HIKING AND BIKING ALONG THE FRENCH RIVIERA, PORQUEROLLES ISLAND AND NICE


ATLANTA SKI CLUB & SKI ALPINE XPERIENCE PRESENT
 A FALL ADVENTURE TRIP

HIKING & BIKING ALONG THE FRENCH RIVIERA
PORQUEROLLES ISLAND-NICE
SEPTEMBER 23-OCTOBER 2, 2016
$2474 INCLUDING INTERNATIONAL AIR FROM ATLANTA
TRIP LEADER:  MARY DONALDSON   www.marydonaldson@earthlink.net
Cell:  404-680-4902
SIGN UP DEADLINE:  JUNE 20, 2016

Come join us for a fantastic adventure off the coast of Southern France to the   island of Porquerolles, the largest of the golden islands, just off the Cote d’Azur, France.  A water-shuttle connects the three golden islands, and no vehicles are allowed on the islands – only pedestrians and bicycles.  The attractive sandy beaches to the north, and stunning views along the southern cliffs, overlooking a sea of shimmering colors, make this island a nature lover’s paradise.    There are over 32 miles of marked trails for both hiking and biking. 

We will spend 3 nights exploring the island of Porquerolles and then return to the mainland by way of the Callanques of Marseille, and then continue on to Nice, where we’ll spend 5 nights.  This will allow us one day to explore Nice, the next day to visit Monte Carlo and walk the sea path from east Monte Carlo into France and on to Roquebrunne-Cap Martin for some more incredible sea views.  Then the following day we have an optional excursion planned to Gorges de Verdon and Lake St. Paul Croix, for a hike down into the gorge,  or some relaxing by the lake for those who prefer.  And then on our last day, we will offer an optional excursion to St. Tropez, home of the famous movie actress Brigitte Bardeaux, for a little wine tasting and a boat tour of the bay to admire the homes of many rich and famous residents.

If you are not familiar with these areas – google “images” for the following:
Porquerolles Island, Nice, Callanques of Marseille, Monte Carlo, Roquebrunne-Cap Martin, Gorges de Verdon, & St. Tropez,  all located in France.  You will see some amazing photographs that will give you a preview of this upcoming adventure trip.
ATLANTA SKI CLUB & SKI ALPINE XPERIENCE – FALL ADVENTURE TRIP
HIKING & BIKING THE FRENCH RIVIERA
PORQUEROLLES ISLAND & NICE

PRICE:  $2474 includes roundtrip air from Atlanta                      
               SINGLE SUPPLEMENT:  $590

WHAT’S INCLUDED:
Roundtrip Airfare from Atlanta
3 Nights lodging with breakfast at Hotel les Medes on the Island of Porquerolles
5 Nights lodging with breakfast at Hotel Ibis Palais de Congres in Nice
All transfers betweenairport & hotel and from hotel to hotelby bus & boat
Welcome Dinner with wine (3 course with one glass of wine)
Farewell Dinner with wine (3 course with one glass of wine)

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:
TRAVEL INSURANCE – Available thru TRAVELEX   www.travelex-insurance.com 
1-800-228-9792   1-800-867-9531
Meals except those noted above
Tips & Gratuities
Bike Rental
Optional Excursions that will be offered

CANCELLATION POLICY:
Initial Deposit is non-refundable
$500 cancellation fee if cancellation occurs between June 20 and July 20, 2016
No refunds after July 20, 2016

ACTIVITY LEVEL:  Moderate – all hikes are day hikes & therefore optional

MINIMUM GROUP SIZE AND OCCUPANCY:
The above prices are subject to a minimum group size of 20 people, and are for double occupancy.  If you sign up alone,  we will make every effort to match you up with a same sex roommate.  Roommate matching is provided on a first-come, first served basis, so you are encouraged to sign up early.  If we are unable to find a suitable roommate for you, please be prepared to pay the single supplement fee 30 days prior to departure. 


