There have been lots of beautiful, snowy, and celebratory photos from tour groups during the last week of the Giro d’Italia. Great collections on both Twitter and Instagram – the best ones are posted here with links.
The bike is one of the most important components of a cycling tour. Whether you’re a serious cyclist or riding for leisure, you must consider comfort, price, and convenience.
The most comfortable option is bringing your own bike, but there is the cost and hassle of dealing with airline travel. A tour company fleet or rental bike is more convenient, but the geometry might be different than you’re used to. They do however, offer a great opportunity to test out a high-end machine during your tour.
How exciting! You’ve finally decided this is the year for your first cycling tour in Europe, and you’re ready to hire a tour company to guide you there. So… now what? There are endless tour companies offering hundreds of destinations and itineraries. How do you choose the right company for your European dream vacation?
It’s Giro time! The 96th edition of the Giro d’Italia starts on Saturday May 4, 2013. With 7 mountain top finishes, including an uphill time trial, there will be plenty of excitement in the last week. Here is a look at 7 of the major cycling tour companies that get you riding up the same mountains as the pros, and viewing all the live action.
On The Road Cycling Tours has partnered with the Movistar professional cycling team to bring you a pro-style VIP experience at the Tour de France and Vuelta Espana for 2013.
The Tour de France trip features the TTT in Nice and the first week in the Pyrenees. Two trip dates are scheduled for the Vuelta Espana; the starting weekend, and the final week chasing mountain stages.