If you are looking to ride the 2018 Etape du Tour in a bit more style, Talloires and Basecamp is your perfect destination. In conjunction with the world renowned Auberge du Pere Bise - Jean Sulpice, we are offering a very special weekend package. The Auberge de Pere Bise has existed in Talloires since the early 1900s and sits in an enviable position, right on the shores of Lake Annecy. The historic hotel has recently gained a new lease of life with the arrival of one of France's top chefs, Jean Sulpice. The hotel has been entirely renovated and Jean's new style of cuisine, with ingredients of local provenance at the centre, is drawing guests again from all over the world. We have limited the package to 7 rooms, so whether you travel with friends or your other half, you're sure to have an intimate experience, expertly supported by Basecamp.
The famous Etape du Tour returns to Basecamp’s backyard in 2018 with a stage worthy of anyone’s respect. Over the weekend you’ll be able to hang out with fellow riders at the Basecamp cafe, take a short ride to the start village to collect dossards and generally enjoy spending time in our beautiful surroundings in preparation for the big day.
Our comprehensive support package will ensure you’re perfectly prepared:
- Dedicated airport transfer from your choice of airport, direct to your hotel
- Dedicated mechanic based at the hotel to help with bike assembly and last minute technical issues
- Basecamp guides to meet you at the airport and be on hand throughout the weekend to support and advise
- Exclusive Basecamp feed-stations on the course to ensure you get the nutrition you need
- After the finish, relax at the Basecamp chill zone with a well-deserved cold beer and congratulations
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The 2018 Etape du Tour will be held over the same route as Stage 10 of the Tour de France and features some of the toughest road cycling climbs in the Northern French Alps. Starting from the beautiful town of Annecy, the course will cover the climbs of Croix-Fry, Col des Glieres, Col de Romme and the seriously tough Col de la Colombiere, tackled from the north. Featuring in the Tour de France for the very first time is the super steep Col des Glieres with a section of gravel to be tackled once reaching the famous Plateau. This terrain is well known to us at Bascamp featuring in our annual La Resistance event. After summiting Colombiere, it will be a downhill finish in Le Grand Bornand.
Total distance: 169km Total ascent: 4,000m
Twin occupancy: €2,400 per person
Single occupancy: €3,000 per person
Twin occupancy: €2,700 per person
Single occupancy: €3,500 per person
Deposit / Total€750,00 / from €2400.00
Reserve your place today. Your balance is due 60 days before departure.
Friday 6 July
Collection from your airport of choice (Lyon / Geneva). Transfer to Talloires. Bike assembly / hire bike set-up. A short ride might be possible, depending on flight times. Gastronomic dinner at Auberge du Pere Bise.
Saturday 7 July
Short group ride to check over the bike and loosen the legs. We will pay a short visit to the start village to collect dossards and check out the expo. Rest of the afternoon free to relax. Early dinner at the Bistro 1903 to allow a good night’s sleep.
Sunday 8 July
We will travel to the start by charter boat to avoid traffic and give you an unforgettable arrival at the Etape start in Annecy. Our staff will help guide you to your start pen and remain until the official start to collect jerseys and other warm clothes (it’s not unusual to have to wait for up to an hour in your start pen). Our staff will then man two dedicated feed-stations on the route allowing you to avoid the crowds at the official stations. After the finish there will be a Basecamp staff member there to welcome you and direct you to our Chill Zone where you can relax with other Basecamp guests before being shuttled back to Talloires. Dinner at Bistro 1903.
Monday 9 July
Airport transfer back to Geneva / Lyon to coincide with your choice of flight.
Twin occupancy: €2,250 per person
Single occupancy: €2,800 per person
Twin occupancy: €2,500 per person
Single occupancy: €3,300 per person
What's not included?
Event entry - enter direct at www.letapedutour.com/en
Drinks with meals
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The Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited (ABTOT) provides financial protection under The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 for Base Camp Trading Ltd trading as Basecamp, and in the event of their insolvency, protection is provided for the following:
- non-flight packages and
- flight inclusive packages that commence outside of the EU, which are sold to customers outside of the EU.
ABTOT cover provides for a refund in the event you have not yet travelled or repatriation if you are abroad. Please note that bookings made outside the EU are only protected by ABTOT when purchased directly with Basecamp.
In the unlikely event that you require assistance whilst abroad due to our financial failure, please call our 24/7 helpline on 01702 811397 and advise you are a customer of an ABTOT protected travel company.
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