Guided Cycle Touring in Europe with Diamond Cycle Tours

European Tours 2019

In Europe we offer boutique tours that change each year. We only take small groups of riders looking for challenging riding in some of Europe’s most spectacular mountain settings.

In 2019 we have an open tour in the French Alps from 17 – 30 July. Other tours are by arrangement. Contact us to discuss how we can help with your small group tour. Our experience allows groups to maximise their cycling trips.

DCT’s 2018 program in Europe is a guide to what we offer. We started in the Spanish and French Pyrenees. Our emphasis is on tours, not transfers, so our first tour took us by bike from Barcelona to Pau. This is what the group wanted and in making it happen we also got to climb the icons of Tourmalet, Peyresourde, etc. as well as watch stages of the Tour de France.

Our next tour was in Provence and centred on the Ventoux. The riding is special over and around this mythic mountain. We climbed the Ventoux from all three sides and some of our group managed that feat on the same day.

We then moved to the Italian Dolomites in August. Here there is an abundance of iconic mountains to climb such as Stelvio, Gavia, Mortirolo, Sella Ronda, etc., etc…. Again it is all about the bike with minimum transfers and lots of riding.


Small groups, epic rides and great support make for a fantastic experience. This is what Greg had to say about his tour with us:

‘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…..

Diamond Cycle Tours are European 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.

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 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 Alpe d’Huez, Galibier, Stelvio, Mortirolo, 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.