Custom road bike vacations and ski touring adventures in the French and Italian Alps


True adventure in foreign places and cultures requires stepping off the beaten path and right into the local culture, which is why CV offers private, entirely customized adventure travel experiences in Europe for athletes. Our trips offer unique ways to explore the Alps via bike or skis, and to maximize every aspect of traveling around and living out the trip of your dreams in Europe.

 We build custom crafted itineraries to cater to the most ambitious skiers and disciplined cyclists, or, CV can accommodate a daily dose of sports action with the ability to ditch the day’s plan at any time. Because sometimes, an ancient thermal hot spring beckons as you spin past, or taking a long break in an ancient cobbled plaza with a millennia of use can – and should - take precedent over yet another perfect hill climb. It is, after all, your vacation.


The Alta Langhe

Cycle the six climbs of the Champions in the Piedmont region of Italy. Le salite dei campioni is dedicated to the legends of cycling. Each "salita" (climb) is named after one of them - Anquetil, Bartali, Bobet, Coppi, Gaul and Marco Pantani. They can be done in a day or spread out over the week. The Langhe's country roads provide endless cycling! Home to Barolo and Barbaresco wines, delicious cheese and the white truffle of Alba, the Langhe is renowned for...

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Barolo / Barbaresco

Barbaresco Cycle and Wine Experience

Spend a week cycling and walking this region's countryside, lodge in a lovely agriturismo, dine in trattorias showcasing the Piedmont's incomparable cuisine and one can quickly agree with Unesco's decision to award World Heritage Site status. We cycle deep into the Alta Langhe from our lodging in Barolo during the day, pausing for a macchiato, a gelato, a panino to refuel for the next valley, the next climb...

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Italian Ski Touring

Join us in the The Alps of the Piedmont for the finest snow, nicest people and most delicious food! We have searched the Alps to find a destination for perfect ski touring. Deep in the upper valleys of the mountains along the border with France, our certified guides and mountain hotel owners have created a haven for those searching for alpine beauty, great ski terrain and excellent cooking and lodging...

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A customized trip with CycleVentoux offers supremely knowledgeable insider planning for the best cycling and ski touring at whatever level you desire. Based out of Barolo, Italy, we have cultivated a wealth of local expertise and connections in both Italy and France, a finely-tuned attention to details, knowledge of local lore and history, culture, cuisine and wine, all to share with our vacationing athletes for an incredibly rich and satisfying experience on all levels.

 Cycling trips run from mid-April through mid-November in the French and Italian Alps.

Ski touring trips run from January through May in the Italian Alps.

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CycleVentoux is an adventure travel tour operator that specializes in custom ski and cycling tours and vacations in Europe. We can help you create an amazing ski and cycling tour in France or Italy that is created to suit your schedule and itinerary desires. Contact us today to start planning your dream trip in France or Italy.