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Bike Rental with Accommodation in Bourg d’Oisans for Alpe d’Huez

20 Feb

We are very pleased to announce that we have upgraded our bespoke bike hire search engine service to include More Than 21 Bends self catered properties available in Bourg d’Oisans.

To use the service simply select the dates you require (minimum of 2 days hire) and the Prompt Cycle Hire Search Engine will provide you with available bikes and optional self catered holiday properties that are available for your dates.


Once you have found the property you require you can simply make a booking through the More Than 21 Bends website and select the bikes that you require at the same time at a reduced rate.


More Than 21 Bends can also offer airport transfers for their customers


So if you are planning a stay in the Bourg d’Oisans area and want to travel as light as possible whilst enjoying modern and well maintained bikes then look no further than PROMPT CYCLE CULTURE and MORE THAN 21 BENDS

Benefits of this service

  • Free bike pick up from 4pm until 6PM on the evening of your arrival (subject to bikes being available.)
  • Reduced bike rental rate with free basic bike fitting where required.
  • Opportunity to use the bike the morning of departure (subject to it being available.)






PROMPT bikes on Holiday

2 Sep

Below are a few shots of PROMPT bikes on last weeks Alpe d’Huez to Italy tour. We are now approaching the end of the season and so the ex-rental bikes are available to buy as a complete bike (€1200) or frameset (€600). Do not hesitate to contact if interested.

French-Italian Border (Col de Montgenevre)

French-Italian Border (Col de Montgenevre)

Andy on the Col de No-Name (warm-up for the Colle dell'Agnello)

Andy on the Col de No-Name (warm-up for the Colle dell’Agnello)

Chris exhausted atop the Agnel

Chris exhausted atop the Agnel

Andy desperately trying get the whole building into shot!

Andy desperately trying get the whole building into shot!

Prompt & More than 21 bends on the Col d'Izoard

Prompt & More than 21 bends on the Col d’Izoard

Climbs of Alpe d’Huez to Italy Part 4 -Col d’Izoard

1 Sep

Following the descent of the Col Agnel, you are immediately faced with the Col d’Izoard. From the south, the climb is a misleading 16km at an average of 7%. It is not until you leave the village of Chateau Queyras do you realise how hard the Izoard is. Like so many other climbs, a hairpin signals the start of the real challenge; 9km at 8-9%.

The gentle lower slopes

The gentle lower slopes

The climb is intimidating like no-other. Nearing the summit you enter the barren, lunar landscape of the Casse Déserte. You are surrounded by the iconic sandy eroded rock formation that have played host to numerous iconic Tour de France episodes. From Andy Schleck’s audacious solo-attack to Bernard Thévenet cracking Eddy Merckx, the Izoard has influenced the outcomes of the Tour de France like few others. 2km from the summit, a brief descent leads you to the Coppi & Bobbet memorial – a tribute to the two greats who both crossed the pass alone in the yellow jersey.

The Casse Desserte

The Izoard is the best climb I have ever done. The moment you enter the Casse Déserte, you realise how special this road is. The ascent is hard but the views are stunning – like nothing else in the Alps.

Almost there...

Almost there…

Cycle Hire Col d’Izoard

17 Jul

One of our cycle hire customers provided us with this photo on the Col d’Izoard.