So What Are Your Bike Rental Options?
Many of our guests choose to bring their own bikes with them to ride during their bike tour. Nothing quite fits like your own bike, so it makes sense that you’d like to have it with you as you conquer the legendary cols of Europe. However, if you’d prefer to rent a bike while on your trip, that’s an option too. We’re frequently asked what are the bike rental options on our bike tours, so here’s a brief summary:
We handle all of the logistics for our guests’ bike rentals, meaning that they will be available for your use during the bike tour and there’s nothing required by you in terms of pick-up or drop off of the rental bike. We work with local bike shops in each region for the rentals. Generally, there is a range of bikes available in various sizes. Some of the brands include: Trek, Pinarello, Scott, Colnago, BMC, Cannondale, as well as others. The level of bike ranges from a more entry level, aluminum/carbon bike with Shimano 105 components, up to the top of the line, full carbon, pro race bike with carbon race wheels. As an example of the bikes available for rent, here are some of the options for our bike tour in Provence. The prices are for the entire trip, per person:
Trek Domane 4 (Shimano 105 / triple chainring): $300
Trek Domane 5.2 (Shimano Ultegra / triple chainring): $375
Trek Domane 5.9C (Shimano Ultegra / compact chainring / 11-speed / DI-2 electronic shifting): $540
Typically for each trip region, there is an option for around $300 per person, with prices going up from there for more high end bikes.
Do you have more questions? Please feel free to contact us. We’re happy to help you!