PHILOSOPHY & Story

 

As a bike tours agency, we believe that there are as many ways to cycle as there are cyclists, as many ways to travel as there are travelers. Cycling travel allows the discovery, on a human scale, of a territory and its art of living, in a gentle or sporty way, with friends, family or solo.

Veymont Travel is the result of two philosophies, two experiences, those of two brothers who, always in search of new discoveries, seek to combine the beauty of a territory or a cycling event with a unique travel experience.

The story begins on a beautiful day of July. We are on the road to the Tour de France 97, we are then 6 and 8 years old. The landscapes, the crowd, the show, the emotion experienced that day in one of the last laces of the Col de la Madeleine, giant of the Tour, was going to create for us what we call the passion. The one that brings you to see the Tour every summer and sets the pace for your youth.

Twenty years later, in October 2017, we are on the road to Santiago de Compostela, attracted by its historical importance and its mystique. It is in family that we undertake this journey by bike on the Saint James’ Way (Camino de Santiago), one of the oldest routes in the world. This adventure reinforces our desire to share and offer cycling experiences to curious and passionate travelers. The following spring, the Veymont Travel adventure was born.

Over the years, the passion for travel has been added to the passion for cycling, naturally leading us to evolve in the cycling travel sector. Our job as tour guides then opens us the gates of the Tour de France and its backstage. In addition to the Tour and France, we now ride in many other places: from the mythical Danube to the breathtaking Douro Valley in Portugal, from the Italian Alps to Flanders, historical cycling lands, and even in Taiwan to embrace new challenges.

We live at the foot of the Vercors, this land rich of History. Our first passes, it is in this massif that we crossed them. Our name comes from the “Grand Veymont“, the highest peak of the Vercors (2341m), thus linking our history to the one of our territory.

«It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them.»

E. Hemingway