Xavier Lopez, owner of Bike Basque:
Xavier was a high-end competitive cyclist for eight years. Balancing racing his bicycle and his studies was a challenge, but he successfully completed a business degree before heading to London. During his stay, he realized just how popular cycling in the UK had become. His passion for cycling naturally progressed into organizing cycling holidays for bicycle lovers all over the world.
Behind the Bike Basque name
Born and raised in Paris, Xavier spent most of his holidays in the Basque Country with extended family that lived in the region. When he was 15, his immediate family purchased a vacation home in Biarritz, and that was when he started cycling and really began to discover the sheer beauty and the enormous variety of cycling the region had to offer. He started organizing training camps from his Biarritz home during the summer and in the springtime. Since then, he has developed a real knowledge of the region and knows the most attractive roads and locations for cycling.