UCI Gran Fondo World Championship: Cycle Tour Package 5 – 4* Hotel Mercure
Program Category: Cycling/Non-Cycling
Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
Dates: 08/25/2017 – 08/28/2017
Program Highlights: 4* hotel ideally located in Albi, multilingual (French, English, Spanish) experienced support staff, rental bikes available, unforgettable memories…
Start & Finish: Toulouse Airport – Toulouse Airport
Tour de France Viewings: Not Applicable
Rates: €765 Single Room, €645 Twin or Double Room or €585Non-Competing participant (sharing twin/double room)
This is a great victory for the city and for all the actors involved with the club Albi Bike Sport and the French Cycling Federation (FFC).
Over the years, Albi has gained real experience in organizing big events whether cultural or sporting events. Albi was even designated the “City of the sportiest France” in 2012.
Competing with Saint Johan (Austria) and Turin (Italy), Albi’s expertise was again recognized by the Union Cycliste Internationale (U.C.I.) that entrusted the town with the world championship in which 2500 cyclists of 50 nationalities will participate.
The highlights of the package
- Stay in a 4* hotel right in the heart of Albi
- Accommodation on half board on some days
- Transfers from / to airport
- Experienced and dedicated support staff and mechanic
Please arrange your flights into the following airport: Toulouse-Blagnac Airport (http://www.toulouse.aeroport.fr/en)
Flights are going to be in very high demand and there will be limited space for bikes on each flight. Please make sure to book your bike onto the flight and to book early in order to secure your seat and get the best fares.
Our guide will meet you at the airport and a coach will take you to your first hotel in Albi.
Toulouse Airport -> Albi: 84 km (52.19 miles) / 1 hour
Arrival in Toulouse and transfer to your 4star hotel in Albi
Cycling Ride and/or Time off
Departure and transfer from hotel to Toulouse airport
Day 1: Friday August 25th
Group: Arrival at Toulouse airport and transfer to your hotel.
Hotel: 4* Mercure in Albi for 3nights
Bienvenue en France!
Our guide will meet you at Toulouse Airport around 11:00am and a private coach will then take you to your hotel: 4* Mercure in Albi.
Albi is a town in southern France. In 2010, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee recognized the significant cultural importance of the Episcopal City of Albi by including it on the prestigious World Heritage List as a cultural heritage site. More than 800 000 tourists visit the city every year.
A unique city of medieval brick unique because of its colors, its history, and its situation.
The Episcopal City is centered round two immense medieval buildings: The Saint-Cecile Cathedral, the largest brick-built cathedral in the world, and the Berbie Palace, the former fortified residence of the Albi bishops, and now the home of the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum with the largest public collection of the artist’s work.
In the centre of Albi, the four star Mercure Albi Bastides is located on the banks of the Tarn in an 18th Century listed water mill , from which to explore the Episcopal City. You will love the modern design of the rooms, perfectly blended with the charm of Albi brickwork. To combine pleasure and relaxation at the Mercure Albi Bastides, enjoy our menu of regional delights and the superb view from the terrace.
Once you have checked in, our staff members will help you adjust your bikes before going for a short test ride on the circuit of the Time Trial (22.5 km, 14 miles). In the evening, we will gather over dinner. This will be the occasion for everyone to get to know each other and for our staff to present to you the program that is expecting you in the coming days.
Later that evening, the town of Albi will present cultural scenes/animations in the center. Anyone feeling like watching the show will be welcome.
Day 2: Saturday, August 26th
Group: Short cycling ride or time off, time off
Hotel: 4* Mercure in Albi
Today will be our last chance to go on a last short reconnaissance ride before tomorrow’s race. We will leave the hotel by bike with our staff. Our mechanic will be available to make the final adjustments.
If you prefer, you will also be free to either relax at the hotel or take some time off from the group and visit the area on your own.
The entire group will be free to have lunch at its convenience.
For those interested in it, we will arrange massages at the hotel and in the evening, the dinner will be served at the hotel.
Day 3: Sunday, August 27th
Hotel: 4* Mercure in Albi
Today is the D-day!
After an early breakfast, we will head by bike to the start of today’s race. You will be part of the privileged ones who will be able to ride to the start.
During the race, we will have our private feeding station with energy drinks, bars, fruits, etc…
Before the start, our staff will be on hand to help you with your preparation, your bike or anything else you may need. And they will assist you the entire day.
After the last rider has crossed the finish line, we will board the coach to head back to the hotel.
Upon arriving at the hotel, you will be free to relax or to pamper yourself with a massage (upon request) before getting ready for a celebration evening.
Day 4: Monday, August 28th
Group: Departure and transfer to Toulouse Airport
This last morning, you will enjoy breakfast with a multitude of images in your mind.
Soon, it will be time to say goodbye. Your guides will be available to help you, should you have any question or request, and to wish you a nice trip back home. Alternatively, if you’d like to extend your stay, we will be happy to make arrangements for you.
Thank you for choosing Ronan Pensec Travel! We wish you a pleasant and safe journey home.
4 days / 3 nights
Half board / 4* Mercure Albi package
Room sharing in twin or double
The price includes:
- Accommodation for 3nights in a 4 star hotel: double/twin rooms with private bathroom including WC, a tub and/or shower
- 3 breakfast and 3 dinners (drinks: wine and water included for each dinner)
- 1 English-speaking and certified support riders who will accompany the group during the whole trip
- 1 support vehicle with 1 RPT professionally trained mechanic and 1 coach driver
- Accident and repatriation insurance
- Transfers from/to airport and during touristic outings in luxury private coach
- Ronan Pensec Travel backpack with cycling jersey and travel t-shirt
- Local Taxes
- Deposit to secure this tour: 35 % of the total amount.
- Outstanding balance due between May 1st and May 15th 2017.
- For payment by installments, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The price does not include:
- Cancellation, theft of material and luggage insurances
- Personal expenses, aperitifs
- Massages (upon request)
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