Tour de France 2013 with Eros Poli

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Le Tour de France cycling tour – Alps and so much more…be part of the 100th edition of the TDF

Our tour will be led by ex Italian professional cyclist Eros Poli.  Eros is familiar with the region having ridden in legendary Tour de France 6 times and numerous Giro d’Italias.  He was an Olympic gold medallist at the Los Angeles games in the time trials. 

Eros and his assistants are fluent in French and Italian, facilitating a fascinating cycling experience.  Eros maintains contacts with many of the teams.

Tour costs are fantastic value at  $5,650pp  on a twin share basis, includes all meals and tailored rental Pinarello bike – latest model - which will be available for purchase at the end of the tour (when you have realised you could not ride without it) at a special price.


 PDF itinerary including maps and elevations currently being updated
Highlights :
  •  Climb Mont Ventoux with Eros and witness the arrival of the TDF on Bastille day 14 July
  •  Other climbs include : Izoard, Col du Lautaret and Alpe d'huez
  •  Tour ends in Paris Champs Elysèe on July 21st
  •  Free rental of new Pinarello Dogma 65.1 for bookings made before 13 March 2013

For a group of 8 or more there is an option for a tailor made private tour with Eros- start in Venice 12 July- take part in the Pinarello Gran Fondo 14 July then transfer to the French Alps 15 July for the Tour de France- what a combination!

Fri 12 July
Arrive in Avignon and transfer to hotel. (Bike fitting at hotel)
Hotel in Avignon/Carpentras
Tour stage Stage 13: Tours –Saint-Amand-Montrond
Sat 13 July
Avignon-Mont Ventoux
Climb with Eros Poli on his mountain – Mount Ventoux!
Following Cipollini's retirement in the 1994 Tour de France, Poli won Montpellier to Carpentras stage which featured an ascent of Mont Ventoux. Poli calculated that if he broke away from the peloton by a sufficient margin on the flat run to the base of the climb of the Mont Ventoux, he would reach the summit in front in spite of his relatively poor climbing speed due to his heavy 197 cm frame. In the event, his gap of some 20 minutes was nearly closed, but he crested the climb in front and was not caught by the chasing pack on the run down to the finish of the stage in Carpentras. In that Tour, Poli won the Combativity award.
Hotel in Avignon/Carpentras
Tour Stage 14 Saint Pourcain-Lyon
Sun 14 July
Le Mont Ventoux - witness the stage finish
Hotel in Avignon/Carpentras
Tour Stage 15 : Givors-Mont Ventoux
Mon 15 July
Today climb Col the Vars + Col de l’ Izoard
Hotel in Monetiers les Bains
Tour Stage : Rest Day
Tues 16 July
Monetier les Bains  Alpe d’Huez
Hotel in Monetiers les Bains
Tour Stage 16 :Vaison la Romaine -Gap
Wed 17 July
Morning bike transfer to Embrun
Hotel in Monetiers les Bains
Tour Stage 17: Embrun - Chorges (Time Trial)
Thu 18 Jul
Climb the famous  Alpe d’Huez
Hotel in Monetier les Bains
Tour Stage 18 : Gap-Alpe d’Huez
Fri 19 July
Col du Galibier-Telegraphe-Col de la Madeleine (witness the TDF stage ride past) 
Hotel in Annecy
Tour Stage 19 : Bourg d’Oisans -La Grand Bornand
Sat 20 July
Annecy . TDF stage start
Transfer to Paris
Hotel in Paris
Tour Stage 20: Annecy-Le Semnoz
Sun 21 July
Be part of the wonderful atmosphere as the TDF riders arrive at the Champs Elysee.
Hotel and farewell dinner in Paris
Mon 22 July
Sadly it is time to say goodbye!
 Tour cost $5,650 pp twin share land only 
single supplement rate on request
•             10 night’s accommodation on twin share basis
•             Breakfast
•             Dinner including wine & water
•             Mineral Water for the tours
•             Bananas and sandwiches for the tours
•             Interact with 6 stages of the TDF
•             Eros Poli guides and Van driver who will look after you personally
•             Transfer service from airport/hotel/airport
•             Van equipped for tours, with wheels, emergency tools, etc;
•             Water, beer, coca cola and snacks
•             Free rental of new Pinarello Dogma 65.1 for bookings made before 13 March 2013


Tour Details



From 12th Jul 13 to 22nd Jul 13
This tour is open for booking!




$5,650 pp twin share land only (subject to currency fluctuation)

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