Preparing for your cycling holiday

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Top tips for fitness and traveling

We have put together some tips to help you prepare for your cycling holiday with us.  If you have any questions please contact us.

Pre-departure – Brexit

For UK residents planning a holiday in France, there are many new rules and regulations which must be adhered to since 1st January 2021 and up-to-date information can be found on the Government website www.gov.uk However, to simplify things for a visit to us, most of the information will not be necessary (unless you plan to drive here, then it’s worth looking up the new driving regulations) and my top 3 basic reminders would be –

  1. Check your passport is valid, you must have 6 months or more remaining. Also, at the airport, you must queue in the NON-EU lane at passport control.
  2. Take out travel insurance, with adequate cover for health and accidents.
  3. Don’t pack any meat or milk products, or any items containing these products (baby food and milk is exempt)

 

Get fit for your trip 

After you have booked your trip with us, start preparing yourself for multiple days in the saddle. The fitter you are the more enjoyment you will get from each day’s ride.

Comfort

Buy some good quality padded cycling shorts and make sure you are correctly fitted to your bike. These two things will go a long way to preventing any unwelcome sores and aches around your nether regions.

Stretching

Learn some stretches, specifically designed for cyclists, these can help in preparation for and whilst on your holiday.

Contact us for examples of stretches and help with a pre-holiday fitness regime.

What to Pack 

Additional to your usual travel and bike kit.  We suggest adding:

  • Helmet
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimming kit
  • Clothing – the weather can be unpredictable around the mountains so pack for rain and shine. Mornings can be chili when you set off so a Gillet and arm and leg warmers are ideal.

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