Tour de France
Alps, Cevennes and Epic Climbs

CLOSED FOR BOOKINGS

Chambery, Col de la Colombiere, Col de la Madeleine, Grenoble,
Alpe D’Huez, Orange, Nimes, Vallon-Pont-d’Arc

Description

Our race tours strike just the right balance between enjoying the race and experiencing the best that the region has to offer. Separate sightseeing and ride itineraries and four star hotels with only two moves in eight nights. Our cycling guests will experience a race start, race finish and all the excitement of the important mountain stage battles PLUS specific non-race cycling routes that have been designed to test and inspire you. Our sightseeing guests will enjoy all the food, wine and culture that this region of France is famous for and of course, with plenty of time for romance for our guest couples.

July 15 – July 23, 2018 | CLOSED FOR BOOKINGS
8 nights | 9 days

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Rider type* Enthusiast

Average daily distance 70 km

Average daily climbing   1,000 metres

Average daily time on the saddle 3 hours

Hotel Style* 4+ Star

Maximum guests – 14

Price €5,400 p.p. twin share

Start | Finish

Geneva, Switzerland | Barcelona, Spain

  Maximum tour capacity is 14 guests

  6 staff for 14 guests including professional ride guides, massage therapists and mechanics

  Tackle the iconic climbs of Col de la Colombiere, Col de la Madeleine and Alpe D’Huez

Fully supported daily sightseeing itinerary with dedicated host and driver

  Luxury 4 star hotels | Chambery, Chateau de Candie | Grenoble, Okko Hotel Jardin Hoche | Nimes, Novotel Atria Nimes Centre

  Expert sightseeing and ride route design

  Get up close with the pro riders and the fans on Alpe D’Huez and Col de la Colombiere

 Explore the markets, mansions, palaces, castles and ancient roman ruins in Chambery, Annecy, St Bernard, Albertville, Grenoble, Orange and Nimes all the while immersed in the French cuisine and culture.

  Enjoy the best guided walking, sightseeing and winery tours that the region has to offer.

  All Sports nutrition provided (bars, gels and electrolytes)

  All Breakfasts, Most Lunches and Most Dinners included

  Supported training plan included to prepare you for your Alps adventure

Day 1 - Chambéry

Today’s ride
2pm departure
Post travel recovery ride of 30 km (1:00)
Hotel
Chateau de Candie
Included Meals 
Lunch | Dinner
Outline Ride Guests

We will collect you from your pre-arranged collection point at Geneva airport or nearby train station and transfer to the magnificent Chateau de Candie in Chambéry where our support crew will assist you to settle in. Your tour hosts (Peter and Valerie) will give you a run down on the itinerary for the day and support crew will unpack and build your bike to your specifications ready for a post travel spin to get the legs moving again. We have a nice flat (ish) out and back route planned which will also wet your appetite to see more of this amazing region of France.

Once we return to our Chateau you will have time to unwind and relax and get yourself ready for an Aperitif where we will update you on tomorrow’s schedule. Aperitif is an important part of our daily ritual on tour as it is a great way to share the highlights of the day and plan for the next day.

All Guests

Dinner tonight is at the highly praised restaurant within the Chateau which will give you an opportunity to get to know your new ride and touring acquaintances.

Outline Sightseeing Guests

We will collect you from your pre-arranged collection point at Geneva airport and transfer to the magnificent Chateau de Candie in Chambéry where our support crew will assist you to settle in. Your tour hosts (Peter and Valerie) will give you a run down on the itinerary for the day and support crew will help you settle in. After settling into your exclusive accommodation at the beautiful 14th century Chateau de Candie, you can head out to explore the town.

Day One of your tour begins in Chambéry, the magical medieval capital of the Savoy and one of the best preserved 13th century towns in the Rhone-Alps region. Steeped in history and charm and surrounded by striking panoramas of vineyards, mountains and waterways, Chambéry is breathtaking by any measure. Once home to the famous Dukes of Savoy, Chambéry has come under both Italian and French rule over the centuries. The wonderful influence of these cultures is evident everywhere and most importantly, it is especially evident in the food and wine of this region.

You can take a captivating walking tour around the town’s hidden courtyards, tiny cobbled streets, café-rimmed squares and arcaded intersections. The walking tour will explore the grand Château de Chambéry and its adjoining Chapel, which once housed the Shroud of Turin, and culminate at the town’s most famous monument, the Fontaine des Éléphants.

