La Vie en Vélo helps cyclists to ride in small groups in iconic destinations and to hidden gems around Europe.
I specialise 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 what I prioritise.
You just do the riding, let me take care of everything else.
A key part of what I do is that I take rider's bikes to their destinations very carefully by road from the UK, so they don't go anywhere near a plane!
I'm delighted with the reaction of the people who come on my trips to what I do. Have a look at what people are saying on my reviews page.
About 90% of my trips result in a second booking to somewhere new.
Your bikes don't fly!
My specialism is that on my trips your bikes don't fly!
Let me transport your bike for you in safety and ease in my custom-built trailer at no extra cost. Avoid airline baggage surcharges and worrying if your bike will make it to the other end. No need to waste precious riding time dismantling or packing beforehand only to reverse 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 my destinations.
You should be riding by lunchtime on day 1 of most trips, only a couple of hours after leaving the UK, and on your last day I try and ensure that you get the opportunity to ride as long as possible before transferring you back to the airport.
I go anywhere you like
La Vie en Vélo's destinations are determined by the groups that I take. I go to all sorts of places, from the wilds of west Wales to the dry hills of northern Spain and anywhere else that you can think of.
I have established strong, long term relationships with clubs and groups helping them to go where they want to go. I have lots of wonderful suggestions or I'm open to all your own trip ideas and can help your group get where you'd like to ride, and then to support you thoroughly while you ride.
Have a look at some of my current destinations by clicking on the links below or go to the locations page:
Custom trips or 'open' trips
Around 80-90% of my trips are bespoke or custom trips planned entirely in collaboration with and for the different needs of each group. Some people do also choose to do one of a handful of 'open' trips that I also run each year for solo travellers, couples or smaller groups.
Already on my calendar for next season are trips to Mont Ventoux & Provence, the Alps (twice), the Pyrenees (4 times to two different bases), Flanders, Normandy (4 times), Paris and Amsterdam (twice).
Maybe have a look there for trip ideas and to see the wide range of trips that are coming up.