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Sportives 2018

L'Ardechoise-The Biggest road bike Sportive in the World!

3 night package 

Friday 22nd June - Monday 25th June 2018

The 27th anniversary of the biggest organised cycling event in France for the competitive and tourist riders who wants to experience the fun and challenge of riding with others. 

Choose from 6 routes:

  • Le doux -  66kms (2 cols)
  • Boutières (120kms (5 cols)
  • The Volcanic 171kms (8 cols
  • The race queen l 'Ardéchoise 216kms (10 cols)
  • The saps 223kms (14 cols)
  • The Terrible Ardéchoise Bike Marathon 268kms (15 cols and 5175m of total climbing!)

What's included:

  • 3 nights accommodation on a shared occupancy basis
  • Breakfast and 1 3 course evening meal with wine and aperitif
  • Transfers from and to Lyon St.Expury airport
  • Transfers to and from the official event start/finish
  • 2 Guided rides

If you don't want the hassle of bringing your own bike you can hire top of the range Trek bikes, fully set up to your measurements and waiting for your arrival from our associates, France Bike Rentals.

Price per person based on shared occupancy £450

Single person supplement is £100

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La Dromoise - Explore the Southern Vercors and Drome Provencal

3 night package

Friday 21st- Monday 24th September 2018

Starting and finishing in Die, this is the 6th year of La Dromoise which last year attracted up to 1000 riders. A great way to explore the southern part of the Vercors in the Drome Provencal area where the landscape becomes drier, hotter and flatter meandering through little villages and hamlets. Great atmosphere, warm atmosphere from all the local villages and a real party atmosphere.

There are 2 alternative distances for the 'Rando' tourist route

  • 36km climbing 420
  • 70km climbing 765m

and 2 distances for the sportive

  • 116kms  climbing 1265m
  • 143kms  climbing 1800m

A good level of fitness is needed. Last years winner of the 100kms finished in 2 hours 47mins with the last rider taking 5 hours 57 mins.

The winner of the 143km route took 4 hours 12 mins with the last rider taking 7 hours 45mins.

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What's included:

  • 3 nights accommodation based on shared occupancy
  • Breakfasts and 1 3 course evening meal with wine and aperitif 
  • 2 accompanied rides
  • Transfer to and from Lyon St.Expury airport
  • Transport to and from Sportive

Price per person based on shared occupancy £450

Single Person Supplement is £100

Sportive packages do not include the following:

  • lunches
  • drinks (except served with dinner) or any other personal purchases
  • entrance to sportive
  • medical insurance

Bike Hire If you don't want the hassle of bringing your own bike you can hire top of the range Trek bikes, fully set up to your measurements and waiting for your arrival from our associates, France Bike Rentals.

A medical certificate is required at the signing on at each sportive or else you won't be allowed to ride.


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Special Offers

Early Season Offer 2017

Those Alpine gorges and quiet roads await so you may be tempted with our May offer of 20% discount off self-catering gites and 10% off B&B. This includes Bank Holiday weekends. 

Family Offer 2017

Velo Vercors do not charge more during school holidays. Prices start from £1,340 for one week, based on a family of 4 sharing. Price includes 7 nights accommodation in a gite, bike and helmet hire, mapped family-friendly cycle routes throughout your stay, transfers from Lyon St.Expury and a home-cooked, seasonal evening meal on the day of arrival. Offer available until 31st April 2017. 

Velo Vercors

Montee des Usines

26190 St Jean-en-Royans

T +33 (0) 4 75 71 35 50


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