First it was Black Friday, now Cyber Monday. A few weeks ago I started to write a cycling gear gift guide for you, but then deleted it. Staring at the blank screen, I thought instead about the fundamental idea behind this website. It’s a resource to inform and hopefully inspire. It’s about helping you to find a spectacular cycling experience.
The Maratona dles Dolomites start list was announced last week. Over 32,000 people entered the lottery this year. As always just 9000 precious places were awarded. If you missed out on a lottery spot, you can still find Maratona dles Dolomites packages from a large number of tour operators.
The Maratona began in 1987 with 166 riders, and is now one of the most important amateur cycling events in Europe.
The Tour de France had their official 2018 route presentation a few weeks ago. Trip planners for all the major tour companies have been working hard to get their Tour de France trip itineraries in place. Many cycling tour companies do trips built around following the Tour. But only 6 companies are Tour de France Official Tour Operators, in partnership with the ASO.
If it’s already starting to get chilly where you are, it’s time to think about escaping the cold at some point this winter to get in some quality training. Many companies offer winter cycling tours or training camps in warmer European regions. Here is a list of six popular winter cycling destinations in Europe, and the tour companies that can get you there.
There is a new and interesting company offering Tenerife cycling tours. Launching just in time for winter is Pro Ride Tenerife. These tours are aimed at serious cyclists who want a full pro-style training holiday.
Tenerife is one of the top winter cycling destinations for the pros. Pro Ride Tenerife want to immerse you completely in this pro experience.
The Etape du Tour info for 2018 was announced last month. Next year’s edition will be held on July 8, 2018 along with Stage 10 of the 2018 Tour de France. The route will be 169 km from Lake Annecy to Le Grand-Bornand and include 4 massive climbs for a total elevation gain of 4000 meters on the day.