Epic European Cycling Tours in France Italy with Cycling-Inform and Sierra Sports and Tours.

Cycle through Europe with knowledgeable guides and check off all the best bucket list climbs France and Italy have to offer.



Sierra Sports & Tours and Cycling-Inform are pleased to present two packages for cyclists wanting to crush the most epic cols in France, and mountain passes in Italy. We’ll kick things off with a Spanish and French Pyrenees cycling adventure before moving immediately to Italy to conquer the Dolomites and Stelvio National Parks. The tour groups will be capped at 15 riders to keep the experience intimate and to provide excellent support to all our guests.

The Sierra experience in Europe and the coaching support from Cycling-Inform will help you conquer epic French and Italian bucket list climbs back-to-back!

Experienced team to guide you on your cycling tour

David and Jodie from Cycling-Inform have 17 years of successfully preparing recreational and age group riders for the challenges of their lives, getting riders over WTF corner at Peaks Challenge ride, 25 Bright Boot Camps in the Victorian High Country, training cyclists for the world’s biggest gran fondos including Europe’s famous Haute Route events and preparing hundreds of clients for their European cycling adventure. Now, combined with the logistical support from Paul and his Sierra team, their European base and equipment, plus ten years of rolling out first-class cycling tours, this Sierra / Cycling-Inform joint venture is a match made in cycling heaven.

The collaboration with Sierra Sports and Tours

Our story dates back to 2014 when we met at Peaks Challenge to assess ideas for future collaboration. By 2015, Paul from Sierra Sports and Tours rode a Cycling-Inform Bright Boot Camp to kick start his European cycling guide training. Jodie and David, in the same European spring, were conquering the cobbles and pave at Flanders and Roubaix with Paul as their guide. In 2017, Cycling-Inform was back in Europe with Sierra on some of the biggest alpine passes at La Vuelta a España. To follow the professional riders, Cycling-Inform also joined Sierra at the 2019 Criterium du Dauphine.

We are pleased to present all your lifetime EPIC FRENCH AND ITALY climbs!

Between tours, there will be a two-night stopover in Venice to make it easy for those who want to double up on the cycling action.

You get to choose to attend either or both tours.

The tours are fully supported by a comfortable nine-seater van, experienced lead cycling guides, bike mechanics and massage therapists.

Each tour is capped at 15 cyclists, so make sure you get in quickly!


From San Sebastian to Toulouse

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Here is a classic cycling tour to challenge all recreational cyclists looking to tick off a full bucket list of epic climbs straight from the Tour de France pro-cycling race. This Pyrenees cycling tour starts from San Sebastian (Basque Country, Spain) and begins through the Atlantic Pyrenees. From ‘St-Jean’, one of the most challenging climbs in the Pyrenees awaits ‘Larra-Larrau’. It is full of history and intrigue as Spanish legend Miguel Indurain (5 x TDF champion) saw his rein unravel on this monstrous climb in 1996. On the way to the Midi-Pyrenees, this backroad cycling tour takes you over numerous classic TDF climbs, including Col de la Pierre St Martin (Stage 10 summit / 2015 TDF), Col du Marie Blanque (Stage 5 / 2023 TDF) and Col d’Aubisque (Stage 18, hors categorie, 2022 TDF).

The tour bases itself in the Midi-Pyrenees for three nights, and towering mountain peaks are all around. Col du Soulor, Col du Spandelles, Hautacam, Luz Ardiden, and the other climb named Tourmalet are all within easy striking distance. The Pyrenees is also home to several pristine national parks which the TDF cannot access. You will be in awe of the gigantic landscapes as you ride to ‘Cirque de Troumouse’ and ‘Cap d’Long’. Here, we are talking about old glaciers and reservoirs that sit at heights hovering around 2000m elevation. What a fantastic ten-day holiday through the best of the Spanish & French Pyrenees!


From Kranjska to Lake Como

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Welcome to the roads of cycling legends! This cycling tour will take you into the majestic Julian Alps in Slovenia, up and over the epic Dolomites and Stelvio National Parks before finishing on the beautiful shores of Lake Como.

During 2025 we start our cycling tour in Venice and finish in Milan. This tour is perfect for cyclists who would like to challenge themselves on some of Europe´s biggest climbs. You will enjoy amazing bucket list climbs, such as, Vrsic Pass and Mangart Saddle (Slovenia), the Sella Ronda (Pordoi, Sella, Gardena & Campolongo), Passo Giau, Passo Falzarego, Passo Fedaia, Passo dello Stelvio, Passo Gavia and Passo Mortirolo!

The tour has also been designed to give you the time to relax and enjoy northern Italy and a taste of Slovenia. With multiple nights in Bovec, Arabba, Bormio and Bellagio there will be many opportunities to soak up the Slovenian/Italian Alps and explore this beautiful part of the world at a leisurely pace!

The Dolomites are not the only region in Italy with famous climbs. As a special treat escapes to tackle Passo Ghisallo and the Sormano wall near Lake Como also await. From the mythical Giro d’Italia roads to the race defining climbs from Giro di Lombardia this tour has it all!