NEW FOR 2018: we are offering a supported Cycling Holiday week from Saturday July 14th to Saturday July 21st 2018 to coincide with the Tour visit to Bourg St Maurice. The week will include daily rides with vehicle support of some of the big local mountain Cols, including those that the professionals will be riding in the Tour a couple of days later, such as the Petit St Bernard, Col du Pre, Cormet du Roseland, and Col de la Madelaine.
On Wednesday July 18th you’ll ride up the back road from Sainte Foy to La Rosiere to reach a great vantage point to watch Stage 11 of the Tour.
The second day in the Alps sees the Montée de Bisanne, Col du Pré, Cormet de Roselend and La Rosière all make appearances. A very tough day for all concerned and one in which we will see the general classification contenders all monitor each other closely.
Whilst on Thursday July 19th an early start will be required to ride down to Bourg St Maurice for the Tour start. Explore the start village, watch the riders signing on and giving interviews, and wave them goodbye as they head down the valley before they tackle the Col de la Madeleine, Col de la Croix de Fer and the mighty Alpe d’Huez.
It goes without saying that we have full TV coverage of each stage at the Auberge as well as highlights each evening.
Accommodation and Meals
You will be staying at the Auberge sur la Montagne in the peaceful mountain village of La Thuile at Sainte Foy Tarentaise. The Auberge has a spacious beamed lounge with an open fireplace and bar, a candle-lit dining room, and 8 very comfortable ensuite bedrooms. There’s a pretty south-facing terrace and garden to sun yourself in, and a hot tub and sauna to relax in. There’s also a TV, DVD in the Den, and free wifi.
Our professional chef will create a delicious buffet breakfast each morning to set you up for the days riding including fruit juice and smoothies, a selection of cereals (our overnight oats are a popular choice), fresh fruit, yogurt and boiled eggs. Freshly baked hot croissants and bread with home-made marmalade, jams, and local honey are also available, along with freshly brewed tea, herbal teas or coffee.
Our support driver will bring packed lunches for the group each day including a substantial baguette sandwich, cereal bar and piece of fruit. Energy bars and gels, and extra water will also be available.
On 6 nights you’ll be treated to a sumptuous, but healthy 3-course dinner in our candle lit dining room accompanied by our quality local Savoyard house wines. We’re always happy to cater for vegetarians, vegans and other special dietary needs with advance notice.
On one night our chefs have a well-deserved night off so the group will dine out at one of the many excellent local restaurants (not included in the holiday price).
The price is €910 per person in a single room on a half board basis, including transfers from/to Geneva, vehicle support, route plans and maps for the rides during the week. Meals will include: buffet breakfast, picnic lunch, 3 course dinner with wine and coffee on 6 nights.