UCI 2018 Gran Fondo World Championship

Come and join us at the world championships!

UCI Gran Fondo World Championship: Cycle Tour Package 6 – 3* Grand Hôtel d’Orléans

Program Category: Accommodation only
Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
Dates: 08/25/2017 – 08/28/2017
Program Highlights: 3* hotel ideally located in Albi, access to our private feeding station, rental bikes available,

Start & Finish: Albi / Albi
Tour de France Viewings: Not Applicable
Rates: €730 Single Room, €605 Twin or Double Room or € 550 Non-Competing participant (sharing twin/double room)

The Albigensian can again be happy and proud to welcome on their territory the Cycling Masters World Championship 2017, whose previous editions were held in Aalborg Denmark in 2015 and in Perth Australia in 2016.

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 3* 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

For your comfort, we have booked for you the 3* Grand Hôtel d’Orléans in Albi. You will be free to arrive at your convenience in the afternoon.

Trip Summary

 Day 1:
Arrival at your 3star hotel in Albi

Day 2:
Cycling Ride and/or Time off

Day 3: 

Day 4:
Departure from your hotel

Day 1: Friday August 25th

Group: Arrival at your hotel.
Hotel: 3* Grand Hôtel d’Orléans in Albi for 3 nights

Bienvenue en France!

You will be free to arrive at your convenience (in the afternoon) to your hotel: 3* Grand Hôtel d’Orléans 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.

Your Hotel:

Located a 10-minute walk from the historical centre of Albi, the Grand Hotel d’Orléans is a spacious hotel. The 56 rooms have a private bathroom including a bathtub or a shower, air-condition and are all fitted with a flat-screen TV. An outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and table tennis can also be enjoyed on site.
The hotel location’s makes it an excellent base to discover the city of Albi, with Sainte-Cécile Cathedral, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture.

Once you have checked in, you will have have the time to adjust your bikes before going for a short test ride.

Once you have checked in, you will be able to go for a short test ride on the circuit of the Time Trial (22.5 km, 14 miles). Our mechanic will be available to help you upon request if needed. You will be given his cell number in order to contact him.

In the evening, you will gather over dinner. This will be the occasion for everyone to get to know each other.


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: 3* Grand Hôtel d’Orléans in Albi

Today will be your last chance to go on a last short reconnaissance ride before tomorrow’s race.

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.

You will be free to have lunch at your 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

Group: Race
Hotel: 3* Grand Hôtel d’Orléans in Albi

Today is the D-day!

After an early breakfast, you 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…

After the race, 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 from the hotel

This last morning, you will enjoy breakfast with a multitude of images in your mind.

Soon, it will be time to say goodbye.  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 / 3* Grand Hôtel d’Orléans  Accommodation only package
Room sharing in twin or double

€ 605
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4 days / 3 nights

Half board / 3* Grand Hôtel d’Orléans Accommodation only package
Single Room

€ 730
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4 days / 3 nights

Half board / 3* Grand Hôtel d’Orléans Accommodation only package
Non competing participant sharing twin / double room

€ 550
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The price includes:

  • Accommodation for 3 nights in a 3 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)
  • Local Taxes

Please note:

  • 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 info@ronanpensectravel.com

The price does not include:

  • Airfare.
  • Cancellation, theft of material and luggage insurances
  • Lunches
  • Personal expenses, aperitifs
  • Massages (upon request)

NOTE: 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.