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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 2017! 

N2A2017 Tour Inclusions

NICE TO ALPE D'HUEZ

TOUR DE FRANCE

2017 INCLUSIONS

 

AT A GLANCE

  • 15 nights, 16 day holiday
  • 80-100km per day
  • Watch 2 highlight stages of the 2017 Tour de France (NB a third TDF stage (Stage 19) is a ~45km ride from our hotel in Briancon if you are keen on riding to an additional stage)
  • 5 hotel nights
  • 3 nights in a private, self-contained chalet 
  • 7 camp nights
  • 7 group evening meals including wine
  • 1 group lunch
  • Daily breakfasts
  • 10 afternoon teas
  • Support vehicle / "sag wagon"
  • Daily maps, route notes
  • GPS (garmin) route uploads
  • Accessible start/finish towns

 

ride highlights

  • 2 weeks of stunning cycling through France from the Cote d'Azur to the Alps
  • Cycle the famous climbs of the French Alps: the Col de la Bonette, Vars, Izoard, Lautaret, Galibier, Telegraph, Croix de Fer and Alpe d'Huez
  • Stunning scenery through Provence: lavender fields, sunflowers, farmers markets, the spectacular Gorge du Verdon and the honey coloured villages of the Luberon Valley
  • Conquer the "Giant of Provence" - Mont Ventoux
  • Cheering the cyclists as you see the two final mountain stages of the 2017 Tour de France
  • Watching the women's tour "La Course" arrive on the Col d'Izoard a few hours before the Tour de France
  • Start in vibrant Nice, with the Promenade des Anglais and beach, Old Town, museums, galleries and restaurants
  • Relax for 3 nights in our own private chalet in Briancon in the heart of the French Alps
  • Ride the epic 21 hairpin bends of Alpe d'Huez - and spend 2 nights on the mountain
  • A spectacular loop ride from Alpe d'Huez on our final day 

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • 15 nights accommodation in 2-3 star hotels (5 nights), private chalet (3 nights) and quality campgrounds in spectacular locations (7 nights)
  • 14 days cycling with detailed route notes, maps and GPS compatible up-loadable routes
  • 1 rest day, 3 optional 'loop ride' days
  • Wide Open Road support crew who have an intimate knowledge of the cycling, regions, culture and cuisines
  • Daily breakfasts
  • 10 cyclist friendly afternoon teas to re-fuel after your ride with a focus on local produce
  • 7 group evening meals - high quality, regional cuisine with wine
  • 1 group lunch at a special regional country restaurant
  • Your luggage is carried each day in our van
  • Support vehicle
  • Mechanical support for your bicycle
  • Quality tent and mattress hire available on request
  • Large communal campground marquee for group breakfasts and afternoon teas
 

 

what's not included?

  • Transfers to our starting hotel in Nice or away from our finish hotel in Alpe d'Huez (we can recommend an Australia based travel agent who regularly assists WOR customers to travel from Australia to join our tours)
  • Your bicycle, spare parts (let us know if interested in cycle hire)
  • Lunches and other evening meals not included in the Tour, specialised sports drinks
  • Alcoholic beverages other than those included in group meals
  • Tents, sleeping mats (available for hire)
 

costs

  • Cost per person: $AUD 5040 (twin share hotel nights)

Optional extras:

  • Single supplement for hotel nights: $AUD 650
  • 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
  • WOR cycle tour jersey and/or kit available to order early 2017
  • Extra hotel nights at start/finish upon request