Deluxe Cycle Tours
This UK based company provides high-end tours in France and Spain, while still giving you a good "bang for your buck". Their site has a very helpful chart comparing them to the other luxury operators that shows that they do provide the same service for a lower price (especially if you are paying in pounds, as the dollar conversion does erode some of the savings).
They tour some of our favorite regions, those that tend to be a little easier for the beginner and low-intermediate rider (Provence, Loire Valley, Camino de Santiago). Everything is included in the price (bike rental, helmets, wine at dinner), so this, along with the reasonably short 30 miles a day is a plus for the first-time tour rider. We also like that they are UK based, so if you are American, most of your riding companions will provide additional cultural diversity.
- Operator Type:
Full-Service Operator, Regional Operator
- Price Tier:
- Avg Price Per Day:
Bike Provided, Guided, Self-Guided