2018 will be the sixth cycling tour I’ve been on arranged by Velo Boutique. Each one has been different, superbly organized, challenging and memorable. In fact most of my favourite memories on a bike have tended to be one of Velo Boutiques tours, whether a particularly tough day on the Col Du Galibier, or the exhilaration of riding through those wild crowds at Dutch Corner on Alpe D’Huez mere hours prior to the peloton passing through on Tour day.
The tour guides are incredibly knowledgeable of each climb, and the surrounding routes. At the summit of each climb one of the vans awaits with refreshments, snacks, lunch and water refills. There really is nothing like having a several support vehicles with you making sure everything and everyone is ok and getting the most out of each iconic climb.
The highlight is the camaraderie between everyone during the rides and back at the base. Bring on 2018 .