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2019 Prices

The large majority (80-90%) of my trips are Custom Trips for private groups. These are priced based on a 'day rate + costs' formula and are always best done in discussion with you, so please just get in touch with an idea and will give you some price options.

For 'open' trips, where single or small groups of riders can join up with others, these are priced as a package, but I only run maybe one each of these per year to the Classics, the Alps, Pyrenees and Mont Ventoux.

I'm very happy to talk about other options. Just give us a call on 07984 065329 or email on angus@lavieenvelo.com

 

Custom trips 

Most of my trips are priced on this basis, because groups come to me with a very wide range of trip ideas.

So, because the day rate is fixed for custom trips no matter how many people are involved in your trip, it is most cost-effective if groups can fill the van & trailer and the optimum group size for these is 8 riders with 8 bikes, which gives maximum independence but reduce the cost per head. That said, some smaller groups with deeper pockets might enjoy the added luxury of a smaller group.

For groups larger than 8 then the per person price comes down but there is a trade-off with service as can't I load the whole group into the van & trailer.

 

The 2019 day rate is:

£560 per day

For a group of 8 this works out as £70 per person per day (plus costs); or for a group of 4 it is £140pppd (plus costs). The former is most cost-effective, the latter is most luxurious.

 

This includes exclusive use of the fully-equipped 9-seater VW Transporter and custom-fitted bike trailer, and driver, to get your gear to and from your destination, and then full support of your trip for as long as you need it. It doesn't include costs such as fuel, ferry fares and tolls. On to this 'day rate + costs' formula you would need to add your accommodation and food costs which could range from budget (maybe 50 euros pppn) to luxury (maybe 100 euros pppn).

 

Now all this is complicated, I know, so, a couple of examples of how this might work:

A recent quote for 8 people to ride from Bordeaux over the Pyrenees to Barcelona over 5 days amounted to £795 per head, including getting bikes & bags down there and back (becomes a 7 day trip for me); accommodation based on £50pppn; full ride support throughout every day and bag transfer; airport transfers from/to Bordeaux/Barcelona.

Another 3-day trip to Flanders for 8 people was £345pp and they travelled with us in the vehicle from the UK, so there were no other transport costs.

Costs can be reduced by locating your trip nearer to the UK, so reducing the need to travel a day or more at each end, and this allows you to travel with me by road from the UK saving on all the costs associated with airport travel (an extra day of my time at each end, the air fare, the parking, the UK airport transfers, etc.).

 

I also run some package trips:

 

Open Weekends

Our 4-day open weekends to the Alps, Pyrenees and Mont Ventoux are priced at  

£695 per person

Price includes transfer of bikes & bags from and back to the UK, your French airport transfers, 3 nights B&B accommodation in twin/double rooms; full ride support throughout the trip. Single room supplement is + £100.

 

Our 3-day open weekends to the a Classics sportive & race are priced at  

£345 per person

Price includes transfer of bikes & bags from and back to the UK, your French airport transfers, 3 nights B&B accommodation in twin/double rooms; full ride support throughout the trip. Single room supplement is + £100.

 

Private group trips to popular places like Mont Ventoux, the Alps & Pyrenees.

Our long weekends in the mountains are described in detail via the links above. For longer trips, add around £130 per person per day.

Currently a 4-day weekend, based on 8 people, including bike transfers from/to UK, airport transfers, and 3 nights B&B acommodation in twin/double rooms in a nice hotel or chambre d'hote is priced at 

£695 per person

 

Currently a 4-day weekend, based on 6 people, including bike transfers from/to UK, airport transfers, and 3 nights B&B acommodation in twin/double rooms in a nice hotel or chambre d'hote is priced at 

£795 per person

 

Currently a 4-day weekend, based on 4 people, including bike transfers from/to UK, airport transfers, and 3 nights B&B acommodation in twin/double rooms in a nice hotel or chambre d'hote is priced at 

£945 per person

 

For odd numbered groups it might be necessary for one person to be in a single room, in which case a single supplement would apply. Usually about £50/nt depending on the accommodation used.

 

 

Please note that unlike in 2016 and 2017 the long weekend prices no longer include air fares. Sorry! But we will help you find cheap flights, typically under £100 return and often much lower than that if you book a long time in advance. 

 


 

 

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.

"Bicycling is a big part of the future. It has to be. There's something wrong with a society that drives a car to workout in a gym"
Bill Nye

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