Welcome to the big announcement – the TDF holiday package for 2017!!
On Tuesday the route was announced and we are very excited to have 2 stage finishes within arm’s reach, so we have put together a jam-packed long weekend holiday that lets you feel what it is like to chase the Tour!
The Date – July 6th to 11th
What the weekend has to offer:
Meet your TDF favourites – this year we met the legend that is Dave Brailsford and had photos up close with Chris Froome and Carl Sagan.
Be where the action happens – settle in at the finish line to watch cycling legends eat up kilometre after kilometre of tarmac over mountains and through towns on the big screens, with the sponsors chucking freebies at you while the atmosphere builds.
We’ll treat you to a picnic hamper of treats and some bubbly so you can keep your spot for when the winners roll on through.
Have 2 free days around Morzine to use as you choose – cycle the final climbs of last year’s TDF; with support, treat yourself to some mountain pampering with a massage and a hot tub, get adventurous with an activity like parapente, rafting or via ferrata, the options are almost endless!
We will take you out for a treat 3 course meal in Morzine.
All this and you will have breakfast and dinners in the chalet, airport transfers and transport to & from cycle events and around town.
The cost to you will be £499 with a 20% deposit required to hold your booking and there are just 10 spaces available.
The basic outline of the weekend is as follows:
6th Thursday arrive: greeted at Geneva airport by Alpine Action Adventures you will be swiftly delivered to Chalet Bernadine with your fellow TDF adventurers for a sumptuous 4 course dinner and an evening of relaxation, utilising the out-door hot tub and sauna and getting to know your new amigos.
7th Friday – A free day for your chosen activities: road biking, mooching around town, hiking or something a little more adrenaline fuelled (these are optional, can be pre-booked and will be an additional cost).
8th Saturday – Stage eight: Dole – Station des Rousses 187km (Summit finish)
A lumpy stage is characterised by two categorised climbs in the final third of the day, culminating in an ascent to Station des Rousses.
After breakfast, travel to mountain finish of stage 8. There will be food hampers with fizz to keep you going on the finish line. When the TDF excitements is over, back to the chalet for 3 course dinner with wine and beer then early nights for all.
9th Sunday – Stage nine: Nantua – Chambéry 181km (Mountains)
Starting at altitude in Nantua, the peloton faces a categorised climb from the gun up the Cote des Neyrolles, with the route also taking in the Col de la Binche and the Grand Colombier in the middle kilometres and the daunting Mont du Chat immediately before the descent into Chambéry.
After breakfast, travel to the finish of stage 9. Seasoned pros by now, we drink in the atmosphere and cheer for our heroes; when you have had your fill we return to Morzine for a beautiful meal in our favourite restaurant.
10th Monday – Leisurely breakfast followed by a free day; yours for walking/swimming/cycling or any other activity you can think. Then a dinner back at chalet Bernadine, chill out in the sauna or hot tub under the stars.
11th Tuesday – After a lovely breakfast of French pastries, fresh fruit, cereals, Greek yoghurt with honey and toasted almonds and a cooked option we will take you back to Geneva for your flight home.
These holidays have proven to be very popular for the last 3 summers and we are more than happy to offer a bespoke package if you would like a longer stay. Please call or email for more information, we would be happy to talk through any queries you may have.
Cassie & Si