Ride like a Pro on the DuVine Alpine Pro Series Bike Tourby Bike tour guru
The Tour de France passed through mere days before. The riders' names, written in colorful chalk, still adorn the road from curb to curb. Every twist and turn is freshly paved, awaiting your advances, your assaults on the mountain, your angel-like flights down into the valley below. With the race already past, the road is all yours. It's all the beauty of the Tour de France wrapped up into a private party. On the DuVine Alpine Pro Series bike your, that party will be yours.
Following in the footsteps of racers both past and present, the Alpine Pro Series cycling tour is your ticket to the Alps. All the mountains you'e dreamed of, the ones made famous by the legends of the sport, are yours for the conquering: the Col de Saisies, the Cormet, the Col de la Madeleine, the Col du Glandon, the Col de la Croix de Fer, and even l'Alpe d'Huez. Push yourself as you never have before as we tackle 11,000 vertical feet of climbing on our King Stage from La Lechere to Vaujany. Dive into the switchbacks of the descent down the Cormet and experience the true weightlessness of perfectly apexing a turn at full speed. Race your friends to the top of every climb, earning bragging rights for every king of the mountain victory you snag - not to mention the extra time you'll have to enjoy a snack of exquisite Alpine chocolate at the top while you wait for them to catch up. Call us crazy, but we think that sounds even better than riding in the Tour itself.
At the end of it all, one last champion will be crowned as we race up l'Alpe d'Huez, home of some of the most iconic battles in Tour de France history. After clawing your way to the top, you'll get to stamp your timecard and compare yourself with your friends and competitors, as well as every racer who has ever crested this beautiful but beastly ascent. Fortunately for us, though, this marks the finish line, and all that remains to tackle is one last outstanding meal to celebrate victory. You've conquered the Alps.
The Alpine Pro Series tour will leave you wanting for nothing, either on the bike or off it. After years of experience, we know all the roads here and all the best places to stop along the way. From breakfast in the morning to the route every day, from our first rest stop to our last luxurious meal, nothing will be short of pro. You can hammer away at will all day long, since as soon as you get off the bike, everything is taken care of. You'll be sleeping in the best beds at the best hotels, possibly where a Schleck or Cadel Evans or Bradley Wiggins slept only weeks before. Rejuvenating post-ride and evening meals await you to make sure that you're ready for another push to the summit tomorrow, and a trip to the DuVine spa is always an option to relax your tired muscles. From the first moment to the last, you'll get nothing but the pro treatment throughout your cycling vacation. Pretty much the only thing we won't do for you is pedal - that one's on you.