With the start of the ‘Spring Classics’ in Europe and the hype of the Grand tours approaching, the European cycling season is certainly in full swing. Locally however, autumn has definitely arrived with the onset of cooler and darker mornings. While it’s still pretty mild at the moment on the bike, it’s only a matter of time before winter is here and we’re facing the dreary cold weather of May, June, July and August. Maybe it’s time to start planning a little ‘Winter Interlude’ to keep you motivated with a goal and a break overseas, which will help you get through the tougher months.

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Chameleon Bike adventures operated by Dan Brickell, is a locally operated tour company offering boutique cycling tour holidays for any keen and relatively fit cyclist. They specialize in unique experiences for very small groups of guests. Each cycle route has been specifically chosen to showcase features of a region or simply to tick off a personal dream and climb some of the famous mountains, passes or valleys that have challenged cyclists over the years.

Having lived, worked and raced in both Italy and France, Dan wants to share his years of experience with enthusiastic guests and give them a European cycling adventure like no other. It is often that your host and guide for the tour is an amateur UCI World Champion! So if you want to test your legs then this tour operator has the knowledge and ability to show you your limits.

weekly programme

With 6 tours to choose from between May and August, there is a suitable tour for you. If you have dreamed of riding in an Italian Gran Fondo, watch the pro’s tough it out in the Dolomites of the Giro d’Italia or experience the hype of the TDF in the Pyrenees or Alpes, Chameleon Bike Adventures has a tour for you. While each of our tours are different, we ensure that they are all extremely social and friendly, that are guests are comfortable and no matter what your level of cycling fitness and skill, our guides will offer a ride option to suit. Our emphasis with each tour is to give our guests a cycling experience of a lifetime.

If interested, please log onto www.chameleonbikeadventures.com for detailed itineraries, included extras, available tours and prices or alternatively, call Dan direct on 0403527732 or Email ride@chameleonbikeadventures.com

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Don’t worry about your winter woolies this year; come along with the Chameleon team because this is not the year to pass up the opportunity to experience the thrill, excitement and challenge of European tour cycling.

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