Asking what first comes to one’s mind when thinking about France is basically a personality test. Still, wine is always near the top of the list and cycling might not be far behind, at least if the person you’re talking to is a fan of the Tour de France. For those interested in both, a new tour from VistaJet’s Private Office might be the perfect escape.
According to the company, “VistaJet Private Office provides Members with bespoke services and access to the world’s most incredible experiences via a global network of selected partners and advisors.” One of those experiences is now a bespoke vineyard tour through France guided by Dean Stott, a former special forces operator and holder of two world cycling records, and leading wine expert Joe Fattorini.
On this French wine and cyclicng experience of a life time, travelers will call Chêne Bleu home. Just a few miles from the iconic Rhône river, visitors will find themselves surrounded by some of France’s most storied countryside. Cycling enthusiasts will be able to challenge the nearby Mont Ventoux, while wine lovers can immerse themselves in the estate or in the region’s impressive viticulture (Châteauneuf-du-Pape is only about 20 miles away). The fully restored eco-resort is also home to Chêne Bleu’s award-winning wines, its own farm-to-table dining options, and all the lush amenities guests would expect, including plush rooms, pools, and views for miles.
For the cycling part of the experience, VistaJet explains, “Dean will challenge guests with the nearby Mont Ventoux.” If you’re not looking to book it up the mountainous terrain, have no worries, the the trip has you covered too: “For those preferring to immerse themselves in wine or simply enjoy the estate, a taster of Chêne Bleu’s signature Extreme Wine course and the pool await. Each evening, as Members enjoy farm-to-table fare, prepared by internationally trained chef Victor Guérin, and wines from one of France’s most exciting wine projects, they can listen to stories about Dean’s work in global security and Joe’s experience of wine across more than thirty countries.”
As we mentioned, this is a one of those once-in-a-lifetime vacations, so it comes with a steep pricetage… $39,000 for a minimum three-night stay, including accommodation, hosts, transfers, and bikes. That doesn’t include flight costs or activities and other optional expenses.
Still, if money is no object, this French wine and cyclicing luxury trip sounds pretty special. For more details, head over to VistaJet’s official website.