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.
Cycling the Loire with this dynamic duo is too memorable for words. The fantastic food & wine, great routes, lovely accomodation are only surpassed by feeling on top of the world at the end of it. For the hearty as well as faint of heart cyclists alike. Can’t wait until my next adventure with Gary and Germain.
-Mary & Katie – London UK & USA
We can see why they call it the Valley of the Kings because we lived like a couple for the length of the tour. Great food, great scenery, great company and wonderful hotels. Will be recommending you guys to all our friends.
-Brad & Angela – Boston, USA
Thank you Gary for looking after all our needs. Love this place and your team made it all that bit more special. Would love to try one of the other tours…………we’ll be back. We’ll miss those beautiful hotel rooms and those fantastic meals…………oh, and the wine!
-Jeff & Margaret – Toronto, Canada
Europe was magnificent, but the highlight was definitely joining you for the Loire Valley tour. How did you find such beautiful places to stay?. You’re right, why shouldn’t a cycle tour be a deluxe experience. Great food, wine and people. We won’t forget this for a long time.
-Bob & Brenda – Christchurch, New Zealand