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What our guests say...

The Trans-Slovenia trip was another outstanding Thomson adventure. It was exciting to visit a relatively unexplored country, tackle the spectacular climbs and quiet back roads Thomson spends so much time finding, enjoy interesting hotels and towns, and spend a week sharing meals and hours on the road with an adventurous group of riders and a positive and supportive group of ride leaders and support staff. Thomson continues to exceed my expectations with the level of planning, care, and attention they put into these trips. Just when you think it can't get better, they provide even better quality rental bikes and pull off a nearly flawless first trip to Slovenia. I look forward to my next Thomson adventure!

Bob Goland - CA, USA
2015 Trans-Slovenia

 

If you love the Spring Classics, and dream of experiencing them to the fullest, THIS is your bucket list trip! Peter and his team surpassed all my expectations for both riding and viewing the great monuments!

Rich Roberts - MA, USA
2015 Spring Classics

 

The Gran Canaria camp was tough...not for the timid. The camp provided terrific, challenging, beautiful routes,and an escape from cold, snowy weather at home. The Thomson team is extraordinarily professional, friendly, and supportive. Completed 3 tours and this camp, and considering options for our next Thomson tour!

Mike McCarley - VA, USA
2015 Gran Canaria Training Camp

 

This is my fourth Thomson trip and I can't wait for the next one. Somehow when I think nothing could get better on a trip, the next journey outdoes the last. Peter has perfected logistics - even in the most difficult of destinations - and builds capable, kind and enthusiastic teams to support riders of all capabilities. The routes are always carefully curated and thoughtful; tough and beautiful. Thank you!

Bronwyn Porter - SA, Australia
2014 Trans-Portugal


TBT demonstrated once again why they are the industry leader in performance cycling vacations. This was my 7th trip and the planning & execution of every detail remains top-notch. Thank you Peter and your staff for a very memorable and rewarding experience. See you in 2015!

Dennis Zuliani – ON, Canada
2014 Trans Dolomites Challenge

 

My first trip with Thomson, not my last! It was fantastic. There is no substitute for passion and excellence, and I found both in abundance when dealing with everyone from Thomson during my spectacular week in the Pyrenees. The trip exceeded my expectations, from start to finish. I want more!

Lynn Coy – IN, USA
2014 TDF KOM Pyrenees

 

The Trans Cantabria challenge was an outstanding trip. The scenery, routes, rides support, hotels, and food were absolutely superb. The Angliru is beyond comparison. For more than a decade, I have ridden with Thomson and each trip has been consistently top notch. These trips are amazing!

Jim Cracraft – MA, USA
2014 Trans-Cantabria Challenge

 

I have been on some great trips--this was certainly the best trip in 10 years! Great mix of biking and tour viewing and incredible VIP access to the start, end and during different stages. Way, way beyond expectation. A live band on Hautacam, really? Just incredible!

Tom Hamilton – IL, USA
2014 TDF VIP Pyrenees

 

I cannot say enough about Thomson Bike Tours. We did the Spectator trip and every moment was exciting. Staff, especially Jacinta and Jordi made the whole experience more than memorable. It truly was an "experience", not a tour.

Cindi Gorenc-Darin – OH, USA
2014 TDF Pyrenees Spectator Trip

 

Way above my expectations. The organisation is simply fantastic and the motto of the team is 'we ride' which is what it is all about. All the money in the world could not buy the experience and I am already planning my next trip.

Daniel Vanderkemp – Singapore
2014 Giro d'Italia KOM Trip

 

2016 Trip Schedule

NEW IN 2016 : Las Rutas Negras

Introducing the latest concept from Thomson Bike Tours: LA RUTA NEGRA!
2 weeks of phenomenally tough cycling with at least 1 HC climb each day.

