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Mountain bike FranceDIOIS SINGLETRACK TRAIL TRIO V3 A hidden MTB paradise in the Drôme Provençale

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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Dates and price

Dates
Start date End date Duration Price
20/04/2019 22/04/2019 3 days 340 €
05/05/2019 08/05/2019 4 days 440 €
30/05/2019 02/06/2019 4 days 440 €
08/06/2019 10/06/2019 3 days 340 €
05/07/2019 07/07/2019 3 days 340 €
15/08/2019 18/08/2019 4 days 440 €
12/09/2019 15/09/2019 4 days 440 €
04/10/2019 06/10/2019 3 days 340 €
01/11/2019 03/11/2019 3 days 340 €
11/04/2020 13/04/2020 3 days 340 €
01/05/2020 03/05/2020 3 days 340 €
21/05/2020 24/05/2020 4 days 440 €
30/05/2020 01/06/2020 3 days 340 €
11/07/2020 14/07/2020 4 days 440 €
14/08/2020 16/08/2020 3 days 340 €
10/09/2020 13/09/2020 4 days 440 €
02/10/2020 04/10/2020 3 days 340 €
07/11/2020 10/11/2020 4 days 440 €

Costs and services

3 day biking programme
The price includes:
  • Fully qualified English-speaking mountain bike guide 
  • 1 night in a guest houses in double rooms (DR) with en-suite facilities
  • 1 night in a gite in double rooms
  • 2 breakfasts
  • 3 picnic lunches
  • 2 dinners (3 to 4 course menu)
  • Daily baggage transfers
4 day biking programme
The price includes:
  • Fully qualified English-speaking mountain bike guide 
  • 2 nights in guest houses in double rooms (DR) with en-suite facilities
  • 1 night in a gite in double rooms
  • 3 breakfasts
  • 4 picnic lunches
  • 3 dinners (3 to 4 course menu)
  • Daily baggage transfers
Supplementary services:
  • Single-room (SR) supplement (subject to availability):
    • 2 nights: 45 €
    • 3 nights: 85 €
  • Supplementary nights in Die in 2* hotel or guest house (B&B accommodation):
    • Double room: 50 € per person
    • Single room: 80 € per person
  • Mountain bike rental
    • Front suspension: 28 € per day
    • Full suspension: 35 € per day
What is not included:
  • International flights
  • Your transfer to the meeting place (see paragraph below)
  • All services mentioned in extensions
  • Insurance, assistance
  • Drinks at the accommodation
  • Visits to museums, monuments and sites not covered by the programme
  • Additional travel related to change in the programme due to bad weather
  • All personal expenses
  • Everything not mentioned under  “the price includes".

Private groups / Custom tours

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.

  • If you are interested in one of the tours presented on our website, we can provide you with a detailed quote based on the number of persons in your group.
  • If you are interested in a custom version of one of our tours, with specific requirements (tour duration, accommodation type, vehicle assistance, airport transfers, bike rental, etc.), we can provide you with a detailed quote based on the number of persons in the group and the group's specific requirements.

For more information or to receive a quote, please contact us by phone at +33 458 140 435  or by email at info@france-bike-trips.com.

Booking procedure / Cancellation

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.

Expert advice:

  • Unsure which tour to book?
  • Interested in a custom version of one of our tours?
  • Not sure if a particular tour is suitable for your riding style?

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 - info@france-bike-trips.com.

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:

  • More than 60 days before departure: 5 % of the tour price, excluding insurance premium
  • Between 60 and 31 days before departure: 15 % of the tour price, excluding insurance premium
  • Between 30 and 21 days: 30 % of the tour price, excluding insurance premium
  • Between 20 and 14 days: 50 % of the tour price, excluding insurance premium
  • Between 13 and 7 days: 70 % of the tour price, excluding insurance premium
  • Less than 7 days before departure: 100 % of the tour price, excluding insurance premium

Full details of our sales conditions are available here

How to get to the meeting point

By plane

Grenoble airport: www.grenoble-airport.com

Lyon airport: www.lyonaeroports.com

Airport transfers are available on request. Please contact us for a quote.

By train

SNCF: www.voyages.sncf.fr

By car

Route planner: en.mappy.com

Parking: In the event that you arrive by car, free parking is available at Die SNCF railway station

Mountain bike rental

  • Front suspension: 28 € per day
  • Full suspension: 35 € per day

Please indicate your height when completing the tour reservation form.

Car sharing

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.

Groupe size and guiding

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.

Accommodation

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.

Food

"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.

  • Continental breakfasts taken at the accommodation
  • Cold picnics for lunch (mixed salad, bread, cold meats, cheese and fruit). Each participant carries his picnic in his daypack
  • Cereal bars and dried fruit during the day
  • Hearty dinners (3 to 4 courses, with local dishes)

Baggage

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.

Travel Insurance

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.

  • "Extended - 2,3%" contract: medical and repatriation insurance + tour interruption + baggage loss
  • "Premium - 4,8%" contract: medical and repatriation insurance + tour interruption + baggage loss + cancelation

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.

Recommendation:
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.

Health

We strongly recommend having a medical check-up before your holiday. 

