Arizona-based Pure Adventures has been offering high quality, self-guided cycling tours through Europe since 2004 with itineraries that allow travelers the chance to immerse themselves into local lifestyles and culture.
Cycling enthusiasts can experience the best of two worlds from June 9 – 15 with a unique guided tour that includes tracking the popular Tour de Suisse cycling race while allowing individual cycling options as well.
As the final major warm-up before the Tour de France, Loren Siekman, founder of Pure Adventures, says the Tour de Suisse is “more accessible and equally exciting” than its more frenzied big sister.
The program begins in
Sherlock Holmes fans may recall that the famed detective engaged his arch enemy Moriarty atop
Day three of the itinerary includes an hour-long boat ride across one of
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The following day is reserved for roadside spectatorship as guests watch contenders cycle their way over the hills between
Then it’s back to business for a 55-mile ride on car-free bike paths to Mellen to witness the finish and to participate in the closing festivities.
Pure Adventures guarantees easy access to team buses, mechanic stations and several local cycling celebrities. The tour also promises climbing of category 1 and HC category routes with an average of approximately 55-miles of cycling over four hours each day.
Rates in U.S. dollars are about $3,480 (per person, double occupancy) including six nights accommodations, all breakfast and lunches, five dinners, cell phones, GPS, maps, professional Swiss guides, luggage transfers, van support, train and bicycle transfers during the Tour de Suisse program and exclusive VIP pass and access benefits. Space is limited to a maximum of 20 participants. Additional details can be found at: (http://pure-adventures.com/tours/tour-de-suisse.php)
The second Pure Adventures’ tour is an eight-day self-guided cycling program between
Itineraries run from May through October with an emphasis on many famous Swiss national cycling routes. Participants will be fitted with late-model BMC hybrids and road bikes in
Though not well-known outside the country,
Other destinations along the route are Montreux, with its famed
The per person double occupancy rate of about $1,950 includes seven nights accommodations, all breakfasts, one dinner, orientation, bike set-up, GPS navigation, route book with maps, cue sheets with notes and recommendations en route, bike rental return by train from Interlaken, emergency support and all luggage transfers between hotels.
For those who prefer to move at their own pace according to their own whims and fancies this is an ideal travel opportunity.
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