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BEAUX VOYAGES
2006 FRANCE PRO CYCLING TRIP 1, June 30- July 5
The Alsace Region- Strasbourg and Obernai
Meet personally with Frankie Andreu, many
time teammate of Lance Armstrong and one
of pro cycling's most recognizable
personalities!  
See details below
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"Stupendous trip.  The camaraderie was super.  The combination of
hotels, sightseeing visits, and bike routes fit together amazingly well."
John Greathouse

INCLUDES: 6 Days, 5 Nights, 4 Dinners, 1 or more picnic
lunches (TBD), All Breakfasts
DIFFICULTY- Intermediate To Difficult (But Choice is Yours)
MEET/DEPART- Strasbourg/Strasbourg
NUMBER OF RACE VIEWING DAYS: 3
NUMBER OF CYCLING DAYS: 3
HIGHLIGHTS:
- Personal appearance by Frankie Andreu who will give his
unique perspective on the race, answer your questions, sign
autographs, pose for group photo.
-View first time trial- short walk from hotel
-Ride from hotel to view race stage 1
-High-End 4-Star Hotel In quaint Alsace village of Obernai
- Superb Dining featuring Alsace cuisine and wines
-Winery visit and tasting
-Visit historic Strasbourg
-Free bike rental

"...thank you for the best vacation I have had..."
Peggy Love

Here’s the plan:
June 30- July 5 2006

Day 1-
We’ll meet the group at the train station at about 3pm.  You can get
to Strasbourg either from Paris or Frankfurt.  We’ll get everyone
checked into the hotel and take a stroll in the beautiful cathedral
quarter.  You’ll get a feel for this superb city and it’s rich history
and culture.  On to a fabulous Alsatian dinner with welcome
aperitif.  Once you sample Alsatian cuisine, you’ll want to keep the
recipes.  
Hotel- Hotel Europe

Day 2-
Today the pro cycling action starts with a time trial which makes
for excellent viewing, as one can clearly see all the riders, who go
by at one minute intervals. The race is only 7.5 km and the riders
will be going all out to determine who will be the first of this year's
leaders.  After the stage we’ll transfer to our next hotel, the lovely
four star Hotel a la Cour D’Alsace in the charming village of
Obernai.  Group dinner tonight.
Hotel a la Cour D’Alsace

Day 3-
We’ll be riding part of the race route today.  Although the exact
route has not yet been announced, we expect to be able to ride
directly from our hotel.  We’ll find good spots for viewing and
watch the riders and the rest of the festivities.  It's then back to
our hotel in Obernai where there will be a bit of time to walk
around visit one of the prettiest villages in the Alsace.  You are on
your own for dinner tonight, so choose one of the great local
restaurants in Obernai.
Hotel a la Cour D’Alsace

Day 4- Today we will catch the race once again as the riders
depart the Alsace region.  The exact route hasn't been
announced, but we expect to be able to ride to a viewing spot
from our hotel, or worst case would involve a short shuttle.  
Before getting back to the hotel we'll find a cafe and watch the
day's exciting finish on TV while enjoying an adult beverage.
Hotel a la Cour D’Alsace
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Day 5- Today we'll cycle to the beautifully restored Chateau
de Haut Koenigsbourg.  The restoration was done by the
Germansprior to WWI, and we'll take a tour of the castle and
learn it's fascinating history.  There are many hilltop
chateaux in the region which date from the middle ages,
but most are in ruins.  This one is a treat.  We'll stop by a
family winery on the way back to the hotel and taste some of
the renown wines of Alsace.

Day 6- We’ll drop the group off at the train station or airport
in Strasbourg after breakfast.  Au revoir and bon voyage
for your trip home.

"Thanks for some great memories Walt"
Theodore Jung
Haut Koenigsbourg Castle


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DEPOSIT: $400 per person
PRICES: $2,895 per person Double Occupancy (Single Supplement- $500)

Included:

- Accommodations in high-end 3 star hotel in Strasbourg and 4 star hotel in Obernai.

- All breakfasts and most dinners as indicated on specific tour itineraries, including superb French
dining.  One or more picnic lunches (where and when is TBD)

- Bike rental

- Entrance fees to historical attractions visited, time permitting.

- Support vehicle which sweeps the daily routes, provides snacks, picks up daily purchases, offers
a lift to the weary.

- All transfers from rendezvous point to final drop-off.

- All gratuities for hotels and included meals.

- Knowledgeable, bilingual, American guides who know France like the backs of their hands.
Superb service.

- Welcome cocktail on first night

- Intimate small group atmosphere

- Wine at wine tastings.

Not Included:

- Lunches, except one or more picnics, TBD

- Alcoholic beverages at meals

- Flights from North America to Europe and return.

- Train tickets to and from rendezvous locations.

- Travel and other personal insurance (available as an option)
Due to limited hotel space, there will be a maximum of only 12 guests on this
tour.  Don't be disappointed and miss out-  call and book your slots right away!
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