About Practice Bicycle Tours

Unpack Once. Ride Everyday

In the saddle for as long as we can remember, Practice Bicycle comprises former Australian pro cyclist – Bridget Evans and Australian/English cycling coach – Paul Hughes. Between us, we bring more than 50 years cycling experience. From humble beginnings in 1999 when we ran our first Tour de France package, Practice Bicycle now welcomes cyclists from all over the world on an incredible array of cycling packages at arguably some of the most idyllic locations.

Whatever your cycling proficiency, Practice Bicycle offers – cycling tours that coincide with prestigious cycling events such as the Giro d’Italia, Tour Down Under and Tour de France; leisure bike trips for folk that want all the action in Australia, Italy, France, and Portugal’s stunning Algarve; Women’s bike tours in Annecy and the French Alps; Challenging bike tours in Annecy, San Remo, Portimao, Lucerne and Adelaide. And for top of the mountain stuff – Epic high altitude cycling that will challenge those quads in Portugal and the French Alps.

All our cycling packages offer an array of incredible inclusions and ‘home base’ accommodation, meaning you’ll return to the same, comfortable hotel accommodation each night. So, you really will unpack once, and ride every day with Practice Bicycle.

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Tour Manager, Senior Guide & Elite Cycling Coach
Paul is a lifelong cyclist with a friendly personality and sense of humour. He has many years of involvement with cycling and racing including over 20 years’ experience in international cycling as a top level coach. Few people have knowledge of cycling and the history of international cycling races that is so detailed. Paul is always happy to share stories from around the world including his extensive knowledge of professional cycle coaching and with those he has guided, trained and worked alongside, combined with the many countries he has been.

Paul’s unique quality and skillset is showing people the very best cycling in the world, beautiful towns and spectacular routes amongst the countryside in Australia, France, Portugal, Switzerland, Italy and Spain where Practice Bicycle Tours operate. You will find Paul easily approachable to assist with any of your cycling questions and to assist you with tips on cycling techniques and training methods.

Owner, Senior Guide & Retired Professional Racing Cyclist
Bridget is vibrant and friendly and has a special way of making you feel like she has met you before from the moment you meet and always goes to great lengths to make sure that you are comfortable and truly enjoying your tour as the experience of a cycling life time. Bridget’s talents for cycling are unique having competed for many years at the highest level of women’s international racing in a professional cycling career of over 10 years. Having trained and ridden with many of the best riders in the world Bridget can share some enthralling tales from the world of international bike racing in Europe and many parts of the globe.

Bridget spent her early years cycling in Australia from the age of 22 Europe became her second home and is now very much a local in both France and Portugal too where she lives most of each year. A skilled cyclist and ride leader she is also responsible for all things nice…during your cycling vacation.

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