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Trips booked and availability for 2019, as of October 15th '18. There are currently 18 trips confirmed for next year, some of them are not yet full and have spaces for riders though.

In red are the trips that are booked, so those dates are not available. In green below are the dates 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 me a call on 07984 065329 or email me on angus@lavieenvelo.com.

 

2019

 

January to February

/ In January and February the cycling trip world seems to not have quite awoken from its annual hibernation, but I am available if anyone is feeling brave, albeit I tend to be busy preparing for the coming season. We can go anywhere you like whenever you like. Some winter/spring suggestions: head south to find the sun on the Cote d'Azur or maybe to Girona where the Pro's hang out in the off-season. Or day trips and weekends to Flanders and northern France.

 

March

/ From 1st to 14th March dates available. We can go anywhere you like whenever you like. Some winter/spring suggestions: head south to find the sun on the Cote d'Azur or maybe to Girona where the Pro's hang out in the off-season. Or day trips and weekends to Flanders and northern France.

/ 17th March The second Ronde van East Kent. Open and free to all, an annual ride around East Kent for friends of La Vie en Vélo past and future. Just a gpx file and some prewarned pubs and cafés. Routes from 40 to 100 miles. Just a social ride. More the merrier.

/ 22nd to 26th March Girona 5 places available 5 days riding in ther pro's favourite springtime playground. Dramatic mountains and coastline and, most importantly, some early season warmth

 

April

/ 5th to 7th AprilTour of Flanders sportive & race weekend 5 places available  3 places booked. Assembling a group of 8 for a 3-day weekend. We take you from Kent or SE London via Eurotunnel on Friday morning for a leg-stretcher ride to a hotel near Ghent in the afternoon and to pick up your race packs in the city on Friday evening. Then on Saturday ride the mighty Ronde van Vlaanderen sportive with 16,000 riders from all over the world on courses up to 220km which all include the great cobble climbs such as the mighty Koppenberg. On Sunday, either ride your bike or in the van to watch the Pro's do it with a beer in your hand and then be driven back to Kent or SE London for a mid-evening arrival. £345 includes getting there and back with your bike and baggage, 2 nights accommodation (B&B basis), full ride support throughout.

/ 9th to 13th April: Tour de Normandy all places booked. A custom trip for 8 people doing a tour from Normandy back towards the UK over 5 days.

/ 15th to 23rd April dates available  includes Easter (and my 50th birthday, so I'm not in a hurry to get this booked, but it is available!). Enough space for a quick trip somewhere warm!

/ 26th to 29th AprilUK to Amsterdam  all places booked. A custom trip for 8 people doing a 4 day route from the UK to Amsterdam stopping at lovely Bruges and Delft en route.

 

May

/ 1st to 8th May dates available  includes first May Bank Holiday weekend (3rd to 6th). Unlikely to remain unbooked for long. Get in quick!

/ 10th to 13th MayVeloscenic route from Mont St Michel to Paris all places booked. A custom trip for a group on their third La Vie en Vélo trip from Mont St Michel on the Normandy coast following the newly developed cycle route eastward to Paris over 4 days.

/ 17th to 20th May: London-Amsterdam corporate ride  all places booked. Following their London-Paris adventure with me in 2017 the good people of a certain bank are returning and this time heading east.

/ 25th to 28th MayTour de Normandy all places booked. A custom trip for a group of 8 who did the Dordogne with me in 2017 and Paris-Roubaix in 2018, this time riding from Normandy back toward Calais over 4 days.

 

June

/ 31st May to 3rd JunePyrenees long weekend all places booked.   Our first trip back to the Pyrenees of 2019. This time with the lovely people of San Fairy Ann CC on their 4th or even 5th trip with me, this time headed to Luchon to have a crack at the Tourmalet and the Peyresourde and all those other mighty Tour de France bucket-list climbs.

/ 7th to 10th JuneItaly - the Stelvio here we come all places booked. A very exciting development, a custom trip for a group of 8. Flying into Switzerland before riding up and over to Bormio and bagging the mighty Stelvio and one or two others over a 4-day weekend beofre heading back over the Alps to Switzerland.

/ 14th to 17th June: Pyrenees long weekend all places booked. The second Pyrenees trip of the month of 2019! Andy and the guys are baclk after Mont Ventoux and the Alps in the last couple of seasons.

