CHATEAU SAINT MARTORY
ENJOY A FAIRY-TALE CYCLING VACATION IN FRANCE!
Make your plans today for a truly unique cycling vacation at the Chateau de Saint-Martory in southwestern France in 2020! We hosted a group of 20 clients here in May 2019 and it was a truly memorable week together! For our groups here, we work directly with the owners of this gorgeous 16th Century Renaissance castle that is nestled on the banks of the Garonne River and near the famed Tour de France climbs of the Pyrenees! Thus, we can customize the week for you and your group, depending on what you are looking for in your trip. Literally minutes from the Chateau’s front gate, one can choose to ride the flat roads of the Garonne River Valley, discover the rolling sunflower fields, farms, and charming villages to the north, or venture into the nearby legendary roads of the Pyrenees.
During our vacations here, we have an agreement with the owners for full access to the entire property. Thus, consider it your own private estate for a week! This includes all sleeping rooms in the chateau (7) and the adjacent farmhouse (3), as well as access to the kitchen, swimming pool, and the shared living spaces throughout the chateau. All seven chateau rooms have their own full bathroom, while two of the three farmhouse rooms share one.
In addition, our local private chef does an incredible job customizing menus around cyclists needs and any dietary restrictions. The Chateau has a dedicated storage space for bicycles with all the necessary tools. Everyone is encouraged to bring their bike though we can arrange a rental for you for an additional fee. This destination is perfect for large groups of friends, cycling clubs, executive cycling retreats, or cycling coaching organizations. Maximum size is 20.
September 22 - 28, 2020. (Note: If these dates don't work for you, please contact us below with what dates you would like and we will check on their availability. Thanks!)
Length: 7 days / 6 nights
Price: Self-Guided Tours begin at $3299.00 per person; Guided Tours begin at $4999.00 per person. Numerous options are possible so please contact us.
Single Supplement: $995.00
Meeting Point: Toulouse, France.
Drop-Off Point: Toulouse, France.
You can customize your itinerary to suit the needs of your group. Please note that this itinerary is simply a suggestion and can be altered.
Day One: Welcome to France! Following your arrival at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, we'll transfer you to the Chateau Saint-Martory where you'll check-in and build up your bike or get your rental bike fitted, This afternoon, we'll enjoy a short warm-up spin along the banks of the Garonne River while our private chef prepares your "Welcome Dinner" for this evening.
Day Two: Postcard French Villages. Today's ride will be focused entirely on the beautiful rolling countryside north of the Chateau where we'll ride on quiet country roads through fields of sunflowers and vineyards during harvest season. This afternoon, our chef will prepare lunch for us before our BBQ dinner this evening.
Day Three: Garonne River Valley Ride. Following breakfast and coffee, our program for today will showcase the beautiful rolling roads through the Garonne River Valley. Enjoy lunch in Cazeres before riding back to the Chateau and enjoying a dip in the outdoor pool. This evening, enjoy a specially-prepared dinner by our private chef!
Day Four: "Most Beautiful Villages in France" Ride. Our destination for today is St. Bertrand de Comminges, one of the official "Most Beautiful Villages in France." Additional highlights include the picturesque villages of Barbazon, Valcabrere, St. Gaudens, and many others. This evening, explore the restaurants in town for dinner or use the kitchen to prepare your own.
Day Five: Tour de France Day. Choose to ride either the iconic Col du Tourmalet or the Col d’Aspin before relaxing in the thermal baths in the spa town of Luchon. This evening, relive the day’s adventures over a group dinner at the Chateau!
Day Six: Col de Portet d’Aspet Loop. Your final day’s ride will feature the stunning roads of the Midi-Pyrenees as you ride the Col de Portet d’Aspet before returning to the Chateau where we’ll celebrate your week with our “Farewell Dinner” this evening in the Chateau!
Day Seven: Transfer Day. This morning, we will transfer you to Toulouse-Blagnac Airport for your return flight home.
Private use of the fully-restored Chateau de Saint Martory (16th Century) for the entire duration of our stay. This also includes the pool, pool house, private gardens, and barbecue areas. There are seven bedrooms in the Chateau; three in the farmhouse. All rooms in the Chateau have private bathrooms. Two of the rooms in the Farmhouse share a bathroom.
Entire property privatized for our group.
Full staff at the chateau.
Airport transfers to-and-from Toulouse for you and your bike case.
Meals with customized plans if desired. Our private chef will take care of it for you!
Flexible route plans.
Private wine tasting!
Secure bike Storage with professional mechanics area.
Legendary Velo Echappe' pro-style on-road support.
Pro-bike rental options (additional charge).
Massage options (additional charge).
Perfect for private groups, cycling clubs, coaching organizations, cycling associations, etc.