Our 2017 tours in France and Italy are complete. A lot of epic climbs, great times had by all and the unanimous cry of it has all ended too soon. Well roll on 2018! Thanks to all our riders and helpers for making it such A great time. DCT
Diamond Cycle Tours will be in the Jura Mountains as the Tour de France heads to the finish of stage 8. We get to climb the Montee de la Combe de Laisia Les Molunes. We will ride from our base in Geneva to spend two days soaking up the TdF action.
This TdF action is part of our Grand Alpes Tour – Geneva to Nice
One of the great things about a DCT tour is that we always include the iconic climbs that we see in the Tour de France and the Giro. Sometimes we do it on race day and at other times we have it all to ourselves (almost). That could be you riding up the Alpe in July with DCT. Contact us to find out the details.
The ride to the summit of the Col de la Bonette is one of the great rides on the DCT Grande Alpes Tour. Come and join us as we head towards Nice through some of the best riding to be had in France. Check out the great DCT rides.
The Sella Ronda is one of the great rides in Italy and it was no surprise to see the Giro racing around it towards Corvara this week. The helicopter shots showed the fabulous Dolomites in all their glory. DCT will be there in August taking our riders over the same glorious rides. We will have the advantage of less bikes and cars on the roads so we get to admire the riding and the view without the circus that accompanies a Grand Tour!
Having just spent a few months riding around France (and Italy) I am again reminded of how much cycling is part of the culture of these countries. As a cyclist I am surprised and happy at how good the cars are at giving me a wide berth. I am also amazed that the French cyclists expect this and will often ride two abreast on relatively narrow roads and as cars approach behind them there is no honking of horns! Cars wait for a safe opportunity to pass or for the riders to realise they are there and to single out to let them go by. Its cultural. Read the full article.
Diamond Cycle Tours and a’qto are offering two places to our tour to the 2016 Tour Down Under and an amazing collection of designer cycle gear to wear as well. To win this prize all you have to do is email us to enter your name in the draw. firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out the great time we had at this year’s tour at our Facebook site. These shots were taken by various members of the group and show us riding, relaxing and generally having a great time.
a’qto has joined us by offering $500 worth of great a’qto gear. Check out what you could be wearing at aqto’s website.
Terms and conditions apply, of course, so see our info page for the detail.
We can’t wait to see the route for the 2015 TDF. Our tours always take in some stages of the TDF. Last July we were on the Lautaret as the peloton went past. Where will we be next year?
Watch this space as we will soon be announcing our 2015 calendar.
Diamond Cycle Tours
Diamond Cycle Tours is a boutique tour operator and tours are tailored to cater for what our riders want. But sometimes we are asked to set up very specific tours. We are planning one at the moment for 2015. In that case it is for a group on a tour through the Alps in France. The glue for that tour is a significant birthday for a rider who has done previous tours with us and wants a special one for his friends to join him on. Thanks for the vote Tim.