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Introducing cyclists to the most rewarding cycling experiences imaginable

Since setting up Thomson Bike Tours in 2001, I must have covered over 250,000km on the bike and haven’t grown one bit weary of doing so. One of the reasons behind that is the simple enjoyment I have in introducing new people to the most rewarding cycling experiences imaginable.

I look forward to meeting you on a trip. Let’s Go Again.

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An amazing experience, excellent support,great company, beyond what I expected

Timothy Duffy, USA — 2016

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This was an amazing experience. Challenging, exciting, beautiful with exceptional access to a major sporting event. Our week in the Pyrenees was a lifetime event! ...

Thomas DeVita, USA — 2016

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Great experience. Challenging cycling in the beautiful Alps. Well organized, dedicated staff with a passion for cycling. Great access to the Tour.

Peter O'Brien, USA — 2016

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La Vuelta — The Fight for the Red Jersey

The colours of the leader’s jerseys in Grand Tours are simple to recall; pink for Giro, yellow for the Tour and red for the Vuelta. Distinct and historic, each one is integral to how we see the races. But the famous red jerse has only been in place since 2010.

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Climbing Off — When Riders Abandon

During the 1976 edition of the Giro d'Italia Roger de Vlaeminck abandoned on the Passo Manghen – running into the woods after throwing his bike on the floor.

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How to Ride the Mountains

Riding in the high mountains of the Alps and Pyrenees can seem daunting, but if you follow our simple tips you’ll be eating up the elevation in no time!

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Spinning the Blues Away – Tenerife Cycling Camps

The Winter doesn’t have to be all about layers and layers of waterproof fabric and cold toes.

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The French Alps Connection

The French Alps are an integral part of cycling folklore. Entwined with the story of the Tour de France and a rite of passage for every serious cyclist, the mountain region features numerous legendary climbs.

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The Art of Packing — A Guide to Going Away

A seven day trip and mountain weather can seem like a tricky week to pack for. Let us offer you some advice on what to bring, what to leave and what we couldn’t live without. Trust us, we’ve done this before.

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A Climber’s Tale — Your Tour de France Companion Book

Ahead of our Cycling and Spectator trips to the Grand Depart, Pyrenees, Alps and Paris in 2020 we proudly present a companion to the race for yellow.

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A Day in the Life of a Tour de France Recce

A Day in the Life of a Recce goes behind the scenes of our scouting for the Tour de France Grand Depart KOM trip. Let our guides whet your appetite for an incredible start to the Tour in June.

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The Grand Challenge — Trans Trips

Our core Trans-Challenges are the epitome of severe. Not for the faint hearted, designed for cyclists with an unquenching ambition to conquer the most notorious mountain ranges in Europe.

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Your Winter Cycling Camp – Booking Now

Where once a little known Spanish town would become unusually busy with flocks of sponsor clad professionals, the best of the winter camp locations are now seeing a steady stream of mere mortals, hell bent on gaining some quick form in the sunshine.

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