Scottsdale, AZ—Discover France Adventures, an award winning specialist in journeys to France, recently announced that it is one of only four tour operators worldwide that are officially licensed to sell Tour de France tours in 2010. As officially licensed tour operators for the Tour de France, Discover France Adventures will offer trips that provide cycling enthusiasts with exclusive and elite access to all major Tour de France events.
Guests on Discover France’s VIP Tour de France itineraries will be granted access to the Tour Village before the start of each day’s stage as well as special access to the team and press areas after each stage finishes. This access is usually only reserved for race officials, pro athletes and other VIP’s, but Discover France’s guests will be able to mix and mingle with the pros. In addition, VIP guests will have the opportunity to cycle our along the route of the Tour on the same day as the pro stage and just ahead of the pro riders themselves. Guests will be able to access the final kilometers of the race and ride to the finish line and then access the famous podium for pictures.
Discover France Adventures will offer both “Challenging” and “Moderate” VIP and “Domestique” cycling tours for the 2010 Tour de France:
VIP Trips (includes access to “pros” areas)
* Challenging VIP Alpes Trip – 7 nights trip
* Challenging VIP Pyrenees Trip – 4 or 3 or 7 Night trip options
These trips will offer the VIP access to the Village, ride on closed roads, travel by deluxe motor coach, accommodation in deluxe hotels and be cared for by professional French/English speaking guides.
* Moderate VIP Cycling Tour – 7 night trip in Provence/Languedoc region
This trip will offer the VIP access to the Village, ride on closed roads, travel by deluxe motor coach, accommodation in deluxe hotels and be cared for by professional French/English speaking guides. This trip will also incorporate cultural visits, wine & gastronomy, and heritage sites.
Domestique Trips (no access to “pros” areas)
* Challenging Guided Alpes Domestique – 7 Nights
* Challenging Guided Pyrenees Domestique– 7 Nights
* Challenging Alpes + Pyrenees Domestique – last 2 weeks of the Tour de France to the finish in Paris
* Moderate Provence/Languedoc/Bordeaux Wine Country Tour – 7 nights Best of Southern France
* Self Guided Tours with GPS; Alpes – 4 and 7 Night Options; Pyrenees – 4 & 7 Night Options
Groups will vary in size from 16 to 25 persons with a professional guide ratio of 1 per 8. To ensure a place on these exclusive Tour de France tours, pre-book now at http://www.discoverfrance.com/tour-de-france.html or contact Loren Siekman at 480-905-1235. Guests who have pre-booked can cancel without penalty until December. For more information about the Tour de France, visit www.letour.fr .