Following your brilliant afternoon of sightseeing, it is time to go back to your hotel where you will meet up with all the guests and staff to enjoy Aperitif and dinner. Aperitif is an important part of our daily ritual on tour as it is a great way to share the highlights of the day and plan for the next day.

All Guests

Dinner tonight is at the highly praised restaurant within the Chateau which will give you an opportunity to get to know your new ride and touring acquaintances.

Day 2 -Chambéry

Today’s Ride
Chambéry to Chambéry
Approximately 97km with 1,000 metres climbing (2:00 + 2:00)
Hotel
Chateau de Candie
Included Meals 
Breakfast | Lunch
Ride Outline

After a sleep in and scrumptious breakfast it is time to head out on the bike. Your legs will still be a bit dead from your trip so we have selected an interesting route through stunning terrain that will take us into the charming town of Annecy. We we will have a leisurely lunch at one of the many local patisseries and take in some of the Tour de France rest day festivities.

The eastern part of the Rhone Alpes contains some of the most dramatic scenery in France. This beautiful countryside in the Savoie and Haute Savoie departments includes mountains, lakes and verdant valleys and we have selected a route that will enable you to sample some of the best scenery of the region.

When we are in Annecy we may even catch up with a pro rider or two as they enjoy their first rest day of this years Tour de France. Don’t stress if you don’t want to do 100 km today as you can always take the trip home in the ST support vehicle. Either way, when you get back to the hotel you can have a massage and then freshen up before aperitif.

All Guests

After our usual Aperitif and planning session it is time for you to independently explore the many tantalising restaurants in Chambéry. Tonight you are free to explore the town where you will have many choices for lovely evening meal.

Sightseeing Outline

Following a scrumptious breakfast, we will visit the enchanting town of Annecy, known to locals as the ‘Venice of the Alps” and once home to the Counts of Geneva.

With its striking castles, baroque cathedrals and canal-woven cobbled streets, charming bridges and breathtaking panoramic views, the town is a feast for the eyes. A guided walking tour will ensure you get to see the town’s most famous sights such as the Imperial Palace, the Fountain of Saint Jean and the Pont des Amours (the ‘Lover’s bridge’). You will also discover some of the less known hidden gems of this incredible ancient town. To top it all off, a walk along Rue Royale past a large selection of charming boutiques and prime stores will delight every keen shopper among you. After your beutiful day out in Annecy, you will be driven back to your charming chateau.

All Guests

After our usual Aperitif and planning session it is time for you to independently explore the many tantalising restaurants in Chambéry. Tonight you are free to explore the town where you will have many choices for lovely evening meal.

Day 3 - Chambéry

Today’s Ride
Ugine to Col de la Colombiere
Approximately 93km with 2,300 metres of climbing (4:00)
Hotel
Chateau de Candie
Included Meals 
Breakfast | Lunch
Ride Outline

Following another amazing breakfast in the gardens of the Chateau de Candie we embark on the first of our epic climbs and Tour de France adventures in the French Alps. We will drive for an hour to Ugine where we will hop onto our bikes and ride through a beautiful mountain valley to Cluses (Scionzier) where we will intersect with the course for today’s stage. We will then climb the same route as the pros up the northern side of the Col de la Colombiere where we will watch the battle for the KOM points and the general classification.

The first part of the climb (to the corner in Blanzy), is moderate but you will be tested on the sector from Blanzy to Porte d”Age with passages close to 10%. After the huge bend to the right near Port d”Age, you will be on an almost flat section for 3 km until Le Reposoir. You might want to visit the monastery there to pray for good legs because the rest of the climb really starts getting challenging and never goes below 8% with the final 1 km of 10%+. We will be with you for every pedal stroke and reminding you to enjoy the landscape!

Our support van will be in place on the climb so we will be setup up for a late lunch and refreshments while we wait. This is always an exciting time due to the party atmosphere on the climbs, so we are in for an epic day. After the stage we will ride back to Cluses and jump in the support vehicles for the 50km drive back to our accommodation in Chambéry.

All Guests

After our usual Aperitif and planning session it is time to decide what you would like to do for dinner. You can choose to independently dine at the Chateau de Candie or  venture back into the town again for a new culinary experience.

Sightseeing Outline

Following another amazing breakfast in the gardens of the Chateau de Candie, you will be driven to the enchanted Château de Menthon Saint Bernard where you will step back in time. Built high on a rocky outcrop overlooking the lake and valley below, this imposing castle is the very castle that inspired Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty!

