2018 Tour of Provence: Cols and Gorges 27 May - 9 June
Starts and finishes in Orange, and fits with EBE. Guided & Supported
Climb high Cols and travel through wonderful Gorges. Ride on quiet country roads with little traffic, through sleepy villages. See medieval castles and fascinating Roman sites, all bathed in the magical light that was so loved by painters such as Cézanne, Gauguin and Van Gogh. Appreciate the smells of thyme and rosemary scented roadsides, and miles of wild lavender fields.
* Spend 2 nights at some hotels to explore the area. * Ride the Verdon Gorge - Grand Canyon of Europe. * Ride up Mont Ventoux or explore the lavender fields below.
2018 Tour of Corsica: 8 - 22 September
Guided and supported
Cycling holiday of Corsica. Meet in Nice, one night hotel, then ferry to Corsica. A challenging tour of the wild and spectacular mountains and coasts. An extraordinary mix - clear blue seas, maquis with wild pigs, villages perched on mountains. Plenty of time to explore places of interest, and to swim in the sea. Lots of cols to climb. No rest days. Suitable for experienced mountain cyclists.