CYCLIST’S DREAM

Here’s your chance to ride in July’s Tour de France. Discover France, an innovative excursion company, offers avid cyclists the trip of a lifetime: a nine-day trek along the Tour de France route, while the actual race is in progress. Participants pedal the course in the morning, two to three hours before the real riders do. Then they watch the race go by. Later in the day, they get to mingle with the pros themselves. The trip includes meals at great French restaurants and overnight stays in quaint hotels. $2,695 per person. (800) 960-2221, www.discoverfrance.com