A luxury travel experience must include two things: 1) you, and your friends 2) the team over at Chasing ATLAS. We can say with certainty that they plan trips unlike any other; ‘trip of a lifetime’ kind of experiences, and the kind that you’ll be bragging about for years. Which is why we are over the moon with jealousy of this private cycling trip to France they planned for a small group of friends who have been cycling together for over a decade. Chasing ATLAS took them to the scenic province of Provence in southeastern France. It was a boys trip and they wanted to include three things: cycling, food, and wine. What they got? All of these and so much more.The state-of-the-art bikes for the guests were from LaCoquilliade, the five star hotel owned by Swiss BMC bike company owner Andy Rijs. They rode Mt. Ventoux, one of the most famous cycling climbs in Europe, cycled through the hills of Provence, ate INSIDE a 400 year old Cypress tree, stopped to visit Regis Matheiu’s, the most famous chandelier maker in the world, and test drove a few of his 53 Porsches from his collection. They stayed at a private Provencal home, San Massian, an 18th century bastide house that is truly stunning (and has been featured in Elle Decor). This is only but a snapshot of this incredible trip.
So, if you are like us, and feeling ready to plan your next incredible luxury travel excursion, we are beyond enthusiastic to share with you our partnership with Chasing ATLAS. We’ve talked about a PUREtravel arm of PUREfourhundred for awhile, and for us, partnering with the best of the best was the obvious answer. Chasing ATLAS trips will be available for purchase on our site, and custom travel experiences will be right at your finger tips. Dream up your vacation, and the team at Chasing ATLAS will make it happen. Founder, Jill Murwin has lived part-time in Europe for the last twenty-five years, and has vast experience in custom travel experiences, taking her guests to Tour De France, and behind the scenes at Paris Fashion Week. Her team is passionate about providing concierge level service and a exceptional travel experiences, and her personal connections make every trip authentically exclusive and far beyond your highest expectations. Which would you rather? Go hot air ballooning or have coffee with Pierre Cardin?
We will be blogging about the trips here on PUREfourhundred (dot) com, but you can also keep up with them on their website ChasingATLAS.com. Better yet, you can join them.
Cheers to more adventuring, friends of PUREfourhundred. It’s time to go global.
(ALL PHOTOS COURTESY OF JULIE SHIPMAN OF JULIE SHIPMAN PHOTOGRAPHY)