Drop Bars Guided Holidays
Ride some of the Europes most iconic climbs, cycle the cols of Morocco or ride the Cape Argus Tour
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Following the same historic roads as the pros is a fantastic way to test your fitness and determination. Watching on TV will never be the same again after completing one of our iconic rides. You’ll get a real buzz from riding in a group, accompanied by fellow enthusiasts and a support team to rival the pros, and the shared challenges each day will be a unique experience.
Roughly equivalent to a marathon, a cyclosportive encapsulates the best bits of bike racing, touring and long-distance cycling – the challenge, the adrenaline and ultimately the amazing achievement. It’s an experience you’ll want to share! Join the peloton and emulate the masters on the Gran Fondo Mont Ventoux, hone your skills in homage to your heroes up the cols of the Tour de France or attempt to ‘tyre’ yourself out on the Cape Argus Cycle tour
All of these trips are designed for drop bar racing bikes which are ideal for the challenging terrain. Due to the large amount of climbing on many of the trips, either a compact (50/34 tooth) or triple chainset is recommended. In addition you could consider fitting up to a 28 or 30 tooth rear cassette. Quality road bikes are available for hire locally on most tours if you prefer not to travel with your own bike. Feel free to bring your own saddle and pedals for additional comfort and familiarity.
Fitness and experience
Due to the challenging nature of the riding on these trips, a good level of road cycling experience and fitness is important. That said, the basic routes are manageable for most regular fit cyclists with one or two cols to climb each day. Trips featuring a cyclosportive event will be very tough, whatever your fitness level, and you should be prepared to push yourself and spend a long day in the saddle.