In August and September, more dependably dry and warm weather patterns offer us the best conditions to run tours in each of the French Alps, Northern Italy (Dolomites and Alps), the French Pyrenees and in the mountains of Spain.
Whether your preference is to be roadside for the best of La Vuelta a España or to ride your own 'grand tour' across the legendary passes of the TdF or Giro, we have something that will fit the bill. Mont Ventoux, Passo Stelvio, the Col du Tourmalet and Alpe d'Huez each feature on at least one of our itineraries during this busy part of the season. So where will you be headed?
The iconic 700km Atlantic-to-Mediterranean traverse running along the spine of the Pyrenees and climbing 15-20 classic Tour de France cols along the way.
Breathtaking scenery, epic climbs and delicious Italian cuisine all make for a memorable week. Add the Stelvio, Gavia, Mortirolo and others to your palmares.
Tackle the giant passes of the Alps on a challenging route running from Nice to the summit of Alpe d' Huez. Mighty cols like Izoard, Bonette & Galibier all take you well above 2300m on a ride steeped in Tour de France heritage.