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Experience Domestique - Climb with George Hincapie cycling training camp

23rd March to 24th April 2014

George HincapieThe roads surrounding Hotel Domestique in South Carolina offer a world-class cycling experience. Winding through the picturesque climbs of the Blue Ridge Mountains, it is no wonder George Hincapie selected the area for his training as a professional cyclist.  This area is also used for the Gran Fondo Hincapie later in the Fall.

Now Sports Tours International cyclists can enjoy a unique tour of surrounding mountains with an Experience Domestique cycling package, led by George himself. Groups are limited in size—up to 15 riders maximum—to ensure intimate, one-on-one style instruction.  Although this is really more than just a cycling training camp as it delivers a comprehensive guest experience that includes the best dining, the finest accommodations, and an unparalleled mountain setting and guidance from the very best in cycling.

The dates of this camp are:

  • March 23rd-27th 2014
  • April 20th-24th 2014

Experience Domestique Package includes:

  • Luxury accommodations at Hotel Domestique
  • Gourmet meals provided for by Chef Adam
  • Convenient local airport pick up/ drop off
  • Elite road bikes provided (if desired) - BMC Carbon sir01 with electronic Ultegra shifting
  • Trainer-lead stretching & core-building classes
  • Massages, access to recovery room
  • Professional massage therapy, with access to recovery room
  • Organized bike rides on scenic, challenging routes (accompanied by George Hincapie)
  • Certified bike mechanic to take care of all guest needs—including daily maintenance, prep work and post-ride care/cleaning
  • Spousal accommodations, with access to hotel facilities and an adapted version of core classes, massages
  • Nightly training group discussions with special guests: George Hincapie, Anna Cleaver, Chef Adam and more
  • Custom cycling kit provided - 2 bibs, 2 jerseys, 1 vest, 1 pair of arm warmers, 1 pair of gloves, 2 pairs of socks, one Hincapie backpack and Water bottles.
  • Nutritional guidance: all drink/nutrient needs met
  • Down time to explore and enjoy Hotel Domestique and grounds
  • Professional photographer: providing photographs of the experience to guests in a unique format

About George Hincapie:
George Hincapie is one of the most recognised cyclists in the world, with numerous world championships, national championships and professional victories to his credit. Introduced to cycling at an early age by his Colombian-born father, George worked his way up through the ranks to compete at the top level of international cycle racing. Over the course of his stellar professional career — that spans two decades — his list of accomplishments and victories is as long as it is impressive. "Big George," as the cycling media refers to him, was a key domestique for the sport's premier riders, and he has enjoyed individual glory as well. He has ridden on a number of celebrated racing teams—Motorola, US Postal, Discovery Channel, Team High Road, BMC Racing—successfully completing 17 Tours de France and five Olympic Games.

Experience Domestique Schedule:

Sunday:

  • 5pm Meet and Greet Wine Tasting
  • 8pm Private Dinner at Restaurant 17

Monday:

  • 8am Coffee
  • 8:30am Stretching and Yoga
  • 9am Breakfast
  • 10am Morning Ride (Approximately 3 hours): 
  • Climbs: Green River Cove, Camp Old Indian
  • 2pm Lunch
  • 4pm Massage
  • 7pm Private Dinner at Restaurant 17
  • 9pm Fireside chat with George

Tuesday:

  • 8am Coffee
  • 8:30am Stretching and Yoga
  • 9am Breakfast
  • 10am Morning Ride (Approximately 4 hours)
  • Climbs: Skyuka Mountain and Howard Gap
  • 2pm Lunch
  • 4pm Massage
  • 7pm Private Dinner at Restaurant 17
  • 9pm Climbing Skills Discussion with Carmichael Training Systems Coach

Wednesday:

  • 8am Coffee
  • 8:30am Stretching and Yoga
  • 9am Breakfast
  • 10am Morning Ride (Approximately 2 hours)
  • Climbs: Panther Mountain Challenge
  • 2pm Lunch
  • 4pm Massage
  • 7pm Private Dinner at Restaurant 17
  • 9pm Fireside wine reception with George

Thursday:

  • 7:30am Breakfast
  • 8:30am Optional 1 to 2 hour spin
  • Noon Checkout

Please note, the schedule is subject to change.

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For an individual rider the price is US$5,000 this includes room, food, beverage, and massages

For couples riding the price will be US$3,500 for each rider

One rider with in house guest (non riding)  the inclusive price will be US$6,000

All rooms, food and wine, drinks including alcohol will be inclusive in this price.

Flights are extra, but we can organise these for you too.

HOW TO BOOK:
To book this or discuss further, please contact us on +44 161 703 8161 or email cycling@sportstoursinternational.co.uk

Important Information:

PASSPORTS - THIS IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
Please note: we will require a copy of your passport along with your application form.

Please – don’t leave it to the last minute! The following information is for United Kingdom passport holders only, other nationals including Eire should consult the appropriate embassy.
UK residents are allowed to enter the USA with a ten year passport, with no less than 6 months left before the expiry of the passport, if staying in the US for less than 90 days. However, the rules are constantly updated, so we advise that you check your own individual situation as the visa waiver programme is subject to strict criteria, and for example, if you have a criminal record or have previously been refused entry to the US, you may not qualify for entry under the Visa Waiver programme.
Please check your status with the rules.

Passengers are no longer permitted to enter the USA with a non-machine readable passport unless their old style passport has a valid Visa stamp. The newer red passports are machine readable.
CHILDREN MUST HAVE THEIR OWN PASSPORT - If in doubt please contact the passport advice line on 0300 222 0000, or Passport Office Website or if applicable the American Embassy on 0207 499 9000 or the US Embassy Website

IMMIGRATION TO THE USA:
There are now very strict guidelines on entry to the USA and a new system put in place whereby you must have registered with the Department of Homeland Security at least three days before you travel. More information can be found on the Department’s Official Website

INSURANCE:
For details of insurance for the our travel packages, please visit our insurance page

 

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