The guided tour of the castle, run by actors, is a most informative and entertaining experience and highly recommended for all. You will get to wander through the castle’s beautifully furnished rooms, adorned with tapestries, Romanesque frescoes and antique furniture dating back to the 16th centuries. The library is equally mesmerising and contains ancient manuscripts written on parchment, sheepskin or goatskin, with painted illuminations from monks of the Middle Ages.

After your magical tour of the castle and a delicious French-inspired lunch, you will be taken to the beautiful medieval town of Albertville. Known for hosting the 1992 Winter Olympics, Albertville it is also famous for its ‘Conflans’, an old medieval section of the town located within the heart of Albertville. There is much to see in this town, with its many historic sites, ancient castle courtyards and pastel painted houses lining the windy cobbled roads. You can spend the afternoon meandering through the ancient streets of this town before we take you back to Chambéry.

All Guests

After our usual Aperitif and planning session it is time to decide what you would like to do for dinner. You can choose to independently dine at the Chateau de Candie or  venture back into the town again for a new culinary experience.

Day 4 - Chambery - Grenoble

Today’s Ride
Chambery to Col de la Madeleine
Approximately 120km with 2,400 metres of climbing (5:00)
Hotel
Okko Hotel Jardin Hoche
Included meals
Breakfast | Lunch (ride group) | Dinner
Ride Outline

We will not be following the TdF today so the pace will be less frenetic and you will have time for a leisurely breakfast before we tackle the mythical Col de la Madeleine. We will transfer to our new hotel in Grenoble today but no need for you to worry about that as our staff will handle the transfer while you are out on the bike.

We will ride from our hotel to the Col de la Madeleine, so we can check out at least part of the route the pros will be facing in tomorrow’s gargantuan stage 12. The first 60 km of our ride will meander through enchanting rural France with charming little villages and small family farms. The terrain to this point is rolling without any major climbing however once we reach Albertville the terrain starts to kick upwards as we enter the Alps but the real fun starts once we reach Feissonnet.

Over 26 kilometres long and climbing to 2,000 metres elevation the Col de la Madeleine is a serious test for both body and mind. Its true beauty is that you feel you are really on a voyage, green forest, butterflies, cascading waterfalls, stone bridges, flocks of sheep and beyond. And when you hear the cow bells you realise that the Madeleine guards the entrance to the high Alps, as if it’s the gatekeeper to the great Alps beyond. Once you make it over the summit the whole world opens up to reveal a multitude of peaks including Galibier, the Col du Glandon and Col de la Croix de Fer. As a cyclist you really can’t ask for more… except maybe for an epic decent. Once we regroup at the summit we will get exactly that with our descent into La Chambre; 20 km at an average of over 8% should satisfy the most avid fan of the Col descent.

Don’t panic if you don’t want to ride the entire route, remember it is “Your Tour Your Way” when you travel with SEARCHTRAVEL so you can ride as much or as little as you like. Once we get back to the hotel we suggest you have a massage and a bit of a rest before we head out for dinner at one of our favourite restaurants for another unforgettable meal.

All Guests

After our usual Aperitif and planning session it is time to head back into the town to one of our favourite restaurants for another unforgettable meal.

Sightseeing Outline

After a lazy breakfast, we farewell Chambéry and make our way to Grenoble, a stunning city at the foot of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of France and a popular base for winter sport. Grenoble is  famed for its well preserved ancient archaeological sites, its great museums and its highly ranked universities and research centres.

With its origins dating back to 43BC, there are many visible antiquities in and around the old town of Grenoble, including remnants of Roman Walls built in 286AD. You will begin your day’s adventure exploring the charming historic centre filled with its cobblestone streets and picturesque squares. Then you can catch a cable car up to the Bastille, an ancient series of fortifications overlooking Grenoble and notably one of Grenoble’s most visited tourist attractions. Accessed by cable cars that look like translucent bubbles, the summit offers stunning views over both the town below and the surrounding mountains. You can enjoy a lunch with a view at one of the Bastille restaurants and take in the breathtaking panorama before you make your descent to the town where you can wander through the beautiful gardens and indulge in some great shopping.

All Guests

After our usual Aperitif and planning session it is time to head back into the town to one of our favourite restaurants for another unforgettable meal.

