44|5 Cycling Tours

They make the tour. You make the adventure!

44|5 Cycling Tours is a boutique tour provider, offering both guided and self-guided tours in sunny southern France and the French Alps.

Gerry Patterson and John Helmkampf are your owner-guides. For nearly a decade Gerry and John have been hosting riders from all over the world to our little corner of it, building up a wealth of local knowledge and cycling industry expertise in the process. They love to meet new people and share the experiences that only cycling in incredible places can bring.


Their Tours

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HighRoad Northern Alps

8 Day(s)
Adv/Challenging
525 Km
avg 88 Km
Guided

The Northern Alps is a treasure trove of giant massifs (Mont Blanc, at 4808 meters, is the highest mountain in western Europe), Alpine lakes and glaciers, and historic Tour de France climbs (you’ll be climbing the Ma ...

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HighRoad Cévennes

8 Day(s)
Mod/Advanced
550 Km
avg 92 Km
Guided

For this cycling tour, our signature HighRoad goes off the beaten path with an all-inclusive week in southern France’s Cévennes mountains. This is the real France Profonde (deep France) and only real explorers are familiar wit ...

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Ventoux BreakAway

3 Day(s)
Adv/Challenging
Guided

Mont Ventoux lives up to its name before you even take your first pedal stroke at the bottom of the climb. The mountain completely dominates its surroundings in the heart of Provence, and with it’s bald summit, gives the impression that ...

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Haute Route Ventoux

5 Day(s)
Hosted

There are many ways for amateur cyclists to experience the glory of Mont Ventoux, but only one way for them to experience it like a pro:  Haute Route Ventoux 2019. Part of a growing series of 3-day sportives, Haute Route V ...

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HighRoad Alpe d'Huez-Ventoux

8 Day(s)
Guided

You would be hard pressed to find two more epic Tour de France climbs than Alpe d’Huez and Mont Ventoux in the same cycling tour, given their distinct personalities.  Alpe d’Huez is in the middle of the high Alps, surrounded by other ...

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HighRoad Pyrenees

8 Day(s)
Mod/Advanced
600 Km
Guided

44|5’s HighRoad Pyrenees bike tour takes place in the 2nd of France’s great mountain ranges (after the Alps), which forms a natural frontier with Spain to the south. The Pyrenees are even more steeped in cycling history than ...

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Etape du Tour 2019

4 Day(s)
Mod/Advanced
135 Km
Guided

The 2019 Etape du Tour starts in the Olympic town of Albertville and finishes at the highest ski resort in Europe – Val Thorens. The 29th Etape du Tour will replicate Stage 20 of the Tour de France, the de facto last da ...

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Provence BreakAway

3 Day(s)
Guided

The word conjures up different images for different people, from tree-shaded caf̩s to lavender-scented valleys to romantic Roman ruins. Provence is all that, and much more of course. It is a land that is overwhelmingly rural, with few cities and hund ...

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Girona BreakAway

5 Day(s)
335 Km
avg 84 Km
Guided

Nicknamed ‘Pro Ville’, Girona has probably the highest concentration of pro cyclist residents than anywhere else in Europe. And if pros live here you know there’s some good riding to be had! 44|5 has an affinity with&nb ...

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Costa Daurada Cycling Camp

5 Day(s)
Guided

For the dedicated cyclist winter is always too long, which is the reason winter and early spring cycling camps exist! 44|5 will be holding its inaugural cycling camp from April 4th to 8th on the Costa Daurada, about an hour south of Barcelona ...

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HighRoad Dolomites

8 Day(s)
Mod/Advanced
550 Km
avg 92 Km
Guided

Our latest HighRoad tour is our first foray into the legendary Dolomites mountain area of northeastern Italy. Come with us and climb Giro d’Italia giants like the Gavia, Motirolo, Tre Cime di Lavardo, Giau and, of course, the Stelv ...

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HighRoad Southern Alps

8 Day(s)
Mod/Advanced
539 Km
avg 90 Km
Guided

Our HighRoad Southern Alps cycling tour is an epic 8-day bike tour that rolls over some of the most outstanding scenery in the French Alps, crossing no fewer than 8 Tour de France mountain passes (including Col du Gal ...

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