Thomson Tales

Ride the Ultimate Thomson Experience: Just You and Friends on a TBT Private Cycling Trip

A few words about a private cycling trip. At Thomson Bike Tours, we pride ourselves on creating the most challenging, exciting, best-supported cycling experiences anywhere. And based on our guests’ comments, that’s exactly what we deliver. 

But we can also help you take things to the next level.

We don’t call them VIP trips, because we believe it’s part of our responsibility to treat every Thomson guest as a VIP. But from time to time, we create a more intimate version of the classic Thomson experience—a charter version of one of our regular trips, or just about anywhere else—for a private group of cyclists.

Yours, for instance.


Not the Stelvio: the aptly-named Valley of the Tears climb from our Gran Canaria & Tenerife trip.
Not the Stelvio either: this one’s the Torre ascent from our Trans-Portugal trip. One of the toughest climbs in Europe, and if you didn’t know that already your legs will tell you all about it.

The Easy Way to Create Your Private Cycling Trip

Here’s how it works. There’s really only three things you’ll need to know:

  1. Talk to our expert trip planners about where, when and with whom. You dream it, we make it happen.
  2. We can accommodate groups as small as six or as many as, well, pretty much as many as you want.
  3. Please schedule at least six months in advance so we can get everything ready for you and your group.

…and that’s about it. Like everything we do, the whole point of our private cycling trips is for  you to enjoy some of the best, most challenging cycling of your lifetime, while we take care of just about everything else.




 Oh, the Places You’ll Go

As pointed out just a few paragraphs ago, this is the next-level Thomson trip.

Conquer the French (or Swiss or Austrian) Alps. Explore (and sip espresso in) the Italian Dolomites. Pound over the cobbles (and 20% climbing sections) of Flanders and The Netherlands.

Catalonia, Cantabria, Corsica, Piedmont. The Pyrenees, Portugal (on tarmac of gravel), the Canary Islands and even Colombia. Not to mention the Monuments and Grand Tours.  And, as we say, just about anyplace else. All with just yourself and a few selected riding buddies.

Drop us a line for details.