Until the end of March 2017, La Vie en Vélo is still restricted to operating in the school holidays (while Angus still has teaching commitments). From the end of March '17 La Vie en Vélo will be operating full-time.
We have listed below the availability throughout the 2017 season, as of February 1st '17.
In red are the trips that are booked, so those dates are not available. In green are the dates that are still available, although within those there may be dates that I am holding for groups while they consider their options or assemble their group. If you'd like me to do the same for your group, just give us a call.
Please just email or give us a call to discuss possibilities: 07984 065329 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2017 calendar is beginning to fill-up, as it did in 2016. If you'd like to book a slot for the 2017 season then just get in touch to get the pick of the calendar.
11th - 19th February - available. Could be a week an early Spring week in the Dordogne, or a few days in Normandy or Picardie, or a trip of your own design that you just need some support for. We'd love to trial a trip to the winter training hot-spot around the magnificent cols of south-eastern Provence near the Cote d'Azur, where the Pro's do their thing in winter.
30th March - 2nd April - TOUR OF FLANDERS sportive & race weekend - BOOKED GS Avanti CC return for another go at the Cobbled Classic sportive followed by joining 3,000,000 others to watch Peter Sagan try and make it two in a row in the rainbow stripes. Some beer may be involved.
3rd - 28th April - available - Includes Paris-Roubaix (sportive on Saturday 8th and the race on the 9th) and Liege-Bastogne-Liege (sportive on Saturday 22nd and the race on the 23rd). Could be a Paris-Roubaix or L-B-L weekend, or an early Spring week in the Dordogne returning via Paris-Roubaix, or a few days in Normandy or Picardie, or a trip of your own design that you just need some support for. We'd love to trial a trip to the winter training hot-spot around the magnificent cols of south-eastern Provence near the Cote d'Azur, where the Pro's do there thing in winter. An early ascent of Mont Ventoux is possible from mid-April although only from the south side.
30th April - 6th May - SPRING IN THE DORDOGNE: FULLY BOOKED. - Open group trip to La Bucherie. Guests needn't all ride the same speeds or distances, but it's the ideal time to get early miles in your legs as the quiet roads of the region warm up at least a month earlier than the UK. £695 - all food & transport included.
12th - 15th May - LONDON-AMSTERDAM in 3 days - FULLY BOOKED 8 folk do it the lovely way, stopping in lovely Bruges and Delft before a celebratory last night and a leisurely day in Amsterdam.
17th - 23rd May - available. All trips are possible! Perfect riding in Provence, most Alpine & Pyrenean cols are open by the end May, and it's perfect time for Mont Ventoux with all routes open, nice temperatures, the flowers out and fewer people.
26th - 29th May - ALPS LONG WEEKEND - FULLY BOOKED - A group of 8 take on some of the great Alpine cols.
2nd - 4th June - LONDON-AMSTERDAM in 24hrs - FULLY BOOKED - A group of 8 take on a mammoth 24hr challenge.
10th - 11th June - LONDON-PARIS - FULLY BOOKED - A group of 16 work colleagues have planned themselves a busy weekend to chat about in the office on Monday morning.
15th - 19th June - TRABAIL VC in the PYRENEES: FULLY BOOKED - A custom trip for 16 people for 5 days in the central Pyrenees. They fly while we transport 16 bikes & bags, and then support the whole group for 5 days of mountainous riding, to include the Col du Tourmalet, etc.
23rd - 26th June - MONT VENTOUX OPEN LONG WEEKEND: FULLY BOOKED - After the success of 3 trips in 2016, we return with the first 4-day weekend of the year.
30th June - 4th July - MONT VENTOUX (very) LONG WEEKEND: FULLY BOOKED - They came to Normandy to see the Grand Départ with us in 2016, it's going to be a leeetle bit more vertical in 2017. 5 have extended the 4-day long weekend to make it 5 days of riding in sublime Provence. Why wouldn't you?
8th - 11th July - THE WAY OF THE ROSES: FULLY BOOKED - This time, we go north! 8 friends are going to go coast to coast from the west coast across the beautiful Yorkshire Dales and the VAle of York to the eastcoast at Bridlington. 3 days, 2471m of acent, 270km
13th July - 2nd August available. All trips are possible! Perfect riding in the mountains and all Alpine & Pyrenean cols are open, and it's a great time for Mont Ventoux and Provence. The Dordogne is perfect for family holidays and group riding and relaxing. Think long, hilly bike rides through sleepy villages and shadey valleys followed by an afternoon relaxing in the garden or by the lake. Gorgeous!
4th - 7th August - NEW - ALPS LONG WEEKEND: Open to anyone - FULLY BOOKED - Our very popular long weekend model: we take your bikes & bags from the UK, and meet you from your flight. 4 days riding the iconic climbs of the Tour de France staying in a lovely bike-hotel way up high in the valleys. And then we get you home again.
9th August - 6th September - available. All trips are possible! Perfect riding in the mountains and all Alpine & Pyrenean cols are open, and it's a great time for Mont Ventoux and Provence. The Dordogne is perfect for family holidays and group riding and relaxing. Think long, hilly bike rides through sleepy villages and shadey valleys followed by an afternoon relaxing in the garden or by the lake. Gorgeous!
8th - 11th September - MONT VENTOUX OPEN LONG WEEKEND #2: 4 places booked 4 places AVAILABLE. September in Provence is fabulous. The crowds are gone and temperature is perfect for riding.
15th - 18th September - NEW - PYRENEES OPEN LONG WEEKEND 8 places AVAILABLE. September in the Pyrenees. The crowds are gone and temperature is perfect for riding the Tourmalet and the Peyresourde from our base in the spa town of Bagneres-de-Luchon.
22nd - 24th September - MONT VENTOUX (not so) LONG WEEKEND: FULLY BOOKED - 10 gentlemen celebrating a 50th birthday amongst them aim to pack our usual 4-day trip into just 3 days. Home on Sunday night before anyone even notices that they have gone?
27th September onwards - available. All trips are possible - and many will tell you that September is THE BEST MONTH to ride in France! Perfect riding in Provence, all Alpine & Pyrenean cols are open, and it's a great time for Mont Ventoux with all routes open. The Alps & Pyrenees are rideable well into November, and the Cote d'Azur offers good riding right through the winter. How about following the sun and do what the pro's do for Winter riding in lovely Girona (Spain)?
FOR THE FIRST TIME, WE WILL BE OPEN FOR BUSINESS IN SEPTEMBER IN 2017 AND (HOPEFULLY) FROM THEN ONWARDS!!!
2nd April 2017 Tour of Flanders one day race (France)
9th April 2017 Paris-Roubaix one day race (France)
16th April 2017 Amstel Gold one day race (Netherlands)
19th April 2017 La Fleche Wallonne one day race (Belgium)
23rd April 2017 Liege-Bastogne-Liege one day race (Belgium)
4th - 11th June 2017 Critérium du Dauphiné (The TdF warm up in SE France, in the beautiful mountains)
1st – 23rd July 2017 Tour de France (see our Tour de France trip page)
3rd week of August 2017 Tour du Limousin (near La Bucherie - France)
Last week of August 2017 Tour du Poitou-Charente (near La Bucherie - France)
End of August 2017 GP Ouest France-Plouay one day race (NW France)
Second week of September 2017 Tour of Britain (UK)