International Tandem Rally 2020
Saturday 22nd. - Saturday 29th. August
Camping Le Requillou
STOP PRESS: Sadly this year's International rally has been cancelled due to uncertainties around COVID-19. Full refunds will be given. These start on 27th April. An email has been sent from Bobn and mary with more details. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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After Salviac, France “ITR 2020”. My wife and I from the United States are riding to Bordeaux for a couple of days. Then by train up to Nantes and then riding along the Atlantic Velo Route 1 to the Spanish Boarder. We are planning to ride 50 k per day. That should give us time to enjoy the towns and country side. This is a Self Supported Ride. Come and Join along with us for any amount of days.
Sadly this year's International rally has been cancelled due to uncertainties caused by COVID-19. Full refunds will be made to all those who booked on the rally. The refunds will be processed starting 27th April. An email has been sent from Bob and Mary with a little more detail. Further information is available from: email@example.com.
Salviac Cyclotourisme is organizing the 2020 International Tandem Rally. Salviac is located in the department of the Lot (46) between the Lot and Dordogne Rivers. The small roads meander through valleys and over “gentle hills” to market towns. While many of you are familiar with Domme, Sarlat, Rocamadour, and Cahors we hope to help you to discover new circuits and villages in this area rich in culture, history, and gastronomy. There are many local activities, museums, and sites that you might enjoy riding the tandem to.
The rally will be based at Camping Le Requillou in Salviac and extended to the field next to the campsite as required. There are 4 mobile homes for rent at the campsite. The campground is about 500 flat meters from the shops of the village. There is a swimming pool next to the campsite. A marquee with tables and chairs will be installed for the week to give us a gathering place during the day and evening. Most of the various evening activities and cycle briefings will occur at the marquee.
Salviac has a good variety of businesses and those who arrive by tandem should be able to buy what they need in the town. There is a butcher, small grocery, boulangerie, cafés and restaurants. There is also a physician and a pharmacy. Cazals is 7 km from Salviac where there is a larger Casino grocery store and Gourdon, 13 km from Salviac, has supermarkets.
The Paris-Toulouse train stops in Gourdon and Cahors. The train from Bordeaux ends in Sarlat.
Reservations for pitches and mobile homes on the campsite can be made on the booking form. A new campsite manager will be in place for the 2020 season.
There are just four mobile homes. Each has two bedrooms: one containing a double bed, one containing two single beds plus a single bunk bed above. We are insisting on a minimum occupancy of 4 people. This can range from: 4 adults OR 2 adults+2 children OR 2 adults+3 children. As there is such a limited number you are recommended to create an online booking as soon as possible after the booking system has gone live. The mobile homes will be allocated on a first come first served basis. When booking a mobile home online, you can either create a single booking for at least 4 people, or create 2 separate bookings for couples, where the first couple to book will pay all the mobile home fees for those staying in the mobile home.
Other accommodations can be found through the Cazals-Salviac Office of Tourisme. There are home stays available in Salviac for participants who would like to stay with a local family. The cost will be 14 pounds / €15 per person per day plus optionally 5 pounds / €5 per person per day for breakfast (French). These can be booked on the booking form. Initially there 15 accomodations/rooms available. If you stay off site there will be a secure location at the campground for your tandem..
Alternative campsite: Le Carbonnier in Saint Martial De Nabirat, about 8 - 10km from Salviac. By tandem, the ride is relatively easy; by car it is about 10 minutes. Some of the routes will pass very close to this campsite. The campground is private with LOTS of mobile homes, ranging in size from 2/4 people to 6/8 people. The site has a restaurant, bar, shop, games swimming pool, etc. The village has a boulangerie, bar / restaurant, Post Office, etc. Reservations need to be made directly with the campground and the manager/owner suggests that they be made by February or March at the latest. The website is:www.lecarbonnier.fr
There are 3 circuits per day with an unlimited variety of alternatives. In addition, there will be 2 cycle discovery circuits. Most of the members of Salviac Cyclotourisme are long-term residents or natives of Salviac and know the area well. The circuits are suggested by day but, as always, you are free to ride the circuits any day that you would like to . Attention - you may miss out on some surprises.
