Can you say "I saw Lance Armstrong live in France"? Or how about “I
rode up the Alpe d’Huez”; “I climbed the Col du Galibier and the Col de la
Madeleine”, or “I made it up the Col du Tourmalet and the Col
D'Aubisque” and other legendary tour mountains?
Here is your chance- And maybe your last chance to watch
Lance Armstrong duke it out for another record setting victory.
You can pack all these thrills and more into one gut-busting week in the
Alps or Pyrenees in July 2010. Introducing...
BEAUX VOYAGES 2010 FRANCE PRO CYCLING TOURS
Alps Tour 2010 - Pyrenees Tour 2010 - Beaux Voyages Home
Hi, my name is Walt
Ballenberger. My family and
I founded Beaux Voyages,
Inc. in 2001, and we’ve been
leading bike tours in France
exclusively since then.
Why France and why bike
tours? In a nutshell we have
a very simple answer: We
love France and we love
We lived in France for two
years in the 1980’s, we
speak the language fluently,
we know the country better
than most French natives,
and we love showing the country and sharing its beauty and history with others.
And we love cycling. We’re just recreational cyclists ourselves, but we
understand and are fans of the sport of bike racing, and we’ve even been
fortunate enough to meet and work with some well-known professionals in the
sport like 9-time tour finisher Frankie Andreu (see below).
We have a track record when it comes to showing people the best
possible experience at the world’s biggest bike race- and that makes a
What do I mean by that?
There are two big problems when it comes to watching the tour in France.
1) There are huge crowds, especially where the best viewing is to be
found- in the mountains.
2) The French police close the roads before the race- sometimes a day or
If you think these are trivial obstacles and that you can deal with them on your
own- go ahead and give it a try.
To be honest we had some problems when we first started and had to learn to
deal with the obstacles. But learn we did, and now we can offer the best
possible experience at the world’s greatest cycling event in France every July.
SO WHAT ARE WE OFFERING?
Here’s what we have on tap for serious cycling fans:
- Two tours at the most decisive portions of the big race- one in the
Alps and one in the Pyrenees. We’ve managed to book hotels in great
locations for great viewing and riding.
- You can check more details here: Alps Tour 2010- Pyrenees Tour 2010
AND WE HAVE SOME GREAT BONUSES AS WELL!
- MEET PERSONALLY WITH FRANKIE ANDREU
As every cycling fan knows, Frankie is a nine-
time tour finisher in France, a long-time
teammate and stalwart for Lance Armstrong
during many of his great wins, and an
commentator for the Versus channel on TV
each year during the big race.
In addition to the above list of
accomplishments, Frankie is a great guy,
and he’ll have amazing insight for you on the
2010 race in particular, and pro cycling in
general. He knows it all and will answer all
your individual questions. So start thinking
today about what you’d like to ask a cycling
pro at the tour if you had an hour with him.
We’ve had Frankie meet with our groups in
past years, and it is always a highlight. We
are pleased he’s on our team again this year.
- YOU'LL CLIMB THE MOST
LEGENDARY COLS IN CYCLING- the
ones you’ve heard about for years, including
Alpe d’Huez, the awesome Col du Galibier
and the Col de la Madeleine, the Col du
Tourmalet, and others.
- TO GET YOU IN THE PROPER
MOOD, we’ll send each guest a free copy of
“The Tour”, a novel about the race which
really captures the spirit and allure of the
event. It’s a great read.
ABOVE- Cycling personality Frankie Andreu, member
of the Versus Channel Race Commentary Team.
BELOW- Frankie racing in France along with Lance
Armstrong and USPS team.
- IN CASE YOU'LL NEED A LITTLE HELP WITH TRAINING before
coming on our tour, we’ll send you a free copy of the well-known book: "The
Cyclist's Training Bible".
- YOU'LL HAVE 3 LIVE RACE VIEWINGS IN THE ALPS AND 4
LIVE VIEWINGS IN THE PYRENEES.
- YOU'LL STAY AT CHARMING 2 AND 3 STAR FRENCH
HOTELS AND INNS, and you can expect excellent French dining.
Breakfasts are also included, and although lunches are not included in the
price, we sometimes offer a big fresh baguette sandwich for hungry riders
along the road.
- WE OFFER THE BEST VALUE PACKAGE of any tour going to the
big race in France in July. Go ahead and check it out (you probably already
have). We are quite frankly a small company, and we plan to stay that way.