Our / Your state of mind

- 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.

Bike and plane / train

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.

Your equipment

Material provided by France Bike Trips (guided version only):
  • A group first aid kit
  • A repair kit and tools
Personal equipment to bring:
Luggage

All your luggage must fit in two bags: a daypack and a travel bag.

1/ Daypack

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.

2/ Travel bag

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.

List of equipment to pack:
For your head
  • A cap or other head protection against the sun
  • A hat or headband
  • A mountain bike helmet (COMPULSORY).
For your upper body
  • Two cycling jerseys (made of synthetic or natural breathable fabrics)
  • A warm shirt or a sweatshirt
  • A fleece
  • A waterproof jacket
For your legs
  • Two good quality cycling shorts with chamois
  • Trousers
  • Casual short
  • A swimsuit
  • Waterproof trousers (recommended for our alpine tours)
For your feet
  • Mountain bike shoes (“multi-activity / outdoor” type with grippy soles or clipless biking shoes)
  • Sports socks (+ warm wool socks for our alpine tours)
  • Sandals (not compulsory, but nice during breaks...).
For your mountain bike

If you rent your MTB from France Bike Trips, this material is not necessary.

  • If you have tires with tubes: 2 spare tubes + puncture repair kit
  • If you have tubeless tires: sealant, a tube with presta valve (just in case), a spare tire
  • If you have V-brakes: 2 sets of replacement brake pads
  • If you have disc brakes: 2 sets of replacement pads
  • A rear derailleur cable + 1 rear brake cable
  • Chain lube
  • A pump
  • A high pressure pump for your suspension  (optional, your guide will have one).
  • VERY IMPORTANT: A spare derailleur hanger  (only if your rear derailleur is not integral to the frame).
Various
  • A pair of MTB gloves (+ warm waterproof gloves for our alpine tours)
  • A bike lock
  • A head torch with batteries
  • A pair of spare laces
  • A toiletry kit and towel
  • 2 bike bottles 75 cl (or camelbak)
  • A pocket knife
  • Some plastic bags to protect your equipment
  • A needle and thread
  • A small individual pharmacy: sunscreen (face and lips); band aids + double skin; Immodium; pain killers, earplugs, other personal medication.

Dates

Can be booked any time from April to middle of November.

Costs and services

3 day biking programme:

Price per person for a group of:

  • 2 persons: 295 €
  • 3 persons: 265 €
  • 4 persons: 245 €
  • 5 persons: 235 €
  • 6 persons or more: please contact us for a quote

* For odd-numbered groups one single room supplement will be charged

The price includes:
  • 1 night in a guest houses in double rooms (DR) with en-suite facilities
  • 1 night in a gite in double rooms
  • 2 breakfasts
  • 2 dinners (3 to 4 course menu)
  • Daily baggage transfers
  • Detailed travel documents, highlighted maps and GPS tracks
4 day biking programme:

Price per person for a group of:

  • 2 persons: 395 €
  • 3 persons: 360 €
  • 4 persons: 335 €
  • 5 persons: 315 €
  • 6 persons or more: please contact us for a quote

* For odd-numbered groups one single room supplement will be automatically charged

The price includes:
  • 2 nights in guest houses in double rooms (DR) with en-suite facilities
  • 1 night in a gite in double rooms
  • 3 breakfasts
  • 3 dinners (3 to 4 course menu)
  • Daily baggage transfers
  • Detailed travel documents, highlighted maps and GPS tracks
Supplementary services:
  • Picnic lunch: 12 € per person per day
  • Single-room (SR) supplement (subject to availability):
    • 2 nights: 45 €
    • 3 nights: 85 €
  • Supplementary nights in Die in 2* hotel or guest house (B&B accommodation):
    • Double room: 50 € per person
    • Single room: 80 € per person
  • Mountain bike rental
    • Front suspension: 28 € per day
    • Full suspension: 35 € per day
What is not included:
  • International flights
  • Your transfer to the meeting place (see paragraph below)
  • All services mentioned in extensions
  • Insurance, assistance
  • Drinks at the accommodation
  • Visits to museums, monuments and sites not covered by the programme
  • Additional travel related to change in the programme due to bad weather
  • All personal expenses
  • Everything not mentioned under  “the price includes".

Self-guided tour "user guide"

Active autonomy: what you need to know for our self-guided tours

In order to achieve the planned tour programme, you must:

  • Guide yourself with the highlighted maps and road book;
  • Choose suitable start times adapted to the lengths of the daily stages as well as your own riding pace, and leave an adequate safety margin of time;
  • Obtain daily weather forecasts from your hosts, and take into account the weather conditions when planning journey times;
  • Arrive at the booked guest houses and hotels listed in the programme on the given dates; 
  • Bring the necessary personal equipment to carry out the tour. France Bike Trips equipment list constitutes the necessary minimum;
  • Carry insurance policies and emergency telephone numbers with you at all times;
  • Be familiar with basic first-aid steps;
  • In the event of any problems during your trip, contact France Bike Trips (contact information in your travel documents). Possession of a mobile phone that works in France is strongly recommended.

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!