A solo Tour rider trudges along with his bike
The July 2013 Tour will be the 100th running of the race; hard to imagine that we’re at number twenty-four of VSV hosting groups at one of the greatest sporting events in the world. Over the course of our (almost) quarter-century alongside the race, our guests [...]
View from atop Alpe d’Huez towards the town of Bourge d’Oisans and the valley below
Our original Classic Climbs program took a handful of hardy cyclists up, down, and through the Alps back in 1997. It was all based on a casual suggestion from a guest at the Tour, who wanted to come back [...]
Cycling fans everywhere are looking forward to the Alpe d’Huez mountain-top finish on July 22. Not only is it a crazy-short road stage at 110k (68m), but it really consists of just the Telegraph-Galibier climb, the subsequent descent, followed by the 21-switchback suffer-fest to the finish line.
The short distance and course profile are enough [...]
Full details for our 2011 programs are now posted. Our main July cycling program will be a high-service seven-day trip in conjunction with the Tour (our 22nd year!) with a focus mostly on the Alps. The week will include our signature mix of relaxed days and longer rides contrasting with action-packed days of Tour-viewing and [...]
Climbing out from down under: join the Aussies!
A few months ago I heard from a nice Oz fellow Jeff who rode with VeloSport Vacations in Provence a few years back. It’s a long voyage from down there to France, so this time he wants to come with his cycling-crazed wife for a couple of [...]