The 97th Tour de France, which is currently running until July 25, has prompted a surge in demand for Brits seeking cycling holidays. To capitalise on this trend UTracks is highlighting its selection of self-guided holidays.As examples, an eight-day ‘Wine Lovers Burgundy’ tour takes in the Côte d’Or, where Burgundy’s most exclusive wines are found and includes a private cellar tour and lunch with tasting in a small winery. It departs daily until October and costs from £1,230 per person.
New for this year is an eight-day Canal du Midi Cycle tour, from Toulouse to the Mediterranean. It includes visits to medieval cities and small villages, departing daily until October 31 and costs from £950 per person.
Meanwhile, a family-friendly itinerary is being highlighted for a trip to the Loire Valley castles. The five-day tour explores the chateaux, medieval towns and forests of the valley known as the ‘playground of the kings’. Accommodation is based in a family run hotel in the village of Chitenay. The tour is offered daily until November and costs from £550 per adult.
A seven-day Bordeaux Cycle Adventure is also available and features cycling through vine-covered hills, with visits to sample local wines. The tour departs daily except Sundays until October and costs from £1,190 per person. All prices include accommodation, most meals, bike hire, luggage transfers between hotels and maps.
For details visit www.UTracks.com or call 0845-241 7599.