What our previous guests thought about their PB Cycling Holiday to the Criterium du Dauphine Bike Race Tour…
I am 75 years old and have had a full life. This has been my best cycling experience and one of the best experiences of my life. The cycling, food and companionship have been outstanding.
Doug – USA
It was a great trip. Thank you for all the support getting up the hill. Moving forward, I plan to practice more. I really like the morning updates on WhatsApp. Thank you so much 10/10
Erin – USA
Very enjoyable tour – early starts were worth it for race viewing but I can imagine that it is even better when the race is closer to Annecy! Leaving from the hotel is very nice, good mix of terrain and rides. A larger group might be an interesting and different experience for riding, meals and company. Superb!
Joshua – USA
We are so happy we joined Practice Bicycle 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!
Sarah – Australia
What an amazing cycling experience, I love bike racing and rode in the French Alps, I got to see some contrasting stages, with different landscapes and rode on lots of famous Tour de France roads, it was just like the Tour, but better.
Jeremy – USA
A brilliant week on our Criterium Dauphine Bike Tour. Thank you so much for making our first tour experience outstanding. Annecy and the surrounding region was everything we hoped it would be for a cycling experience and a breath of fresh air for a road cyclist. The cycling routes, countryside and roadways where outstanding but what really stands out is the cycling ethos in Annecy. Cyclists everywhere, quiet country roads with beautiful road surfaces and courteous car traffic. A week of feeling part of the local cycling community and a welcoming place to be a road cyclist!
Our hosts Paul and Bridget were delightful. We might all be there for the cycling but really it is the feeling of camaraderie that you take home with you. Laughing, cycling and stories are all wrapped together and for those of us with busy lives and responsibilities it is a blessing to just be on the bike and feel the joy.
Practice Bicycle really took care of navigating the language, the routes, transport, schedules and details so we could relax and really enjoy the ride. It is no easy feat to blend race viewing and five great rides during the Dauphine. Paul and Bridget are pros and work together extremely well to put it all together.
We were up for a challenge and Practice Bicycle delivered. A couple of warm up days to adjust to the roads and terrain and then three challenging days of climbing. Paul is a master at tailoring pace to ability and ensured our biggest goals were met as we summited major Col’s and built lasting memories. With a lifetime of cycling and racing knowledge Paul and Bridget not only created a great cycling experience, but we learned more about cycling in five days than our prior years combined.
If cycling brings you balance, if cycling brings you life, than Practice Bicycle gives you an immersion into the cycling experience that can reconnect you with your passion and fuel it for years to come.
David – USA
Keep the Lunches
One thought on the first day, get everybody on WhatsApp
Love the morning texts with course or route info
Chris – USA
My wife and I have just finished our Criterium du Dauphine Bike Tour with Bridget and Paul. 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 rider’s 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.
Dan – 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!
Neil – 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 Practice Bicycle 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.
Riley – USA