I have set myself the target of riding some climbs in either the Alps or Pryenees next June/July. I will build up to this with some biger climbs in the UK first. Are there any recomendations for a first visit to the mountains and would it be more sensible to go for a packaged deal or as an independent cyclist. I would like to be based at a centre so that the cycling will not involve any load carrying other than than tools/tube and my belly! Any suggestions appreciated.