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2020 ETAPE DU TOUR LUXURY

RIDE A MAGICAL ROUTE ON THE FRENCH RIVIERA ON JULY 5TH


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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!

LUXURY PACKAGE: We are so excited to announce that we will be at the 2020 Etape du Tour on the French Riviera where we will be based at the beautiful four-star Le Perouse luxury hotel! Here are some highlights of this charming property:

  • The most exclusive location! The hotel is right off the famous Promenade des Anglais, steps from the Old Town, and just around the corner from the Port of Nice!

  • The most spectacular views over the Baie des Anges in a very secluded setting!

  • The only luxury boutique hotel and the only proud member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World in Nice!

  • A charming Restaurant Le Patio under the shade of lemon trees and in the heart of a genuine Mediterranean garden,

  • A cozy and intimate atmosphere.


THE ROUTE

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TRIP DETAILS:

Dates: July 2-6, 2020
Length: 5 days / 4 nights
Price:
$4099.00 per rider based on double occupancy
$3799.00 per non-rider based on double occupancy
Single Supplement: $999.00
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, we’ll transfer you to our hotel, the four-star Le Perouse, that overlooks the Mediterranean and the city. Following check-in, build up your bike with the aid of our professional mechanics before going for a short spin along the Mediterranean coast! This evening, we’ll enjoy our “Welcome Meeting and Dinner” overlooking the lights of Nice!

July 3rd - Nice to Cannes Ride / Etape du Tour Registration.
Enjoy breakfast overlooking the Baie des Anges 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 such as Antibes and Juan-les-Pins, places made famous by Fitzgerald and Hemingway in the 1920’s. After our arrival back into Nice, enjoy 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. Jean Cap Ferrat and Monaco Ride.
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 to the picturesque village of St. Jean Cap Ferrat with the option to continue to Monaco. This afternoon, watch the Tour de France live on TV or relax in the hotel’s amazing pool! This evening, we’ll go over all the details for tomorrow during our group dinner.

July 5th - 2020 Etape du Tour!
Begin your day with a quiet, peaceful breakfast before riding less than 5 minutes to your start group at your appointed time. 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 for the Etape du Tour! Afterwards, following your arrival into Nice, enjoy a post-ride beer and meal at the finish before celebrating your accomplishment during our group post-ride dinner at the hotel with its unforgettable views of Nice and the Mediterranean! 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 or the Col de Vence!


WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Guaranteed 2020 Etape du Tour Entry

  • Four nights of luxury accommodations at the exclusive La Perouse Hotel.

  • 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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