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Tour of France Bike Trip

Chateau de Pitray
Chateau de Pitray

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See the 2017 the Tour of France ! Attend stages 10 and 11.

July 9th to July 15th - 2017.

Welcome to   France  From  Inside . I invite you to come and spend a wonderful week of biking in the southwest of France during the 2017 Tour de France while staying at the Chateau de Pitray ...Here's what you will enjoy:

  • We'll go see the Tour de France at Bergerac and Eymet (stages 10 and 11), both towns 30 miles or so from Chateau Pitray; and we'll ride part of the course on race day!
  • a week's stay at the magnificent Chateau de Pitray - come and stay like old friends in our family chateau.
  • bask in the beautiful countryside and medieval towns of the Gironde and Dordogne valley, and
    of course enjoy wonderful French food and Bordeaux wines.
  • learn about Bordeaux wines, wine making and wine tasting - starting with the winery at the Chateau de Pitray.
  • and visit historic castles from the medieval ages that dot the landscape of Southwest France.
    It doesn't get much better than this! For details take a moment and "cycle" through the website - use the links at the left and top of the page. This bike trip vacation is limited to a group size of 10 guests.

Please note bike rentals can be arranged. Please contact me to discuss the details concerning the bikes (approx. 190 Euros for the week).

I've participated in a number of cycling trips with various companies and cycling at Chateau de Pitray has been my best experience to date. First of all, Allan and his family are amazing hosts. They made us feel immediately comfortable, at home and part of their family. Secondly, Chateau de Pitray is magnificent. The building, the rooms and the grounds are beautiful. My wife, who is a professional artist, was so inspired that she created 11 oil painting in the week we stayed there. That's what Pitray will do to you. Third, the food and wine is exquisite. The meals we enjoyed at the Chateau and local restaurants were wonderful. The winery tours and tasting's were fun, interesting and added to the overall experience.

The town of St. Emilion is not to be missed. Most importantly, the week was about an amazing cycling experience. Allan mapped and led long guided rides every day, being flexible with how our small group was feeling. We toured through the beautiful countryside and medieval towns, often stopping for coffee and baked goods. We had challenging climbs and long stretches along the along the Dordogne river. The weather was ideal, which helped create the perfect cycling and vacation experience. I would highly recommend cycling at Chateau de Pitray during the Wine Harvest ! Sandy and I will return there soon. Thank you Allan.

Pat Corpora, Pennsylvania

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