My friend Eros Poli has laid out the June, 2009, schedule for his cycling weekends from Verona. This time he's off to Provence. The trips I did in 2006 (Mont Ventoux) and 2007 (Galibier, Alpe d'Huez and Izoard) were fantastic as you are truly immersed in the experience of riding, eating, drinking, and having fun with Italian cyclists, all organized and led by Eros.
The program will be repeated over three weekends spanning Friday through Sunday. The dates are:
June 12, 13 and 14
June 19, 20 and 21
June 26, 27, and 28
The Pullman bus picks up participants in Verona on Fridays at 0700 and returns to Verona at 1600 on Sundays
The ride is divided into three stages of Friday, Saturday, and Sunday:
Prima tappa, first stage: Vinadio to Jaueiers ( 56km)
Seconda tappa, second stage: Col de la Cayolle Barcelonnette, Col dea Champs da St. Martin d'Estraunes, Col d'Allos da Colmars (140 Km)
Terza tappa, third stage: Col de la Bonette (24 km)
Price is 370 Euro including transportation, lodging and meals.
Eros Poli can be contacted at eros_poli AT libero DOT it
He can email you a pdf file of the brochure pictured above.
Please search POLI within my blog for stories and photos of past trips.
The last photo above is of Eros on his way to winning the Mont Ventoux stage of the 1994 Tour de France.