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Road & Rail Wrap: Rail Europe’s new incentive, a cycling tour for non-cyclists + MORE!

This week’s Road & Rail Wrap is short and sweet, just like Travel Weekly‘s editor. Just kidding – he’s tall and tangy.

Rail Europe launches brand new ‘Once Upon a Train’ training program

Rail Europe has launched its 2020 training and reward program called ‘Once Upon a Train’.

The year-long program has been designed as a fictional story that invites agents to don on their investigative hats and jump on board to solve the mystery of the lost round-the-world Golden Train Ticket.

Every fortnight starting today, agents will receive via eDM a new story based on either a European or great train journey product, where they will be able to gather the necessary clues to solve the mystery of the stolen ticket.

With each story told, agents can win a spot prize (a $100 voucher) by completing the accompanying quiz. Credit from completing the quizzes also go towards earning a Rail Expert certificate. Agents who ace the program and solve the mystery by naming the location or landmark correctly will then go into a draw to win a place on one of three luxurious famils taking place in 2021. Winners will be announced in December 2020.

Australian agents can sign up here.

Tourissimo announces new cycling tour of Tuscany for non-cyclists

Tourissimo has rolled out a brand-new Tuscany bicycle tour for non-cyclists.

The area between Florence, Pisa, and Lucca in northwestern Tuscany will set the stage for the “Bici Basics” tour designed for ultimate beginners. Each day will include cycling lessons with guides who are certified cycling instructors and 10-25 miles of riding. Guests will learn bike fit, bike safety, bike components, how to shift, how to climb, how to descend, rules of the road and more.

In addition to the cycling, guests will immerse themselves in the food, wine and culture of Tuscany. The 7-day tour is scheduled for June 21-27, 2020 and starts at USD $2,995 per person. E-bikes are available.

Save up to $800 with UTracks

UTracks is offering savings on its spring sailings of Lyon and Provence Bike and Boat and its Champagne and Paris by Bike and Barge tours.

Travellers booking on 21 or 28 March, 04 or 11 April 2020 departures of the Lyon and Provence Bike and Boat , save $800 per cabin. Hurry, this amazing offer is limited to the first 30 bookings.

Book before 31 May on any departure of the Champagne and Paris by Bike and Barge and save $300 per cabin.

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