V.R.R. Tour News – Autumn 2018

Hello Folks!

Hot on the heels of Ibiza, I’m delighted to announce that the 2018 Autumn Tour will take us to Lausanne in Switzerland. This is a big event on Sunday 28th October; comprising a Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km run and even a 10km Nordic walking race. Add in glorious views of Lake Geneva, the Alps, historic Lausanne city centre and the International Olympic Museum, we have all the makings of another great trip (and hey…. not too cool either – average day time high temperature is 15C).

So as usual …….. here’s all the vitals to kick start your tour experience.

Race Information

See full details (in English) and on line entry available now at https://en.lausanne-marathon.com/

Capacities, as always, are limited in each of the race categories; so to avoid disappointment, it’s strongly recommended you register for your race BEFORE booking travel and any accommodation.

Race entry fees are: 52 CHF (=£39) for half marathon, 42 CHF (=£31) for 10km and 80 CHF (=£59) for marathon.

Fees include medal and technical t-shirt (long arm) plus free transport to start of Half Marathon (La Tour-de-Pielz).

Recommended Flights & Onward Transport

Easyjet is the sole low cost carrier flying direct from North West of England to Geneva (nearest airport to Lausanne). Some excellent flight choices available; mainly from Manchester as follows.

For example:

– Friday 26th ; departing 18:15 and returning Monday 29th at 21:40 costs circa £71.

– Friday 26th; departing 10:50 and returning Monday as above costs £88

– Friday 26th; departing as above but returning Tuesday 30th at 19:30 is £61

Liverpool has only Friday and Sunday flights – Depart Friday 26th at 13:20 and return Sunday 28th at 21:25; costs £69.

NB.. Above fares exclude hold luggage, pre booked seats & booking fees.

Depending upon your length of stay, you could also consider holiday packages through the usual tour operators and also websites such as ebookers.com and expedia.co.uk. However, please note the latter may not always offer direct flights.

Regular trains link Geneva and Lausanne; journey time being just over 50 mins.

Return ticket costs approx. £16


Plentiful hotels in Lausanne centre.

2 star Ibis currently £235 for 2 persons sharing a room for 3 nights.

This includes a free ticket for use of public transport during your stay (same offered by most other hotels in area).

Insurance & Medical Assistance

Like any holiday, don’t forget to arrange adequate insurance for your trip.

In addition, if you haven’t got one already, you should also travel with a valid / up to date, European Health Insurance Card (formerly the E111) – see https://www.gov.uk/european-health-insurance-card

As usual if there are any queries, thoughts or comments, please do feel free to contact me on my mobile: 00421 949 547 205. Alternatively please e-mail: gary.jenkinson1@yahoo.co.uk

Cheers for now Gary J. 🙂


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