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Launched in 2003, M09630 is the brainchild of Bruno Toutain, who decided to marry his passions for cycling and traveling and establish the veritable cyclists' tour company. With 20 years of experience in travel and tourism, Bruno is an avid cyclist himself, who has raced and toured in numerous corners of the world.

With a commitment to excellence, a passion for cycling, and a love for his country of France, Bruno has created a one-of-a-kind travel company which meets the vacation needs and desires of competitive or leisure cyclists wishing to visit France and some of its neighbors: Italy, Spain, and Switzerland.
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M09630 offers guided and self-guided tours for cyclists of all levels (from novice to seasoned riders) in France, Italy, Spain, and Switzerland.

1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?

Bruno Toutain is the Managing Director of M09630, a France-based bike touring company. After 15 years in the travel industry and years and years of cycling, he decided to combine his two passions and create M09630. Launched in 2003, M09630 is the fruition of a love of cycling, discovering the world, and connecting people.

2. What is your company's mission?

It is our goal every day to combine our passion for cycling, expertise of local regions and passion for traveling into creating the most memorable, affordable and rewarding life experiences possible for our clients. We constantly drive ourselves toward helping cyclists of all backgrounds and fitness levels to discover aspects of Europe that may otherwise be difficult to access. We provide all of our diverse experiences in the most fun and economically sustainable way possible, while relying on local companies and guides to achieve a genuine conveyance of culture and heritage.

3. What does your company specialize in?

M09630 offers a unique vacation experience for the leisure rider, the very competitive, the fast or the slow. Scheduled and customized trips are all designed with the cooperation of local experts and are operated by local companies. These small tour operators all share a passion for introducing travelers first-hand to their native culture, lifestyle and environment. M09630 believes in the value of partnership, a more cost-effective way to operate, and delivers authenticity at very reasonable prices.

4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?

Prior to setting up M09630, Bruno spent 12 years working for the Monaco Government Tourist Office (MGTO) in New York, as well as the Caen Chamber of Commerce, and Marketing Challenges International, a New York based marketing and sales office for French travel companies. As a manager for MGTO, Bruno was responsible for a wide variety of tasks and projects, including providing the tourism and travel agent community with Monaco information and consulting and advising hotel partners on new travel-related technologies for simplified travel planning. Always concerned about the environment, he strove to make the NY office a paperless or less-paper workplace, minimizing printing and maximizing the use of technology. In 1995, together with Gale Force Computing, Bruno developed and implemented the first European tourist office website. Bruno also was awarded the distinction of being featured in Travel Agent Magazine as one of the 100 Rising Stars in the travel industry.

5. What is your most popular travel package and why?

The Alpilles tour is the most popular travel package since it is easily accessible, short and is located in a well-known destination.

6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?

"No exaggeration - it was the best bike trip we have both been on"

Reviews and Comments
No. Rating By / Subject

 1  Craig Hillis / Etape du Tour
"Sabrina, Thank you and the other staff of M09630 for a great time at the 2007 Etape.... After the excellent service I received this year, I would like to book with M09630 again."

 2  Cherith Fuller / Loire Valley Trip
We have just come back from France, having had a fantastic time. Thanks for organizing our holiday. Everything worked extremely well. The routes were well chosen and appropriate for our party. Celine did an excellent job. She gave us excvellent maps, on which our routes were clearly marked. The route notes were also good, The luggage transfers and the transfer back to the start were very efficient

 3  Lynda Taller-Wakter / Avignon to Arles cycling trip
"... we wanted to let you know how thrilled we were with the cycling trip, the charts and maps and the hotels.... It's hard to describe just how thrilled and relieved we were that a "blind" internet booking (we didn't have any references for your company) turned into three exceptionally memorable days that we will cherish for a long time to come. Thank you for sharing your passion with the rest of us."

 4  Jamie Underwood / Tour de France Mythic Climbs
Dear Bruno and M09630 team,

I am just righting to say thank you for the most fantastic tour we have had to date.
Everything from logistics, hotels, food and the people was of the highest standards and great value for money.
The routes you customised to are needs were just right and enabled us to tackle some of the most endeared and mythical climbs anywhere to be found in the world and will always be in our memories, even if the pain will be quickly forgotten as we plan to attack them ... view more again!!!!
We will definitely be returning to the Alps next year as only one of us broke the Alp d’huez hour challenge and we will definitely book it with M09630!

Thank you to everyone at M09630,

 5  Dina Leytes / Geneva Lake Tour
HI Bruno
Just want to say thank you again for putting together such a perfect bike weekend. I wrote Nir an email singing your praises. You have a great team and it's clear that you are passionate about what you do. I am certain that you will be popular with the GoL crowd. I wish you big success! Best, Dina"

 6  Geoff Lawley / Luberon, Alpilles, and Cotes-du-Rhone
"Hello Bruno, We have just returned home after doing the Luberon, Alpilles and Cotes du Rhone self guided ride, and want to say thankyou to you and your team for putting together a fantastic few days riding. The choice of areas and routes was exellent and we enjoyed every minute. We will be back in contact to arrange another ride or 2 next year."

 7  Paul Naughton / Carcassonne to Carcassonne
Hi Bruno, Just a quick note to tell you that we had a great time on our cycling trip. The routes were well thought out and provided the kind of challenge that we wanted. The food in the hotels in the evening was first class and the overall support was excellent.