My wife and I have just finished our Criterium du Dauphine Bike Tour with Bridget and Paul (June 7 – June 11, 2017). It was a wonderful trip for both of us, myself as a rider and my wife as a non-rider. Both Paul and Bridget are world class cyclists and hosts that share their knowledge of riding and special local knowledge of the area surrounding Annecy. They prepare the daily rides taking into account the wide ranging skill levels of the riders involved. The groups are typically two to eight guests which makes for individual attention. The rides are fantastic, the country scenery and roads couldn’t be better. We’ve travelled a great deal in our lives and were still surprised by the beauty of the area.
Paul was our riding guide, coach and tour guide on the daily trips. His interest in making it both fun and challenging makes for a great ride. He knows the riders skill levels and everyone will be challenged without going beyond their physical abilities.
We couldn’t have asked for a greater, premium experience in what has to be the greatest cycling area in the world. Add to that the chance to see the pros riding the Criterium at the finest viewing spots made for a winning combination and we feel very lucky to have been with Bridget and Paul. We look forward to riding and touring with them again in the near future.
D Hedrick – USA
We are so happy we joined Practicebicycle Tours for the Criterium Dauphine Bike Race Tour. They choose really great spots to view the race. The rides they took us on were a good length and we got to ride up a couple of the big Cols in the French Alps with great support and assistance all the way! A very personalised tour, we were made to feel welcomed. Thanks Paul & Bridget, we’ll be back!
S Myers – Australia
My Husband, an avid cyclist booked a trip for us to ANNECY, France and view the Criterium Dauphine. We were lucky enough to choose Practicebicycle Bike Tours as our guides through the French Alps. The days were the absolute perfect mix of rides tailored to the riders skill level, beautiful lunches in the spectacularly beautiful French countryside,
PRIME viewing spots, up close and personal with the Criterium and absolutely fabulous company! As a Non Cycling Guest, I accompanied the cyclists in the support vehicle and was treated to a tour of the French countryside and village life that would not have been possible on our own!
We recommend Paul & Bridget without reservation for a ‘one of a kind’ cycling adventure.
R Hedrick – USA
We’ve had a wonderful experience (perhaps an evolution!). Wanting to try an organised tour as we are moving away from hardcore cycle touring to pure ‘cycling pleasure’. This is why we ride a bike…Beautiful scenery, a fabulous organisation.
N Norman – Australia