44-5 Cycling Tours
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44|5 Cycling Tours offers guided day rides and multi-day tours in France, Spain and Italy. From Provence to the Pyrenees we’ve handpicked our favorite roads to make sure your cycling experience is unforgettable. If you’re here for a short stay, our weekend ‘BreakAway’ tours are a perfect way to experience local culture and incredible riding. Or, join us for one of our week-long tours on the most epic roads in Europe!
Nimes, Occitanie, France

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Michael F
1 contribution
Sep 2022
John and Gerry of 44/5 Cycling Tours are pros at organizing and managing the tour for their customers. Every detail was taken care of without any issues. The logistics of travel, lodging, dining and extracurricular activities for non-riders and post ride were well thought out and executed flawlessly. The cycling routes in northern Italy they selected were perfect with just enough climbing challenges, while the beautiful landscapes of the Piedmont wine region and Lake Como captured our attention. The rides were well supported, 44/5 was prepared for any need a cyclist would have during a ride.
If you’re looking for a tour group that will provide the best in every aspect of a cycling tour I recommend Gerry and John of 44/5 Cycling Tours, they are pros.
Written October 3, 2022
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Paul G
Stowe, VT4 contributions
Jun 2021
I just returned from a 3 day Mont Ventoux breakaway tour with 44|5 Cycling Tours with a cousin. At twenty-four, neither of us had ever traveled in Europe on our own, so the prospect of this trip was somewhat intimidating, but Gerry and John made it the experience of a lifetime. From the moment I first reached out to Gerry and John, they were always very accomodating of our needs - taking care of hotel reservations. providing us with contacts for a great bike rental company which delivered our bikes to us, and advising us on travel logistics. They responded promptly to emails and with the ever-changing situation (we were making plans during Covid), kept us informed of government regulations and travel restrictions.

The three days of biking in Provence were an amazing experience and are now the most memorable rides that I've ever undertaken. Gerry and John are both super familiar with the region and picked out some great areas to bike in without much traffic and with beautiful, varied scenery. We biked through vineyards, an impressive scenic gorge, picturesque villages with colorful markets, and of course, to the top of Mont Ventoux

I highly recommend 44/5 Cycling Tours to all cyclists. Gerry and John would be able to accommodate all ability levels and help you plan your trip of a lifetime.
Written June 25, 2021
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Addison
3 contributions
Jul 2022
A group of four of us did the Ventoux Breakaway tour with an Alpe D'Huez day trip. Gerry was a great guide with a rich knowledge of the area and pleasure to talk to. Gerry made the whole trip easy, arranging everything from pickups and drop offs at the train station, to the hotel, to bike rentals. The riding in the Ventoux area was spectacular, the town of Malucene where we stayed was great with plenty of restaurants (pretty much all of which served vegetarian options). I would recommend booking with 44|5!
Written September 2, 2022
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hammer888
Los Angeles, CA3 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
This was my third trip with 445- and John and Gerry delivered, as usual. They go out of their way to ensure everybody has a wonderful time- cyclists and non- cyclists alike. Lodging and restaurant choices are well thought out. If you’re thinking about cycling in France, Italy or Spain, I highly recommend 445. You will have a great time.
Written October 3, 2022
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velocrazy8
Westlake Village, CA7 contributions
Sep 2022
This was our third tour with 445 Cycling Tours and John and Gerry did it again. They created another custom tour for our group of 15 participants in northern Italy. While they led and supported the riders through the beautiful countryside of Piedmont and Lake Como, the other non-riders toured on their own. Both riders and non-riders were treated to lavish dinners and lunches and stayed at wonderful, small Italian hotels arranged by 445. The high level of service, food and accommodations were all what we've come to expect from 445 and John and Gerry did not disappoint.

John and Gerry are not just service providers, although they do so on a very professional level, they are like old friends that we see every couple of years. I hope that we can host them some day in our cycling mecca of the Santa Monica Mountains which are close to where we live in SoCal.

In short, if you're looking for a great, very personal cycling tour group, 445 is the one!
Written October 3, 2022
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SHERRY W segundo
1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Friends
Magnificent trip! John and Gerry planned everything to make a perfect vacation. Rides were fun and challenging with beautiful views. The picturesque villages and hotels were truly unforgettable. Fantastic food and wine combined with 15 happy people made every amazing day memorable.
Written September 15, 2022
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fusoboy
Los Angeles, CA2 contributions
Sep 2022
We just returned from a bicycle tour in Italy with John and Gerry of 44-5 cycling. This was the second time they have led a tour I have been on with my friends. They are great guys and treat you to a fantastic tour every time. You name it, the riding, the food, the scenery, and the hotels are all first class. The support they give during the rides is great. They have anything you might need on the route in their van and one of them is usually riding their bike to support you from the road in addition to the van.
I would recommend them highly.
Written September 16, 2022
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Sean H
Le Vesinet, France12 contributions
Apr 2022
Thanks John and Gerry from 44|5 Cycling Tours for another great training camp. Good to see you guys again plus old and new cycling friends. It was very much worth the wait! See you down in Nîmes later in the year hopefully.
Written April 13, 2022
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velocrazy8
Westlake Village, CA7 contributions
Jun 2016 • Friends
My wife and I just completed a dream cycling trip in France. It was a 10 day trip planned for myself and my cycling friends and some spouses who don't ride including my wife.

It was a custom guided tour of the Alps and Provence put together by 445 Cycling Tours according our specifications. 445 is comprised of the two owners, John, an American and Gerry, a Canadian. Both live in the Provence area of France and are well versed in the language, culture and cycling scene of France.

After finding them on the internet, we contacted them and explained what we wanted in terms of riding for the riders and asked for suggestions for things for the non-riders to do. Several phone calls and many emails later, we agreed on a itinarary they had planned. The communications and the preparations for the trip were excellent prior to the trip. But, there was always the question on how well the execution would be carried out?

Well, after completing the trip I'm writing this to say how well things turned out. John and Gerry provided a great experience for all of us that was beyond our expections. Actually, I had a feeling it was going to be a great experience just judging how we clicked with 445 through our conversations and emails prior to our trip and their meticulous planning.

The riders got to ride some of the iconic climbs in the Alps and, of course, the giant of Provence, Mont Ventoux. Some of the non-riders got to experience the French countryside and culture through hikes, cooking classes and visits to a lavender farm and olive oil producing farm. And, of course, everyone added a few pounds with the wonderful French cuisine we had throughout our trip.

John and Gerry took care of everything from hotel arrangements to bike rentals to meal planning and more. Having luck on our side with the weather and the great service and planning by 445 Cycling Tours, I can honestly say this trip was flawless.

I you ever want to do a bike trip in France, 445 Cycling Tours is the outfit for you!
Written July 11, 2016
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Euston L
London, UK8 contributions
May 2015 • Friends
I can definitely recommend 44-5 Cycling Tours to experienced and not so experienced cyclists. The challenge of climbing Mt Ventoux was made all the more achievable through good support and advice along the way from both Gerry and John. The service they provide was both flexible and accommodating helping to make this cycling experience a very enjoyable one - something I will remember for a long time to come!
Written June 1, 2015
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