/ 20th to 25th JuneAlps (new base in the Vanoise) 5 places booked 3 places available. A group started by some regulars who want to explore rides such as the Iseran, the Cormet de Roselend, Val Thorens and others from the 2018 and 2019 Tours de France  & Étape du Tour. 

/ 28th June to 1st JulyMont Ventoux & Provence all places booked  A new group of maybe 10 coming for the first Mont Ventoux trip of 2019. A good way to start!

 

July

/ 4th to 7th July: Tour de France Grand Départ long weekend all places booked.   A new group riding from the UK to Brussels to see the Grand Départ of the 2019 Tour de France in Belgium.

/ 12th to 15th JulyAlps (new base in the Vanoise) all places booked. Most of a group who came to the Oisans valley in 2018 will be reassembling in the Vanoise for rides such as the Iseran, the Cormet de Roselend, Val Thorens and others from the 2018 and 2019 Tours de France & Étape du Tour.

/ 21st to 24th July: Normandy beaches lads & dads tour  all places booked. 4 lads from my old job bringing their dads to explore the D-Day beaches by bike on the 75th anniversary of the D Day landings.

/ 25th to 31st July dates available. Peak season in the Alps, Pyrenees or Mont Ventoux, or pretty much everywhere else for that matter! 

 

August

/ 1st to 12th Augustdates available. Peak season in the Alps, Pyrenees or Mont Ventoux, or pretty much everywhere else for that matter! 

/ 16th to 19th AugustPyrenees (new base in the western Pyrenees) all places booked. Most of a group who came to our central Pyrenees base in Luchon in 2018 will be reassembling a few miles to the west for rides such as the western side of the Tourmalet, the Aubisque, the Hautacam and Luz Ardiden and other classic cols from the 2018 and 2019 Tours de France.

/ 26th to 29th August: London to Paris all places booked. A new group of 9 from the Midlands will be setting off from central London on Bank Holiday Monday via the Dover-Calais route, and then on to lovely Arras and through the WW1 battlefields of the Somme to Compiegne before heading into Paris from the east.

 

September

/ 4th to 7th September: UK-Amsterdam long weekend all places booked.   Most of a group who rode to Paris in 2018 with me will be reassembling to do a 4 dayer to wonderful Amsterdam, via gorgeous Bruges and Delft, and making sure to have an extra day wandering the in the Dutch capital.

/ 12th to 15th SeptemberPyrenees  all places booked. Most of a group who came to the Alps with me in 2018 will be reassembling in the Pyrenees for rides such as the Peyresourde, Superbagneres the Port de Balés and, of course, the mighty Tourmalet, and other classic cols of the Tour de France.

/ 20th to 24th SeptemberPyrenees  all places booked. A group of 10 who came to the Mont Ventoux with me in 2018 will be reassembling in the Pyrenees for rides such as the Peyresourde, Superbagneres the Port de Balés and, of course, the mighty Tourmalet, and other classic cols of the Tour de France.

/ 27th September onwards dates available. still perfect in the Alps, Pyrenees or Mont Ventoux, or pretty much everywhere else for that matter! 

 

October

/ 1st to 4th October dates available. still perfect in the Alps, Pyrenees or Mont Ventoux, or pretty much everywhere else further south for that matter! 

/ 7th to 12th SeptemberSouthern Alps  (a new base in the Southern Alps) all places booked. A group of regulars who are looking for a hidden corner have found one in the beautiful southern Alps well away from the hordes and within striking distance of Italy via the monster Cime de la Bonette and the quieter side of Mont Ventoux.

/ 15th to 31st October dates available. still perfect in the Alps, Pyrenees or Mont Ventoux, or pretty much everywhere else for that matter! 

 

November onwards

/ All dates available. still rideable in the south of France or Girona, although the high cols of the Alps, Pyrenees or Mont Ventoux will be closed. The WW1 and WW2 battlefields of the north of France can be especialy atmospheric at his time of year, especially around Armistice Day!

How about a WW1 Remembrance battlefield ride?

 

 

 

 

About 80-90% of La Vie en Vélo trips result in another booking.

Have a look at what people say about their trips on the reviews page.

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