18 Days Budget Is Less Than $5,000

2013 Tour de Conquer costs - 18 days / 17 nights in France - Fly into Lyon (or Geneva) on Thursday morning, 5 Sept, and fly from Lyon or Geneva on Sunday, 22 Sept
Shared cost of '7 seater vehicle' is based on 7 Committed Climb Participants          
           
Exchange rate AUD$1 =  EUR 0.81        
EURO 18 days AUD $ 18 days AUD $
Return QANTAS flight if booked by mid-January for 'Early Bird' flights with 23kg check-in luggage (hire a carbon bicycle for 16 days in L' Bourg Oisan)     AUD 1,929   AUD 1,929
         
TGV train from Lyon (or Geneva) to Grenoble and return EUR 120 EUR 120 AUD 148 AUD 148 AUD 148
         
7 seater Peugeot 5008 (or similar) from rentalcars.com for 16 days collect at Grenoble on Tues 2 Sept and return Grenoble  Thurs 19 Sept sourced from  http://www.rentalcars.com/     EUR 1,039 EUR 148 AUD 1,283 AUD 183 AUD 183
         
Hire of carbon fibre bike with Ultegra from one of 4 shops in L'Bourg Oisans for 16 days @ Euro 27 per day   EUR 432   AUD 533 AUD 533
         
16 days Chalet (cabin) accommodation in 2 Base Camps @ Euro 18 per night   EUR 288   AUD 356 AUD 356
         
Meals per day based on eating in chalet half of the 16 nights EUR 30 EUR 540 AUD 37 AUD 667 AUD 667
         
Alcohol EUR 15 EUR 270 EUR 19 AUD 333 AUD 333
         
        AUD 4,149
           
Insurance to cover trauma accident costs incl. collection by ambulance in Rhone Alps and hospital       approx. AUD 500
         
        AUD 4,649

The above data is taken from Excel worksheet '2013 - 18 days Budget' in Excel file 'Distances_Gradients_$Costs-2013.xlsx'.