Introducing the DuVine Adventures Pro Series Bike Tours!by Bike tour guru
How I got to Boston so I could get up the Alps.
By bike, mostly. Started in Pittsburgh on Monday, got to New York on Friday. (Rode the train to Boston on Sunday) Averaged 82 miles a day over the Appalachians and the Poconos, hiked 3-5 miles on snow-covered roads over a mountain ridge. Biked when it was 15 degrees, biked when it rained, got some frostbite, got some windburn. Was rewarded with 65 degrees in NY on Friday, came over the George Washington Bridge in my spandex and a DuVine jersey.
Why would anyone do long-distance rides in the winter? To prepare for the summer! Here at DuVine we've been thinking about your bicycle tour and vacation probably longer than you have. The hotels are set, reservations made, routes have been scrutinized, adjusted and readjusted.
This year's training is even more intense as we're launching a new set of tours called the DuVine Pro Series Bike Tours. A little less focus on the wines, a lot more focus on the biking. DuVine routes are going up the Alp d'Huez and the Tourmalet, the Madeleine and the Port de Balès; descending into the cycling hub of Girona, Spain and attacking Mt. Mortirolo in Italy. We want to cheer you on as you set a personal record, refill your bottles en route, and make sure that the rides you take with us are some of the best you ever will have.
And while we might not stop for a wine tasting on the way or indulge in a multi-course picnic while climbing up the Col d' Aubisque, we will make sure dinners are to DuVine standards, with incredible wines to match. When I finished my ride in New York, I celebrated with a beautiful meal at Blue Hill, a procession of wines supplied by the incredibly capable and diligent Director of Wines, Claire Paparazzo. The celebration continued with a beautiful 2001 Barbaresco at Emporio in Little Italy. Likewise, on your bicycle tour the table will become a place to recount the glories of the day, and share the dreams of the days to come.
And after the meals, a great room, a great bed. The hotels will gaze out upon the routes we climbed and give us the chance to rest luxuriously before we climb again.
It's done. Call us.