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Welcome to the Diois and its maze of singletrack nestled between the Drôme Provençale to the south and the Vercors to the north, in the foothills of the Southern Alps! Sunflower and lavender fields, pine forests, vineyards, crystal clear rivers, and beautiful old villages let us know we're not far from Provence, while the mighty cliffs of the Vercors remind us that we're already in the Alps… A quiet, unspoilt area literally teaming with superb mountain bike trails. It's no coincidence that the founder of France Bike Trips chose the area as his home some 15 years ago. Discover the Diois and let him take you on a tour of the area’s best singletrack!
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|07/11/2020||10/11/2020||4 days||440 €|
You are a group of friends, a family, a company or a cycling club and you would like to organise a private cycling tour on the dates of your choice. This option is available for guided and self-guided tours.
For more information or to receive a quote, please contact us by phone at +33 458 140 435 or by email at email@example.com.
How to book: In order to make a booking please fill in the online booking form on the "booking" page of your chosen tour. At the end of the booking process you will be transferred to our bank's secure payment page in order to pay a 30 % deposit.
A dedicated team of travel specialists is available to offer you expert advice Monday to Friday from 9 am to 6 pm (French time) by phone - +33 458 140 435 or by mail - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Confirmation (guided tours): In order to confirm a guided tour, we need to reach a minimum number of participants (usually 5 persons are necessary). Therefore booking a guided tour does not necessarily mean the tour is confirmed. In the unlikely event that we are unable to confirm your chosen tour, we will offer you the opportunity (no less than 21 days before departure) of switching to another (confirmed) tour, or receiving a full refund.
Please note: self-guided tours and custom tours are confirmed directly after booking.
Tour balance payment must be made no less than 30 days before tour departure. Your travel documents will be sent to you once we have received your balance payment. Road books and maps will be sent to you 3 weeks before departure.
All self-guided bookings made within 15 days of tour departure will incur a 25 € surcharge to cover the costs of sending tour documents by registered post.
Cancellation: In the event that you are obliged to cancel your tour France Bike Trips will reimburse the entire sum paid for the tour, minus the following cancellation charges:
Full details of our sales conditions are available here
Grenoble airport: www.grenoble-airport.com
Lyon airport: www.lyonaeroports.com
Airport transfers are available on request. Please contact us for a quote.
Route planner: en.mappy.com
Parking: In the event that you arrive by car, free parking is available at Die SNCF railway station
Please indicate your height when completing the tour reservation form.
If you sign up for a guided tour, we offer you the opportunity to see if you can carpool with other participants to get to the point of departure. To do this, go to "Car sharing" in our website. By entering the complete reference and the date of departure of the tour (available on the registration confirmation that we have sent you), you have access to route details and emails of other participants who wish to carpool.
For guided trips we limit the size of our groups from 5 (min) to 12 (max) persons in order to ensure security and conviviality.
You will be guided by English-speaking French mountain bike guides.
No size limitation for self-guided groups.
We favour comfortable accommodation with warm hospitality. For more details, please see the "Costs and services" section.
For private groups and self-guided tours it is possible to choose alternative accommodation (upgrade) depending on availability.
"L'art de la table"
We pay very careful attention to the quality and the variety of your meals. Fresh and local produce will be served wherever possible.
During the day you carry only a daypack for additional clothing, water, food, camera, etc. The rest of your baggage is transferred each day to the following nights accommodation.
When you embark on a cycling holiday it is important that you are correctly insured.
"Extended" insurance covers search and rescue, repatriation and medical costs. The contract also covers lost or stolen luggage as well as holiday interruption.
"Premium" insurance covers all of the above as well as holiday cancellation insurance.
Please note: your bicycle is considered as an item of "luggage" and is therefore insured against theft during your tour. However, in the unlikely event of theft, you will be required to prove that the bike was correctly protected (locked in a closed room wherever possible, locked with a bike lock where not possible). In the event of theft, a declaration must be made with the local police force. The maximum compensation for bicycle theft is 1800 €.
We recommend subscribing to one of the contracts described below. Please note that France Bike Trips is simply an intermediary between you and the insurance company.
If you subscribe to either of the contracts, the insurance policy will be sent to you along with your tour documents.
In order to view the full details of both contracts, please click here.
If you choose to take out a travel insurance policy with another insurance company, please check that the search and rescue cover is suitable: area covered, costs, risks covered (as an indication, a minimum cover of 15 000 € is recommended). Please note that credit card insurance rarely offers this type of cover.
We strongly recommend having a medical check-up before your holiday.
- A "group" tour: If you join a guided tour, you will be part of a group for several days. This is a superb opportunity to meet new people and share some magical moments. However, a group tour requires that each person show friendliness, openness and mutual respect for their fellow travellers.
- An "adventure" tour: despite the most careful preparation, adventure tours can present unforeseen events. Accepting these risks will help you enjoy your trip to the full, in the knowledge that your guide, our local partners and the entire France Bike Trips team will offer you the most suitable solutions to any given situation.
If you decide to bring your own bike, be aware that transporting a bike by plane or train is no longer an issue. However a few simple guidelines help to optimise the transport and avoid potential damages that could occur.
Your bike must be transported in a designated bike bag (standard size 120x90cm). This maximal size allows you to travel with your bike as "hand luggage" in any TGV and SNCF trains.
It is very important that you protect your bike in the bag. After having deflated the tires, removed the wheels (by removing the quick release mechanisms), pedals and rear derailleur (which is left hanging on the chain), we recommend you 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.
Once folded up the bike bag will take up very little space and will be transported by the assistance vehicle during your tour.
Bike bags are available directly from France Bike Trips at a cost of 70 euros, plus postage.
All your luggage must fit in two bags: a daypack and a travel bag.
This is the bag you will keep with you each day whilst riding. This bag should not be too large (up to 30 litres).
It will contain: a picnic lunch, camera, waterproof, extra clothing, sunglasses...
Each day, your guide will advise you on what to bring in your bag according to the route and the weather.
This is the bag that will be transported from one accommodation to the next by vehicle. It should contain all the belongings you will not use during the day.
IMPORTANT : Your luggage transported from one accommodation to the next must fit in a single bag and must not exceed 20kg.
If you rent your MTB from France Bike Trips, this material is not necessary.
Can be booked any time from April to middle of November.
Price per person for a group of:
* For odd-numbered groups one single room supplement will be charged
Price per person for a group of:
* For odd-numbered groups one single room supplement will be automatically charged
In order to achieve the planned tour programme, you must:
Self-guided tours are undertaken without a guide and at your own risk. France Bike Trips cannot be held liable for any route error, misconduct, personal imprudence, inadequate planning or inappropriate reactions in the event of incidents.
Any programme change of your own initiative is under your responsibility and at your expense.
Having said this, with our advice and good preparation, you should be able to look forward to a wonderful, trouble free holiday. Enjoy your trip!