Bill Landers — 2019 Tour de France
July 13, 2019
My wife and I booked a private Tour de France trip thru Custom Getaways. I wanted to see the Tour de France live and ride part of the route to celebrate my 70th birthday. My wife did not want to ride, but was gracious enough to accede to my trip choice. From the start of the process, Vince and Angie worked with us on creating a trip to meet both of our needs and to be sure that the hotels, restaurants, and Tour venues knew of my pescatarian diet.
From the time when we met our guides, Olivier DuLaurent and Austin Sellers, we knew we were in good hands. Olivier planned out rides to meet my goals, along the Tour route and thru the gorgeous country. The specials provided by Custom Getaways included a VIP dinner on the route one day – Relais Etape; a VIP trip to the finish of the first mountain stage and the chance to ride a portion of it, with a finishing picture on the podium; and a visit to the VIP area at the start of one stage. Olivier and my wife quickly begin working on improving her French and his English (which was already accomplished). The hotels selected were all wonderful, and the premier dinners at each city were among my favorites ever. So, if you are considering a bike vacation or a non-riding trip to see a Grand Tour bike event, I highly recommend Custom Getaways.
Stephanie Harris—2018 Tour de France
August 25, 2018
Angie, Vince and their son, Austin run a top-notch program. I had no idea we would have such an incredible experience. The VIP access to the tour, plus the wine tasting and the lovely dinners in Nimes, Avignon and Chambery were beautiful. I highly recommend their company! Our guides Nathalie and Giles were awesome.
Job well done!!
Kim DeHann Conway—2016 Tour de France
July 13, 2016
This company got it right, our 8 days with Pascal and the tour group were beyond our wildest dreams. The access we had each day was first class, we spent time on the finish line, start line, got to do behind the scene tours, have VIP seating, tents with food and beverage, easy access for our bus and parking. We experienced the tour up close and personal. Something we would never have been able to do on our own. There was a Private viewing area and tent on a very popular corner near the summit of Mount Ventoux.
Accommodations were all exceptional but for one stop (it was changed due to construction and was not in line with the level of the others). Pascal our guide and Pierre the driver worked very hard for us, were knowledgable and loved the tour. We met riders and teams up close and personal, we met and talked with Christian Prudomme tour director, along with many current riders and previous riders.
We had the time of our lives and a dream of seeing le Tour de France came true!
Adam Searle—2015 Tour de France
September 8, 2015
We had the time of our lives on the Green Jersey Brittany tour with you in July.
The whole experience was so well organised to every detail and when fate struck it would be an adventure to deal with it! – For example, the police escort along the breakdown lane to bypass the RVs to get to the race.
Eric and Rudi were the best tour leaders we have ever experienced – and we aren’t your typical group tour kind of people!
The VIP access was unbelievable and much appreciated.
Steve, Carrie and the other ‘peloton’ members including our Russian fiends Ignat and Tatiana were fantastic company and we hope to keep in touch with them and meet up again soon for more fun.
Thanks so much for all your great service and we couldn’t recommend you enough Custom Getaways.
It was definitely a five out of five ‘bucket list’ experience over-delivering in every way.
We aim to do it again in two years.
Bertha Ramon—2019 Giro d’Italia
June 14, 2019
Best experience ever!! We will definitely be back with these fine folks.
Zaki Anwar—2017 Giro d’Italia
Done TDF twice and was really happy with Custom Getaways.
Suzanne Schoen—2016 and 2018 Tour de France
August 8, 2018
Spent a few tours with the company and always a memorable experience.
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