Guided Cycle Touring in Europe and Australia with Diamond Cycle Tours
European Tours 2017
This year we will again be running our version of the Route des Grandes Alpes. This tour was so well received last year that we have extended it and made it our key French Alps tour. It is our Alps to Nice Tour.
This tour starts in Geneva and includes riding to and watching stages of the Tour de France in the Jura. The tour will then head south taking in some iconic climbs like the Alpe d’Huez before heading to the Provence Alps and Maritime Alps and ending in Nice.
Our other tour in Europe this year will be an extended Dolomites Tour. Again this is by popular request. Our riders were wanting more than the 8 days of our regular tours. So we have added an extra day in Como and the opportunity for a ride into Livigno. Not to be missed.
Small groups, epic rides and great support make for a fantastic experience. This is what Greg had to say about his tour with us this year:
‘How do I begin to describe the best cycling experience I have ever had……
Scenery, food, company, riding and the climbs – it doesn’t get any better than the DCT experience. I’m back next year for more of the same’. More information…..
Tour Down Under 2017 now successfully completed.
The Tour Down Under is a must for all Aussie cyclists. Based for a week in the Adelaide CBD and riding the hills and coastline around the city is a great treat for all cyclists. Combine this with some of the best racing to be seen anywhere on the UCI program and it is a winning formula. We ride each day from our CBD accommodation to a vantage point to watch the race and have lunch at the DCT marquees. Our ride home is often amongst the pros as they to make their way back to the city. More information….
Alpes to Nice 7 to 19 July 2017
Only on the Col de la Madone could you chance to meet the major sponsor of the Astana Team! This mountain is a famous training ground for the pros and great for all riders. It is steep, it is long, it has views of the Mediterranean Sea and the hinterland that cannot be beaten. Sadly thought it almost marks the end of our Route des Grandes Alpes. More information….
Tour Dolomiti 22 July to 1 August 2017
The Dolomiti are spectacular for both the mountains and the riding. We start riding in the hills around Lake Como and ride on to some of the most challenging rides of the Giro d’Italia. These include the Stelvio, Mortirolo, Gavia, Fedaia and the epic Sella Ronda. More information….
Diamond Cycle Tours are European and Australian Cycle Tour Specialists. We are a boutique operator specialising in small group tours with lots of support. Our rides include the iconic climbs of the TDF, the Giro and the Vuelta. Of course we will also take you to valleys and mountain passes you have never heard of that are just magnificent. We also take groups to the Tour Down Under every January.
Why book with Diamond Cycle Tours?
-We are a boutique but specialist tour operator
-We have limited tours and small groups (just like your bunch rides but in a very exotic location)
-Our tours are all inclusive with 3 star hotels, great cuisine and awesome riding
-We offer exceptional value
-Industry leading support from ride guides and vehicles
-Maximum time on the bike and limited or no vehicle transfers once tours commence
-We can organise bespoke tours for your small group
-You benefit from our experience and love of riding in these areas
If you have dreamed of riding the Alpe d’Huez, the Galibier, the Stelvio, the Mortirolo, the Madeleine or many of the other great rides of the Tour de France and the Giro d’Italia then contact Diamond Cycle Tours now to make it happen.
Our rides are challenging, but experience has shown that regular riders (weekend warriors) can complete the tours and thoroughly enjoy the experience. Of course we provide all the support to make sure this happens.
We have chosen some of the most spectacular countryside that you can ride through in Europe. From the snow capped alps to the stony outcrops of the Dolomites there are rides guaranteed to please.