Tag Archives: Cycle Hire Bourg d’Oisans

10% early bird discount on 2019 Summer Cycle Hire

6 Sep

We are currently offering a 10% discount on all new 2019 summer hire bookings for between 1st May and 1st October 2019. (Excludes Cycle hire for La Marmotte weekend)

The 10% discount will automatically be deducted from your booking at the time of booking.

Be quick though this offer only applies to new booking made between the 1st September 2018 and midnight 30th September 2018 CET.

With bikes already being rented for our busy middle two weekends of June make sure to reserve your bike now at a great rate.

Discounted Cycle Hire – Bourg d’Oisans – End of Season Sale

28 Dec

Thinking of hiring a bike in Bourg d’Oisans in the summer of 2018 ? Make your booking before the 31st December 2017 and receive a 15% discount on your booking. [terms and conditions apply]

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Terms and Conditions of discount:

  1. For bike hire between 1st May until 31st October 2018
  2. Excluded bookings for La Marmotte and Tour de France
  3. Discount only applies to new bookings received between 28th December 2017 and 31st December 2017.
  4. No other discounts can be applied.
  5. Discounts can not be applied to existing bookings.
  6. For bike pick ups from our shop in Bourg d’Oisans only.

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Early Bird Discount Price for Paris Roubaix Challenge and Liege Bastogne Liege Cycle Hire

Our early bird discounts on Paris Roubaix Challenge and Liege Bastogne Liege Challenge  Cycle Hire end on the 31st December 2018. Reserve now to get the best possible price for these events

13 rounds of toast…

10 Jun

A couple of dozen coffees a load of banana bread, soft drinks cycling caps, jerseys, t shirts and Earl grey Tea, plus a bunch of bike going out on hire and another load coming back from hire. A busy morning while we wait the arrival of the Criterium du Dauphine into Bourg d’Oisans

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CRITÉRIUM DU DAUPHINÉ Alpe d’Huez 10th June 2017

9 Oct

The local tourist office have just confirmed that the Criterium du Dauphine will be finishing on Alpe d’Huez on the 10th June 2017.

Make sure you have your cycle hire booked for this popular weekend

 

Photos for our PROMPT D211 photo competetion – six – Galibier

3 Dec

Here is Steve from Derbyshire who hired a bike for us in August on the Galibier.

If you hired or bought a bike from us in 2013 we are after your photos. The more unusual the better. We will be choosing one photo at the end of December and that lucky person will receive one of our exclusive Alpe d’Huez Jersey. Simply attach your photo to an email and send it in to us.

Check out all the photos currently entered here >>

Customer Cycle Hire photos Sept 2013

6 Nov

We always like to receive photos from our customers who have either bought or hired a PROMPT from us.  Peter from Australia and his group hired some bikes from us in September and he sent us these photos. The first one is of him on the Col de la Madeleine – with still some way to go. Not sure why you are sitting down there Peter !! The second is at the top of Alpe d’Huez

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Brushing of snow on the Col de la Croix de Fer

18 Sep

It has been an unusually wet week here in Bourg d’Oisans (more like November than September)  this has meant that the high mountians such as the Col de la Croix de Fer have had their first brushing of snow for the year. Its only consigned to the mountain tops and the cols are still very much passable.

Test ride a D211 for free on the Route des Grandes Alpes Tours

1 Jan

During the month of January we are offering free bike hire on the More Than 21 Bends Ultimate Alps Tour and Route des Grandes Alpes Tour.

To qualify for your free Carbon Shimano Ultegra equipped bike you simply need to book either holiday before the end of January 2013.