DAILY ITINERARY

9/23Fri Be at Atlanta International Airport at 5:45pm
  Flight departure:  8:45pm
  
9/24   Sat   Arrival in Marseille, France at 2:10pm
  One hour bus transfer to Ferry Dock
  Pedestrian to the Island of Porquerolles and the Hotel les Medes
  Welcome Dinner

9/25 Sun   Breakfast at Hotel les Medes
Explore the Island by bike & on foot
Enjoy the beaches and the turquoise sea of the north
  Optional bike rental $25

9/26Mon Breakfast at Hotel les Medes
  Explore the Island by bike & on foot
  Enjoy the sea cliffs and the stunning views of the south

9/27 Tue   Breakfast at Hotel les Medes
  Departure by Ferry for the Mainland
  Optional Excursion to the Callanques (Sea Coves) of Marseille $50
  First a boat tour of the sea coves and their scenic cliffs, and then an           optional walking tour of the area with a guide
  Sleep:  Nice- Hotel Ibis Palais de Congres

9/28 Wed   Breakfast at Hotel
  Optional City Tour of Nice $35
  Free day to explore Nice
  Castle by the Sea, the Old Town, many shops, many restaurants
  Sleep:  Nice – Hotel Ibis Palais de Congres

9/29 Thurs   Breakfast at Hotel
  Excursion to Monte Carlo - $50 includes rail pass & guide
  Walk the scenic sea path from East Monte Carlo into France
                       through Roquebrunne – Cap Martin - moderate
  Sleep:  Nice – Hotel Ibis Palais de Congres

9/30 Fri Breakfast at Hotel
  Optional Visit to the Gorges de Verdon & Lake St Paul Croix - $150
  Includes guide and transportation - hike to the bottom of the gorge
  & return will be strenuous but a lake option will be offered that is
  not strenuous
  Sleep:  Nice – Hotel Ibis Palais de Congres

10/1 Sat   Breakfast at Hotel
  Optional excursion to St Tropez - $150 includes guide,
  wine tasting, tour of old town, & boat tour of bay
  Farewell Dinner

10/2   Sun   Breakfast at Hotel
  Transfer to airport:  9:00am
  Flight departure: Nice to Atlanta   11:00am – 5:00pm

TRIP COORDINATOR:  MARY DONALDSON  
404-680-4902   770-977-9017
www.marydonaldson@earthlink.net

ATLANTA SKI CLUB
www.atlantaskiclub.org

SKI ALPINE XPERIENCE
  www.skialpinexperience.com

ALL FEES PAYABLE TO SKI ALPINE XPERIENCE
  SIGN UP:  SEE ATTACHED REGISTRATION FORM
INITIAL DEPOSIT:  $500

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION - JUNE 20, 2016

 

REGISTRATION FORM:

ATLANTA SKI CLUB & SKI ALPINE XPERIENCE REGISTRATION FORM
HIKING & BIKING ALONG THE FRENCH RIVIERA
TRIP LEADER:  MARY DONALDSON   www.marydonaldson@earthlink.net 
404-680-4902     770-977-9017

REGISTRATION FORM:

______PRICE:  $2474PORQUEROLLES ISLAND & NICE FRANCE INCLUDES R/TFROM ATLANTA
______PRICE:   $590 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT –

Personal Checks, MC, & VISA Accepted – Add 3% to Price for Credit Cards
INITIAL DEPOSIT:  $500        MC/VISA:  $515     DUE BY:  JUNE 20, 2016
ONE HALF BALANCE DUE BY:  July 20, 2016    REMAINING BALANCE DUE BY: August 10, 2016
DEADLINE FOR SIGN UP:  JUNE 20, 2016
CANCELLATION POLICY:  Deposit is non-refundable     Cancellation less than 95 days before departure, any refund based on recoverable costs
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Mary Donaldson, Trip Leader --- 3403 Greenfield Drive, Marietta, Georgia30068
404-680-4902   770-977-9017
ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE PAYABLE TO:      SKI ALPINE XPERIENCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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