13 Guest Reviews
Guest Reviews for this trip
A trip I tell my friends to put on their bucket list. Excellent routes and it was so good to do all the famous climbs. A very professional crew. Great TdF viewing opportunities. I’m still buzzing.
In 30 plus years of cycling on numerous mountain roads, these were the hardest climbs and best cornering descents I have ever ridden.
The trip was amazing the riding was tough but excellent, the support, organisation, access to the tour de france and mateship was second to none!! Absolutely recommend to anyone that whats to experience a once in a lifetime event.
Peter is a logistical genius with never-ending sense of calm and a quick wit. He should be in charge of the Tour De France overall. Ride leaders provided expertise, but encouraged independence and strength. They Are all awesome. How did you find these wonderful people. We will ride again with Thomson. In fact, we will be looking for a job with Thomson soon. Need Ride Leaders? How about the Tour or California?
The entire Thomson team is exceptional. I highly recommend them to anyone who wants to ride challenging terrain and view the TDF. The ride leaders are exceptional. They consistently provide support and are true professionals. Peter’s daily briefings were very detailed and informative. It allows the rider to solely focus on enjoying their ride and to happily suffer in the mountains! I will definitely be back! Mike D
I would highly recommend anyone who is considering doing a cycling trip to book with Thompson Bike Tours, Their contacts, planning, support and experience is second to none. Catering for all levels of riding ability (best to do the pre-training as it will make the trip all the more enjoyable, If you think you have been putting in the work, Go and find more hills to climb before you embark on the trip) Extremely professional outfit the, accommodation and bike hire is first class. My next cycling trip in Europe will most definitely be with Thompson Bike Tours
Nice job to everyone; overall a great experience!
The trip was excellent and money very well spent. Peter runs a great tour and is very enjoyable to be around. The staff were all wonderful and you can easily tell they love what they’re doing. I would go on another Thomson trip in a heartbeat and will recommend Thomson Bike Tours to all my cycling friends.
Simply outstanding! Thomson created the Alpine riding experience I had been looking for - challenging courses with unpararreled support. The guide-to-rider ratio was spot-on! The guides (specifically Juan, Emily, Saul, and Mark) were a joy to ride with. The accommodations and food were never lacking. The easy accessibly to and visibility of Peter Thomson made it clear that he is very interested in his customers satisfaction. Already planning my next Thomson adventure - I can’t wait!
Having Peter Thomson there, the owner, was truly a testimony to how much he cares about his clients and the service he provides to the cycling community that want to experience some of the most spectacular riding on this planet. Thanks to the all the staff members that kept our bikes in top shape and the ride leaders that really knew how to keep our groups together and make sure this was, again, a truly memorable experience. See you all soon. Mike and Shelly ps. when I retire in 5 years, I’d be more than happy to join your team, even to drive a van or wrench on the bikes.
This was my second tour with the Thomson team. It did not disappoint. The KOM TdF trip put us in prime viewing locations with amazing mountain top viewing opportunities. The crew always is attentive, helpful and always encourages us on some of the most challenging days. I will definitely be back! Peter and Tony make a logistically crazy couple of weeks seem easy.
Im sure you will not use this as a testimonial The group I hung out with on the trip, Aussies and a couple of Americans were memorable…funny and crazy. We were a tight little group at times. We all rode at different speeds but we pulled together at mealtime. We complained about the food, the accommodation and the long van rides but we enjoyed each other and loved to joke around with the guides…especially Juan and Tony. Tony was the best driver ever!!! I will remember lots of great moments especially on Mt. Ventoux and Alpe Duez and of course Col de joux plane in the rain…my favourite climb of all!!! I know you guys try as hard as you can to make your trips match the expectations of your clients and I appreciate the logistics and effort required. Hopefully you can utlize some of my comments in a positive way to enhance your TDF tour. I hope I have provided some useful info. For any of my cycling friends who want a vertical experience, I will point them in your direction.
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2018 TRIP DETAILS
Our Mont Ventoux & Alps KOM Challenge provides the perfect mix of LIVE race-viewing plus challenging and rewarding rides on the legendary routes and climbs in the Alps.
Our exciting program starts with Mont Ventoux, then continues on to the Alps and features Alpe d’Huez, Galibier and the first-ever gravel section on the climb to the Col de Glieres.
Tour de France Race-Viewing Details
Stage 10: Access to our Private Race-Viewing Hospitality Marquee (Col de Glieres)
Stage 12: Access to the VIP Tribune at the Finish Line in Alpe d’Huez
Stage 12: Official VIP Ride Across the Finish Line in Alpe d’Huez
Stage 13: Access to the VIP Departure Village at the Stage Start in Bourg d’Oisans
Top 7 reasons to choose Thomson
1. TDF Official Premium Tour Operator - one of only 2 operators awarded “Premium” status
2. VIP access to the start and finish of the key stages in the Alps
3. Access to our Private Hospitality Marquee on the gravel section of the Col de Glieres
4. Extensive Ride Program: choose from 3 fully supported rides. Only with Thomson!
5. Luxury Hotels: a 15th C. château & the #1 hotel in Alpe d’Huez
6. KOMs galore: Ventoux, Alpe d’Huez, Galibier, Croix de Fer, Telegraphe, Sarenne and more…
7. Our support teams are the envy of the mountain. The best support guaranteed!
THREE fully supported ride levels!
3 fully supported rides each day - from 25km to 180km - ensure you’ll find the ride that matches your personal fitness level. Check out our Sport, Performance and Extreme ride programs.
(during the trip, you may choose a different ride level each day - you don’t have to stick with the same ride level for the entire trip)