La Vie en Vélo helps cyclists to ride in small groups in iconic destinations and to hidden gems around Europe. We are specialists in planning trips with routes to suit all abilities and needs, as well as organising all the logistics which means that you don't have to. Hospitality and first class support are our forté. You just do the riding, let us take care of everything else.
Your bikes don't fly! Let us transport your bike for you in safety and ease in our custom-built trailer at no extra cost. Avoid airline baggage surcharges and worrying if your bike will make it to the other end. No dismantling and packing beforehand only to repeat the whole process when arriving and departing; simply load your bikes fully-built here in the UK knowing they will be waiting and ready to ride as soon as you arrive at any of our destinations.
Have a look at some of our destinations:
Some people choose to do one of our organised tours and lots others tell us where they would like to go: take a look at our custom trips page for more information.
Already on our calendar for 2017 are trips to Mont Ventoux & Provence (3 times), the Alps (twice), the Pyrenees, the Dordogne, Flanders, the north of England, Paris and Amsterdam (twice).
We have established strong, long term relationships with clubs and groups helping them go where they want to go. We are open to all your own trip ideas and can help your group get where they'd like to ride, and then to support them thoroughly while they ride.
Transport for riders and bikes, including to and from the UK (no flights, no bike boxes, no airports, no extra charges!), and vehicle support throughout your trip, in our own 9-seater VW Transporter with our custom-fitted box trailer to keep your bikes safe and sound.
In hotels carefully selected for character and charm and in our own house for up to eight people in the impossibly tranquil countryside of a quiet corner of the Dordogne, surrounded by hundreds of kilometres of deserted roads set in an idyllic, rolling landscape.
FOOD & DRINK
Delicious, locally-sourced, homemade food and drink - on site, by the roadside, in the saddle and in local brasseries and restaurants – no need to buy or plan anything if you don’t want to. We believe that a well-fed cyclist is a happy one and we spend a lot of time making sure that food is a highlight of your trip.
Routes, advice, maps and detailed directions on paper, on your device or from us standing at road junctions, for a wide range of loops and one-way rides to, from and around the cultural and natural highlights of the region, all tailored to meet individual needs. We’ll even guide you if you want.