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  • Wednesday May 18, 2005

    Cycling in Europe, unless you’re a professional, is best enjoyed for the experience. It’s about the countryside, the atmosphere, the food, the drink, the languages and the people. If you’re really lucky, you get to go with Velo Classic Tours who has the inside scoop on getting the best of all of those things.

  • Wednesday May 23, 2012

    Thomson Bike Tours is firmly established as a leading provider of performance cycling tours to the mountains of Europe. Peter Thomson, co-founder of Thomson Bike Tours , has been riding Europe’s most spectacular routes for over 25 years. This season he will lead two trips through the majestic Vuelta б Espaсa terrain. In this article, Peter enlists the help of two of his Thomson Bike Tours regulars to discuss the Vuelta’s epic climb: the Lagos de Covadonga, perhaps one of the most revered and feared ascents in Europe.

  • Tuesday February 13, 2007

    One of the most exciting and rewarding aspects of traveling abroad is experiencing daily life in a different country. As part of their itineraries that range from the Spring Classics in Belgium to the vividly picturesque in Austria, Velo Classic Tours offers travelers a unique view into the authentic culture of some of Europe’s best-kept culinary secrets.

  • Friday October 18, 2013


    The cycling around Lago di Como in northern Italy is among our favorites, and it’s even better when ex-pro Fabio Negri of leads the way, and our home base is the Albergo il Perlo Panorama.

  • Wednesday November 20, 2013


    France From Inside Tours specializes in cycling holidays for small groups in southern France, like their epic 'Conquer the Pyrenees' trip. 1000 miles, 100,000 feet climbing, 12 days of riding across the Pyrenees, coast to coast and back. The company owner and lead guide, Allan Reeves, explains how next year’s 8th presentation of this marathon ride unfolds.

  • Thursday January 27, 2011

    Every year Allan Reeves, of France From Inside Cycling Tours, counts the days to his once a year epic cycling trip: Conquer the Pyrenees, 12 days riding from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean and back, 1000 miles, and climbing 94000 feet. 2011 marks the 5th presentation of this marathon ride. PEZ takes a moment to ask him some questions about this journey.

  • Friday August 11, 2006

    Who doesn’t dream of doing a stage race through the mountains? From city to city, accompanied by race marshals on motorcycles, with electronic timing and feed zones along the way, on roads and through cleared intersections, on the same roads and mountains used in the Giro, and without worrying about baggage transport? Face it, you all do. This is the Transalp for road bikes!

  • Friday April 25, 2014


    We do love traveling to exotic locales and riding the famous roads of cycling, but sometimes a trip closer to home is even better. Scotsdale's Bespoke Inn offers owner-run personalized service, a fully equipped bike shop, days of top rides, and nights of delicious dining and drinks.

  • Monday May 15, 2006

    Guests of Velo Classic Tours’ September trip to Tuscany will have something more to talk about than just your run-of-the-mill Tuscan landscape of endless rolling hills covered in ripened grapevines, ancient hill towns, and exceptional food and wine… they’ll also be riding with the women’s world #1 racer – Oenone Wood. Turns out Oenone can’t wait for Fall...

  • Thursday July 27, 2006

    Mixing a tropical vacation with some riding can be a challenge, but on the Caribbean island of Curacao, the roads are good, the beaches just right, and if you take in the Amstel Curacao Race – you can even roll against some top Euro pros.

  • Friday June 3, 2011

    PEZ takes a look at the cycling tour company in the South of France. We asked owner and avid cyclist Allan Reeves about his Pyrenees Cycling Challenge, from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean and back, totaling 1000 miles and 94,000 ft in 12 days of riding. Then we discovered he hosts cycling vacations at a family chateau in the Bordeaux wine region. Sign us up!

  • Thursday September 29, 2011

    After several years of telling PEZ-Fans about Thomson Bike Tours’ trips chasing the big rides and races in Europe, it was time to experience one for myself. My arrival to cover the final week of the 2011 Giro coincided perfectly with their Giro KOM trip, and its promise of several days of climbing some big climbs.

  • Wednesday August 5, 2009

    On my last Italian holiday with Mrs. Pez, we stayed in a small hotel on Lago di Como, above Bellagio on the climb to the Madonna del Ghisallo church. The quiet surroundings and breath taking views were enough to warrant a return visit – but its location on the route for the Giro di Lombardia, and proximity to this year’s Worlds in Mendrisio make it a worthy stop for any PEZ Fan …

  • Monday May 23, 2011

    PEZ takes a look at the cycling tour company in the South of France. We asked owner and avid cyclist Allan Reeves about his Pyrenees Cycling Challenge, from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean and back, totaling 1000 miles and 94,000 ft in 12 days of riding. Then we discovered he hosts cycling vacations at a family chateau in the Bordeaux wine region. Sign us up!

  • Saturday January 26, 2008

    Soon after I’d fallen in love with Italy (ie: Italian women), it was clear that I had to see the Giro d’Italia up close. So in 1994 I joined Breaking Away Bicycle Tours to see my first Giro. They've been doin' it right for almost 25 years, so I talked with founder Greg Hogan about what makes them so good.

  • Thursday November 15, 2012

    PEZ-Man Corey Fox's recent Lombardia weekend took some unexpected turns, but the expected good times came through with great weather, a top ride with an ex-pro, and a memorable weekend of '7s' at the Hotel Il Perlo on Lake Como.

  • Wednesday January 26, 2011

    Part 1: Since we released ErgVideo in 2007, PEZ has followed our progress and updated readers with reviews of software and new ErgVideo editions. In 2010, we launched our most ambitious mission to the French Pyrйnйes. Here’s a few of the hilights as the boys climbed, descended, and shot the scenes for their latest series from the Pyrenees.

  • Tuesday January 28, 2014


    The 2014 Tour de France visits the Bordeaux region with a stage finish and Time Trial start at the medieval town of Bergerac. France From Inside cycling tour's Allan Reeves knows the area well - his family owns a chateau there, and guests will enjoy fantastic riding, exquisite French cuisine, and some big time bike racing.

  • Tuesday February 7, 2012

    Few people have the opportunity to spend a week in a French chateau, to say nothing of being welcomed and hosted like old friends of the owners. But that’s exactly what you’ll experience on one of France From Inside’s trips to their family’s Chateau Pitray. Company owner Allan Reeves tells us more about his uniquely intimate European bike trips.

  • Friday January 28, 2011

    Europe-shmeurope – sometimes the best rides are right outside your front door, all you gotta do is look. PEZ-Fan Dave Auerbach’s eyes are open and lucky for us he sent in this great look around his area in Vermont. It may be snowed in right now, but this is one worth checking out…

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