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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 (carbon bikes are available on some 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.

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 bags (without foam) for 80 euros (postage included). Please 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:
50 to 80 km per day depending on total elevation gain.
You are:
A person who rides mostly in the summer, on average once a week, while riding at a leisurely pace.

Distance and altitude gain:
80 to 110 km per day depending on total elevation gain.
You are:
A person who rides year round, at least once a week on average.

Distance and altitude gain:
100 to 150 km per day depending on elevation gain.
You are:
Fit, train regularly and are used to riding 100 + km in a day.



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.

Note: our "baggage" insurance also includes bike theft insurances to a value of up to 1800 euros.