Dates available:

May - September

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Are you a corporate group wanting to do a charity ride or a group of  friends not quite seen the holiday you are looking for?   Do you want to do an exclusive trip for your group? Why not design your own bespoke dream holiday? 

At Polka Dot we have run many bespoke trips over the years from groups of friends, charity rides to corporate challenges.  We particularly specialise in supporting groups through challenges they never thought they could achieve.  We know it's important to tailor each bespoke trip to the groups wants and needs, whilst catering for different abilities but we are also about having fun! This is your trip - what would you like to do?

Make it a special trip by choosing your own route - it's a fabulous opportunity to see the unspoiled sights of the mountains we love.  We'll help you design the route (if required), sort out all the accommodation and food and support you all the way. See the mountains the way you want to!

If you are looking for any inspiration for a trip for your group then take a look at some of the trips we have run previously below.

Bespoke Charity Cycle Ride
We have recently completed a corporate charity bike ride from London to Zurich with Polka Dot.

Polka Dot happily took control of all the planning from routes, hotels to coffee stops and ice creams. Before we left, changes were made to the number of participants and dates and nothing proved too much for Jeanette to handle - not even arranging to meet a group from another office in the middle of France en route. The route was both scenic and safe and the organisation was faultless. The hotels were selected with a view to enjoyment and not just functionality.

On the ride itself the Polka Dot team quickly became part of the group and gently taught us all how to be better riders, in particular how to ride as group which was not easy for a number with limited cycling experience. The whole team encouraged us to achieve more than we, as individuals, expected and massively increased the pleasure of the whole experience.

I will not forget the pleasure after 7 hours of riding on a hot day of seeing the Polka Dot van on the side of the road with a tray of ice creams. Sheer heaven.

I have no hesitation in recommending Polka Dot not just for their organisational skills and focus on safety but equally their help in ensuring the trip was enjoyable and fun for all.
— Adam Gray, Julius Baer

Previous trips:

Julius Baer Charity Ride 2018                                                                                                       


Fireflies 2017 & 2018                                                                                                                            

Bespoke Charity RAID Alpine 2015 - 2017




Geneva to Venice 2016                                   


Maratona 2015                                                              


North Alps around Annecy 2015                     


Lake Como to Venice 2016


UK, France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland  : London to Zurich                    


France: Geneva to Cannes                                                                                                               

France: Geneva to Nice




France, Switzerland & Italian Dolomites            


Italy: Italian Alps & Dolomites                              


France: Annecy & Aix les Bains                         


Italy: Italian lakes, Alps & Dolomites

Trip Information:

Corporate Charity ride for Julius Baer Wealth management riding between two of their offices; London and Zurich incorporating colleagues from Luxembourg and Switwerland en route. Route devised by Polka Dot; 1000km, 5 countries, 8 days riding.


Annual Charity trip for Ridley Scott Films raising money for Blood Cancer charity Bloodwise.                                                                                                                                        

We have run several versions of this route for charity rides over the last few years.  A recognised randonnee route that is challenging and goes from Geneva to Nice typically over 6 days, 780km and 17,000m+ of climbing taking in some of the big climbs of the Tour de France.


Route devised by Polka Dot Cycling, 1000km, 20,000m of climbing in 8 days!                                                                            


5 day trip taking in the Stelvio and Gavia passes then riding the Maratona dles Doolimites. We planned thetrip & co-ordinated entries to the Maratona.  


A long weekend centred around riding some of the climbs of the 2015 Etape du Tour but over 3 days.


A 2 week trip for 12 riders journeying from Lake Como to Venice taking in some of the main passes of Italy as well more relaxed rides around the lake.


Corporate Charity Ride for group initially 21 growing to 60 on final day                                                                                                                                                                                                            


Corporate Charity group of 24-35 riders.  Annual event.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Charity group of 12 from London riding for the Sick Childrens Trust

Charity group of 10 from Dubai raising funds for a School in Africa

Royal Engineers Challenge ride 14 riders


Corporate Charity Ride for Sick Children's Trust                                                                                    


Group of 9 friends looking to do a major sportive and combine this with some other big passes in Italy.                                                                             


Group of 12 friends from London. We devised the route.                                                                                  


Group of 12 friends from Australia who devised their own route in consultation with us.

In 2019 we already have three bespoke trips planned;  Friends trip from Biarritz to Barcelona across the French and Spanish Pyrenees, Charity ride from Geneva to Venice as well as the annual Charity Fireflies trip. If you are interested in a bespoke trip for 2019 please do get in contact with us as soon as possible to ensure we can fit this into the 2019 calendar.