My husband and I just returned from the trip of a lifetime, five amazing days biking through the French Riviera. Our accommodations ranged from château, to a family run bed and breakfast overlooking a national park, to a stay in one of the most prestigious hotels in the world. If I spent months searching the web, I never could have made such perfect arrangements on my own. Azur Vélo supplied us with high-end road bikes and three itineraries per day, depending on our energy levels and even arranged emergency shuttle service for us when we were too pooped to finish our ride. This group knows the area like the back of their hand. Azur Vélo treated us like family and made every effort possible to see that we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Tara and Kenneth Trent, Deluxe Custom Cycling Tour, 2014
The group was absolutely thrilled with their cycling tour! The guide was perfect for the group, and the surprise meeting with the Swedish cycling star Gustav Larsson was fantastic, an unforgettable memory for the participants.
Providentia Group, Custom Cycling Excursion, 2014
I flew into Nice, solo with my trusty bike, for a 6 day cycling adventure with Azur Vélo. I could really relax and enjoy my vacation because Azur Vélo had everything arranged for me from the moment I walked through the arrival gates at Nice airport. I was welcomed as a friend everywhere I went, whether it was stopping in a remote mountain village for a sandwich and to fill my bidons, or by the family-style accommodation hand selected for me by Diana. I was even welcomed as a guest of honour by a town mayor and was welcomed to join a friendly game of pétanque! Diana joined me for the excursion up the Col de la Bonette. Fantastic excursion! I was so impressed by the attention to detail and effort that Azur Vélo had put into organising my bespoke trip that I have re-booked a second bespoke trip in June/July 2015 which will see us tackle Mont Ventoux before riding back towards the Côte d'Azur via the friendly and breathtaking countryside of Verdun and the Alpes Maritimes. Diana is very passionate and creates the correct sort of vacation tailored for the requests of her clients. 5 stars and highly recommended.
Craig Brodie, Custom Cols & Villages Tour with La Bonette Excursion, 2014
My friends and I decided to plan a cycling camp in the French Riviera to get into shape for the 2014 race season. Azur Vélo gave us custom itineraries and an experienced guide who helped us with all aspects of our training. We also had 2 days of massage by a guy who massages some of the top pro riders in the world! We had a great experience training on the Côte d'Azur with these guys. We absolutely loved the terrain and the views. We hope to make this a regular trip!
Brent Sampson, Custom Training Camp, 2014
I am a big fan of Azur Vélo. This September, I signed up for the Ironman France in Nice for next June. Just prior to a business trip in Paris, I contacted Diana at Azur Vélo to see if they could help me with a recon ride to preview the bike course. They were easy to work with, flexible and very accommodating to my business travel schedule. When I arrived, everything was as discussed. Bike was set up, a wonderful guide was chosen (who happened to be an ex Tour de France racer!) and I had a wonderful day cycling and previewing the race course. I received not only precious information on what to look out for, but also great advice on where to preserve energy and how to approach certain tricky areas. We stopped at a great mountain resto in Gourdon and continued on our trek. Great experience and wonderful folks to spend time with! Highly recommended!
Michel C. Cadieux, Ironman Recon Ride 2014
First off I wanted to let you know that I had a super ride with Manon, she is one strong rider! I will be sure to recommend your company to others in the future.
Jordan O., Deluxe Private Cycling Excursion 8/2016
Everyone was raving about the trip when we got back to the hotel (including my dad after we got some sugar and electrolytes in him). You and Fred have inspired my sister to take up biking again as well. I cannot say it enough. Your and Fred's expertise in cycling and the area really showed. Everyone had a wonderful time! I'll be recommending your tour group to anyone planning on coming over here.
Mahoney Family, Private Group Cycling Tour 7/2016
We had a fantastic time cycling with Azur Vélo in the French Riviera. We loved the regional cuisine and the special touches that gave us a feeling for the local culture. We'll never forget the pétanque game that we played under the 12th Century Castle ruins. We hope to come back again next year. We'll be training hard so we can do the more challenging routes next time!
Johann and Amelia Phillipps, Cols and Villages Tour 5/2016
Whenever you plan to come to the South of France for serious cycling: check out Azur Vélo. Founded by Diana Panchyk, a hard core cyclist and completely in the know. The roads, the places to hang out, meeting up with the local pro's, the best masseurs, etcetera etcetera. If you look for someone to help you make the most of your days in this cyclists paradise ask her. Be it a large group with more trainers for hard-core training sessions, an arranged event around Tour de France stages (but for those who want to do some real biking themselves too!) or just a gpx file on a favourite track. Get in touch with her. You won't regret it. My stay here was fantastic, efficient and inspirational. Oh,.. and she is an academic in French linguistics and fun to chat with too when you got any breath left.
Dinko Valerio, Custom Cycling Tour 5/2015
We came to Nice to prepare for our 2015 cycling season. Azur Vélo planned a perfect training camp for us. We only thought about our training and all the rest was done for us. We are very happy with our week of intense training on the Côte d'Azur.
Jorgen H. Group, Custom Training Camp 3/2015