Day 5 -Grenoble

Today’s Ride
Grenoble to Alpe D’Huez
Approximately 59km with 2,000 metres of climbing (3:00)
Hotel
Okko Hotel Jardin Hoche
Included meals
Breakfast | Lunch (ride group) | Dinner
Ride Outline

We have an early start today because we are going to enjoy the excitement and mayhem of the epic battle that is sure to unfold on this stage 12 of the Tour de France. So after a quick breakfast we will ride from our hotel in Grenoble to the famed Alpe D’Huez to see the epic battle of the titans on one of the most iconic mountain top finishes in the cycling world. No doubt you will have seen this stage finish on television but nothing prepares you for the excitement of actually being there and celebrating cycling history with tens of thousands of cycling fans from all across the globe.

While the Alpe d’Huez is certainly not the toughest climb in the French Alps but the average percentage is quite high for a climb to a ski area, with a length of 13 kilometers and around 1,000 meters of climbing, the Alpe d’Huez is still a significant challenge. Alpe d’Huez is also known as the Dutch mountain; which is mainly to do with the fact that many Dutch riders have won a Tour stage on the Alpe. Every year a legion of Dutch cycling fanatics set up camp on bend 7 which is now affectionately known as Dutch (or orange) corner. Each of the 21 hairpin bends of the climb is named after one (sometimes two) of the stage winners, depending on where they commenced their ultimate attack.

We will situate ourselves on the climb, immerse ourselves in the magic of the day and enjoy a picnic lunch while we wait for the protagonists to do battle right before our eyes. Once the groupetto goes past we will ride back down the mountain to meet the support vehicles or maybe even ride back to the hotel (weather and legs dependent).

All guests

After you finish your various activities for the day, we will meet up again for our usual Aperitif over our briefing and then we will go out for dinner as a group to a local restaurant with very traditional cuisine.

Sightseeing Outline

Today you will continue your adventures in Grenoble, exploring more of the city’s treasures and antiquities, particularly if you love art and history. Grenoble’s impressive number of museums speaks to the rich heritage of this city. Your difficulty will be deciding which of the many top-rated museums to visit, unless you can manage to fit them all in.

The Musée de Grenoble boasts one of best collections of fine arts in France and holds many famous works by such painters such as Veronese, Rubens, Zurbarán, Delacroix, Renoir, Gauguin, Monet, Matisse, Picasso, and Andy Warhol. The list is too long to detail here!

The Grenoble Archaeological Museum, built within the remains of historic Saint Laurent Church and containing a 6th century crypt, is a veritable hidden gem and not to be missed. Other museums are devoted to archaeology, history, and local culture…there are many and the choice is yours!

All guests

After you finish your various activities for the day, we will meet up again for our usual Aperitif over our briefing and then we will go out for dinner as a group to a local restaurant with very traditional cuisine.

Day 6 - Grenoble

Today’s Ride
Grenoble to Grenoble
Recovery ride approximately 25km (1:00)
Hotel
Okko Hotel Jardin Hoche
Included meals
Breakfast | Lunch (Sightseeing guests) | Dinner
Ride Outline

After the past 4 days you have ridden 380 km and climbed for over 8,000 metres so no doubt you are going to need a bit of respite; so today is about rest and recovery which definitely involves croissants, caffeine and a massage.

We will roll the legs over for about an hour just to keep the blood circulating and then you are free to explore with the sightseeing group in Orange or maybe have an extra-long massage and an afternoon nap or just relax and read a book.

We recommend that you join the sightseeing guest today as they have wine tasting and by all accounts wine is good for recovery!

All Guests

After our usual Aperitif and planning session it is time for us to enjoy some very local cuisine. Grenoble is famous for Walnuts, Le Bleu du Vercors Sassenage (Bleu cheese) and Les ravioles du Royans (thin Ravioli) so tonight we will dine on the best of these local delicacies in a small local restaurant which we have booked out for the evening (we said it was small). We are certain you will not be disappointed.

Sightseeing Outline

Today’s schedule will take you to the famous town of Orange, renowned for its Roman architecture. When first settled by the Romans in 35 BC, Orange was modelled on Rome and much of these original buildings and structures remain intact and beautifully preserved. It is now famous for its UNESCO World Heritage listed Roman ruins and is a popular tourist destination for most travellers to France.

The town’s most impressive structure is by far the Roman Amphitheatre, the Théâtre Antique d’Orange, which is claimed to be the best preserved ancient structure in all of France. The walk up to the theatre, via meandering stairs and in between Roman Villas, is as spectacular as the view you will get when you reach the top of the mount. The theatre can seat 9,000 spectators and is still used for many events including opera performances throughout the summer season.

