Help me! Plan my dream 40th birthday cycling holiday...
Well I've been watching Le Tour since I was 12, love it, and nowadays I'm watching all the major events on Eurosport, fantastic.
Anyways, for my 40th next year I'd like to head over to the Alps or Pyrenees to do some of the famous climbs. I'm hoping to drive across there and will have two, maybe three weeks if I can get away with it at work.
I've never cycled anywhere on the continent before. I haven't done any research yet, but I'm hoping the Road CC massive could point me, err...somewhere.
All advice/suggestions welcome?
PS, if you have had a better cycling holiday in say, Spain, I am also open to ideas there. I won't be wanting to pay for first class accommodation anywhere, basic but clean and pleasant is the only requirement there.