Our highly motivated and intensely committed team are resolute in their determination to ensure that your vacation is an unforgettable experience. Accompanied by our experienced guides throughout the length of your tour, we ensure that your French cycling tour is a relaxing, hassle-free journey through the wild, but enchanting countryside of this richly historic country.
Please take a few minutes to get to know our management team.
Director and Guide
Having served as a Police Officer in the Metropolitan Police Service for 10 years, in 2004 it was decided it was time to face new challenges and pursue a career change. What better way to incorporate a passion for cycling and meeting new people than to establish a company offering guided cycling tours in the country where the bicycle is King of the road. This symmetry created the synergy that formed Deluxe Cycle Tours.
History and geography consultant/Guide
Deluxe Cycle Tours’ travelling encyclopedia. An economist and self-taught historian who speaks numerous languages and has visited and lived in many countries. Swiss by birth, he has an incredible knowledge of world history and of France and its local traditions. There’s not a lot he doesn’t know!
Cycle Mechanic and Guide
Responsible for all our bikes being in pristine condition. From competing in ‘Megavalanche’ to organising local road races and teaching children cycling proficency, Alex has cycling freewheeling through his body. A keen foodie and with a feel for the local wines and produce, allowing him help make your experience a unique one.
Having spent considerable time in his early years living in the UK, Javier perfected his English language and studied sociology at London University. He has a passion for his country, culture and food and is always enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge and expertise. He is the perfect host and guide, and will take care of all the finer details and make sure your tour runs smoothly.
My wife and I truly enjoyed our Deluxe Cycle Tour. Gary and his team take care of all the dirty work (accommodation, luggage transfer, snacks, directions, lunch & dinner reservations) so all you have to do is enjoy the ride. We cycled the Dordogne route which offered a fantastic variety of scenery and tourist attractions such as Vineyards, Castles, Landscape Gardens and the Lascaux Caves. I would strongly recommend a Deluxe Cycle Tour to anyone seeking a taste of the French countryside at a leisurely pace.
-Stuart & Natalie – NSW, Australia
This trip was everything we expected and more. The cycling was at a leisurely pace, which is what we needed after all the fantastic food. Deluxe Cycle Tours looked after us throughout the tour and nothing was a problem. All we had to do was wake up and cycle to the next fabulous hotel.
-Roger & Sue – Kilmarnock, UK
We contacted Deluxe Cycle Tours without really knowing what to expect. We were not experienced cyclists,but the countryside looked amazing. What was actually delivered was an experience way beyond what our family could have hoped for. The guiding was extremely professional,and the food and scenery quite extraordinary. A great guide to me about people who care about their business is their attention to detail. The guides at Deluxe Cycle Tours could not have been more thorough or thoughtful. We look forward to joining them again one day hopefully in the not too distant future.
-Guy, Jenny & Hugo – Sydney, Australia
The hotels were all a very special surprise at the end of each day as every one of them was special in some way. We’ll definitely be back for one of the other tours. This vacation is highly recommended for even the most rusty cyclist. Thank you boys.
-Maurice and Valerie – New York, USA