Back in the old town it is hard to avoid seeing the magnificent Heritage listed Triumphal Arch. Built during the reign of Augustus (27 BC – AD 14) to honour the veterans of the Gallic Wars and Legio II Augusta, it is another magnificent example of Roman architecture.

Orange is not just famous for its ancient ruins, it is also famous for its many wines. You will have the pleasure of discovering the many domaines and wineries of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape region, one of the strictest and most revered labels in the world. After a delicious lunch in the old town, we will stop for some wine tasting along the way back to Grenoble. The perfect way to end another glorious day exploring in the south of France!

All Guests

After our usual Aperitif and planning session it is time for us to enjoy some very local cuisine. Grenoble is famous for Walnuts, Le Bleu du Vercors Sassenage (Bleu cheese) and Les ravioles du Royans (thin Ravioli) so tonight we will dine on the best of these local delicacies in a small local restaurant which we have booked out for the evening (we said it was small). We are certain you will not be disappointed.

Day 7 - Grenoble - Nimes

Today’s Ride
Montelimar to Vallon-Pont-d’Arc
Approximately 70km with 1,000 metres of climbing (3:00)
Hotel
Novotel Atria Nimes Centre
Included meals
Breakfast | Dinner
Ride Outline

We transfer accommodation from Grenoble to Nimes today and we have formulated an outstanding ride so that we can see a bit more of the Tour de France action as well as see more of the amazing French countryside. We have an early start and a 90 minute drive in the ST support vehicles to just outside Montelimar. From there we have a beautiful ride that takes us through forested terrain and into Vallon-Pont-d’Arc to intersect the LeTour stage 14 course. Stage 14 commences in Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux and travels into Mende though the Ardèche gorges (known locally as European Grand Canyon) so we have planned an amazing day of riding and sightseeing  so we can still be part of the Tour de France action.

Our route takes us along the Rhone and through Monts d’Ardèche Natural Regional Park into the Ardèche gorges to intersect the stage 14 course at the small town of Vallon-Pont-d’Arc. From here we can view the famous Pont dÁrc and enjoy the atmosphere as the town prepares to welcome the heroes of the Tour. Of course we will have time to sample some of the local cuisine.

Once the race passes we will make our way through the gorge on a route that takes into Domaine du Colombier for a wine tasting. If you feel up to it, you can ride the 80km back to Nimes but the plan is to hop into the ST support vehicles for the trip back to Nimes with time for a massage and nap before dinner.

All Guests

After our usual Aperitif and planning session it is time to venture out for dinner at a lovely restaurant just outside of Nimes that we discovered through one of our SEARCHTRAVEL guests.

Sightseeing Outline

After a lovely breakfast, we check out of Grenoble and head south to the city of Nimes. Positioned between the sea and the Cevennes hills, Nîmes is one of the most attractive towns in France. Originally established as an outpost by the Romans, it is home to some the largest and best preserved Roman ruins in all of France.

One such majestic monument is the 2000-year-old Arena of Nîmes, still in use for concerts, major events and bullfights. Most die-hard cyclists will recall that the Arena was used for the opening stage of the 2017 Vuelta a España! A guided tour of this magnificent structure will leave you awestruck.

After the Arena tour, you will visit the Roman Temple, Maison Carrée, which was built around 7AD, and is a perfect example of a classic Roman temple with Corinthian columns. Then you will wander through the town’s historic centre, along its narrow streets and beneath its tree-lined boulevards. For the piece de resistance, a stroll through the Jardins de la Fontaine, one of the oldest and most beautiful gardens in all of France, will take your breath away. In these gardens you will find the Temple of Diana and the Tour Magne, a Roman tower that was once a part of the city’s outer fortifications.

All Guests

After our usual Aperitif and planning session it is time to venture out for dinner at a lovely restaurant just outside of Nimes that we discovered through one of our SEARCHTRAVEL guests.

Day 8 - Nimes

Hotel
Novotel Atria Nimes Centre
Included meals
Breakfast | Dinner
Ride Outline

The Grand Tour aficionados will already know that Nimes was featured in the 2017 Vuelta Espana with the stage Team Time Trial so it is fitting that we ride by the Arena of Nimes which featured in the stage.

