I've just returned from a 3 week trip cycling around France and Switzerland. Two companies were fantastic and one not so...
I did the Beginner's Week: Northern Alps trip which was brilliant. Full on road support with one guide riding and the other in the van. Excellent food and accommodation, advice and support. Jen and Stu were just outstanding.
I did the Ride the Alps tour which has a blog on the main page of the trip. Again, fully supported with two riders on the road at all times and a third in the van. Food, accommodation, advice and support was first class. Rich and Emma were great.
And now... the dud...
Highly overpriced with little to no support, poor food, but good accommodation. If you want more information regarding why this was so poor please PM me. Suffice to say I couldn't recommend this to anyone for sheer lack of value for money. Keep clear!
Give either of the top two to a serious consideration for next year if you are planning a trip to France and or Switzerland.
Some vids of my trip can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCscYIcP ... ture=watch