Ride the best European cycling routes

Ever fancied cycling in the tracks of great Tour winners or simply want a memorable cycling holiday? Vertical Gain offer exactly this, but rather than beat the competition, it’s a fully supported ‘break-away’ where you share the epic achievements with other passionate cyclists. Climb to your peak and book a break-away with Vertical Gain, the brand that brings you experiences through cycling.

Route Severity - Vertical Gain
Route Severity - Vertical Gain



Perform better, cycle stronger

Whether you are looking to improve your physical performance, your bike’s technical performance or simply gain more comfort during rides – Vertical Gain can help find those improvements.

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Stay at The Lodge

Take advantage of our beautiful accommodation situated in the heart of Snowdonia. You can create your own Vertical Gain experience then chill out with friends in the stunning setting of rural Wales. Welcome to The Lodge.

Vertical Gain Snowdonia Lodge

Cycling Heaven

With a ride in every direction, The Lodge has been chosen as the ideal venue for cycling Break-aways. Sleeping up to six people, The Lodge has everything required to make your bespoke trips truly memorable.

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Cyclist Reviews

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Great food, great routes, great mechanical and roadside pickup service (in case your legs fall off). Set in a traditional, well-finished Alpine chalet with all your bike and recovery needs looked after by Gary and the team, I cannot recommend highly enough. If you’re looking to turn off your brain and pedal as hard as you like in a beautiful setting, this is the trip for you! 11/10

Charlotte – UK

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Where to start? Having done several personally and a couple along with the wife, I/we can say that from the moment you arrive to the minute you leave, you will want for nothing. Gary & K have always gone well above & beyond to make the trips challenging, memorable, and fun. All the best with your future adventures.

Marc & Caz – UK

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I've been extremely fortunate to have shared some amazing cycling experiences with Gary over the last ten years. Basing ourselves in a first first-class Chalet in the Haute-Savoie, Gary's intimate knowledge of the area guarantees challenging routes and breathtaking scenery.

From cursing up the brutal Col de Romme to bombing down the Joux Plane or watching stages of the Tour de France, there's been some incredible highlights.

But it is the camaraderie within the group that really make these trips so special. On and off the bike, the banter is brilliant and lifelong friendships are formed.

Richard - Australia