We have always held to our original idea that we would lead our tours
ourselves, and we won’t rely on outsiders just looking for something fun to do
in the summer. In other words people who don’t care about our tours as much
as we do. As a result of being small our overhead is very low… and we pass
those savings along to you. Dollar for dollar your best value is with
Sure, you can pay another thousand dollars, or two or three or even $4,000.00
and more. That might even buy you a little fancier hotel room (or maybe not),
but you might as well be flushing that money down the you-know-what. It won’
t buy you a better experience.
AND FOR THE 2010 RACE WE HAVE A GREAT EARLY BIRD OFFER.
Put a FULLY REFUNDABLE* $1,000 deposit down to reserve your slot
BEFORE THE END OF 2009 AND GET A 10% DISCOUNT.
That’s a savings of hundreds, and it will more than pay for bringing your bike
(see below). We’re making this special offer because it’s to our advantage to
have as many firm bookings lined up as early as possible.
SO THE TIME TO ACT IS NOW. Call 1-877-362-0045 TOLL
FREE and book your slot RIGHT AWAY to take advantage of all we’re
offering and the EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT ON TOP OF THAT.
Of course we know you'll have the most exciting and memorable trip of your
life, but don't take my word for it. Here are a few comments from some others
who have travelled with us to the big race in France:
SO WHAT DOES ALL THIS ADD UP TO?
- 7 Days and 6 Nights of a fabulous once-in-a-lifetime week at the
world’s greatest bike race led by people who have experience and know
what they are doing.
- Ride your bike up the most legendary cols in cycling. Tell your
friends and family you rode up the Alpe d’Huez, the Col du Galibier, the Col de
la Madeleine in the Alps, or the Col du Tourmalet and others in the Pyrenees
- Watch Lance Armstrong (maybe for the final time?) and the Radio
Shack team battle for the yellow jersey, up close and personal.
- Meet personally with well-known pro and cycling personality
Frankie Andreu and get all your individual questions answered by a pro.
When you get back home and see him on TV at the finish in Paris, you can
say “I just met that guy in person in France.”
- The best value in the industry
- Great bonuses
- And more…
Imagine the stories you’ll have for your friends and family after
that great experience.
And you have our PERSONAL GUARANTEE that you’ll have the best
possible experience. Look, we’ve done this before and we have a reputation
to uphold. We know what we’re doing and we can’t afford for people to be
So, if all this sounds great, THERE IS A WORD OF CAUTION- In order to be
nimble and better serve our guests, we’ve found through experience that it’s
best to have small groups at the big race in France. That way we can get
people to the right spots at the right time to really experience the magic.
SO WE ONLY HAVE SLOTS FOR 12 PEOPLE ON EACH TOUR-
Once we reach that number we won’t be in a position to book anyone else.
(Empty hotel rooms will be ancient history by then in any case).
So if you want to take a chance and wait, that’s fine, but if you’re really serious
about cycling, serious about seeing Lance Armstrong go for it with his new
Radio Shack team, perhaps for the last time, serious about having the
greatest and most memorable cycling experience anyone could possibly have
in his or her lifetime, then CALL TOLL FREE 877-362-0045 AND
BOOK YOUR SPOT NOW.
You’re probably saying to yourself “Sounds great- but what kind of
bike will I be riding”?
There are several options:
If you are a serious cyclist and have a really good bike, bringing that would be
your first option. Sure, it’s a pain to haul a bike around in a big travel case, but
this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for most people. You’ll get the most out
of it if you have your own bike. We’ll help you with info about how to get your
bike to France.
There are some extra costs on planes and maybe trains, but it’s not too much.
If toting your bike around just isn’t in the cards, we can provide a bike for you
for 175 euros ($225US) for the duration of the tour. We’ll get the highest level
rental road bike available, but remember that very high-end bikes are not
usually used as rentals. It will be a very good bike, however, but if you’re used
to a great bike, it will probably be a step down, to be honest.
So give a second thought to bringing your own bike. We want everyone to be
happy with their bikes, and this is the best way to assure that you are.
Look, if you’ve been thinking for years that “Someday I’d like to go to France
and see the big race in person”, maybe you should poke yourself and get
serious this year.
