Based in the Ariège in the Midi-Pyrenees, Bike Alive Cycle Tours organises a range of challenging holidays for cyclists with a moderate to high level of fitness. We offer supported cycling tours in both the French and Spanish Pyrenees, the Dolomites, the Alps and now an "end to end" from St Malo to Nice. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail, our level of service, our client focus and our "can do" attitude.
With a wealth of cycling and organisational experience, plus a strong customer service record, we're confident we can make your European cycling holiday something really special.
Because we're not just cycling tour operators like many of our competitors. Derek is a passionate cyclist, and having completed all our cycling tours himself on numerous occasions (including the Raid Pyrenean a mere eight times so far), he knows exactly what it takes to be successful and what we need to do to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable holiday and go home feeling happy that you've achieved something worthwhile. When the going gets tough, at least you know that the person looking after you has actually been in the same situation himself on many occasions and he knows exactly how you're feeling and what we need to do to support you.
Because we know how how valuable your leisure time is and we work hard so you can have a great cycling holiday without having to worry about anything except riding your bike.
Because we go that extra mile to offer a very high level of personal service and commitment with a high ratio of staff to riders, to ensure that we exceed your expectations day after day.
Because we use a minimum of 2* hotels, but often 3 and 4* hotels to ensure the food and accommodation is of a high standard.
Because, whatever your level of ability, we want you to get the best out of your cycle tour, and we'll do everything we can to make sure you achieve your goal.
Or perhaps just because we love what we do and we care about people, not just making money. We believe it shows in our performance. We're not the biggest company out there, but then we never wanted to be. We simply wanted to be the best, and according to our customers, we've achieved that consistently. The day this becomes just a job is the day we give up and go off to do something entirely different and far less demanding!
If you have the job of organising your club's annual cycling holiday and you're looking for inspiration, let us help. Many of our cycling tours are already suitable for groups with a wide range of abilities, and they can all be adapted to your own requirements. Perhaps you want us to run an event over more days to make it easier, or even compress an event to make it more difficult! There are often opportunities to add extra cols to a day to make it more challenging for the more able members of your group. We're always happy to discuss your ideas, so don't hesitate to get in touch.
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