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Tour of the Alps France

Is This Trip For Me?

Seven days riding from the shores of Lake Annecy in the northern Alps over some of the most famous climbs in cycling including the Roselend, Madeleine, Galibier, Izoard & Bonnette. We finish on the Cote d'Azur after a truly epic week of riding.

Tour Highlights

Tour Highlights

  • Relax in Lake Annecy: We start the week on the shores of Lake Annecy. Surrounded by mountains, this Lake is the place to gather your thoughts before a massive week of riding.

  • Climb the Galibier: Stage Four starts with with one of the world's best climbs, the Col du Galibier from Valloire. Ride this beauty with fresh legs & enjoy the views at the summit.

  • Ride the Casse Deserte on the Izoard: From the Galibier we descend to Briancon and then climb the incredible Col d'Izoard. Near the summit is the unique landscape of the casse deserte, an unforgettable place to ride.

Avg Daily DistanceAvg Daily ElevationDifficulty
Main Bunch113km2954m 5/5

What's Included

Accommodation

6 nights in 3* hotels

Transfer

Transfers from Geneva & out from Nice

Included Meals

All breakfast & dinners

Guided Rides

5 fully supported rides led by guides & our support vans

Mechanic

Expert mechanics on hand all week

Private Feed Stop

We set up stops ever 35kms

Bike Rental

Ridley Fenix SL with 11/34 cassette (£139)

Reviews

Tour of the Alps Cycling Holiday

The most famous cycling terrain on the planet, the Alps is home to the biggest stages of the Tour de France every year and dozens of climbs are steeped in cycling history. Over this week we ride from Annecy to Menton taking in classic climbs and some great local routes. We start over the beautiful Cormet de Roselend before hitting the long Col de l'Iseran. Next up comes the Telegraph / Galibier before the legendary Col d'Izoard. In the Southern Alps we tackle the Vars, Bonette & Col du Turini before finishing on the coast in Nice. As cycling weeks go, it doesn't get much bigger than this.

Itinerary

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Day One : Annecy

Arrival day. Our transfer is at 2.30pm and we should get to the hotel for 3.30pm. Our team is on hand to help build bikes and we will go for a quick spin before dinner.

Day Two : Annecy to Bourg St Maurice

DistanceElevationDifficulty
Main Bunch101km2700m 4/5

Our first stage takes us over the incredible Cormet de Roseland to Bourg St Maurice. This is one of the most beautiful climbs in the Alps and a fitting start to the trip.

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Day Three : Bourg St Maurice to Valloire

DistanceElevationDifficulty
Main Bunch123km2978m 4/5

We are now in the heart of the Alps and today's stage takes us over two classic climbs, the long and high Col de l'Iseran at over 2,700m and the Telegraph before finishing in Valloire.

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Day Four : Valloire to Giullestre

DistanceElevationDifficulty
Main Bunch106km2799m 4/5

One of the great rides in Europe, today's stage takes us over the Galibier before descending the Lauteret to the base of the Col d'Izoard before a classic descend down the gorges to Giullestre.

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Day Five : Giullestre to Auron

DistanceElevationDifficulty
Main Bunch95km3243m 4/5

We start with the delightful climb of the Col de Vars before hitting the Col de Bonette, another monster over 2,700m. We finish at the picturesque mountain town of Auron.

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Day Six : Auron to Menton

DistanceElevationDifficulty
Main Bunch139km3096m 4/5

Our final ride is a stunner in the southern Alps with the main climb of the Col du Turini. The whole day is lumpy before a final descent to the beach in Menton.

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Day Seven : Menton

Departure day. A lazy morning with time to pack bikes before a transfer to Nice airport.

Accomodation

Tour of the Alps Hotels

Annecy, Bourg St Maurice, Valloire, Guillestre, Auron, Menton

We move hotels every night on the way south from Annecy to Menton. We use comfortable 3* hotels all that take in the characteristics of their region from a chic central hotel in Anncey, a traditional Savoyarde hotel in Valloire and finishing on the coast in Menton overlooking the med.

Airport Transfers

Fly into Geneva and out of Nice. Our team will meet you in arrivals in Geneva and all transfers include bike boxes. We drive bike boxes down to Nice and drop off all day on Sunday for your return flight.

