Alpe d′Huez Galibier and Mont Ventoux
The tour is limited to a maximum of 8 people (larger group booking can be accommodated please contact us for more information)
Price does not include
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Hi Helen and Phil,
Sorry it has taken so long to respond.
I wanted to thank both of you for a very enjoyable week at the base of Alpe D′Huez. I really enjoyed staying so close to most of the rides we did, and being with a group of great guys. I wish I had been fitter, but after another three weeks in Italy it was coming back.
Helen, thanks for the full breakfast each morning. Definitely needed for each day′s ride.
I also want to thank you, Phil, for helping with the headset problem I had. It kept loosening on me in Italy but after getting the diagram from Time USA when I got back home everything worked out fine. Others have obviously had the same problem because they had a whole series of hand drawn diagrams readily available.
Hopefully I will see you guys again some time in the future. I have recommended Morethan21bends to a number of people here but the typical response is "why would I want to torture myself in the mountains". I think that is an initial response but once they see photos they show more interest. South Africans are likely more up to the challenge. I will pass on my good experience to some friends when I am there in December.
Finally arrived back in OZ over the weekend after some great (albeit chilly) cycling in Italy.
Just wanted to get back to you to thank you both for an amazing week with M21B in Oisans. I had the best time. The risk when you have had something on your wish-list for so long, is that you build it up so much in your mind that when you finally get there, it’s a disappointment.
Well I can tell you that our week was even better than I had ever imagined. My only complaint is that it wasn’t 4 weeks! Thanks for showing us your Oisans and for looking after us, especially the bike rack. It made Wayne and my trip around Italy a breeze.
The only suggestion I could add is that on the first day/night we could have had a bit more of a formal introduction to everyone on the tour, so that we all got to know each-other a little bit earlier. But honestly that’s a minor; by the end of the first days riding we were all giving Duncan heaps about his consumption of bars and gels, and all getting along famously.
For the 2nd successive year I had brilliant week with Morethan21bends. The rides were fantastic, the highlight of the week being the ascent of Mont Ventoux and the weather superb. The support on the rides from Phil and Theo was top quality. Friendly and supportive, always allowing for different abilities in the group and providing encouragement as we made our way up the climbs and congratulations at the top. The Morethan21bends house was a perfect base for exploring the area either on a bike or on foot and provided comfortable accommodation with a filling breakfast before heading out to take on the cols. I highly recommend morethan21bends to anyone looking for great riding in the Alps from well located base in Bourg d’Oisans. I will definitely be back again in the future.
Thank you for hosting me on your tour. I absolutely loved it!!
The daily rides were amazing and the scenery made the challenging mountain climbing so worth it.
The house we stayed in was great, the views stunning. The bed was very comfortable and snuggly for a tired body at the end of the day.
Hattie's scrambled eggs were delicious in the mornings.
The hire bike was a great bike, fitted perfectly and was very sturdy whizzing down the mountains. Great relief when coming half way across the world and relying on a hire bike.....I would recommend people to leave the hassles of bringing bikes overseas at home and hire one of these bikes.
My only suggestion would be, that maybe there needs to be a meet and greet on the day that everyone arrives for the tour. That way everyone gets to meet each other, and you get to lay the foundations of your expectations for the week etc.
Once again, thanks for the most amazing riding week!!
We had a fantastic time staying with Morethan21bends in Bourg D'Oisans. All members of the team were helpful and knowledgable. We travelled down to Ride Mont Ventoux which was a well planned trip and also had to be rescued on the Galibier when a big storm set in and it began to snow!
The house we stayed in was a great size with good facilities to store bikes and a great shower with plenty of hot water!
We will definatley be returning to use Morethan21bends services for our Cycling Club Trip in 2015
The Alpe d’Huez /Mt Ventoux week was one of the best things I’ve ever done. Phil was very flexible and accommodated a range of standards of riders, reminding us often that we were on a holiday not a race. It was an amazing feeling to be riding on such famous cycling roads with so much history. It’s a great option for riding enthusiasts who are also interested in taking in the surrounds. The one bedroom apartment was a great option for my wife and I as she isn’t a rider and enjoyed the village while i was cycling. I cant wait to do another tour.
Thanks Phil and Helen.
My wife Connie and Thouroughly enjoyed our stay with the 21 bends group.
The food was excellent, and plentiful. The surroundings were clean and bright, the town is lovely.
Phil came up with some excellent rides for us. He was flexible, and casual, while he still got the job done. Pace is never a problem, when we were slow, it simple didn’t matter, lots of time to take pictures, and enjoy our surroundings.
Many thanks to Phil and Helen for a job well done.
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The holidays are aimed at all keen cyclists. We are happy to take individual, couple or group bookings. Do not worry if you are coming on your own. We get lots of individuals on our holidays and by the end of the first day you will have experienced the same climbs as everyone else.
|Very Hard Tour - between 75 and 200KM per day. The day will typically include more than two high mountain passes, a sportive such as the La Marmotte or a longer multi day tour such as the Route des Grandes Alpes|
|Hard Tour - between 75 and 150 KM per day. The day will typically include more than one high mountain pass. For example Alpe d'Huez and the Col du Galibier|
|Medium Tour - between 75KM and 100KM per day in high mountains. The day will include at least 1 high mountain pass such as Alpe d'Huez|
|Easy Tour - maximum of 100KM per day on mostly flat or medium sized mountains|
|Very Easy Tour - Maximum of 50KM per day on mostly flat terrain.|