2015 WORLD CLASS CYCLING VACATIONS

THE SPRING CLASSICS I: THE COBBLES TRAVEL WITH A SPECIALIST:
THE VELO CLASSIC ADVANTAGE

For the past 15 years, I have worked at creating uniquely personalized trips for the cycling enthusiast and discerning traveler. Understanding personalities and preferences is our key to creating the best possible environment to travel in. This is what we set out to do with each guest who joins us-we focus on your riding habits and fitness level, dietary restrictions and preferences, past travel experiences and most importantly, the main reasons you are interested in joining us. You are unique, so why compromise simply because you’ve chosen to travel with a group? We create a comfortable group dynamic which we believe is the key to our success in providing each client with an individualized experience.

THE SPRING CLASSICS I: The Cobbles

SPRING CLASSICS EXPERIENCE:
The Cobbles

Every April, the best cyclists in the world descend on Belgium and Northern France for the greatest single day races on the calendar.  Riding these race courses provides new found appreciation for the difficulty of the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix. read more

THE SPRING CLASSICS II: The Ardennes

SPRING CLASSICS EXPERIENCE:
The Ardennes

Moving from the cobbles and bergs of Flanders, the second half of the best month of bike racing plays out across the southern tip of Holland and into the deep forests of the Ardennes for the Amstel Gold Race, La Flèche-Wallonne and Liège-Bastogne-Liège. read more

THE SPRING CLASSICS II: The Ardennes

THE BELGIUM EXPERIENCE:
The Roads of the Ardennes

Some of the best riding I've ever done has been in the Belgian Ardennes. The month of June is an ideal time to experience the legendary roads of the Spring Classics, highlighted by he Gran Fondo Eddy Merckx and the Belgian National Championshipsread more

IL GIRO DELLA TOSCANA: l’Eroica

SICILY:
The Eternal Glow of Mt. Etna

There is a sense, when cycling in Sicily, that regardless of where one may be, the thought is overshadowed by the presence of the island's most notorious feature, Mount Etna. And riding in Sicily is not complete without an assault on the volcanic mountain.read more

IL GIRO DELLA TOSCANA: l’Eroica

THE LOIRE VALLEY:
Chateaux Galore!

The Loire Valley, located in the middle stretch of the Loire River, offers ideal terrain for exploring the abundance of France's cultural heritage that lines the river banks including historic chateaux and family run wineries. read more

PROVENCE: Les Routes du Ventoux

PROVENCE: The Essence of the Luberon
The Luberon in Provence offers an ideal setting to indulge in all the elements that make Provence so special. Market fresh foods, the sight and scent of lavender, biodynamic wineries and terrain that is ideal for exploring by bike.read more

THE BEST of THE FRENCH ALPS: The Megève-Mont Blanc Classic

THE BEST OF THE FRENCH ALPS: The Legendary Climbs & The Dauphine-Libere
An Outside Magazine Trip of the Year selection in 2006, this trip conquers the legendary passes of the Alps and includes viewing of the Dauphine-Libere, an important warm-up for the Tour de France, all against a stunning backdrop of France's most beautiful mountains. read more

THE BASQUE COUNTRY: Cycling through the culinary heart of Europe

THE BASQUE COUNTRY: Cycling and Gastronomy Heaven
Outside Magazine’s 2008 Trip of the Year graciously rewards our experience in traveling to this region.  When first run in 2001, it was the first of its kind to this enchanting region of magnificently colored mountains of the Western Pyrenees. read more

PROVENCE: Les Routes du Ventoux

PROVENCE: The Luberon, Vaucluse & Ventoux
Mont Ventoux is the centerpiece of cycling in the Vaucluse region of Provence, both figuratively and metaphorically. There are many reasons to enjoy the riding in Provence, yet no trip is complete without an assault on the Géant du Provence. And for those who have climbed it. read more

IL GIRO DELLA TOSCANA: l’Eroica

TUSCANY:
An Insider's Guide

It's no secret that traditions are what define Italian life. In cycling, this is no different, and reverting to the simple past time of enjoying a bike ride is still an enormous part of Italian culture, and very much a daily ritual in Tuscany. read more

Umbrian Vista

TOUR OF UMBRIA: Italy’s Best Kept Secret
Umbria is the only Province in Italy that doesn’t border water or a foreign country, and deep inside its boundaries is some of the country’s most delicious food, artfully crafted wines made from the Sagrentino grape and ideal terrain for cycling. read more