  Ruta Negra RUTA NEGRA #1 : ITALIA

From Piemonte to the Zoncolan, conquer the toughest HC climbs in the Italian Alps.
July 30 to August 13

 
  Ruta Negra RUTA NEGRA #2 : FRANCE

Conquer the most challenging HC climbs in France: from the Pyrenees to Alpe d'Huez, via Mont Ventoux
Coming in 2017

 

 

RACE TRIPS - TOUR DE FRANCE

Quite simply the best trips to the Tour de France

July 2016

  King of the Mountains Cycling Challenges

Challenging rides, iconic climbs and LIVE race viewing

The Pyrenees, Ventoux, the Alps and Paris.

 
  VIP Experience Cycling Trips

Moderate rides, VIP access and LIVE race viewing

The Pyrenees, Ventoux, the Alps and Paris.

 
  VIP Spectator-Only Trips

Specially designed trips for Spectators & Non-Riders

Le Grand Depart, the Pyrenees, Ventoux, the Alps and Paris

 
  Paris VIP Hospitality & Grandstand tickets

Tickets to the various Official Tribunes & grandstands on the Champs-Elysees

 

 

ETAPE DU TOUR

Guaranteed Entry to the Etape du Tour!

  Spring Classics Etape du Tour

3-Day package to the Etape du Tour. Guaranteed Entry!

July 8 to July 11

 
  Spring Classics ENTRY ONLY to the Etape du Tour

ENTRY ONLY to the Etape. Guaranteed Entry!

July 10

 

 

RACE TRIPS - TOUR OF SPAIN (La Vuelta a Espana)

Action-packed trips to the most accessible of the Grand Tours

August / September 2016

  King of the Mountains Cycling Challenge

LIVE viewing of the key stages, climb Covadonga, Tourmalet, Aubisque and more.

August 28 to September 4

 
  VIP Spectator-Only Trip

VIP access to the key mointain stages in Spain and France!

August 28 to September 4

 

 

TRANS-CHALLENGES

Our Signature trips! Designed to challenge the avid rider: 100 to 130km (60-80 miles) per day and a total elevation of over 15,000m (50,000ft).

APRIL / MAY

  The Trans-Pyrenees Challenge Trans - PORTUGAL

Cross Portugal from South to North. Includes Alto da Senhora da Graca and the 30km climb to Torre
April 30 to May 7

 

 

JUNE

  Trans -Alps Trans - ALPS

Cross the French Alps from Lake Geneva to Mont Ventoux. Climb Ventoux, Galibier, Madeleine, Glandon and Alpe d'Huez
June 4 to 11

 
  Lombardy Trans - SLOVENIA

A spectacular trip across this Hot Destination. Slovenia was our trip of the year in 2015!
June 4 to 11

 
  The Trans-Dolomites Challenge Trans - DOLOMITES

Ride Zoncolan, Stelvio, Mortirolo, Gavia, Fedaia, Giau, Duran & more as you cross the Italian Dolomites
June 18 to 25

 

 

JULY / AUGUST

  The Trans-Pyrenees Challenge Trans - PYRENEES

Cross the Pyrenees from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic. Includes Tourmalet, Aubisque, Aspin etc
July 30 to August 7

 
  Trans-Cantabria Trans - CANTABRIA

Cross the Cantabrian Mountains. Ride Vuelta favourites Lagos de Covadonga & the infamous ANGLIRU
August 7 to 14

 
  Trans -Alps Trans - ALPS

Cross the French Alps from Morzine to Mont Ventoux. Climb Ventoux, Galibier, Madeleine and Alpe d'Huez
August 20 to 27

 
  The Trans-Autrian Alps Challenge Trans - AUSTRIAN ALPS

Cross the Austrian Alps from Salzburg to the Swiss border, arguably the most scenic of our Trans-trips
August 20 to 27

 

 

SEPTEMBER

  The Trans-Dolomites Challenge Trans - DOLOMITES

Ride Zoncolan, Stelvio, Mortirolo, Gavia, Fedaia, Giau, Duran & more as you cross the Italian Dolomites
September 3 to 10

