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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!

N2A2018 Tour Inclusions

NICE TO ALPE D'HUEZ

TOUR DE FRANCE

2018 INCLUSIONS

 

AT A GLANCE

  • 15 nights, 16 day holiday
  • 80-100km per day
  • Watch 2 highlight stages of the 2018 Tour de France 
  • 5 hotel nights
  • 3 x nights in a private, self-contained chalet 
  • 7 camp nights
  • 6 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
  • Joining the party like atmosphere of the Tour de France on Alpe d'Huez for Stage 12 of the 2018 Tour.
  • 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 the heart of the French Alps
  • Ride the epic 21 hairpin bends of Alpe d'Huez 
  • Spectacular loop rides in the French Alps 

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, 2 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
  • 6 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 chalet in the Alps (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 5170 (twin share hotel nights)

Optional extras:

  • Single supplement for hotel nights: $AUD 400 (NB no single supplement for the 3 nights in the private chalet at this stage - please request).
  • 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
  • Tent & Mat hire free for returning and Grand Tour customers