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Irish tour operator goes from two feet to two wheels


Dublin-based Sports Travel International has this week added a range of international cycling tours for 2020. This is the first time such a wide choice of cycling tours has been offered in Ireland by an Irish tour operator. Sports Travel International is now offering official tours to events such as the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and La Vuelta a España.

The tour packages include a variety of experiences, including crossing the finish line of a stage of the Tour de France, having VIP access to the start villages of Tour stages and sampling the hospitality at the stage finish.

Sports Travel International has operated in Ireland since 1988. It is positioned as Ireland’s premier running travel company. In 2018, the company became part of the Sports Tours International family, one of Europe’s largest multi-sport travel companies, which has led to more events and more sports being available to runners, cyclists and triathletes in Ireland.

In addition to Grand Tours, Sports Travel International is offering trips to Classics such as Paris Roubaix and the Tour of Flanders, plus a number of major sportives, including L’Etape du Tour, the Maratona dles Dolomites and the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100. Training camps in Costa Blanca and at Club La Santa in Lanzarote are also on offer.

The company notes that the benefits of travelling to events with Sports Travel International include the services of bike mechanics, extra feed stops, organisation of all logistics and hotels, plus additional support from an experienced team of representatives.

Martin Joyce, founder and Tour Director of Sports Travel International said “We’re very excited to bring these international cycling events to our customers in Ireland for the first time. A huge benefit of travelling with us is peace of mind, as we can arrange accommodation, race entry and transfers so our clients can focus on soaking up the atmosphere and putting in a fantastic performance.”



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