Etape du Tour

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Etape du Tour: Cycle Tour Package 1 –

4* Radisson Blu – Sea View

Promenade des Anglais – Nice

Program Category: All inclusive – Sea View
Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
Dates: 07/03/2020 – 07/06/2020
Program Highlights: 4* hotel Radisson Blu on La Promenade des Anglais – Stress free logistic: airport transfers by minibus (= more flexible transfers) – experienced and dedicated bilingual staff – former pro teams’ mechanics – guaranteed entry (to be purchased separately – not included in package price) – private feed stop – welcome kit (T-shirt, Jersey made by Castelli, bottles, energy products)

Start & Finish: Nice / Nice
Rates: €1 320/person Twin or Double Room, €1 850 Single Room, €1 004 Non-competing Roommate

“This unique journey between land and sea promises to be exceptional in more ways than one. After a start by the sea on the legendary Promenade des Anglais, the competitors will face some of the most famous cycling spots with the Col de Colmiane, the Col de Turini and the Col d’Èze, which the professional peloton will have climbed a few days before. They will reach the finish line after a 177 km loop on roads that look like they were created for cycling, overlooking the magnificent Baie des Anges. For the 30th edition of the Tour de France Stage, Nice invites us this year to a truly new experience in a breathtaking landscape.”  Yann Le Moënner, Managing Director of Amaury Sport Organisation

One cannot be in Nice without being hosted right at the Promenade des Anglais…

For that reason, we have booked for you the Radisson Blu Hotel**** on half board basis (room, breakfast, diner incl. drinks – water + ¼ wine).

The upscale Radisson Blu Hotel**** in Nice is the perfect retreat for your stay on the French Riviera. It underwent in 2018 an extensive renovation of all public areas, restaurants, rooms and suites.

The rooms invite you to discover a sophisticated style in a cozy atmosphere. You will be seduced by the clean lines and the different color pallets of grey, blue, and honey.

This new atmosphere delivers all the essence of design and comfort in the spirit of Radisson Blu.
With its iconic armchairs, its bench seats, its light effects, and its spacious and comfortable beds, the entire design has been organized to provide several spaces in one and more importantly to create an ideal ambiance for a unique guest experience. Furthermore, the beautiful accessories and art pieces add incredible charm and character to the room.

The highlights of the package

  • Accommodation at the 4* Radisson Blu on the Promenade des Anglais: a contemporary hotel, combining luxury, elegance and well-being,
  • Hotel booked for 3 nights: no need to move,
  • Hotel booked on half board (room, breakfast, dinner – water & wine included)
  • Airport pickups/drop off from/to Nice International Airport (by minibus, allowing for more flexible transfers),
  • Assistance during your entire stay of our experienced and trained bilingual (English / French) staff and pro teams’ mechanics,
  • Private Ronan Pensec Travel feed stop,
  • Rental bikes available upon request,
  • Welcome kit (T-shirt, Jersey made by Castelli, energy products, cycling bottles,
  • Guaranteed entry (to be purchased separately – not included in package price)

Please arrange your own flights into Nice International Airport

Flights are going to be in very high demand and there will be limited space for bikes on each flight. We recommend booking early in order to secure your seat and get the best fares. Don’t forget to secure, at time of your booking the spot for your bike on the flight.

Our guides will meet you at the airport and will accompany you on the ride to your hotel.

When booking your flight, please take into consideration that you may need up to one hour to get your luggage from the baggage carousel.

Nice International Airport – Radisson Blu: 3km / approx. 10 min : more flexible transfers as soon as participants arrive at the airport.

Trip Summary:

Day 1:
Transfer From Nice International Airport To Your Hotel, Visit of the EDT Village

Day 2:
Day off, Reconnaissance ride, Visit of the village, Pick up of your bib number

Day 3:
D-Day: L’Etape du Tour

Day 4:
Transfer from your hotel to Nice International Airport

Day 1: Friday July 3rd

Group: Bus transfer from Nice International Airport to hotel / Visit of the EDT Village
Hotel: 4* hotel Radisson Blu on the Promenade des Anglais for 3 nights

Our representatives will welcome you at the airport in Nice and will stay with you throughout your entire stay with us.

The ideally location of the airport, only 10 minutes from the hotel, will enable us to operate more flexible airport transfers as soon as participants arrive.

Nice: Both elegant and popular, Nice has the charm of Mediterranean cities where the sweetness of life is as much due to the beauty of the city as to its exceptional climate.

Here, the café terraces are pleasant and you can admire the famous Promenade des Anglais, always impeccably flowered, along the curve of the Baie des Anges, with on one side, the many beaches and on the other side the luxurious hotels including the famous palace: Le Negresco.

Nice has a lot to offer: sumptuous achievements, flowered gardens, picturesque alleys, ochre-coloured facades, typical cuisine with strong flavours… Everyone will find something to their liking.

Radisson Blu Hotel Nice:

The upscale Radisson Blu Hotel**** in Nice is the perfect retreat for your stay on the French Riviera. It underwent in 2018 an extensive renovation of all public areas, restaurants, rooms and suites.

The rooms invite you to discover a sophisticated style in a cozy atmosphere. You will be seduced by the clean lines and the different color pallets of grey, blue, and honey.

