Reaching & Leaving Your Trip, Travelling Before and After, our “Access Packages”

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How to meet & leave your trip.


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Information on reaching and leaving your trip is offered below, trip-by-trip. The linked documents tell you where and when your trip assembles, where and when it disbands, the closest airports, and offer travel hints on connecting these points.

They also detail our “Access Packages.” These are travel packages designed to simplify your travel between your trip and nearby major (airport) cities, or other local attractions. They include trains, sometimes lodging, meals, and especially advice. They offer extra-cost options, including 1st class upgrades, modifiable train tickets, arrival via different cities, and extra hotel nights. If the option you want is not there, ask us about it. We'll help if we can....

They also offer slimmed-down versions for those who prefer to make most or all of their own travel arrangements.

Our packages often offer savings over trying to hunt down the individual services yourself. And they never add more than a few shekels to your overall costs, even if you have the best of luck in setting up your own travel, and hit every possible discount fare. But their real advantage is practical: they offer a “one-stop shop” that can save you considerable research time, and walk you through each of the decisions you have to make in planning your travel.


Pricing of our “Access Packages”

The announced price of each “Access Package” corresponds to the route and timing that most of our guests follow, to or from the nearest major airport city. Your own price will vary with the services you select.

$US and $C prices for the base “Access Package” of a given trip can be consulted on the price chart (“Trip Prices”). The prices that appear in the documents linked from the table below are denominated in €uros. If you are a North American traveller, the $ price (US or C) on your price chart applies until 35 days prior to trip departure. Otherwise euro prices, which may increase substantially as the travel date draws closer, are transcribed to your account statement in its currency, converted at the exchange rate of the day on which the package is requested (rounded to the nearest whole dollar, pound, or pengo).

Example: to roughly calculate, recently observed exchange rates to 1 € (euro) have oscillated around $1.30 US, $1.45 Cda, £0.70 sterling. Current “mid-market” rates can be consulted from the web site we use for conversion. We use the mid-market rate on the day of conversion, and add 2% to cover currency broker exchange commissions (our conversion rates are thus better than any you would obtain, including via your credit card).

Local currency ($US or $C) prices are subject to change, especially with currency fluctuation. Even euro prices are subject to change as suppliers adjust their prices. In particular, “Access Package” prices often rise 35 days in advance. Within 35 days we can still help you reach your trip (there is always a way), but prices may be higher and / or travel options less attractive.


How to Read the Access Table (below)

The Access Table lists every trip, with its start and end city. Click on the city name to open the page discussing that city (if there is no link, the package is currently being revised, and will be re-posted soon). This page...
  • ...lists the closest airports to the trip start or end point, and...
  • ...describes your choices for getting to or from the trip.

Puzzle through them (contact us if you need help). Then reply to this questionnaire. Even if you are getting to the trip start point under your own power, we are grateful for that information, as it means we can stop worrying about you. Finally, if you would like our help with air tickets, follow this link.


Trip Name

Regions Visited
Start City
End City

LONG TRIPS (3 or more weeks)