We have selected a really interesting loop for your final day of your epic Alps Adventure tour. We will ride into the southern edge of the Cevenas hills with terrain that is heavily forested with a large number of gorges, creeks and rivers with limestone cliffs.

As you can see from the profile we will be going through rolling terrain with some steep little pinches but we have made sure that there are no long climbs as we are fairly certain that you will be pleasantly tired from this weeks cycling adventures. We will stop along the way to soak up more of the French provincial atmosphere as well as a croissant or baguette but we will ensure that you are back in time for a post ride massage and a bit of a rest before we head out for our farewell dinner.

All Guests

After our usual Aperitif and planning session we will have a final group dinner at one of our favourite local restaurants.

Sightseeing Outline

After a lovely breakfast, you will be taken to beautiful Avignon, a medieval city situated on the left bank of the Rhône River. The entire historic centre of the town became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995 and includes the Papal Palace, the Cathedral, all the Episcopal buildings, the Saint Bénézet Bridge and the Pont d’Avignon.

Avignon’s importance stems back to the 1300s when it was chosen as the seat of the Catholic Popes. Its Christian legacy can be seen in the historic city centre and in the massive ‘Palais des Papes’, residence to several popes over the centuries. The Papal palace is surrounded by medieval stone ramparts and boasts the largest gothic edifice in all of Europe. A tour of the palace, which includes the Popes’ private apartments with their fabulous frescoes, is one of the musts of Avignon.

Your amazing day in Avignon continues after your tour of the palace. The town is fascinating and waiting to be discovered – art, culture, theatre, cinema, museums, big stores and little shops, palaces, monuments and ancient structures abound. Spend your afternoon wandering through the medieval streets with their Renaissance houses and mansions and wonderful squares and courtyards. Submerge yourself in the bustling city life and check out the wonderful cafes and restaurants that rim the square’s town centre. Top off your day in Avignon with a divine glass of wine and scrumptious delicacy before heading back to Nimes.

All Guests

After our usual Aperitif and planning session we will have a final group dinner at one of our favourite local restaurants.

Day 9 - Nimes

Todays Ride
No planned ride today
Included meals
Breakfast
Ride Outline

Today is about getting ready for your journey on to your next adventure. Hopefully you will be heading on to other beautiful European destinations but if you have to head home we are certain that you will be leaving with beautiful memories of an outstanding adventure with new found friends from this beautiful corner of France.

Our team will pack your bike bags and assist you get underway with transfers to Barcelona airport or train stations.

Sightseeing Outline

Today is about getting ready for your journey on to your next adventure. Hopefully you will be heading on to other beautiful European destinations but if you have to head home we are certain that you will be leaving with beautiful memories of an outstanding adventure with new found friends from this beautiful corner of France.

Our team will assist you get underway with transfers to Barcelona airport or train stations.

Price per person: € 5,400 per person twin share

Single occupancy supplement: €1,400

Booking: € 1,000 deposit

Balance Due: 90 days prior to the tour departure date

You may also pay in full at the time of booking

What’s Included

Accommodation
  • 8 nights twin share* accommodation in classic* style hotels
  • We safely deliver your bags to your room each time we change hotels

Transport

  • All transport from your designated pick up and drop off points with bike and one other bag
  • Transportation to and from planned tour activities

Support

  • Throughout your tour there will be a minimum of 2 hosts looking after you
  • Support vehicle and mechanical breakdown support on each ride
  • Experienced mechanics will ensure your bike is ready to ride upon arrival

Tour Activities

  • Entrance fees into planned tour activities 

Meals

  • 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners are included in the price of this tour. On certain nights you will have the opportunity to explore the town you are in and choose your own restaurant for dinner.
  • We provide wine with every included dinner. Limits apply
  • We provide one Aperitif per person during our daily planning sessions

Other – Ride guests

  • 2 sets of  SEARCHTRAVEL Cycling Kit made by Marcello Bergamo (2 x knicks, 2 x jerseys, 1 x wind vest)
  • Sports Massages as required
  • Mechanical Support as required
  • Daily washing of SEARCHTRAVEL Cycling Kit
  • Prepare for your tour like a pro. We include a 6 month Pro CyclEd Training Plan in the cost of your tour.

What’s not Included

  • Airfares to and from the tour
  • Transportation to the pickup/drop off locations
  • Accommodation before and after the tour
  • Activities that are not organised and scheduled by Search Travel
  • Bikes/ helmets
  • Travel Insurance 
  • Laundry services

Follow the link below to book your tour!