The GCT Difference

Gourmet Cycling Travel owners are your Tour Guides

While the big bike tour operators hire guides to run their tours, we, the owner of Gourmet Cycling Travel, lead your tour and are your guides. As owners, we truly care about your experience and go above and beyond to ensure you have an incredible experience!

Non Cycling guests enjoy their own planned Activities 

On our Tour de France bike tours non cyclists enjoy their own activities with their own guides while their spouse or partner is cycling. Activities may include: cooking classes, chocolate and cheese tastings, mountain hikes, shopping and more.

In-house chef with Michelin star experience

A unique feature of our tour company is chef Jon and his “Gourmet” expertise. Having your own private chef on every trip selecting the restaurants, preparing your picnics, sometimes dinners, and private cooking classes, is a unique feature of our trips.

Chef Jonathan Chiri from Gourmet Cycling Travel

TdF Connoisseur & former Pros

On our more intensive trips like the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia, Coach Simon, a former international pro racer and cycling coach, leads every ride together with Neil Martin, a former pro himself and father of top professional cyclist Dan Martin.

We are Small and Highly Experienced

Compared to the big bike tour operators our groups are smaller and more intimate and offer a very high guide to guest ratio of 1 guide per 4-5 guests. Our team offers many years of experience living, working, racing and guiding in France, Italy and Spain.

Our Bicycle Fleet

We offer high quality bikes for rent as an option during our more challenging tours like carbon fiber Specialized Roubaix bikes or a similar high quality bike. Our more leisurely tours include the rental of hybrid style bikes.

Former pro Neil Martin, father of Dan Martin, leading the rides for Gourmet Cycling Travel

About Us

We are a boutique bike tour company specializing in gourmet food and wine and incredible cycling

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“The TdF trip through the Pyrenees with GCT was beyond words; it was such a fantastic trip! As a non-cyclist, GCT was the only tour group advertising the non-cyclist version at the time I was planning my trip. After talking to Simon on the phone, I was ready to go! Read More