Bike Weekender ‘Lite’ – short breaks for the independent cyclist
Our Bike Weekender ‘Lite’ cycling holidays provide everything needed for a fantastic long weekend of self-guided riding in France, at a great value price.
The essentials of airport transfers and catered accommodation are still included in these packages, and cyclists on our ‘Lite’ breaks still benefit from the support and expertise of our team for advice on where to ride and provision of route cards / GPS tracks.
Cycling and navigation on ‘Lite’ holidays is undertaken independently, from the door of your accommodation, without an accompanying guide and vehicle.
Bike Weekender holidays include:
- Airport transfers
- Bike friendly en-suite accommodation
- Fully catered with great food
- Full route guides & support
- Quality Road Bike Hire available
This makes these breaks the perfect option for cyclists who prefer not to be tied to a fixed route and schedule, allowing for longer stops to take in the views from cols or linger over a leisurely lunch before heading back to base.
Self-guided stays, with advice & cycling resources to plan your rides
Our dedicated, knowledgeable team will help you plan where you’d like to cycle over the course of a ‘Lite’ holiday. They’ll run through the wide range of route options in each area and advise on the best choices for your group’s experience, fitness levels and riding goals.
We have a wealth of local knowledge and resources to call upon, having cycled all the routes around these areas ourselves. We’ve prepared a comprehensive set of detailed route cards, plus GPS tracks, which guests can use to plan their days.
Our route guides also let you know the best options for coffee and lunch stops and highlight any must-see sights and possible variations or diversions along the route.
On your arrival, we’ll provide you with GPS tracks and copies of route cards… the hard work of riding through stunning landscape under the summer sun is then down to you!
Independent Riding – support & assistance where needed
As Bike Weekender ‘Lite’ breaks do not include the support of an accompanying vehicle whilst guests are riding, each cyclist should be prepared to carry all they require for a day’s riding with them (windbreaker / extra clothing, snacks and drinks, tools, spare tubes etc.)
Whilst we won’t be out with you on the rides, we are available for emergency back-up and support if required. If significant mechanical breakdowns, severe adverse weather or other emergencies arise, you can call back to base and a vehicle will be able to head out to assist you.
Bike Weekender ‘Lite’ Independent Cycling Short Break Locations
Stay at the home base of Bike Weekender – located just 1 hour’s airport transfer from Geneva, in the heart of the picturesque Aravis mountains.
It’s a perfect location for getting in as much riding as possible over the course of a short stay, through amazing alpine landscapes and around breathtaking lake Annecy. ‘Lite’ breaks are available here throughout the summer; come and experience a wealth of fantastic cycling, right on our doorstep.
The perfect location for keen cyclists who really want to push their limits… follow the routes of cycling legends up as many Tour de France cols as your legs can take!
Majestic mountains surround our bases in le Bourg-d’Oisans and la Grave, daring you to take on climbs up to well over 2000m. Comfy accommodation, warm hospitality and hearty alpine food will help to keep your spirits… and hopefully energy levels… up to the challenge.
A land of sun-drenched contrasts… forested hills, wine country and lavender fields, all overlooked by the imposing slopes of towering Mont Ventoux.
To build up to the challenge of Mont Ventoux itself, there are plenty of stunning rides in beautiful scenery through gorges, woodland and vineyards. Then the big one… a single ascent, or for the truly fit attempt to join the ‘Club des Cinglés’ by climbing Mont Ventoux by 3 different routes in a single day!
Our base in the pretty seaside town of le Lavandou is ideal for combining laid-back riding with relaxed time enjoying the beachside life of the famous Côte d’Azur.
An enviably mild climate makes this a fantastic location for riding at the start and end of the summer; cycling routes through gentle hills and forests inland stretch the legs and lead to magnificent views, before dropping back down to palm-lined shore. A perfect combination for a chilled cycling holiday.