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Cycling Travel Companies

If you are looking to take your bike, your friend or partner and join a group of like-minded cyclists hoping to experience some of the monuments of the sport, there are a range of companies offering cycling-specific travel packages to all corners of the globe. Some specialise in providing unrivalled exposure to racing at its highest level, such as the Spring Classics and Tour de France, while others offer serious licensed riders the opportunity to race in Europe - cycling's heartland. If absorbing the culture of Europe is more your style, or using your bike for more extreme adventures, there are specialist companies which come recommended by Cyclingnews.com.

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Bikestyle Tours - Bikestyle Tours specialises in cycling holidays to Europe and Australia. They offer guided tours to the monuments of the sport, including the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, the Tours of Italy and Spain, and are official tour operator for the Tour de France. Cyclists and non-cyclists are well catered for each day, with plenty of opportunities to ride, watch the racing and go sightseeing. Former professional cyclists are your personal guides and full support is provided along the way. In addition they have a variety of other cycling holiday options, including self guided trips in Provence, with their sister company Getawaybybike.com.

ABES Agnolutto Bien-être Sport - ABES Agnolutto Bien-être Sport was founded by retired French professional cyclist, Christophe Agnolutto. As of Spring 2008, Agnolutto offers cyclists a chance to ride some of the best cycling roads in France, specifically, around Salies de Béarn in the 'Pyrénnées Atlantiques', or the west side of the Pyrenees. Christophe founded 'Agnolutto Bien être Sport' (ABES), which could be translated as 'Agnolutto Wellness & Sport', and at each training camp, at least two professional riders will be present to ride with his cycling groups, as well as himself and another retired pro.

Bikecamp.com - Bikecamp.com was founded in 1986 by Olympic gold medalist Connie Carpenter and Tour de France stage winner Davis Phinney as a vehicle to share their passion for - & knowledge of - road cycling with serious road cycling enthusiasts. They offer a variety of road cycling vacations with locations that feature the best cycling in the world.

Breaking Away Bicycle Tours - Since 1985 Breaking Away Bicycle Tours has invited fitness, touring and racing cyclists to join us on challenging cycling vacations that "exceed all expectations." Past guests and referrals comprise nearly 80% of our clientele each year. Come celebrate our 25th Anniversary by joining Founder Greg Hogan and his professional staff for a vacation in the Alpes, Dolomiti, Provence and Tuscany and other iconic cycling destinations. Nothing compares with the epic cycling, personal support and camaraderie you'll experience with us!

Ciclismo-Euskadi training camps - Race and train and tour in Spain's Basque country.Ciclismo Euskadi cycling camps will be open from the first week of June to end of July in 2001. All cyclists are welcome in the beautiful Basque region of Northern Spain. The camp is most suited to avid touring riders, fitness riders, and those who want to take the next step and live out their dream of training and racing in Europe.

Cycle Dreams - True to it’s name! Cycling tours in Italy led by legends of professional cycling. Find yourself riding in Italy’s beautiful Dolomites region with a former World Race Champion and World Cup winner as your guide, and top it off by riding in one of the most famous cycling events in the world. The Cycle Dreams 2005 Dolomites Vacation is for all levels of cyclists; whether you are looking to improve your racing skills or just want to have fun and enjoy the vacation.

Cycle Goa - Discover the Indian state of Goa by bike, taking in all its major attractions, yet find time to relax and unwind from the everyday stresses. Our holidays are for 14 nights in hotel accommodation on a mainly all-inclusive basis. All rooms offer en-suite facilities. The tours are designed to cater for everybody, from the keen cyclist to those who wish to explore at their leisure. After all it's a holiday not a race. Backup vehicle will be provided for those who want it.

Cycle Italia - This is a match made in Paradiso! We've married an unabashed passion for Italy with our extensive experience leading high-performance bicycle tours to bring you the ultimate Italian cycling experience. Nowhere else will you feel such respect for the sport of cycling. Come share the Italian passion for all good things in life: friends, food, wine, beauty. . . and the sport that comes from the heart.

Fernando Carvalho Training Tours These are self-guided tours for serious cyclists in the mountains of northern Portugal. With rides from 60 to 90 miles a day, including an out of category climbs and various category one climbs. Prices start at EUR645 a week, including stunning accommodation, luggage transfer and evening meals. Vehicle support available for larger groups.

Ideal Cycling Camp Italia - Train on the roads the Italian professional cyclists train on, and race 2 or 3 times a week with the certified Ideal Cycling Camp Italian team in local amateur races.