With a private beach on the Mediterranean Sea, a panoramic rooftop swimming pool, a sauna, hammam and fitness center, the Radisson Blu Nice hotel is ideal for a sporting break with friends and/or family.

The quality, the offered amenities and the location of the hotel have something for every taste: proximity of the Etape du Tour village and start for the riders but without the agitation, services in the hotel and proximity to the beach for the non-riding participants…

After you’ve checked in, you will be free to make any adjustment on your bike. If you need any help with your bike, our mechanic will be happy to assist you. You may also have the time to pick up your bib number at the Etape du Tour village and visit the many exhibitors.

In the evening, you will have your first dinner with the group at the hotel’s restaurant.

Day 2: Saturday, July 4th

Group: Day off / Reconnaissance ride /Visit of the village
Hotel: 4* hotel Radisson Blu on the Promenade des Anglais

This morning, we will organize a short reconnaissance ride of the first kilometers of the stage. Anyone interested is welcome to join!

In the afternoon, you will be invited to pick up your bib number at the Etape du Tour village (unless you had the time to do it yesterday after your arrival at the hotel).

Besides getting your bib number, you will have the possibility of visiting the numerous exhibitors’ stands, checking the different animations such as the testing track, etc… More than 80 exhibitors will present their range of bikes and accessories, allowing you to equip yourself before you set off for your Étape. Two days of sporting activities and gourmet discoveries will allow you to be completely immersed in the atmosphere of the Tour de France!

Breakfast and dinner have been reserved at the restaurant; however you will be free to have lunch on your own.

Photo Credit: www.letapedutour.com

Day 3: Sunday, July 5th

Group: D-day – the Etape du Tour
Hotel: 4* hotel Radisson Blu on the Promenade des Anglais

Today is the day! This is your opportunity to live up to the same challenge as the professionals. The race’s start time is 7.00am but you will be required to be on the starting line by 6:30 am.

After a start on the Promenade des Anglais, the riders will draw energy and inspiration from the scenery of the Mescla Gorge in the Tinée Valley, then they will have to face the climb to the Col de Colmiane, where Simon Yates won the 2018 edition of Paris-Nice, then climb to the Col de Turini where the Colombian Egan Bernal forged his first success on the French roads the following year. To finish the climbing part, the course finally requires a climb to the Col d’Eze, a historic site of the Course au Soleil where Eddy Merckx, Joop Zoetemelk and Sean Kelly sealed their victories in the 1970s and 1980s.

There will be several supply areas along the race, but we will also have our own private refueling station (drinks, fruit, powder and energy eels, cereal bars, etc …).

The ideal loop layout of the 2020 Etape du Tour will enable all the non-cycling participants to be present at the starting line to cheer on you, as well as at the finish line to congratulate you.

In the evening, you will gather at the restaurant with your fellow riders over dinner.

Day 4: Monday, July 6th

Group: Transfer back to Nice International Airport

After breakfast, it will be time to go back to the airport.

Here again, the proximity of the airport will allow you to take it easy after such a challenge. Our staff will be at your disposal in the morning to drive you to the airport… unless you feel like enjoying a few more days on the French Riviera…

We hope you enjoyed your stay with us and wish you a nice and safe trip back home!

4 days / 3 nights

4* Radisson Blu – Nice

Half board / Sea View

Room sharing in twin or double

€1320
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4 days / 3 nights

4* Radisson Blu – Nice

Half board / Sea View

Single room

€1850
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4 days / 3 nights

 4* Radisson Blu – Nice

Half board / Sea View

Non competing roommate

€1004
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The price includes:

  • Accommodation for 3 nights at 4* hotel Radisson Blu in Nice: rooms with private bathroom including toilets, a tub and/or a shower,
  • 3 breakfasts and 3 dinners, drinks (wine and water) included,
  • Private Ronan Pensec Travel feeding station
  • Airport pick up / drop off
  • Box trailer / van for the safekeeping and transport of your bike in your bike bags/boxes,
  • Ronan Pensec Travel welcome package incl. Ronan Pensec Travel jersey and T-shirt, (except for non-competing participants)
  • Local taxes,
  • Service of our bilingual (English / French) support staff and mechanics

The price does not include:

  • Entry to the Etape du Tour
  • Lunches
  • Personal hotel expenses, mini bar, telephone, room service,
  • Travel and personal insurance
  • Airfare
  • Rental bike

(1) Please note that if you are travelling by yourself but are willing to share your room with another single participant, we will do our best to find you a roommate. Should we not be in a position to do so and you end up therefore staying in a room by yourself, we will have to charge you the single room rate.
(2) The entry is not included in this program, and has to be purchased separately. If you have not been able to buy it from ASO, we can secure it for you. Don’t hesitate to ask us.
(3) Ronan Pensec Travel reserves the right to withdraw or modify tours, itineraries, programs, sports activities or facilities at anytime without notice and without liability. In the event of force majeure, including but not limited to strikes, lockouts, riots, weather conditions, technical difficulties or for any other reason whatsoever, Ronan Pensec Travel and the operators may at anytime and without prior notice, cancel, advance, postpone or deviate from any vacation package and shall not be obliged for any loss whatsoever to any member by reason of such cancellation, advancement, postponement, deviation or substitution.