CYCLING IS THE NEW GOLF
As an important client, we would love you to join us in a very special day. Barclays offers you a Fun, Healthy and Environmentally Friendly day in collaboration with Vélo Monaco
Barclays launches pioneering range of green Corporate Banking products in late 2017 together with always been on the forefront of the importance of health with Barclays’ Be Well programme.
Poor health directly affects employees’ energy levels and effectiveness, and the risk of ‘burnout’ is a problem which needs to be addressed. Barclays aims to create a culture that supports staff to be healthy and happy, supporting colleagues to understand their health risks and make sustainable, positive changes.
Karl Nolson, Head of Global Lending Group, Barclays Corporate Banking said: “We share that view at Barclays and know that unless sustainability is at the heart of how companies conduct their operations, they will fall behind. As always, we want to help our clients stay ahead in an evolving world, which is why we’re proud to be the first major UK bank to devise a range of products targeted exclusively at funding green Corporate Banking investment activity, that will help promote growth now and contribute towards a better, greener, future for all.”
Vélo Monaco has built a reputation for providing some of the best private and corporate cycling events available.
Our primary goal is to encourage people onto their bikes to get healthy, and in doing so also create a greener environment to do it in.
Here is two proposals to create a unique and unforgettable Barclays Event. Cycling is the new Golf and many of your premium clients loves to be encourage to do some sporty activity if they aren’t already a keen cyclist which many already are.
– Green is the new Glam
The Monaco Government Tourist Office has launched the Principality’s “Green is the New Glam” campaign
Great for Health and Fitness
Here below is just a suggestion of a plan, all is possible to change after your wishes
We will welcome your premium clients with a full service crew. Also Gustav Larsson will be part of it. So you clients will ride together with Olympic & World Championship silver medalist and with numerous of international pro victories. I will also be one of the guides for the day.
On the rides we will have a following car with refreshments and all kind of support, Profesional Photographer and Rental bikes for your guests that doesn’t bring their own bike. And Limousin service for the return after the lunch or Helicopter option.
In the package includes also personalised Barclays cycling jersey to each participants of the ride. This is a great value as your guests will use them muliply times afterwards and it is a great awareness for Barclays
The first days will be beautiful with a mix in Switzerland with Hiking and Horse carriage in St. Moritz.
A Option Cycling Monaco to Château Saint-Martin & Spa with lunch, the cycling distance is 53 km. Here is the route and profile of the ride. We meet up at Barclays office in Monaco for a coffee & brioche. We set up the bikes for each participants together with a short briefing about todays ride. For the beginners we also include about how to ride in a group and all necessary to know about the bikes. https://www.youtube.com/embed/g9Ntz1XIw04
Passo dello Stelvio
One of the most epic climbs in Europe with a summit up at 2757 m. Stand at the top of the Pass and you are rewarded with the most amazing and heart-stopping view. See how the road below you winds its way around the mountains, no wonder it was voted as the greatest driving road in the world by the automobile show Top Gear
Sunday, September 16th Today we will do something that are many riders dream, climb the Passo dello Stelvio 2757 m. It is a climb of total 22 km.
Our Hotel is just 5 km from the start of the climb. On the top we stop for a very well deserved lunch. Where we have the lunch is also showers reserved, so you can change for some dry and warm clothes. It could be rain, snow or just great sunny on the ride.
Whatever weather it is, we got all extra clothing in the car and the car is just behind us.
After lunch and when you feel ready, we jump in the cars and drive down on the other side from what you just did climb and to your last accommodation, the luxury 5 star Rosa Alpina Hotel & Spa. It is approximately a 3 hours drive. The room included at Rosa Alpina is a junior suite including breakfast and it is always possible to upgrade, for additional fee.
South Tyrol may only be a small region of Italy, near the Austrian border, but twenty-one of its restaurants have managed to achieve twenty-six Michelin stars. This makes it one of the most competitive culinary hotspots in Europe.
Monday, September 17th Today a recovery day is knocking on the door. Just relax and enjoy the beauty of the Dolomites and of each other.
Rosa Alpina’s restaurant ‘St Hubertus’ has been awarded a 3rd Michelin star for 2018.
Chef Norbert Niederkofler selects only the highest quality ingredients found on his doorstep, from wild game to mountain herbs, to create dishes in ‘a light Mediterranean way’. The food which St Hubertus is globally renowned, perfectly embodies nornert’s dedication to nature and quality, achieve feats of culinary technique and innovation which are entirely respectful of the ingredients.
Included in your package is a real treat for all food lovers. You’ll start with a gourmet aperitif in the library followed by a visit to the kitchens of the St Hubertus *** Michelin Restaurant and a personal meeting with the Chef. You’ll then be treated to a stunning 6-course tasting menu. The dinner is booked Thursday 20th.
Late summer and the start of Autumn in particular is when the Dolomites are truly at their best.
Tuesday, September 18th The Dolomites, are also known as the ‘Pale Mountains’ and take their name from the carbonate rock dolomite. A number of long-distance footpaths called alte vie (high paths) traverse the Dolomites. These are numbered from 1 to 8. The trails take around a week to walk, and are served by numerous rifugi (huts). Today our local hiking guide will take to some of the hidden gems in the area, for day hike.
Wednesday, September 19th Our last day for the bike. What doesn’t fit better then a Maratona dles Dolomites pre check. We will start with Passo Campolongo, that is also the start in the Maratona dles Dolomites. After a gentle downhill we stop for a quick bite like a espresso and apfelstrudel and then we continue towards Passo Falzarego and Passo Valparola.
That is also the climbs that Fausto Coppi defeated Gino Bartali in the 1946 Giro. After 51km, we will lunch at a typical Agriturismo in the area where WW1 was fought
Thursday, September 20nd Enjoy your final Ladinian breakfast and, before we drive you back to Venice airport, take a moment to contemplate these glorious mountains and what you have accomplished these days together.
Normally if you choosed the direct flight from Sao Paulo, the return flight is in the evening. So it is no stress in the morning. Including in the price is the car service (2 Mercedes classe V) back to the airport. It is a 5 hours drive, mostly on straight highway. My suggestion is that we stop for lunch at the picturesque small town Sirmione right at Lake Garda. It is just a few minutes from the highway.
If you prefer to get another day in the Dolomites and we can also spend some hours on the bikes today. The helipad is just a few minutes away from your stay. The helicopter is not included in the price, but I would happy arrange it for you. And you can land directly at the Malpensa airport. It is a flight time of 90 minutes, with the helicopters
The total price for the package is €5250 pp*
* Nothing is booked yet, this is just an idea. So prices can still change, depending on the Hotels demand. And the price is based on a group minimum of 10.
In the prices are not included rental bikes. Let me know who need some rental bikes and I will arrange that extra.
Also be aware, travel insurance is not included in our packages. Be sure that you have a good and appropriate insurance coverage for the holiday.