Archive for the ‘tour operator’ Category

L’Etape Du Tour

November 1, 2008

It’s been announced! The venue is Mont Ventoux – Hardly a trundlin destination. L’Etape Du Tour is heading up “The Giant of Provence” at the end of a gruelling 172km route.

L’Etape follows the route of a single Tour de France stage every year and this one is a cracker. Enter now and start training, for the experience of a lifetime!

www.letapedutour.com

www.lafuga.cc

www.sportstoursinternational.co.uk

For all you tech geeks……

October 8, 2008

http://www.trundlin.com was conceived as a service in the SaaS mould, and is still in the early stages of development.

To keep the URL occupied, and build some traffic I’m blogging about parts of the travel sector that interest me and will correlate with the trundlin application once it gets further than an alpha concept!

This site is currently built on the WordPress platform and hosted by www.wordpress.com.

Over the next few days / weeks / years (I’ll come back and edit this when I have a better idea of timelines!) I aim to transition this to a self hosted WordPress site, so I can add extra functionality (including iPhone optimised GUI and an iPhone favicon).

All this in advance of rolling out the Trundlin service – which as you can probably guess will be a SaaS / cloud / Web 3.0 thang based on a certain top selling mobile device……..

The best city to live in, trundlin wise…..

September 19, 2008

Magazines frequently feature “list” articles, detailing “The 20 Best Towns for…..”.

I’m going to be no different, and will try to build a list of locations where it’s easy to live, within easy reach of some great leisure locations.

The easy option would be to list all the great holiday destinations! However my aim is to show how many great destinations are within easy reach of some major conurbations.

First up, and for no particulate reason, apart from the fact I spent some formative years there is Zurich, Switzerland.

Visit www.zuerich.com for a taster, and in a few days I’ll elaborate on what the area has to offer.

Update: Dec 2011 – This post has received thousands of hits over the last two years. Check back soon, for more detail on how to travel leisurely around Zurich and its environs.

Trundl with protection

September 12, 2008

With today’s collapse into administration of the XL Leisure in the UK, it’s probably a good time to mention that the joys of trundlin are best appreciated when you’re financially protected against failure of the travel company.

In the UK that means booking a package that is ATOL bonded OR by paying for your travel products with a debit rather than credit card.

Book with care, so you don’t get credit crunched!