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2020 ETAPE DU TOUR DELUXE

OUR DELUXE PACKAGES FOR 2020!


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Since July 2005, we were the first American company to bring cyclists from North America to the Etape du Tour! Since the landmark article that appeared in the August 2005 issue of Bicycling Magazine detailing the event, we have been featured in numerous national publications for our Etape du Tour vacations such as the New York Times, Bloomberg's Financial, SI.com, Active.com, and others. We are happy to announce that we will again be an “Official Tour Operator” for the 2020 Etape du Tour!

Riding the L'Etape du Tour ("Stage of the Tour" in English) is to spend one day inside the world's toughest bike race on closed roads that have seen over 100 years of history. This sense of place is something that can't be replicated anywhere else in the world. In addition, you will savor riding through postcard villages where you will be cheered by thousands while you feel the presence of Merckx, Anquetil, Coppi, Hinault, Lemond and others. It will give you goosebumps! Other highlights include fueling up at private and "official" feed zones, Mavic's on-road support, and the experience of our international team that has close to 15 years at the "Etape." When you cross the Finish Line, you will know that you have accomplished a dream ride unlike any other!

DELUXE PACKAGES IN ST. LAURENT DU VAR NEAR THE CAP 3000 SHOPPING CENTER! - St. Laurent du Var is located just west of Nice and is just minutes away from the Promenade des Anglais and the airport. More importantly, the Cap 3000 Shopping Center is there and features the very best grocery store in the region plus access to the roads that will take over to Cannes and into the nearby hills. We have rooms reserved at two of the finer hotels here:

  1. Novotel Nice Aeroport Cap 3000 - Just five minutes' walk from the beach, the Novotel Nice Aéroport Cap 3000 hotel welcomes you to the Mediterranean coast. The hotel features spacious bedrooms with air-conditioning, pool, free car park, private pool, bar, restaurant and is less than five minutes by foot from the Cap 3000 grocery store! In addition, the hotel provides complimentary shuttle service to-and-from the Nice International Aeroport.

  2. Holiday Inn Nice, St. Laurent du Var - The four-star Holiday Inn Nice in St. Laurent du Var is the only hotel in the area built right on the beach. Boasting panoramic sea views, it is six minutes' walk from the Cap 3000 shopping center. The property features spacious and luminous guest rooms featuring either a garden, city or sea view. The restaurant, Bay Star Café, is set on the beach and serves lunch and dinner. Also included are complimentary shuttle to-and-from the Nice International Aeroport, private parking, fitness center, and business center.

  3. SELF-GUIDED OPTION: If you are interested in a Self-Guided Package for any one of our Deluxe Packages, please contact us and we will send you a new price quote once we learn more what you are looking for. Thanks!


THE ROUTE

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TRIP DETAILS

Dates: July 2-6, 2020
Length: 5 days / 4 nights
Price:
Novotel Cap 3000 Package (4 star)- $2899.00 per person based on double occupancy
Novotel Cap 300 Single Supplement - $499.00
Holiday Inn Nice, St. Laurent du Var (4-star) - $3699.00 per person based on double occupancy
Holiday Inn Nice Single Supplement - $899.00
Self-Guided Option Pricing: If you want a Self-Guided Package, please contact us and let us know what you are looking for. Afterwards, we will provide you with a new price quote. Thanks!
Meeting Point:
Nice, France
Drop-Off Point: Nice, France
Rental Bike: Information coming soon.

ITINERARY

July 2nd - Welcome to the South of France!
Following your arrival into Nice International Airport, transfer to the hotel of your choice in St. Laurent du Var. Following check-in for the next four nights, build up your bike with the aid of our professional mechanics before going for a short spin along the coast to loosen up and get over the jet lag! This evening, we’ll enjoy our “Welcome Meeting and Dinner” overlooking the Mediterranean!

July 3rd - Nice to Cannes Ride / Etape du Tour Registration.
Enjoy breakfast at your respective hotel before riding one of the most beautiful routes in the area from Nice to Cannes! The ride is primarily flat as it hugs the Mediterranean coast and goes through such famed villages as Antibes and Juan-les-Pins, places made famous by Fitzgerald and Hemingway in the 1920’s. Following our return, enjoy a seaside lunch before visiting the Etape du Tour Village to register and purchase souvenirs and jerseys! This evening, enjoy exploring the local brasseries for dinner on your own!

July 4th - St. Paul de Vence Loop with option for the Col de Vence.
Today is all about taking it easy and making sure that your bike is working well and that your body is ready to go for tomorrow’s main event. Our route for today is stunning as we ride along the coastal roads before turning inland and riding on a scenic route to St. Paul de Vence. If you are wanting to get some climbing in, test yourself on the legendary Col de Vence! This afternoon, watch the Tour de France live on TV or relax in the pool at your respective hotel! This evening, we’ll go over all the details for tomorrow’s epic ride during our group dinner.

July 5th - 2020 Etape du Tour!
Begin your day with a quiet, peaceful breakfast before riding less than 10 minutes to your start group at your appointed time to start the 2020 Etape du Tour. Then, get ready to take on the challenge of riding a complete mountain stage of the Tour de France in one of the most scenic venues ever chosen by ASO! Following your arrival into Nice, enjoy a post-ride beer and meal at the finish before celebrating your accomplishment this evening during our group post-ride dinner at the hotel! C’est parfait!!

July 6th - Departures / Optional Day to ride the Col de la Madone.
Enjoy your final breakfast and morning in Nice before departing for the airport for your return flight home or stay for a couple of extra days to ride such famed ascents as the Col de la Madone!


WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Guaranteed 2020 Etape du Tour Entry

  • Four nights of accommodations at either the Novotel Cap 3000 or the Holiday Inn Nice in St. Laurent du Var.

  • All breakfasts,

  • Most dinners.

  • All transfers.

  • Daily, fully-supported rides prior to the Etape du Tour.

  • Professional mechanical support.

  • Etape du Tour Registration Assistance.

  • Bi-Lingual staff who have all ridden the Etape du Tour in the past.

  • Etape du Tour Briefing.

  • Private feed zone.

  • Other details will be added following travel packages presentation.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:

  • Airfare.

  • Etape du Tour Souvenirs

  • Dinner’s not included in itinerary.

  • Lunches.

  • Incidentals such as phone calls, laundry, etc.

  • Alcohol.



Please contact us with any questions you may have regarding this trip via the form below. If you would like to reserve space, then please go to our Reservation Page. Thanks!

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