Sportive Breaks have launched two new cycling tour packages for 2024, featuring exclusive trips to Mont Ventoux and Mallorca, designed specifically for women cyclists.

The UK-based cycling travel specialists offer travel packages tailored for cyclists seeking to participate in some of the world's most prestigious gran fondos, cycling classics and weekend getaways.

Their new Women's Only Weekender packages are designed to offer "a perfect combination of bike riding, stunning scenery, and supportive camaraderie" in two classic cycling destinations.

The first is a trip to the sunny landscapes of Mallorca on 25th September 2024. A visit to the Ventoux region will follow on 16th October 2024, including a guided ride up the iconic climb.

Mallorca Women's Only Weekender

"The Mallorca Weekender offers women cyclists an ideal balance of challenging routes and relaxation in one of Europe's most beloved cycling destinations," say Sportive Breaks.

"This package, designed for cyclists of all skill levels, includes carefully planned rides through picturesque towns and breathtaking coastal roads.

"Guests will enjoy comfortable accommodation, delicious local cuisine, and expert guidance throughout the weekend."

Ventoux Women's Only Weekender

The Ventoux Weekender provides an exhilarating challenge for women who want to tackle one of cycling's most legendary climbs: Mont Ventoux. Known as the "Giant of Provence", Mont Ventoux offers a demanding ascent with breathtaking views at the summit."

The trip includes a guided climb, complete logistical support, and post-ride relaxation to help participants celebrate their achievement.

Both packages include accommodation, half board meals, guided rides, and transportation with guests looked after from start to finish.

The trips are also fully customisable, with the choice of various accommodation options and additional activities to tailor the package to an individuals' preferences.

A special guest will attend both trips: Louise Vardeman, a renowned cyclist, writer, and content creator celebrated for her passion for cycling and commitment to diversity and inclusion in the sport, will join guests on the weekends.

Louise is a member of InternationElles, a group dedicated to promoting gender equality in cycling, and advocates to raise awareness about the need for greater representation of women in the sport.

Louise Vardeman of InternationElles will join the new Sportive Breaks tours.
Louise Vardeman of InternationElles will join the new Sportive Breaks tours.
"I'm very excited to be part of the Women's Weekenders with Sportive Breaks," said Louise Vardeman.

"Both Mallorca and Ventoux are amazing destinations with stunning landscapes and challenging routes, offering the perfect setting for female cyclists to come together. These events are incredibly inclusive, catering to cyclists of all levels, whether you're a seasoned rider or new to the sport. It's a fantastic opportunity for women to share their love of cycling in a supportive environment.

"The team at Sportive Breaks do an outstanding job providing top-notch service, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable experience for everyone. I can't wait to ride alongside so many inspiring women and create unforgettable memories."

Samantha Varley, Product Manager at Sportive Breaks, adds: "At Sportive Breaks, we understand that many women are more hesitant to join male-dominated cycling groups, which is why we designed our Women's Weekender packages to create a welcoming and supportive environment.

"As a keen cyclist myself, I'm delighted to be offering these unique trips that cater specifically to women. I'm especially excited to work with Louise Vardeman, who is an incredible inspiration to female cyclists everywhere.

"We hope these packages mark the beginning of a wider initiative to develop more female-friendly cycling experiences."

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