Our tours run from the end of May through until the end of September. 

Experience  Tour de France & Giro d'Italia stages throughout the summer.

Unless you are signing up for one of our sportives, all packages are on offer to suit you for whichever dates throughout the season.

(All tours are subject to availability)


Our tours broken down:


ACCOMPANIED TOURS  include a tour leader on his bike and on the road with you. A minibus with spares and your van-bags will be following you as support during your rides.


SUPPORTED TOURS  include a vehicle and driver. Spares and van-bags will be carried and yes the drivers have great knowledge of the rides you will be on. 


SELF GUIDED TOURS are independent riders using our base as their hub whilst having full access to our tour profiles/info and in-house support whilst in resort.

Self-guided tours can be upgraded* at any point during the reservation process or whilst in resort. This service, for example, may be for a day or two during your stay.

*(subject to availability – fees do apply - the further in advance the better)

Please contact us for a price breakdown of these tours.



Take one day off work – Two countries – Two legendary cols (Agnel & Izoard), both have featured in the Giro & TDF stages – Two nights B&B - Bragging rights Monday morning! 

  • Agnel - Izoard - Montgenèvre - Sestiere

  • 240kms

  • 4500+m

  • Fly Thursday pm or Friday am, return Sunday pm (for example).

£680 pp
(based on 4 pers - sharing twin rooms - 2 nights B&B - Evening Meals & lunch incl - RTN transfers Turin - vehicle support - accompanied - OTE Sports - Single suppl £40 per night)



Franco/Italian 3 or 4 day tours for example. Arrival day leg warmer. Outstanding hidden local gems with a Grand Col or two thrown in.

  • Echelle - Izoard - Alpe d'Huez and/or  Tour de Lac Serre Ponçon - Sestriere

  • approx. 300/400kms

  • 5000+m

£790 pp
(based on 4 pers - sharing twin rooms - 4 nights B&B - RTN transfers Turin - vehicle support - accompanied - OTE Sports - Single suppl £40 per night)



An epic choice of Grand Classic Cols. 4, 5 or 6+ day itineraries. Experience the rides & climbs as featured in both the Giro & TDF stages past and present.

  • Echelle (local gem warm-up) - Izoard - Galibier - Finestre - Alpe d'Huez - Tour de Lac Serre Ponçon - Télégraphe - Bonette - Mont Cenis and more.... 

  • +600kms

  • 8000+m

£1020 pp
(based on 4 pers - sharing twin rooms - 5 nights B&B - RTN transfers Turin - vehicle support - accompanied - OTE Sports - Single suppl £40 per night)



*special offer valid from a minimum group stay of 4 nights and does not include our Sportive Events





Multiple sportive. Will be Celebrating its 22nd Edition in 2020. A very popular event attracting some 500+ racers and includes three categories – Choose your sportive to match your abilities. The Gran Fondo distance in 2018 included the iconic Colle delle Finestre (Giro 2015 & 2018). We await the announcement of

next seasons route...... The stats below are from 2018.


Gran Fondo : TBC

  • 152kms

  • 3500+m

  • 4 alpine cols


Medio Fondo : TBC

  • 104kms

  • 1900+m

  • 2 alpine cols


Corto Fondo : TBC

  • 80kms

  • 1300+m

  • 2 alpine cols


Included: Five nights B&B, Turin airport transfers, all inscriptions, Grand Fondo cycling  jersey, race day chaperoning, finishers dinner, supported tours & reconnaissance before race day. OTE Sports Nutrition



Starting in Valloire, this super sized sportive event climbs Galibier descending the Lautaret towards Briançon and Guillestre. From here you will climb the legendary Izoard before returning for a Galibier summit finish.


Super Gran Fondo : TBC

  • 186kms

  • 4600+m

  • 3 alpine cols

This race has 3 HC climbs and includes both sides of the iconic Col du Galibier. 


Included: Five nights B&B, Turin airport transfers, all inscriptions, race day chaperoning,  supported tours & reconnaissance before race day. OTE Sports Nutrition






for 2020



Relive the Grand Depart stages of the 2013 Tour de France under the same conditions as the pros. Nutrition Stops, Medical & Mavic assistance both on the road and on the boat. Timed rouleur and climbing sections on every stage with briefings and GC information given each evening. 

Departing by boat from Marseille, ride and experience three magical stages on the most outstanding scenic roads & legendary summits.

Including four nights half-board accommodation on a cruise ship for an absolutely genuine and unique tour of Corsica. 

  • 3 stages

  • 350kms

  • 5000+m


Due to current climates it is with this sad news that ChainLynx Cycle Tours LTD has ceased trading as a UK registered company

During this time we will be keeping our presence on the internet and social media whilst we figure out our next step in these difficult times

We are based in the French Alps year round and these Iconic Cycling Giants will never leave us  


If at all you would like to get in touch, by all means email us and we will help you in any way we can


Until then - Keep pedaling and keep safe


From myself personally - Craig Parkin 

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