Riding with the King

Cycle like a pro through France.

Lake Annecy, France     Photo: Courtesy of Trek Travel

In addition to making the bikes that Lance Armstrong and his RadioShack teammates will use at this year's Tour de France, Trek also offers a trip where you can ride those bikes. At the Tour. The same day the pros race, to the soundtrack of screaming fans. Trek Travel's Team RadioShack Trip offers access to coach Johan Bruyneel, the team's mechanics, and some of the riders, in addition to a dinner at the team hotel. Between stays in four- and five-star hotels, up to 24 guests will ride portions of three of the Alps stages and be privy to VIP viewing areas, including one at the mountaintop finish of Stage 8, in Avoriaz. Tip: For an extra $500, Trek will outfit you with a carbon-wheeled Madone 6.9—just like the one Lance rides. July 10–15; $6,600; Trek Travel Bike Tours

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