COVID-19 & Your Holiday

How to Prevent Your Bike Being Stolen

Our thanks go to Sean Goddard for providing us with this useful article…. Even a basic bike for travelling between work and home can be expensive, so it’s no surprise that bikes are a popular target for thieves. According to Cyclist UK, there were around 327,000 bike theft incidents reported in England and Wales between April … Continued


Group Cycling Holiday Offer We know how great it is to holiday with friends so for a limited period, we’re offering the chance of benefitting when you book as a group of two or more on certain cycling holidays departing this summer. Cycling Holiday in French Alps If you book on our Classic Cols of the Alps departing … Continued

Cycling in Corsica vs Sardinia: A Tale of Two Mediterranean Isles, Part II

As a follow-up to last month’s blog comparing Corsica vs Sardinia, here we discuss the fantastic hotels, cuisine and history of both islands, hoping to help you decide which (both?!) island is the road cycling holiday destination for you… Cycling in Corsica or Cycling in Sardinia? Great Hotels for Cyclists We stay in some fantastic … Continued

The Accidental MAMIL

Our Client Liaison & Trip Administrator Sabine shares her thoughts on her cycling journey so far, how she feels about the Marmot Tours’ Staff Ventoux Venture and the challenge that lies ahead… I’ve had the pleasure of working with Marmot Tours since the beginning of last year. Little did I know then that I would … Continued

Corsica vs Sardinia: A Tale of Two Mediterranean Isles, Part I

Separated by a mere 10km of sparkling cobalt sea, Corsica and Sardinia whilst geographically close offer two very distinct, unique cycling opportunities. We’re often asked “What’s the difference between the two?” Cycling in Corsica or Cycling in Sardinia? Well, like sparring siblings, French Corsica and Italian Sardinia whilst sharing many similarities, are individuals in their own right. … Continued

“If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello” – Paulo Coelho

Supporting the William Wates Memorial trust As our chosen charity for 2016 and 2017, we were privileged to work with and support the William Wates Memorial Trust. As we say ‘so long’, they have kindly shared a few words with us, about how our (and your) support has helped… The Marmot Tours Charity of the Year 2016 & … Continued

Marmot Tours Road Cycling Holidays Departing from Manchester Airport

Road Cycling Holiday Flights We know that trying to coordinate your flight departures with the cycling holiday of your dreams can sometimes be a bit of a headache so with this in mind, we thought we’d give you the heads-up on the flight options from the UK that tie in with our cycling holidays in … Continued

Droning on about Ventoux & the Verdon Gorge: Cycling Holidays in Provence with all Support

Road Cycling in Provence Back in early October 2017 we ran our inaugural Ventoux & the Verdon Gorge trip which takes in the highlights of, you’ve guessed it; Ventoux & the Verdon Gorge! With rolling fields of lavender, unspoilt villages and Ventoux, one of the most infamous mountains in the world of cycling, this cycling holiday in … Continued

Cycling the Passo Giau, Italy, in the snow but with a happy outcome!

Thank you to Marmot Tours loyal client Fiona Russell for another insight into the joys of cycling in the Dolomites – not to be missed in spite of mad weather! Cycling Holiday in the Dolomites I confess that the snow was not what I hoped for on a cycling holiday of the Dolomites. It was … Continued

Cycling the Epic Passo dello Stelvio in Italy

Many thanks to Fiona Russell for this blog on our Marmot Tours Raid Dolomites in Sept 2017. For her original post, and many more, visit Fiona Outdoors Classic Giro d’Italia Cycling Of course, a cycling tour of the Italian mountains was going to include the epic Stelvio mountain pass in the Eastern Alps of Europe. It’s a classic ride … Continued