BORDEAUX, THE REGION AND ITS WINES AT HARVEST TIME
Sept 22-Oct 4, 2018
In collaboration with the Giorgios Hospitality Group, the Raleigh Wine Shop, Southern Season, Bond Street Wines.
A magnificent tour of the Bordeaux region at its peak time during harvest. We will visit some of the greatest castles and grand crus, as well as wineries that I have selected for their stunning quality and value. We will live in Bordeaux's historic center for 10 days of discovery of this world's wine epicenter which also harbours many stunning historic sites.
COMING VERY SOON
RHÔNE VALLEY WINE TOUR
June 13-24, 2018
This is our most popular tour which ill be even better this coming season, featuring amazing accommodation, including a 16th century castle-hotel, exceptional wines with superb food pairing, and a rare insight into French culture and history going back 36,000 years
POSTPONED TO 2019
Lunch during 2017 June Rhône Tour with AWM.
CYCLING KING TOUR
June 30-July 15, 2018
Why "King Tour?" Because you are going to eat and drink like a king, and yet will come back completely rejuvenated and trimmer than ever.
This is not your run of the mill bike tour. As always, Contrast Tours makes a difference in the concept. We will ride some of the most legendary stages of the tour de France, but this is not a tour reserved to the bike maniacs who want to pedal endlessly. This tour incorporates E-Bikes for those who want them (classic bikes available as well of course) and therefore everybody with a reasonable fitness condition can participate and have fun. Yes it is exercise but not punishment, unless you want to make it that.
There will also be, as always with Contrast Tours, a cultural dimension and seeking of authenticity. We will land in Nice and after a first day of wander resting in king-like accommodation on the French Riviera, we will start by a 3 days retreat trek in the mountains, 2 hours north of Nice, 2500 meters high, and 4000 years back in history. This is just an example of why this is not just, but rather, much more, than a bike tour.
AND there will be winery visits, we will only drink, at all meals, some of the best wines that the Rhône Valley and Provence have to offer, which you will be able to purchase on location and ship back through Contrast Tours' shipper when those wines are not imported yet where you live.
I am currently building the webpage for this unique tour, but do not hesitate to contact me (see button below or 919-416-1111) for early info and reserving your seat on the road. Only 12 spots for this one of a kind tour done with the help and participation of Durham Cycles.
POSTPONED TO 2019
Col du Glandon
BORDEAUX, THE REGION AND ITS WINES
May 19-31, 2018
In collaboration with the Giorgios Hospitality Group, the Raleigh Wine Shop, and Southern Season.
A tour of many of the treasures in the Bordeaux region. We will visit some of the greatest castles and grand crus, as well as wineries that I have selected for their stunning quality and value. We will live in Bordeaux's historic center for 10 days of discovery of this world's wine epicenter which also harbours many stunning historic sites.