Weekend adventures with Destination Sport Experiences
The newest name in sports travel, Destination Sport Experiences is an innovative new organisation that caters to thrill-seekers who wish to participate in a wide range of sporting activities, offering the very best travel packages with guaranteed entry to many worldwide events, as well as offering VIP hospitality access to many of the top professional cycling events and Destination Sport Experiences are proud to host an impressive roster of cycling events, such as Haute Route, the Giro d’Italia and the international Gran Fondos. As well as a list of opportunities closer to home, with packages for the Tour of Britain and the Brighton BM 50K.
With a combined experience of over 100 years, the team at Destination Sport Experience ensures they put their heart and passion for sports and travel into each and every event.
Their unique cycling tours, starting at £1299 per person, are designed to allow visitors to explore some of the most famous cycling terrains on the planet. Including The Alps, Dolomites, and Pyrenees, which are home to the biggest stages of the Tour de France and the Giro d’Italia every year. Spread over a week, each tour offers rides from point to point taking in classic climbs and local routes.
The tours will take you to a new, specially chosen cyclist-friendly hotel each night. Focusing on location and comfort rather than luxury, each family-run hotel is situated in an ideal location for the rides and offers guests a selection of fantastic local food.
Cycling Weekender Trips
DSE are also proud to offer travel packages to the best one-day Sportives and Gran Fondos in Europe on their Weekender trips. However, they don’t merely offer a trip there and back, as guests will also be able to spend time on their bikes exploring some of the most beautiful mountain regions. Their Weekender trips are a Wednesday to Sunday excursion in the French Alps, the Italian Dolomites, the Pyrenees, the Flemish Bergs, or the Spanish Picos.
Rides take place almost immediately upon arrival, with the first being on Wednesday afternoon. Main rides are then carried out from Thursday till Saturday before departure on Sunday.
Alex de Waard, Product and Operations Director for the team said, “Destination Sport Experiences offer travel packages & guaranteed entry or hospitality tickets to some of the biggest and best cycling events around the world. We have a team of highly experienced professionals who have been organising cycling trips for over 25 years.”
“We know the routes, we know the roads. We know how the event works and the best hotels for the start and finish. We organise everything for you; hotels in the best locations, airport transfers, bike transport, additional feed stops, rep support, recce rides, bike rental, and more.”
The Haute Route
DSE offers travel packages to the best one-day Sportives and Gran Fondos in Europe. Sometimes as they say, one day is not enough and so DSE allow the opportunity to spend a bit longer on the bikes discovering some of the most beautiful mountain regions. The Haute Route Alps (7 days) and Haute Route Dolomites (5 days) let you live like a Pro cyclist for the week.
One of the toughest weeks in amateur cycling, the Haute Route Alps is the flagship event of the Haute Route Cycling Series. A week of cycling bucket list climbs made famous by the Tour de France and the Giro d’Italia, most of it is spent at altitude with several cols over 2,000 metres above sea level. In 2022, the peloton will start in Nice and after 7 stages it will finish in Megeve. The new course will be making stops at host towns that the Haute Route has never visited before.
Destination Sport Experiences are proud to be an official partner of the Haute Route series. With years of experience in organising travel and support packages to the Haute Route, they’re looking forward to supporting amateur cyclists again in the Alps. Their team in the Alps are local to the area and have years of experience to ensure that visitors get the most out of their experience.
Support package from £1349pp shared & £1774 single
Guaranteed Entry at £1575
Tours are available to book here
“What sets us apart is that we work with a network of local staff who deliver our trips with us.” added Alex. “This is a more sustainable way of operating as we support the local economy plus, we don’t fly UK-based staff all over the world. There’s also nobody better than the locals to show off their home roads.
We aim to offer the biggest selection of Sportive weekends to all the popular events plus an unrivaled selection of cycling hospitality. As well as Sportive Weekends and Hospitality, we also operate a great selection of week-long tours and weekenders to European cycling meccas like the Alps, Dolomites, Mont Ventoux, and Flanders.”