ChainLynx is a small independent British cycling company based in Montgenèvre, in the southern French Alps, bordering Italy.
Active, rewarding, challenging and fun cycling tours have been a dream of mine for many years. ChainLynx was established in 2015 and is owned and operated by myself, Craig Parkin.
I am a dedicated fan of all that is alpine. Skiing and ski touring qwench my passions during the winter months. At the 1st sign of Spring you'll find me on my road bike, training and patiently waiting for these mythic cols to open. Routing, re-routing and forever discovering what these beautiful Franco/Italian regions have to offer.
An adopted local and a fluent French speaker. I have invested myself deeply within the local community over the last 25 years. During the winter I run a very successful brasserie and hotel in the heart of the village, working very closely with the tourist office and numerous tour operators constantly generating new projects and tourism in the town.
I am a qualified 1st officer of the French Volunteer Sapeur-Pompiers (Fire, Rescue & 1st response unit), making ChainLynx safety and support whilst on our tours paramount. Being a fully qualified CTC (cycling touring club) road bike tour leader/manager I ensure that our cycling itineraries are nicely tweaked and selected for all our riders.
We operate closley with Go-Montgenevre/Snow.cab providing a peace of mind service with the knowledge that all vehicles used during your cycling holiday have a French Transport Licience and certified drivers.
Although a relatively new Tour Company - our ideas, knowledge and experiences have been around for quiet sometime.
As a team, we look forward to spending time and enjoying the rides with you once out in resort.
RIDE - ON!