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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. F...
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The Art of Packing

A seven day trip with distances of 350km, climbing of 10,000m and mountain weather can seem like a tricky week to pack for. The Art of Packing for a cycling trip is a skill refined over a long period of time. L...
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The Grand Challenge

We’re in the business of challenging rides at Thomson and our core Trans-Challenges are the epitome of severe. Not for the faint hearted, these week long trips are designed for cyclists with an unquenching ambi...
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Introducing Basso Bikes

We have a brand new rental bike fleet and fantastic new partner in BASSO BIKES. Made by hand in Italy, the Diamante is exactly what a fine, authentic, Italian road bike should be. The classic lines, flawless ge...
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How To Prepare For The Mountains

There’s nothing we like more at Thomson than settling for the long haul and weaving our way up the highest mountains cycling has to offer. With trips to the greatest climbs in Europe as well as those further af...
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Creating The Tour – Behind The Scenes

Today we announced our finalised itineraries for next year’s Tour de France trips. Seven different Cycling trips and three Spectator trips that visit the Grand Depart in Nice, the Pyrenees, the Alps and finally...