\JOIN THE WOR MAILING LIST


Melbourne, Victoria

+61 (0) 411 362 644

European Cycling Holidays in France, Italy, Spain and Switzerland. The BEST value tours on the market! Personalised, affordable, fun, challenging and social. Provence, Alps, Tour de France, Italian Lakes, Dolomites, Giro Climbs. A magical mix of challenging but social cycling in some of the most spectacular regions of Europe.  See the Tour de France 2017! 

NEWS

Nice to the Alps 2018 - Tour Wrap

Clare Holdsworth

24 cyclists, 2 weeks, 1000+km, 18,000+m altitude, famous climbs, Le TDF & over 360 croissants!

It's been the ride of a lifetime from the Mediterranean to the Alps!  24 cyclists rolled out of Nice along the Promenade des Anglais  - farewelling the coast and climbing in to the hinterland of the Côte d'Azur.  We cycled the spectacular Verdon Gorge, rolled through lavender & sunflower fields (dodging bees!) & drank crisp rosé in Provence's honey coloured villages.  

IMG_6961.JPG

We enjoyed a group lunch in a Provençal auberge, hidden deep in the Luberon mountains and then relaxed by the pool on Rest Day in the spectacular hilltop village of Gordes.  With fresh legs we set off in perfect conditions and conquered the Giant of Provence - Mont Ventoux! 

IMG_7201.JPG

 We pedalled in to the Alps and climbed the classic French Cols - the Bonette, Vars & Izoard to arrive in Briançon and join the street parties as France won the World Cup!  We continued over the epic Col du Lautaret and Col du Galibier before a final rewarding ride over the Col de la Croix de Fer to climb the 21 hairpin bends to Alpe d'Huez!

IMG_7404.JPG

We stayed in a private chalet and joined the party atmosphere of the Tour de France on Alpe d'Huez & the Stage Start in Bourg d'Oisans.  

IMG_7179.JPG

As always, food was a huge feature - from afternoon teas under the WOR marquee (with plenty of 1664) to local bistrots and degustation dinners with our own private Michelin chef!

f9ddda3f-c69a-4893-9e97-246b2756e472.jpg

It was sad to say "Au-revoir" to the group - we'd become a close group of friends by the end - and we celebrated hard on our last night with DJs Chivers & Marasco keeping the party going!

1031ab75-d280-4946-910b-699b97bba262.jpg


Thanks all for a wonderful tour - and a huge thanks also to our 2018 N2A Crew who ensured that our bikes kept rolling, our luggage was transported, we ate delicious local produce inspired afternoon teas & of course that the beers were cold at the end of the day! 

More Photos Below...

f5013cf5-9db3-4fbe-8f6f-be33165cda68.jpg
IMG_6713.JPG
IMG_7249.JPG
IMG_7457.JPG
IMG_7678.JPG
fdc9f3c3-c3f7-46c7-a970-268ad67537ac.jpg
3ce8f75d-bd38-4f1a-8f41-3798cd542944.jpg
76255db6-c813-47b6-83c4-432cae72502a.jpg
7bbb477e-14a1-4863-9e8e-247a53221e62.jpg
IMG_7128.JPG
IMG_7246.JPG
1ad33e26-5ef1-4081-95e3-7b553e2c6609.jpg
4582548c-af71-4a88-a6fb-5c08da91d6d2.jpg
IMG_7598.JPG
IMG_7183.JPG
IMG_7596.JPG
IMG_6863.JPG
IMG_6828.JPG
IMG_6934.JPG
IMG_7095.JPG
IMG_7203.JPG
IMG_7422.JPG
IMG_7612.JPG
IMG_7079.JPG
IMG_7108.JPG
9c1f98a4-4e4c-45d9-8bee-ac1d14fa48bd.jpg
IMG_7635.JPG
IMG_7515.JPG
96d84924-2a6e-490e-90de-5f5e704b90f4.jpg
IMG_6872.JPG
IMG_6842.JPG
ef8f69ed-27fa-40ff-a2ae-15da380249df.jpg
IMG_7177.JPG
f2caf425-6c48-48db-aaa1-986978880efa.jpg