Think about it- how many more times will Lance Armstrong have a real
legitimate shot to win? After the race in 2010 he’ll be almost 40. There are
one or two guys at that age still left in the peleton, but there aren’t many and
they’re not serious contenders.
The perfect time to do this is NOW. Lance has a new American team working
for him to win. Last year he didn’t have his full customary training schedule
when he decided to make a comeback, and he had been out of competition
for 3 years. He even got injured on top of that which slowed him down
considerably in prime training time. And there was a lot of other distracting
controversy on his team. Yet he still managed a podium finish.
This year it’s different. He has his own team and will have the training. If you
want to be a part of this, give yourself an early Christmas or birthday present
(or two). Call 1-877-362-0045 and RESERVE YOUR SLOT NOW.
And Here's Another (Unfortunate) Consideration:
Have you noticed what has happened to the US dollar in the past few years?
It has dropped like a rock, and many experts predict more of the same. So if
you're putting your once-in-a-lifetime tour trip off until next year or beyond IT
WILL COST YOU MORE. Another reason to stop delaying and book this
magical dream trip NOW.
YOU KNOW YOU WILL NEVER REGRET IT.
OK, SOUNDS GREAT, BUT HOW MUCH DOES ALL THIS COST?
If you've read this far you're probably aware of the cost of taking a trip
to see the biggest cycling event in the world is pretty high. We invite you to
compare our prices with others in the industry.
OUR PRICE FOR THIS FABULOUS EXPERIENCE IS $3,595 PER
PERSON ($3,695 for the Alps tour) DOUBLE OCCUPANCY ($500 single
supplement- we'll try to let you room with another guest on the tour if desired
and if possible to avoid the single supplement).
- Accommodations in 2 and 3 star hotels (see individual Alps and Pyrenees
tours for details)
- All breakfasts and dinners as indicated on specific tour itineraries, excellent
- Support vehicle which sweeps the daily routes, provides snacks, picks up
daily purchases, offers a lift to the weary.
- All transfers from rendezvous point to final drop-off.
- All gratuities for hotels and included meals.
- Group meeting with Versus TV commentator, 9-time TdF finisher and many-
time Lance Armstrong teamate Frankie Andreu. Ask him any question about
pro cycling in general and/or the 2010 race.
- Knowledgeable, bilingual, American guides who know how to offer a great
- Intimate small group atmosphere- Maximum 12 people.
- View stage finishes on TV if we are not viewing in person.
- Cycling nutrition bars and snacks, etc.
- Bonuses as described above.
-See Lance Armstrong and his new team compete in the most critical stages.
- Lunches and beverages at meals
- Flights from North America to Europe and return.
- Train tickets to and from rendezvous locations.
- Bike rental. Bike rental is $225 for the week.
- Travel and other personal insurance (available as an option). Insurance,
including medical insurance, is the responibility of each guest.
- Orders from supplemental menus.
Here's What To Do Next:
Call 877-362-0045 and book your space today! Only 12 spots available
on each tour!
You can also make inquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Deposit is fully refundable until end of March 2010. Standard cancellation policies apply.
Beaux Voyages, Inc. reserves the right to change hotels to another of equal level depending on
availability. Beaux Voyages, Inc. reserves the right to cancel this tour if a sufficient number of
people do not book. If for some unforeseen reason Mr. Andreu cannot meet with one or both of
our groups, guests will be receive commensorate remuneration.
For me everything on the tour was great,
better than I was expecting, the hotel and
food and even the staff at the hotel were
excellent. The biking in the alps could not
have been better, and viewing the tour, what
a thrill. You and Jay, what a great host and
guide, every morning bikes always in great
shape and ready to go. As you can tell I had a
great time and would gladly do it again. Thank
you and the family.” Mark Field Sr.
Mark Field Sr.
You guys are great hosts and the other
guests will be etched into my memory
forever. I will never forget soaring down
Alpe D’Huez with the others. I told them on
the way down that I would remember that
experience in the darkest hours of my life.”
Jim Musto and daughter Maxine
at Galibier summit.
food...comfortable rooms and
beds...delicious pain au chocolat and an
abundance of cheese!! Overall we really
group...great experience...enjoyed the
Richard and Barb Davies- on the right of
You read it right folks,
"Race viewing excellent, cycling
itineraries excellent, hotels and meals
excellent. Great trip." Goeff Aaronson