 
  Trans-Swiss Trans - SWISS

Possibly our most scenic trip crosses the Swiss Alps from west to east, from Lake Geneva to the Stelvio
September 3 to 10

 
  Lombardy Trans - LOMBARDY

Ride across Lombardy - from the Stelvio to the famous Passo Ghisallo on Lake Como
September 11 to 18

 
  The Trans-Pyrenees Challenge Trans - PYRENEES

Cross the Pyrenees from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic. Includes Tourmalet, Aubisque, Aspin etc
September 17 to 25

 

 

Exclusive Industry Experiences

Challenging rides and exclusive experiences brought to you by cycling's famous brands

  Bianchi Lombardia RUTA NEGRA #1 : powered by Bianchi

The toughest and most challenging collection of HC climbs you'll ever face!
July 30 to August 13

 
  Bianchi Lombardia Trans-Lombardia : powered by Bianchi

Spectacular riding across Lombardia - from the Stelvio to Lake Como.
August 20 to 27

 
  Bianchi Lombardia The Eroica : powered by Bianchi

Guaranteed entry to the Eroica Gran Fondo. Ride the famous strade bianche in Tuscany.
September 29 to October 3

 
  Giro d'Italia The Campagnolo Experience

Start in Rome with the Campy Gran Fondo. Ride from Rome to Vicenza, climb Monte Grappa - then VIP tour of the Campy Factory
October 8 to 16

 

 

TRAINING CAMP

Go Pro! Train where the pros train at our Winter Training Camp in Gran Canaria.

February / March 2016

  Spring Training Gran Canaria Training Camp

The ultimate Winter training camp

February 13 to March 12

 

 

RACE TRIPS - THE SPRING CLASSICS

Experience the Spring Classics the Thomson Way: UNIQUE!

April 2016

  Spring Classics The Spring Classics Challenge

Watch Flanders & Roubaix. Ride ALL 5 Spring Classics!

April 2 to April 11

 

 

RACE TRIPS - TOUR OF ITALY (Giro)

The leading Tour Operator to the Giro. KOM Cycling challenges and Spectator trips.

May 2016

  Giro d'Italia KOM Challenge - Tuscany, Grappa & Dolomites

Ride Grappa & the Dolomites. LIVE viewing of the key stages.

May 13 to May 23

 
  Giro d'Italia KOM Challenge - Monte Grappa & Dolomites

Ride Grappa & the Dolomites. LIVE viewing of the key stages.

May 17 to May 23

 
  Giro d'Italia KOM Challenge - Tuscany Stages

LIVE race viewing of the key stages in Tuscany.

May 13 to May 17

 
  Giro d'Italia VIP Spectator Trip - Tuscany Stages

Follow the Giro stages through the Chianti region in Tuscany

May 12 to May 18

 

 

Asia Pacific

An exciting range of destinations for cyclists that want to experience exotic new locations

  Trans-Tasmania Challenge

Ride through Tasmania's legendary natural wonders
2016 Dates - TO BE CONFIRMED

 
  Trans-South Island Challenge (New Zealand)

1200km - from Christchurch to Milford Sound!
2016 Dates - TO BE CONFIRMED

 
  Hokkaido Experience

A savory cycling tour of Japan's most famous cycling destination.
2016 Dates - TO BE CONFIRMED

 

 

Our Goal

Our goal is simple › we aim to provide avid cyclists with the most enjoyable, fulfilling and rewarding cycling experience of their lives. Nothing beats the satisfaction of conquering a famous "col" in the Alps or the thrill of a 10-mile descent on a twisting road in the Pyrenees.

We design our bike tours to capture these thrills and challenges! We'll provide you with the best support services in the industry, personalized attention from our experienced staff and you can always count on Peter to find the most challenging and spectacular routes in each region. All you need to do is supply the legs and the desire to ride like you've never ridden before!

Join us in 2016 and find out why so many cyclists rely on Thomson Bike Tours, year after year, to fulfill their cycling dreams!