Available Months July 11th
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Tour de France - Alpe d'Huez France

Is This Trip For Me?

This has to be the most anticipated cycling event in the cycling calendar and on our 5 night cycling holiday we put you right in the heart of the action. Arriving in Alpe d'Huez on the first of the Tour's official rest days we will base ourselves for 5 night in a beautiful alpine chalet. Each day our Head Guide, Mike, will guide you on carefully designed rides around the local area to enjoy some fine alpine climbing before being in being in situ for the Tour's finish in Alpe d'Huez.

Tour Highlights

Tour Highlights

  • Ride Alpe d'Huez: The 21 bends of Alpe d'Huez are known throughout the world. This is your opportunity to ride this iconic climb with the Tour also coming to town,

  • Stay in a Private Chalet in Alpe d'Huez: Located just 500 meters away from the Town of Alpe d'Huez the picturesque Chalets de l'Altiport each offer private balconies or terrace plus a private sauna in which to unwind after a day in the saddle.

  • Incredible views, every ride: The true highlight of this long weekend is the scenery in all directions. On every ride we are surrounded by incredible views, clean air and life affirming riding.

  • Follow the Alpine Stages: Each day you will see the Tour as the peloton tackles the Col de Galibier (Stage 11), Alpe d'Huez on Bastille Day, and the tour's departure from Bourg d'Oisans (Stage 13)

What's Included

Accommodation

5 nights in a 4* private Alpine chalet

Included Meals

Self Catering

Guided Rides

4 fully supported rides

Mechanic

Expert mechanics on hand all weekend

Transfer

Private transfers from Geneva or Lyon

Bike Rental

Available if required

Tour de France - Alpe d'Huez Cycling Holiday

Join us for 5 nights in Alpe d'Huez and enjoy the build up to this year's queen stage of the tour, and the one everyone want to win, up the 21 switch backs of the famous Climb. We put you in the heart of the action to enjoy the build up, ride the same climbs as the pros and see the action live. With pro support from Sportive Breaks, join us for our 5 night Alpe d'Huez tour. Expert mechanics, private feed stops, guided warm up rides & choice of hotels in Alpe d'Huez.

Itinerary

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Arrival Day: Travel to Alpe d’Huez

Today Is the second official rest day of the 2022 Tour de France, in Chatel. Today you can either make your own way to Alp d’Huez where a member of our team will be awaiting your arrival, or if you are arriving into Lyon or Geneva airports, we will also be on hand to meet you and transfer you and your bike to Alp d'Huez. This afternoon and early evening, our tour leaders and bike mechanics will be are available to assist with your bike setup. The evening is then yours to explore Alpe d'Huez. We would recommend eating out in one of Alpe d’Huez’s many excellent restaurants.

Day 2: Guided ride around the local area

Distance Elevation Difficulty
Main Bunch 46.91 1245 3/5
Front Group 97.34 2954 5/5

After breakfast and preparing the bikes, we will take you on a supported, guided ride. Details of some of the ride options can be found below. Please be aware these will be subject to chance depending on the group's ability. You are again free this evening to sample one of Alpe d’Huez’s many excellent restaurants.

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Day 3: Stage 11 - Albertville to Col du Granon - 149km

Distance Elevation Difficulty
Main Bunch 51.28 1762 3/5
Front Group 68.67 2335 4/5

Stage 11 of the Tour de France departs from Albertville. On the way to the finish on the Col du Granon, the route takes in the very picturesque Lacets de Montvernier, followed by two very popular climbs of the tour, the Col du Télégraphe and Col du Galibier. We will take you in our tour vehicles to watch the tour on the Col de Lautaret. From this vantage point we will see the riders come past as they descend the Galibier towards Serre Chevalier. Riders have the option to ride along the valley floor and up the Lautaret to meet the group. For those who still have the legs for it, you could even ride all the way to the top of the Galibier.

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Day Four: Stage 12 - Briancon to Alpe d'Huez

The Queen stage of this year's tour is Stage 12 finishing in Alpe d'Huez. This 166 kilometres test starts in Briançon and takes in the Col du Galibier and Col de la Croix de Fer before the final attacks are played out on the famous slopes of Alpe d'Huez. You're ideally located right in the middle of all the action. The choice is yours today, either stay in Alpe d'Huez where the party atmosphere is sure to be electric and wait for the rider to hit the finish line in the many outdoor bars the town has to offer or perhaps descend slightly to see the action play out on one of the famous bends, Dutch Corner perhaps?

Day Five: Stage 13 - Bourg d'Oisans to St Etienne

Distance Elevation Difficulty
Main Bunch 68.35 1946 4/5

Le Bourg d'Oisans, at the foot of Alpe d'Huez, plays host to the Stage 13 depart. We will take you down to Bourg d'Oisans to enjoy the build up to the start of the stage today. From here you can watch the riders arrive after yesterday's epic stage. Mingle around the team buses and watch the riders warm up and finally at 11:00 you can watch as the riders line up and roll out on their journey to St Etienne. Following the tour's departure we will make our way back up to Alpe d'Huez and head out on another guided ride for the afternoon.

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Day 6: Departure Day

Departure day

Accommodation

Chalets de L’Altiport Alpe d’Huez

6 Bedroom Chalet

Maximum 12 guests - Chalet can only be booked as sole occupancy for a group 125-135m² chalet. 3-floored chalet with 6 bedrooms (2 double & 4 twins). The ground floor has a garage, sauna and 1 bedroom. The first floor has a large living room with fireplace, television, balcony, fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, hot plates, traditional oven and microwave oven, extractor fan and refrigerator. 2 double rooms with 1 double bed in each 4 twin rooms with 2 single beds in each

Airport Transfers

Whether you choose to arrive via Lyon (LYS) or Geneva (GVA) we will be there waiting form you to provide a private transfer to Alpe d'Huez.

Geneva Airport
The journey from Geneva Airport to Alpe d’Huez takes approximately 3 and a 1/2 hours with a coach.

Lyon Airport
The journey from Lyon Airport to Alpe d’Huez takes approximately 2 and a 1/2 hours with a coach.

Airport
Arrival Times
Departure Times
Lyon (LYS) or Geneva (GVA)
We will meet you in arrivals and give you a number to call if you are delayed.


We leave Alpe d'Huez at 10am and get to Geneva with plenty of time for you to check in with your bike, grab a last minute gift and have a stress free return flight.

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