The following is the link to the daily circuits. They are on both OpenRunner and Ride with GPS. There will be corrections and adjustments before ITR 2020.
|Day||Tandem Routes||Evening Programme|
|Saturday||Day of arrival||Welcome|
|Sunday||Circuits du Périgord Noir||Activity|
|Monday||Circuits des Bastides||Activity|
|Tuesday||Circuits du Haut Quercy||Dinner|
|Wednesday||Rest day - excursions||Free evening|
|Thursday||Vallée du Lot et Bouriane||Activity|
|Friday||Vallée de la Dordogne||BBQ/Marché gourmand|
|Saturday||Day of Departure|
The evening activities are designed to focus on the local culture, history, and gastronomy. Tuesday evening you can opt for a “repas gastronomique” and Friday evening there will be a BBQ and marché gourmand. The marché gourmand is a very popular summer evening activity where people gather to buy items from local producers to put together their meal. Typically there are producers of vegetables, cheese, meat, and desserts. Some vendors sell meals such as paella or samosas or local dishes that they prepared.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Will there be electricity available for everyone at the campground? Yes, it is included in the price.
2. How can I make reservations at the campground to arrive early and/or leave later? If you have booked before January 30, 2020 you should have received an email indicating how to reserve before and/or after the event. Email Mary and Bob at: firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, dates, and camping method (camping car, caravan, tent).
If you book between January 30, 2020 and May 31, 2020 you can include on your booking form under additional information the dates that you want to reserve before and/or after ITR 2020. OR, you can email Mary and Bob at: email@example.com We will make and confirm the reservation. There is not campground manager so the campground will not respond to emails, phone calls, letters, or smoke signals.
3. What is a cycle discovery circuit? These circuits of about 50 km each on Monday and Thursday will be lead by members of Salviac Cyclotourisme. The circuits are day cycles with visits to interesting sites and at a leisurely pace. Lunch will be either at a restaurant or a picnic You can vote for your preference in the booking form.There will be French and English speakers to accompany you.
4. What is the rest day excursion? In keeping with tradition, Wednesday is a rest day. You are free to rest or do whatever you would like. IF you choose to participate in the excursion, there are options availble on the booking form. You can choose to go to Beynac by bus. In Beynac you can select a boat ride on the Dordogne with English and French commentary and/or visit the Chateau de Beynac. There are stores, picnic areas, and restaurants in Beynac.
5. Does the dinner Tuesday evening have a vegetarian option? Yes. The dinner will be a buffet and there will be vegetarian dishes.
6. Are there other events (cycling and cultural) that will occur during the time of ITR 2020? Yes, see the Local Events page especially for the concert in the Salviac church on Sunday August 23 and the cycling rally on August 30.
These can be ordered on the booking form. The sizes are as follows:
The rally's booking system will be opened just after the December - January issue of the journal has been published in December.
Closing Date May 31, 2020
Booking You need to be members of the Tandem Club or certain overseas organizations to book.
See the Terms and Conditions below. Please use the button below to book for this event. Preferred payment for UK residents is by on-line credit/debit card payment but the form will present you with other options which non-UK residents will need to use. If you have a website login account, then please login before using this form as most fields will be filled in for you automatically.
STOP PRESS: In light of the uncertainty surrounding Coronavirus we have suspended new bookings. We will make a further announcement as soon as we have further news.
Need further information?
E-mail the rally team at firstname.lastname@example.org in English or Français.
Map showing location of Camping Requuillou, Salviac
Terms and Conditions
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Your booking is not confirmed until payment has been received in full and cleared which should be before the closing date for bookings. Dishonoured cheques will result in the cancellation of your booking.
This event is open to UK or overseas Tandem Club Members or, in the case of overseas people, members of the following organisations: "Tandem Club of America", "Tandem Club de France", "Tandem Club NL (Netherlands)", "Tandem ClubVlaanderen (Belgium)" and "Tandem-fahren.de (Germany)". You can join the Tandem Club using the forms on the TC website. Joining the TC (About 10 UKP per year).
If you participate in any ride or event organised by the Tandem Club you do so entirely at your own risk. The Club, its officers and ride organisers accept no responsibility for loss, damage to property, accident, injury or death, that may occur, however caused, whether by negligence, deliberate act or otherwise.
Cancellations and refunds.
The rally fee will not be refunded after the closing date. Refund of other components will depend on what the Club can recover from the campsite and/or other suppliers. Members may wish to consider taking out Holiday Insurance to cover losses the Club cannot refund.
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