Both are exclusively available online to purchase now via the Cycling Tube Maps website and they would make a great Christmas present for a friend or loved one. All posters will be carefully rolled and double wrapped to insure they arrive undamaged. They will also be dispatched by the following working day via a fully tracked and secure postal service.
Back in our second lockdown here in France we are taking the opportunity to reflect on the 2020 season and plan for 2021. Like most tourism based companies the COVID-19 outbreak had a devastating effect on our summer season, with most of our guests coming from the UK, Australia and the Americas unable to travel. With COVID-19 once again resurging in Europe and the understandable effect on enquiries for the 2021 season we have made the decision to pause our open cycling tours for 2021.
We are however continuing with the following
Our custom tours for small groups who all know each other and travel together (up to a maximum of 6 guests) will continue so if you are looking for a small group experience we would be very pleased to help with your trip arrangements.
For 2021 we have decided not to permanently base ourselves in Bourg d’Oisans and to spend just the main summer season there. You can still reach us as always and if we are not in town a member of our team will be there to make sure everything runs smoothly for your visit.
With a change of dates of La Marmotte 2021 to an ealier week of 27th June 2021 and with pre existing accommodation already booked from the cancellation of summer 2020 travel we have only one 1 bedroom apartment left for the event.
La Petite Charm is a 1 bedroom apartment that sleeps two people and is in the centre of town just 100 metres from the start line in Bourg d’Oisans. The accommodation also boast secure bike storage and a lovely sunny balcony with views up towards the mountain of Alpe d’Huez.
With our first custom tour of the year just coming to an end we can’t wait for the next one! We have spent a week riding with and supporting a great group of riders from Australia, taking in the local routes and heading over to Sestrière for the obligatory Italian pizza and coffee (including a stop on the top of the Col du Lautaret for a play in the snow!). Despite a bit of rain the guys have also fitted in some chill out time and enjoyed massage at their base in the Garden House.
The tour was put together by our team in correspondence with the group and taking into account their preferred routes and wish list.
Thanks guys for a great week, see you next year.
Let More Than 21 Bends help you build a once-in-a-lifetime trip.
With more than 10 years experience in organising cycling holidays we share our expertise to tailor a unique cycling holiday you will never forget.
Our team is passionate about providing amazing trips and will work with you to build your dream trip whether you simply require a route and accommodation along the way, luggage transfers and some advice, or a fully guided and vehicle supported tour.
We can arrange custom trips for lone riders, couples and groups of friends, cycling clubs and corporate groups. It’s easy, you choose how your trip runs, let our professional team sort out the logistics, and you focus on riding the amazing routes.
It’s that time of year again when More Than 21 Bends heads north to support Prompt Cycle Culture with their pop up shop and bike hire for the spring classics.
We had a great time with We ride Flanders at the weekend, catching up with our friends at Il Magistrale Cycling Coffee (available at Prompt Cycle Culture) and 21virages and it was great to see past guests and friends who came to say hello to us at the stand, especially Mark our first ever guest back in 2009!
Looking forward to another great weekend in Roubaix, a bientot!
Over the years we have welcomed numerous guests, and we are so glad to have welcomed many of you back numerous times too! To say thank you for your loyalty and friendships, we are offering all returning guests who have booked with us on 3 separate occasions a 10% discount on a trip in 2020*
We thank you for helping make More Than 21 Bends what it is, and look forward to seeing you again this summer and the next!
Helen & Phil
To pick up your discount code contact us *conditions apply
Come and join us on our fully supported cycle tour of Alpe d Huez and Mont Ventoux.
Priced at £599 for a seven night stay our Tour itinerary features many classic climbs of the Tour de France:
Saturday – Arrive in Bourg d′Oisans at the More Than 21 Bends B&B
Sunday – Alpe d Huez and the Col de Sarenne
Monday – Col du Glandon and the Col de la Croix de Fer plus the Lacets de Montvernier.
Tuesday – Col du Galibier
Wednesday – Morning transfer by minibus to base of Mont Ventoux. Lunch stop in Chateauneuf du Pape (world famous for the production of red wine) with option to ride on to our base.
Thursday – Mont Ventoux from Bedoin (July) or Sault (August) and the beautiful Nesque Gorge.
Friday – Morning transfer back to Bourg d′Oisans. Free afternoon to rest up, have a second attempt at Alpe d Huez or enjoy one of our other amazing rides.
Saturday – Departures
The price includes 7 nights accommodation with breakfast 7 days and picnic lunch on 4 days. Vehicle supported rides with knowledgeable guides.