Airport
Arrival Times
Departure Times
Geneva (GVA) & Nice (NCE)
Arrive at Geneva (GVA) before 2pm for 2.30pm transfer
Depart from Nice (NCE) after 1pm (transfer arrives at 11am)

Date's & Book Now

6 Nights: 17 - 23rd Aug 2020
Tour of the Alps
6 Nights in 3* Hotels
6 Breakfasts & 6 Dinners
Daily Supported Rides
Return airport transfers - Arrival Geneva (GVA) Departure Nice (NCE)
Single Room £1399 £1399 Sold Out
Tour of the Alps
6 Nights in 3* Hotels
6 Breakfasts & 6 Dinners
Daily Supported Rides
Return airport transfers - Arrival Geneva (GVA) Departure Nice (NCE)
Twin Room For 2 Persons £2499 £2499 Sold Out
6 Nights: 31st May - 6th Jun 2021
Tour of the Alps
6 Nights in 3* Hotels
6 Breakfasts & 6 Dinners
Daily Supported Rides
Return airport transfers - Arrival Geneva (GVA) Departure Nice (NCE)
Single Room £1399 £1399 Add To Cart
Tour of the Alps
6 Nights in 3* Hotels
6 Breakfasts & 6 Dinners
Daily Supported Rides
Return airport transfers - Arrival Geneva (GVA) Departure Nice (NCE)
Twin Room For 2 Persons £2499 £2499 Add To Cart
6 Nights: 14 - 20th Jun 2021
Tour of the Alps
6 Nights in 3* Hotels
6 Breakfasts & 6 Dinners
Daily Supported Rides
Return airport transfers - Arrival Geneva (GVA) Departure Nice (NCE)
Single Room £1399 £1399 Add To Cart
Tour of the Alps
6 Nights in 3* Hotels
6 Breakfasts & 6 Dinners
Daily Supported Rides
Return airport transfers - Arrival Geneva (GVA) Departure Nice (NCE)
Twin Room For 2 Persons £2499 £2499 Add To Cart
6 Nights: 28th Jun - 4th Jul 2021
Tour of the Alps
6 Nights in 3* Hotels
6 Breakfasts & 6 Dinners
Daily Supported Rides
Return airport transfers - Arrival Geneva (GVA) Departure Nice (NCE)
Single Room £1399 £1399 Add To Cart
Tour of the Alps
6 Nights in 3* Hotels
6 Breakfasts & 6 Dinners
Daily Supported Rides
Return airport transfers - Arrival Geneva (GVA) Departure Nice (NCE)
Twin Room For 2 Persons £2499 £2499 Add To Cart
6 Nights: 23 - 29th Aug 2021
Tour of the Alps
6 Nights in 3* Hotels
6 Breakfasts & 6 Dinners
Daily Supported Rides
Return airport transfers - Arrival Geneva (GVA) Departure Nice (NCE)
Single Room £1399 £1399 Add To Cart
Tour of the Alps
6 Nights in 3* Hotels
6 Breakfasts & 6 Dinners
Daily Supported Rides
Return airport transfers - Arrival Geneva (GVA) Departure Nice (NCE)
Twin Room For 2 Persons £2499 £2499 Add To Cart
6 Nights: 6 - 12th Sep 2021
Tour of the Alps
6 Nights in 3* Hotels
6 Breakfasts & 6 Dinners
Daily Supported Rides
Return airport transfers - Arrival Geneva (GVA) Departure Nice (NCE)
Single Room £1399 £1399 Add To Cart
Tour of the Alps
6 Nights in 3* Hotels
6 Breakfasts & 6 Dinners
Daily Supported Rides
Return airport transfers - Arrival Geneva (GVA) Departure Nice (NCE)
Twin Room For 2 Persons £2499 £2499 Add To Cart
6 Nights: 20 - 26th Sep 2021
Tour of the Alps
6 Nights in 3* Hotels
6 Breakfasts & 6 Dinners
Daily Supported Rides
Return airport transfers - Arrival Geneva (GVA) Departure Nice (NCE)
Single Room £1399 £1399 Add To Cart
Tour of the Alps
6 Nights in 3* Hotels
6 Breakfasts & 6 Dinners
Daily Supported Rides
Return airport transfers - Arrival Geneva (GVA) Departure Nice (NCE)
Twin Room For 2 Persons £2499 £2499 Add To Cart

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