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INTERESTED IN ONE OF OUR TOURS?

A dedicated team of travel specialists is available to offer you expert advice Monday to Friday from 9 am to 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm to 6 pm (French time) by phone - +33 458 140 435 or by mail -info@france-bike-trips.com.

 

EQUIPEMENT

Your equipment and gear

You will find the complete list of equipment and gear necessary and adapted for the trip in each description sheet. The list includes: type of clothes, bike repair kit, pharmacy…
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Choosing the right bike for the trip

The quality and set-up of your bicycle are essential in order for your cycling holiday to go smoothly. We recommend the following :
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- Bringing your own bike: We strongly recommend that you bring a bike that is at least "mid-range", and that has had a full mechanical check-up before departure. These measures offer a certain degree of reliability and hopefully avoid any major mechanicals (this will be appreciated as much by the other members of the group as by yourself :-))
- Renting a bike: Hire bikes are available for our various tours: please refer to tour description for more details. Important: Don't forget to fill in the "Rental bike / size and bike type" section of the holiday booking form.

E-Bike

Electric bikes offer pedaling assistance, greatly reducing the effort needed to cover a given distance compared to a classic "human-powered" bicycle. They offer an alternative solution in two cases:
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* You do not feel able to complete a level 1 wheel (lowest level) circuit. With electric assistance, this trip becomes accessible.
* You would like to complete a circuit with a person who is fitter than you and you are worried that you will be unable to keep up, or that the other person will find your pace too slow.
Electric bikes help resolve these issues, and make sure everyone has a great holiday...
It is possible to rent an E-bike on almost all of our backroad cycling tours. For more details please refer to specific tour description pages.

Packing your bike for air travel

If you decide to take your own bike, bear in mind that transporting a bike by air travel is no longer a problem.
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However some rules (see below) help you to optimize the transport and avoid potential damages that could occur during the transport. Your bike has to be transported in a special bag (standard size 120x90cm). This maximal size also allows you to travel with your bike as "hand luggage" in any TGV and SNCF trains. It is important to protect your bike in the bag. After having deflated the tires, removed the wheels (by removing the quick release skewers), pedals and rear mech (which is left hanging on the chain), we advise you to completely wrap your bike inside the bag in a sheet of dense foam (thickness of 3 to 5 cm). A piece of cardboard or rigid plastic positioned between the foam and the inside of the cover can be beneficial to provide more rigidity. France Bike Trips sells bike transport bag (without foam) for 80 euros (postage included). Contact us for more information.

HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR TOUR

The success of a cycling trip also depends on the accurate assessment of your ability and fitness. Please read the table below carefully before you register for a trip.

Fitness level: wheels

Distance and altitude gain:
Distance: 25 to 35 km per day depending on the profile.
Elevation: 500 metres maximum accumulated over the day.
You are:
Someone who is not particularly sporty, who likes cycling, but doesn't ride regularly.

Distance and altitude gain:
Distance: 35 to 50 km per day depending on the profile.
Elevation: 800 metres maximum accumulated over the day.
You are:
Someone who is fairly sporty, and rides regularly at a leisurely pace.

Distance and altitude gain:
Distance: 50 to 70 km per day depending on the profile.
Elevation: 1200 metres maximum accumulated over the day.
You are:
Someone who is sporty, who rides regularly (at least three times a month on average), with trips of at least 50 km.



TRAVEL INSURANCE

We require each participant to have travel assistance (medical insurance) with full medical cover. To avoid the consequences of a cancellation before your departure we also recommend trip cancellation insurance.  Please check you personal travel insurance and assistance policies before booking.

France Bike Trips by Velorizons offers travel insurance and/or assistance, for individuals and groups, through its insurance partner. Please contact us if you would like a quote.

You can purchase the following travel insurance policies with France BIke Trips by Velorizons:

- " Extended " assistance contract  : repatriation-assistance + trip interruption expenses + baggage

- " Premium " travel insurance contract : " Extended " assistance contract + cancellation expenses

Please contact us for rates and guarantees.

To note : our "baggage" insurance covers also bike stealing up to 1800 euros.