2006 France Pro Cycling Trip 2- Alps Region
2007 details coming in early Nov., 2006
"The trip was
glad we did it"
|STEP OUTSIDE YOUR HOTEL AND CLIMB ALP d'HUEZ!
And then meet personally with Frankie Andreu, many
time teammate of Lance Armstrong!
INCLUDES: 6 Days, 5 Nights, 4 Dinners, 1 or more picnic lunches
DIFFICULTY- Intermediate To Difficult (But Choice is Yours)
NUMBER OF RACE VIEWING DAYS: 3
NUMBER OF CYCLING DAYS: 5
- Personal appearance by Frankie Andreu who will give his
unique perspective on the race, answer your questions, sign
autographs, pose for group photo.
- View three decisive stages in the Alps.
- Climb famous ascents like Alpe d'Huez and Col du Galibier.
- Stay in magnificent Les Deux Alpes for 5 nights. No hotel
- Small group atmosphere- maximum of 16 in group
- Great French cuisine and wine
- Free bike rental (or bring your own bike)
"Thanks for some great memories Walt."
Here's The Program:
Day 1- The group will assemble at the train station in Grenoble, and
we’ll shuttle to our home in Les Deux Alpes. You can spread out and
get comfortable, as we’ll be in the same hotel for all 5 nights of this tour
and we won’t have any hotel transfers! After check-in we’ll do bike
fitting and a short orientation ride. Before our first group dinner we’ll
have a welcome cocktail and a toast to a super Alps week.
Day 2- Today is a rest day for the
Tour riders, but not for TEAM BV.
Today we’ll warm up the famous
Alp d’Huez for the riders before
tomorrow’s finish. At the top you’ll
be able to purchase lots of
souvenir merchandise to
remember your conquest in the
future. Those who aren’t up to
such an HC challenge (hors
categorie in French, or out of
category climb) can either bike
around in the valley, ride up in the
support van, or walk part-way up
the mountain to get a feel for the
terrain the riders will be racing
over. You can also pick out a spot
to view the race from tomorrow.
Back to our hotel where another
great French cuisine experience
Day 3- Today we'll get on our bikes directly from the hotel and
ride once again toward cycling’s hallowed ground, the
Alp d’Huez. We'll have a viewing spot with shade tent set up,
or you can find a good location to see this uphill finish. This
stage may well decide the eventual winner of the race. Tonight
you're on your own for dinner, and you can discover a cozy
restaurant, or we'll be happy to offer suggestions.
Day 4- Today the riders tackle their second Alps stage. Depending on the exact roads that will
be used, we’ll either watch the race early in the stage or later on, as the route is essentially a large
loop that begins and ends not too far from our hotel. In any case we’ll get in some more excellent
riding with the magnificent Alps as a backdrop. Another great group dinner awaits at the hotel
Day 5- Today is the final Alps stage of the race, and we’ll view it early on in the day, since the
riders are heading north. There will be plenty of time for the adventurous to tackle the famous Col
du Galibier and for us to find a local establishment later on to enjoy a few adult beverages while
watching TV and cheering on the day’s winner. It could be that the eventual winner will have been
decided by the end of today’s race. Our farewell dinner will be an excellent one tonight.
Day 6- Today ends our Alps cycling
adventure and the group will be shuttled to
the Grenoble train station. For those
returning to Paris, you might want to plan a
Paris visit after our trip in order to catch the
race finale on the Champs Elysees as well.
In any event, we know you will always cherish
the memories of your Alps cycling
experience with Beaux Voyages, and we’ll
be looking forward to hosting you on another
of our tours in the future.
"Walt, Linda, and Jay, It was a fabulous
time and as memorable as the first trip."
DEPOSIT: $400 per person- due upon booking
2007 PRICES: $3,195 per person Double
(Single Supplement- $500)
- Accommodations in high-end 3 star hotel
- All breakfasts and most dinners as indicated on specific tour
itineraries, including superb French dining. One or more picnic
lunches (Where and when is TBD)
- Bike rental
- Entrance fees to historical attractions visited, time permitting.
- 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.
- Knowledgeable, bilingual, American guides who know France
like the backs of their hands. Superb service.
- Welcome cocktail on first night
- Intimate small group atmosphere
- Lunches, except 1 or more picnics (TBD)
- Alcoholic beverages at meals
- Flights from North America to Europe and return.
- Train tickets to and from rendezvous locations.
- Travel and other personal insurance (available as an option)
Frankie Andreu- 9 Time Finisher of Pro Cycling's Biggest Event.
Former Captain of U.S. Postal team
Watch for details of our 2007 Alps Tour in early November after the Tour route is