Holiday Details

3rd – 17th August 2013

More Than 21 Bends are now taking bookings for individuals, couples and groups for their Route des Grandes Alps or Ultimate Alps Tour The point to point fully supported cycling tour tackles 20 cols including Alpe d’Huez, Mont Ventoux, Col de l’Iseran, Col du Galibier, Col d’Izoard and more as it weaves through the French Alps down to the Mediterranean coast of Menton

Itinerary

Start of Ultimate Alps Tour

  • 3rd August 2013 Arrive in Bourg d’Oisans

  • 4th August Ride Alpe d’Huez

  • 5th August Transfer to Geneva in our mini bus

Route des Grandes Alpes

You can join us just for this part of the holiday

Continuation of Ultimate Alps Tour

  • 15th August Transfer from Menton to Sault

  • 16th August Ride 50%Mont Ventoux

  • 17th August Transfer back to Bourg d’Oisans

The great gear debate on Alpe d’Huez

3 Sep

We like bikes here at PROMPT– no surprises there I guess. We also like the poetry and the views that the mountains inspire in us and offer up to us on each ride. Today, after bend 9 on the Alpe, our home town of Bourg d’Oisans was shrouded in the cloud that we had climbed through. The valley was as breathtaking as ever. We also like the technology and the endless debate about the benefits of this or that product, brand and design concept. For instance I love my beautiful hand made Cielo bike. But I also know that the PROMPT bikes ‘out-perform’ it in every possible way around here. They are simply more efficient- up, down and across. Perhaps the most frequent conversation concerns gear ratios and we basically opt for a ‘compact’ and 27/28 rear or a triple up front. There is no doubt that ‘spinning’ up these hills works best for most of our customers. There is also no doubt that the best ‘gear’ available to all of us is our own fitness. If you put the two together some amazing things start to happen in these mountains.

Christmas comes early to Bourg d’Oisans

22 Jun

Christmas is not here yet. It gets cold in Bourg d’Oisans, home station for PROMPT, at Christmas; everyone tells you that when you are moving here. Cold enough to take your breath away. But today Christmas came early as our latest batch of frames arrived. Candy colours have come to PROMPT!

Two frames in grey with a hint of green, another in glossy black and our real eye opener – blue with red lettering. Rock and roll this one!

I don’t know how old you feel but it seems to me that riding bikes is age defying in every way. Many of our riders scoot up Alpe d’Huez like 60 year old children. It is not necessarily how quickly they do it but it is that grin of achievement and stressless pleasure at the top. It is a return to more innocent times and reminds us all that our inner child is not that far away. It just got a little buried along the way. Riding is about movement and fresh air, physicality and smiles. We fidget with happiness on our bikes like children with popcorn.

A few minutes ago a French kid hammered past the shop on his bike – late for dinner. You can only do that on a bike. Bike riding is like an endless Christmas morning.

PROMPT D211 HIRE BIKES With Triple Chainsets for Alpe d’Huez

22 May

We are pleased to announce that from the end of July 2012 we are going to have a selection of Carbon D211 road hire bikes with full Shimano Ultegra Triple groupset. For more information on availabilty and to book online click here

New PROMPT Cycle Hire Pick up point

23 Apr

The new PROMPT cycle hire pick up point in Bourg d’Oisans is now open. The shop is also selling Alpe d’Huez Jerseys, energy bars gels and bottels as well as carbon bottle cages

La Marmotte Sportive Cycle Hire 2012

2 Apr

We are now down to our last 3 bikes for the 2012 La Marmotte Sportive.

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Cycling Alpe d’Huez in November

12 Nov

I completed Alpe d’Huez for the 40th consecutive month this week in glorious early winter sunshine. The purpose of the ride – to get my winter ski pass. The D211 performed faultlessly as I cruised up in 65 minutes despite having to stop for traffic lights on the last bend. There is not much snow about up top as the picture belows shows.

After the climb I road over to Oz en Oisans and took this photo overlooking Lake Verney where the Alpe d’Huez Triathlon Swim takes place.

We will be busy renovating our new pickup point in Bourg d’Oisans over the winter but will be available for pre booked bike hire until the end of November and starting again in February 2012.

Prompt Shop takes shape

12 Dec

We have also started work on the new Prompt shop. This will be located directly below the Enjoy Oisans Cycling Holidays Head Quarters in Bourg d’Oisans. Not much has happened yet other than smashing down a wall and putting a door in its place. More photos to follow once there is something to look at. The shop will be home to our cycle hire and Prompt shop