Trips for cyclists, operated by cyclists
What is Reilly Cycling Tours?
Reilly Cycling Tours began with a chance meeting of like-minded cyclists on a trip to Alpe d'Huez in 2003. Introduced to the picturesque and enchanting village of Villard-Reculas, France, and realized that they had stumbled across what is arguably the best cycling home base anywhere in the world. Ideally located on the backside of Alpe d'Huez mountain, Villard-Reculas is both a stunningly beautiful home base as well as a mecca of international cycling.
Frustrated by expensive, overrated, and exhausting cycling trips that chased the Tour de France around by bus, Reilly Cycling set out to create a new type of cycling experience. They would set up camp in one luxurious, centrally located chalet and ride out from there each day to the most exciting climbs made famous by the Tour.
Reilly Cycling Tours provides a cycling experience that appeals to all levels of cyclists, from novice to advanced. We organize and guide our trips where superb food, wine and accommodation are just as important as the famous routes and Cols we navigate with you.
We emphasize personal attention; our guides have pre-ridden every route and climb and offer detailed knowledge of the area to put our guests at ease, creating an affordable trip of a standard not seen in the industry. We pride ourselves on developing a level of friendship and camaraderie that is evidenced by our clients who return year after year. Our guide crew is a close-knit staff of cycling enthusiasts who never tire of showing the splendors of cycling in the Alps to clients from far and wide.
2018 Tour de France route is unveiled and Reilly will once again be in the heart of the action
The 2018 Tour de France route has been announced and an exciting two days of the race will come to our Chalet on Alpe d'Huez. The Tour will see a mountaintop finish on the Alpe and a stage start in our base village of Bourg d'Oisans the next day. This is the trip our small Cycling company was founded on and it is an epic adventure every year!!
2017 RCT Tours in the works!
The 2016 Tour de France may have just finished in Paris but we are already planning for next year. In 2017 we plan to offer three options. The trips and their dates depend upon interest and the Tour de France schedule being released in October.
If you have interest in coming with us for an unbelievable experience next July please email us and we will secure you a spot as we will only take a max of 16 on each trip.
See our Tours/Apparel page for more trip details.
2016 Alpine Stages Tour Recap
We were once again indulged by the wonderful wine & cuisine of our hosts and amazed at the athletic performances of our fellow riders and Tour de France pros. This truly was and is a trip for every level of cyclist. A relaxed atmosphere and a great group of people that came together over the week as close as they ever have in years past!
Sports Illustrated.com Article featuring Reilly Cycling
"Tour de France: Riding Like the Pros with Reilly Cycling Tours"
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