Based in the Ariège in the Midi-Pyrenees, Bike Alive offers a range of challenging holidays to cyclists with a moderate to high level of fitness. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail, our level of service, our client focus and our "can do" attitude. We're a small organisation and have been running events since 2009 in the French and Spanish Pyrenees, and more recently, by popular demand, we've expanded to include events in the Alps and the Dolomites. With a wealth of cycling and organisational experience, plus a strong customer service record, we're confident we can make your holiday something special.
Because we're not just tour organisers, like many of our competitors; Derek (the boss) is passionate about cycling, and having completed all our events 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 an occasion and he knows what he's talking about and exactly how you're feeling.
Because we know how how valuable your leisure time is and we work hard so you can have a great experience, without having to worry about anything except riding your bike and getting up that next climb.
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, whatever your level of ability, we want you to get the best out of your chosen event, 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 that 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 stressful!