Atlantic Coasting Spain (Galicia) and Portugal
Monforte or Orense
Lisbon
Biking Transcontinental
Southern Burgundy, Switzerland, the Italian Lakes, Austria
All Departures except August 11
Dijon
Vienna
Switzerland, the Italian Lakes, Austria, Southern Burgundy
August 11 Departure
Lac de Joux
Dijon
Giro d'Italia Tuscany, Umbria & the Italian Lakes
June Departure
Pisa / Empoli
Como
The Italian Lakes, Venice, Tuscany, Umbria
September Departure
Brig
Terontola
Mozart & the Matterhorn Switzerland (Zermatt) Italian Lakes + Venice, Austria
Zermatt
Vienna
Northern Transcon
4 weeks
Champagne, Northern Europe (Belgium, Luxemburg, Germany), Denmark & Norway
Paris
Voss
Northern Transcon
3 weeks (w/o Norway)
Champagne, Northern Europe (Belgium, Luxemburg, Germany), Denmark
Paris
Nyborg
Northern Transcon
3 wks. (w/o Champagne)
Northern Europe (Belgium, Luxemburg, Germany), Denmark & Norway
Brugge
Voss
Roman Roads of France & Italy Provence, Tuscany, Bordeaux & the Dordogne, Cévennes
(May 6, September 16 Departures in 2007)
Nimes
Nimes
Bordeaux & the Dordogne, the Cévennes, Provence, Tuscany
(May 19 and September 29 Departures in 2007)
Libourne
Florence
Southern Cross France & Spain
(Loire Valley, the Basque Country, Galicia)
Blois
Santiago de Compostela
Tour de France Combo of 3 French regions
Use the Start City (for 1st region visited) and End City (for 3rd region visited) under “SHORT TRIPS,” below.

MID-LENGTH TRIPS (12 - 16 nights)

Alpine Lakes Switzerland & the Italian Lakes
Lac de Joux
Como
Austrian Alps & the Danube Austria
Salzburg
Vienna
C'est Cheese Southern Burgundy and Switzerland
Dijon
Brig
Cyclist's Paradise Northern Europe (Belgium, Luxemburg, Germany) & Denmark
Brugge
Nyborg
Etruscan Trails Tuscany & Umbria
Pisa / Empoli
Terontola
Green Spain The Basque Country + Galicia
Hendaye
Vigo or Santiago
Kingdom Off the Sea Umbria + the Italian Lakes
Spoleto
Como
Lavender & Olive Provence and Tuscany
Nimes
Florence
Mousse Head Champagne and Northern Europe (Belgium, etc).
Paris
Koblenz
Portuguese Explorer Portugal
Vigo
Lisbon
Rivers & Canyons Bordeaux & the Dordogne + the Cévennes
Libourne
Nimes
Roman Souvenirs The Cévennes and Provence
Souillac
Aix-en-Provence
Scandinavian Sampler Denmark & Norway
Odense
Voss
Tapestries & Tapas Loire Valley + the Basque Country
Blois
Bilbao
Wine Roads Southern Burgundy, Bordeaux & the Dordogne
Dijon
Souillac
2-weeks in France Combo of 2 French routes
Look at the Start City (for 1st region visited) and End City (for 2nd region visited) under “SHORT TRIPS,” below
2-weeks, France + Italy Combo of one French and one Italian route
Look at the Start City (for 1st region visited) and End City (for 2nd region visited) under “SHORT TRIPS,” below

SHORT TRIPS (6 - 9 nights)

Mostly in France
Adventures in Alsace Alsace
Strasbourg
Mulhouse
Bordeaux & the Dordogne Bordeaux & the Dordogne
Libourne
Souillac
Burgundy Biking Southern Burgundy
Dijon
Dijon
Champagne Pedal Champagne
Paris
Reims
Chardonnay Burgundy Northern Burgundy
Laroche
Montbard
Gorges of the Cévennes The Cévennes
Souillac
Nimes
Loire Valley Cycle The Loire Valley
Blois
Tours
Pinot Noir Burgundy Trip re-named, “Burgundy Biking” (above)
A Week in Provence Provence
Nimes
Aix-en-Provence
International
Basque Biking The French & Spanish Basque Country
Hendaye
Bilbao
Celtic Spain Galicia
Monforte or Orense
Vigo or Santiago
Danish Biking Denmark
Odense
Nyborg
Italian Lakes Northern Italy (the Alpine Lakes)
Brig
Como
Northern Star Belgium, Luxemburg and Germany
Brugge
Koblenz
Norway Fjords & Glaciers Norway
Finse
Voss
Pure Tuscany Tuscany
Pisa / Empoli
Florence
Swiss Cycling Switzerland
Lac de Joux
Brig
Umbria Unravelled Umbria
Spoleto
Terontola