2021 Fall Cycling (and Wine) Vacation!
Sept 30th (evening) - Oct 4th (afternoon)
4 nights overlooking Victoria, one of Canada's cycling wonderlands.
Here are the steps we are taking to ensure you feel comfortable going on vacation with us:
1.) We will be using at the Westin to ensure the only vacationers feel safe and can rely on their well established COVID protocals
2.) We will be using professional Catering and Restaurants to prepare all meals using their extensive Post-Covid protocols. We will be dining outside in the open air!
3.) If you choose to fly, both Westjet and the airports have developed Covid protocols to reduce any risk.
4.) Our coaching and support staff is tight, vaccinated, and will follow all Alberta and BC guidelines to ensure you feel comfortable.
This will be 4 nights so that you have 4 complete days of riding, sleeping, eating, enjoying local beer, and relaxing.
Check in any time after 2pm on Sept 30th. If you are flying, departing on October 4th afternoon. If you are driving, depart anytime after lunch of October 4th.
To secure your spot a deposit is required. The rate quoted is based on 'double occupancy', however last year, having a room to yourself was not a huge extra cost.
Aimed at cyclists who are intent on achieving 4 days on the bike on terrain completely different to Alberta and, if desired, learning more about their hobby/sport. If you have a goal in mind, this will enable you to train more effectively.
The ExperienceHere is what we are proud to have developed.
This vacation will be directed toward cyclists, however, triathletes and duathletes are welcome and can absolutely be accommodated. There will be plenty of time to relax, however, we will be offering a lot of options if you want to take advantage of every second you aren't working in an office! I will be offering the vacation as a hotel inclusive event, with all breakfasts and dinners provided to ensure the group can meet and socialize off the 'playing field'. I will provide a constructive, challenging, enjoying, and motivating environment that will have you leaving excited and invigorated about your hobby. A tired smile is what I am after!
I spent ten days at a cycling tourist chateau in France during the summers of 2011 and 2012 learning another aspect of 'the cycling vacation'. Having the ability to not only deal with, but capitalize on, the multiple levels of ability and motivation was the specialty of this particular outfit and I learned from the best. I've subsequently hosted several cycling vacations a year since then gathering invaluable experience over more than a decade. Vacationers will be treated with options at the beginning and throughout each day and will be able to go as 'hardcore' or 'vactioncore' as they would like.
The price will be inclusive of professional coaching, guiding, structured training sessions, ride and run support, hotels, breakfasts, dinners, wine, transportation to and from Penticton airport, on-the-bike nutrition, and will be based on double occupancy. In addition to a relaxing view of Lake Oliver, most hotel rooms have a kitchenette, a double bed, as well as a pull out double. Lunches at the wineries (two days of the four) will be the responsibility of the vacationer (all on-the-bike nutrition is supplied) as well as any midnight snacks you devour.
With five to six support staff ensuring your stay is successful I look forward to joining you in Oliver and the surrounding region in September!