More opportunities to watch the Tour de France 2018 with a stay in Bourg d Oisans.
Join us for a bumper Tour de France with the passage through Bourg d Oisans and mountain top finish on Alpe d Huez on the 19th July, and the stage start in Bourg d Oisans on the 20th July the atmosphere promises to be amazing.
An old favourite apartment back with us for summer 2018 and newly online has availability throughout July and August including for the tour dates. The 2 bedroom apartment sleeps 4 and has comfortable open plan living, dining and kitchen a lovely enclosed garden and secure bike store. Available to book online here, Cerisier apartment in Bourg d Oisans
A large modern house with 4 bedrooms, sleeping up to 7 also available for the Tour de France and August dates. This house also has a large open plan living, dining and kitchen with double height ceilings has a great modern feel with garden and secure bike store is just a few minutes walk from the centre of Bourg d Oisans. Available to book online here, Rue des Colporteurs house in Bourg d Oisans
The Col d’Ornon is an often overlooked climb here in the Oisans but really should be on everyone’s to do list while staying in Bourg d’Oisans
The climb is often used in the Tour de France (at time of writing last used in 2017) as a linking col to the bigger ones in the area. It is usually listed as a cat 2 climb but still expect it to take you from 40 minutes upwards.
The gradients are never steep and there are some beautiful switchback to navigate both on the way up and down. In fact the descent from the top to Bourg d’Oisans is probably one of the best free flowing descents in the area.
We are pleased to add another property to our cyclist friendly accommodation in Bourg d Oisans.
This new house, a few minutes walk from the centre of town, is a modern build with spacious interior and contemporary lay out.
On the ground floor is a large open plan kitchen and bright double height living/dining area with patio doors to the garden seating area. Also on the ground floor is one single bedroom, a shower room and wc. Stairs to the first floor lead to a large open mezzanine with sofa bed, and 3 further bedrooms a double and 2 twins, further bathroom and wc. The integral garage has washing machine and plenty of space for secure bike storage.
The house has full availability for July and August, yes including Tour de France dates so don’t delay!
Priced from just £1100 for 7 nights, it is a great value property.
Spring into action and contact us to arrange your summer 2018 cycling holiday.
Whether you want to grab some sunshine as the Col du Galibier opens in early June, join the masses and experience the buzz of Le Tour de France in July, or maybe escape the the crowds and enjoy the mountains in the quieter months of May, August or September….we have the perfect self catered accommodation in central Bourg d’Oisans locations to suit you!
Last remaining availability for this years Tour de France, if you want to get up close and personal with the Tour we have the place for you. With a first floor view of the riders as they race around bend 16 of the Alpe d Huez climb, our studio apartment promises a stunning view of the action. Grab it now while you can…
We have a fantastic selection of cyclist friendly rental properties in Bourg d’Oisans, catering for all group sizes; singles, couples, families, cycling clubs and corporate groups.
You can search our available properties online at the More Than 21 Bends website, simply search using your dates and group size to see what we have available, and once you have found your property book there and then using our online booking system, it couldn’t be simpler!
If you need help with any requirements or prefer to contact us with your holiday requirements we are always happy to help.
2018 is going to be an unbelievable summer for cyclists in the Oisans – Don’t Miss out!
Beat the post Christmas rush and book your self catered summer cycling accomodation now while we still have availability.
We now have an even bigger range in property sizes, from compact studios apartments to large 6 and 7 bedroom houses, so whether you are a lone rider or a cycling group we have something to suit everyone.
Contact us with your holiday requirements and to make a booking.
We are pleased to announce our sister company and bike shop PROMPT CYCLE CULTURE of Bourg d’Oisans are offering cycle hire for the following Spring Classic Cycle Sportives in Northern France and Belgium
The More Than 21 Bends tent and staff will be at each of the event headquarters on the Friday and Saturday where you can have a chat about our accommodation in Bourg d’Oisans or purchase a cycling cap from Caps Not Hats
If you don’t believe how good this place is, check out the feedback from customers who have just returned from their ten-day cycling holiday in the Costa Daurada.
Just to let you know that our holiday was perfect, the accommodation and food were very good. Cambrils Park is a lovely place. The guys at the bike centre were wonderful and could not have been more helpful. The routes were very good and varied, it’s a very nice place to ride. What more can I say? FANTASTIC. Thanks for all your help in organising the trip and we know where to find you should we decide to visit again. Thanks again The Browns
Contact us for more information and to book your winter cycling break.