You are on a supported holiday, whether accompanied / supported or as self-guided, so do not burden yourself with tools and spares that we can provide! Here are a few hints and tips of what we provide and what we would like you to bring along on your cycling holiday. Self guided riders use our base in Montgenevre as their hub.  The ChainLynx ROAD BOOK, your definitive guide and essential information pack, will be made available detailing all our rides. 


Chainlynx Cycle Tours has access to a workshop. Track pumps, a full tool kit and torque wrenches. In addition we also have work stands, grease, oils and cleaning aids all of which are available for your use. 


Carbon road bikes with 105 or Ultegra spec are available to hire from our local pro bike shop. Specialized / BMC / Look / Lapierre bikes for example. The hired bikes will come with a compact set up, therefore 50/34T chainrings and 11/28T cassette. Prices are available upon request. We can suggest that you bring your own pedals and saddle (not carbon rails), if you prefer.







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Whilst out on any of our accompanied / supported tours, the vehicles are well stocked with basic spares and the tools to repair. Our vans also include: Front and rear wheels (Shimano and Campag), tyres, tubes, cables, chains (10 & 11 speed). These items can be borrowed or purchased from us. If we do not have a particular component we know where the local bikes shops are, so will hopefully acquire the appropriate part fairly quickly.


There are some spares however that we DO ask you to bring; 

2 sets of brake pads suitable for your rims

Rear derailler & hanger that fits your frame 

Chain connector/chain link for your chain

Spare inner tubes x 4


Airlines do not allow these to be transported.

These will be available for rental in resort and you will be reimbursed if they are returned unused..


The beauty with the majority of our tours means you will have the creature comforts of the same bed each night. Therefore your evening wear is totally up to you. If, however, tours have a stopover, spare a thought and pack light to include necessary toiletries and recovery supplements etc in what we will call the 'van-bag'.


Your Van bag is a small ruck-sack in which you can store your daily supplies, spare clothing, warm clothing, waterproof/windproof layers, sun lotions etc...... it will be kept in the support vehicle whilst out on our guided tours. 


Your bike

Cycling shoes

Helmet (obligatory whilst on your bike)

Water bottles x 3+ (bottle racks in the van can store pre-made one(s)

Saddle/frame bag (to hold the following in the list)


Inner tubes, tyre levers (we expect you to be independant in mending punctures)

Multi tool

Lights (for use in poor weather/tunnels, can also be kept in The Van-Bag)



You are the riders and we are sure you won't forget your team colours  or favourite bib shorts – please bring what you believe is adequate for the number of days riding.


Alpine regions even in summer months can be suprisingly cold, especially at altitude. Therefore waterproofs, windstoppers, leg warmers, arm warmers, gloves, snoods and hats are highly recommended.

We advise riders to carry with them at all times a mobile phone, some euros and their EHIC. 



Is included.... consisting of fruit, yoghurts, croissants, bread, jams, cereals, boiled eggs, ham, cheese, fruit juice and hot beverages.


Lunch, Cycling Snacks & Nutrition: 

On the accompanied & supported tours we provide fruit, cereal bars, crisps, nuts, raisins, bread, ham, cheese, tea, coffee & water.


Our accompanied & support tours include.......

OTE Sports Nutrition : Gels, Anytime Bars, Hydro-Tabs & Energy Drink Powders.

Self-guided riders can benefit from a point of sale in our workshop.

Accompanied tours will be stopping for lunch, whether it's a pre-ordered packed lunch (extra) or one of our Road Leaders' suggested eateries en-route. Self-guided riders may order a packed lunch or refer themselves to our info packs / road books.


Recovery drinks & bars: 

We generally head out for dinner around 19h00/30. We recommend that you bring your own recovery supplements in order to bridge the gap. 


Evening meals:

We use a host of local village restaurants all with various menus and local specialities on offer.

Evening meals are not included, although can be arranged.

If your cycle tour includes a stop-over other than Montgenèvre, Chainlynx will propose a half-board accommodation package.

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