Maple Leaf Cycling - Train on quiet roads in beautiful scenery from December to April in warm, sunny Alabama. Smooth, new roads and easily accessible amenities make this a cyclist's dream getaway.

Over The Hill Tours - OTH Tours is an Australia-based company specialising in cycling-active holiday experiences that wind through the Canadian Rocky Mountains, French Pyrenees, Hungarian/Swiss Alps and Australian roads. The aim is to meet new friends, enjoy good food and rest in comfort. OTH Tours has crafted a diverse selection of trips that showcases every reason why we ride our bikes. It is offering a host of innovative rides on new routes. OTH Tours offers some of the most affordable rides in the industry and all net proceeds go back into their efforts to make the world a better place to ride via advocacy, outreach, and the creation of new cycling routes.

Prestige Training & Racing Camps Italy - Since 1999 the aim of Prestige Holidays has been to give cyclists a chance to experience Italy, the home of cycling. They offer touring holidays, to specialized training camps for amateur and professional cyclists. They also offer the chance to race and train year round, with their own team based in Italy.

Riccione Bike Hotels - Riccione Bike Hotels is an award-winning consortium of 13 hotels located on Italy's Adriatic Coast which cater for all the needs of the cyclist. Routes for all standards with professional guides in breathtaking countryside, technical support, great food, sauna, masseur, swimming pool. A culture where the requirements of the cyclist come first.

Sports Tours - Sports Tours Cycling offers the most comprehensive range of cycling tours and training camps for those wishing to enjoy their sport around the world. Whether it’s watching some of the greatest professional cycle races in the world or participating in major cyclo sportives, then we have what you are looking for.

Summit Cycling Camps - Ride and train at altitude on some of the highest roads in Colorado - Summit Cycling Camps is located in the heart of the high country in Summit County, Colorado, USA . We offer a series of riding and performance camps designed for experienced road cyclists. We offer a total performance evaluation or a series of rides that will literally take your breath away.

The Adventure Travel Company - An adventure holiday is more than 'just a holiday'. It's an experience and it's all about the people, the cultures, the scenery, the activity, the food and the history. For us, experience is one thing that doesn't come from a book - we are seasoned world travellers who have done the things that you wish to do. Ask us now about our worldwide cycling holidays.

Velo Veneto - Still the only true racing camp in Europe, since 1986. Race with us on our Italian federation registered team. Choose from literally hundreds of races in our region. You'll live like a pro and enjoy "La Dolce Vita" in Northeastern Italy. Train in the Dolomites or motor pace on the flats near Venice. Enjoy watching stages of the Giro d'Italia. If you're serious about improving yourself as a cyclist there is no better place than the Veneto, the hotbed of cycling in Italy!

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Training camps, Italian style - Rolling over some of Italian cycling legend Marco Pantani's training grounds, Cyclingnews guinea pig Shane Stokes is made to feel more than welcome at one of Riccione's Bike Hotels, where he gets a taste of training camps, Italian style. (October 10, 2005)

Gran Fondo del Monte Grappa - If you find yourself in Italy on any weekend between February and September, chances are that there's a Gran Fondo happening not too far away. While some of these events like the GF Campagnolo, GF Pinarello and the Maratona di Dolomites are world famous, others are less well known, like the Gran Fondo del Monte Grappa. Despite a few organisational niggles last year, Ben Atkins decided to give it a second shot.

Gran Fondo Campagnolo - The Gran Fondo Campagnolo is the Italian version of L'Etape du Tour. Organised by the U.C. Feltrino and backed by Campagnolo the ride takes place in the southern Dolomite region of Italy and covers the four mountain passes of Cima Campo, Passo Manghen, Passo Rolle and the Croce d'Aune. Ben Atkins took on the Gran Fondo for the first time this year, and lived to tell the tale.

Fixies across Asia - Taking the fixed gear training regime to a suitable extreme are two likely lads who are cycle-touring across Asia on fixed gear track bikes with no brakes and knee-killing seat tube angles. But they love their chosen form of cycling and as bike couriers/messengers and occasional racers, they are committed to the purest form of cycling. With pictures.

2001 Tour de France: the view from the roadside The Tour is a mighty effort for the riders, constant effort for the support crews and a whirlwind for dedicated spectators. Ted Arnold* followed the 2001 edition with Bikestyle Tours.

Ronde van Vlaanderen 2002 - more that just a bike race to the Belgians. Cyclingnews' Editor Jeff Jones takes the tour bus deep into Flanders and gains a unique perspective on the king of Belgian classics.