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European Cycling Holidays in France, Italy, Spain and Switzerland. The BEST value tours on the market! Personalised, affordable, fun, challenging and social. Provence, Alps, Tour de France, Italian Lakes, Dolomites, Giro Climbs. A magical mix of challenging but social cycling in some of the most spectacular regions of Europe. See the Tour de France 2019!

Barcelona Nice 2018 Inclusions

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WOR tours are carefully crafted and well organised - all you need to do is turn up and concentrate on the riding, eating and drinking!
— D. Borland
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inclusions

2018

 

AT A GLANCE

  • 12 nights, 13 day holiday
  • 80-100km per day
  • 5 hotel nights
  • 1 night on the Ferry to Sardinia 
  • 6 camp nights
  • 3 ferry tickets 
  • 6 group evening meals including wine
  • 11 breakfasts
  • 8 afternoon teas
  • Luggage transfers
  • Support vehicle / "sag wagon"
  • Daily maps, route notes 
  • GPS (garmin) route uploads
  • Accessible start/finish towns
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costs

  • Cost per person: $4450 (twin/double share - if coming as a single contact us to find out if this is available for you) 

Optional extras:

  • Single supplement for hotel nights: $500 (twin share only on Ferry)
  • Tent hire: $75 (2 person tent - perfect for 1 person), $95 (3 person tent, ideal for 2 people)
  • New inflatable mattress: single $30, double $40
  • Tent/Mat hire complimentary for past customers & Grand Tour cyclists
  • WOR cycle tour jersey and/or kit available to order early 2018
  • Extra hotel nights at start/finish upon request

 

RIDE HIGHLIGHTS

  • 11 days of stunning cycling - from Barcelona to Nice via two jewels of the Mediterranean - Sardinia & Corsica
  • The contrasting cultures, history, traditions & food as we travel from Spain to Italy to France
  • Start in Barcelona, Spain's most cosmopolitan city - famed for its art, architecture, tapas bars and beaches
  • Experience road cycling in Barcelona - we ride a favourite local's loop
  • Sailing across the Mediterranean and waking up on the ferry with views of the Sardinian coastline
  • 3 days cycling in Sardinia's north - picturesque beaches with hidden coves, traditional villages & plenty of gelato & pizza!
  • Coastal cycling with camp-sites by the beach and a swim in the Med at the end of a days ride
  • Bonifacio's imposing citadel and white cliffs
  • Cycling the Col de Verghio and Col de Bavella, high up in the mountainous and forested interior of Corsica
  • Riding through the stunning red rock formations of the Calanches de Piana
  •  Finish in vibrant Nice, with the Promenade des Anglais and beach, Old Town, museums, galleries and restaurants
 

what's included?

  • 12 nights accommodation
    • 2-3 star hotels/guest houses (5 nights)
    • Twin share berth on Ferry to Sardinia (1 night)
    • Quality campgrounds in spectacular locations (6 nights)
  • 12 days cycling with daily detailed printed route notes with maps & info. on history, food, tourist highlights, recommended stops
  • Ride with  GPS route uploads compatible with Garmin & Wahoo 
  • Accessible start / finish towns that have direct flights to Australia 
  • Wide Open Road support crew who have an intimate knowledge of the cycling, regions, culture and cuisines
  • 3 ferry tickets to get you from/to the mainland
    • Barcelona to Porto Torres (overnight)
    • Santa Teresa to Bonifacio (~30 minutes from Sardinia to Corsica)
    • Corsica to Nice (~4-5 hour crossing)
  • Daily breakfasts (except for on the Ferry to Sardinia)
  • 8 cyclist friendly WOR famous afternoon teas to re-fuel after your ride with a focus on local produce with local beers/wines/cider available to purchase for a nominal fee (typically 1 Euro)
  • 6 group evening meals - high quality, regional cuisine with wine/beer
  • A welcome briefing in Barcelona
  • Your luggage is carried each day in our van
  • Support vehicle / "sag wagon" - take the worry out of the riding
  • Mechanical support for your bicycle
  • Quality tent and mattress hire available on request
  • Large communal campground marquee for group breakfasts and afternoon teas
 
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Tour dates

Start: Thursday 21 June 2018 in Barcelona.  We meet in the evening for Welcome Drinks & Briefing. (Hotel night included in Tour price)

Last night: Monday 2 July in Nice

Departure: Tuesday 3 July from Nice.  We have our final breakfast at the hotel in Nice and then you organise your own onward travel arrangements.

 

what's not included?

  • Transfers to and away from our starting hotel in Barcelona and our finish hotel in Nice (we can recommend an Australian based travel agent who regularly assists WOR customers to travel from Australia to join our tours)
  • Your bicycle, spare parts (let us know if you are interested in bike hire)
  • Lunches & evening meals not included in the Tour, specialised sports drinks/nutrition
  • Non-group evening meals
  • Alcoholic beverages other than those included in group meals
  • Tents, sleeping mats (available for hire at time of booking)
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