Reader Q&A: Driver support for cycling from Nice to Barcelona

Published by Lyn on 8 April 2015

Charlie emailed from Scotland to ask about finding a support driver for cycling from Nice to Barcelona. Here's what I suggested.

The sunny Nice seafront with its popular bike sharing programme, Vélo Bleu. Photo: Luca Pascotto

The sunny Nice seafront with its popular bike sharing programme, Velo Bleu. Photo: Luca Pascotto

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Hi Lyn,

I hope you are well, still using this email address and getting ready for a new season on the road?
Myself and 5 friends are planning to cycle from Nice to Barcelona in June over 5 days. Unfortunately our support driver has had to pull out and we are looking into other options.
Would you be able to give us any advice and contacts with regard to self-guided tours on that route or a Nice or Barcelona cycle shop that could help arrange a local support driver?
Appreciate you time and advice
Thanks in advance,

I wrote back:

Hi Charlie,

Give Aigars at HC Bike Tours a shout. He runs tailored trips throughout France/Europe and may be able to offer on-road and/or baggage support. I'm not sure the costs involved but he'll be able to let you know what's do-able.

If you get stuck, give me a shout back and I'll see what else I can come up with.


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