Discover France http://www.discoverfrance.com, a French company, announces that for the first time it will offer in 2012 a new and easy cycling tour for people seeking access to Tour de France (TDF).

Formerly race enthusiasts only had hard-core tour options of cycling the TDF or following along on a non-cycling route.

“Now recreational cyclists can experience the close-up excitement and controlled chaos of the Tour de France,” promised Loren Siekman, Discover France director.

The new guided itinerary includes visiting UNESCO World Heritage site of Carcassonne, tasting a region’s best wines, enjoying luxurious hotels plus privileged VIP Access to the race on several stages of Le Tour.

The per person rate is 1695 Euros for a four night July 12-16 Pyrenees VIP Easy Cycling Tour.  See: http://tour-de-france-tours.com/tours/pyrenees-vip-easy.php

Race highlights include private access for VIP guests only with finish line views from the Izoard bus at Cap d’Agde on July 14 (Bastille Day) and a big souvenir bonus of “D-Day” in Foix on July 15 where guests ride on the final kilometers of the Tour stage and cross the finish line in Foix. Here they go under the finish banner and onto the podium for pictures and Tour music just like the pros.

Discover France Adventures has been organizing bicycle tours and hiking tours in France since 1994 and has offices in both the USA and in France. Discover France is a pioneer in bringing self guided cycling and hiking and now multisport adventures to a broader market outside of Europe. Pure Adventures is an outgrowth of the success of Discover France Adventures, now in its 17th year in 2011.

Self-guided bicycle tours were a growth area for the cycling industry last year and it continues to be this year, according to Pure Adventures (http://pure-adventures.com/), sister company to Discover France Adventures that specializes in self guided and custom guided cycling and multisport tours in France.

Discover France Adventures award winning tours are made up of their unique self guided tours and very competitively priced guided tours. They are proud to be a continued supporter of Sustainable Travel International.

Visit http://www.discoverfrance.com for all details or contact them by phone at 800.960.2221 or by email at contact@discoverfrance.com.

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