharge your batteries in the peace and tranquillity of the beautiful Pyrenees, while cycling through some really beautiful mountain scenery.