For women who want to take their Alpine cycling skills and fitness to another level, Swiss performance cycling holiday outfit Kudos Cycling has launched women-only cycling packages based in Saillon, at the heart of Switzerland’s 4 Vallées.
Trips are tailored to individuals and groups of female club mates or cycling buddies, with all levels of confidence, ability and fitness catered for. Guests are based in luxurious bike-friendly accommodation at the 4* Hotel de Bains de Saillon, surrounded by vineyards, orchards and stunning mountain views, with the town’s thermal baths perfect for post-ride recovery and relaxation.
With an incredible variety of cycling landscapes to explore, from picturesque villages in the valleys, to the multiple switchbacks of famous mountain passes, Switzerland’s Valais region has world-class riding well-known to the Tour de France and Tour de Suisse.
Whether it’s on a three-night break or a week-long cycling holiday, all Kudos Cycling’s daily guided and vehicle-supported rides are designed by local pro rider Steve Morabito. Each route has specific training objectives for rider development – such as descending, climbing, pacing, echelon riding and effective cornering – all without the distraction of any macho MAMILS.
Each morning there is a full-team pre-ride training briefing, plus in-the-field coaching support during the day, and one-to-one consultancy sessions with Kudos Cycling’s ex-pro riders and coaches. UCI-trained mechanic, nutrition expert and Kudos Cycling women’s performance specialist Tess Lawson will also be on hand. Regardless of level, every rider should go home a better, fitter and more confident Alpine cyclist.
All Women-Only Packages Include
Bike-friendly, luxury accommodation at 4* Hotel de Bains de Saillon
Tailored, guided and vehicle supported rides
Coaching and feedback
Breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner
Group airport transfers
Welcome pack and branded Katusha cycling jersey
Women’s Only Cycling Dates & Rates
Sunday 10 June – Saturday 16 June, 2018
Arriving on Sunday riding Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday with a rest day on Wednesday. Depart on Saturday.
Price from £2,090 pp
Thursday 19 July – Sunday 22 July, 2018
Arriving Thursday evening, riding Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Depart Sunday night.
Price from £1,100 pp.
Thursday 20 September – Sunday 23 September, 2018
Arriving on Thursday evening, riding Friday, Saturday and Sunday, depart late on Sunday night.
Price from £1,100 pp.
Performance Improvement Training with 8 weeks of remote coaching prior to arrival
Riders will work with Swiss ex-professional cycling coach Guillaume Bourgeois and the Kudos Cycling team from up to 8 weeks prior to their arrival in the Swiss Alps. On arrival they will be fitness tested with a lactate analysis, before taking on tailored, guided and supported training rides, developing a training plan with a coach to achieve their season’s goals, as well as performance analysis to take them to the next level.
Intro to Alpine Cycling
Ideal for beginner Alpine cyclists or those who want to experience the splendour of riding through the Swiss Alps without any of the ‘faster, fitter’ pressure. The tailored itinerary is designed to boost confidence and develop handling and group riding skills. Based in lively Crans Montana.
Tailored Club or Group Alpine Cycling
Bespoke cycling holidays for any group or club riders training for a sportive or charity bike ride – or those who just want a fun weekend riding in the Swiss Alps. Or perhaps you want to take on a famous Swiss sportive – such as the Cyclosportive des Vins du Valais, or the epic 278km Alpenbrevet, with its St Gotthard Pass cobbles! Kudos Cycling will get their guests ready for their season’s goals.