Self-Guided Alps Haute-Savoie Bike Tour

4 Days

Experience the best Bike Tour in the Alps. Stunning landscapes, epic climbs, and exquisite cuisine awaits!. Secure your spot now!

Welcome to the Haute-Savoie at the French Alps!

Embark on an Exclusive Self-Guided Bike Tour through the Haute-Savoie in the French Alps, starting from the enchanting lakeside town of Annecy to the picturesque village of La Clusaz. Prepare to tackle some of the most iconic Cols of the region, immersing yourself in the spirit of the Tour de France as you ride through stunning landscapes. Relish the robust flavors of Savoyard cuisine along the way, all while enjoying unparalleled support. Claim your yellow jersey on this epic cycling experience!

Would you like this Trip Guided? Please do not hesitate to contact us and our guides will make all the necessary to make your trip an amazing experience!

Main Cols

  • Col d'Héry (10,5k - 5,1% - Cat2)
  • Col des Aravis (11,5k - 4,7% - Cat2)
  • Montée du Plateau des Glières (6,1k - 10,8% - Cat1)
  • Col de la Colombière (14,3k - 7% - HC)
  • Col de la Croix Fry (11,7k - 6,7% - Cat1)
  • and more awesome Cols!

Day to day

Kick off your Alpine adventure with a gentle warm-up through the picturesque valleys, setting the stage for a crescendo of climbs. Your journey begins alongside the stunning Annecy Lake, taking you through the Albertville Valley until you reach Ugine. From there, you’ll tackle a serene yet rewarding ascent to the south side of the Col des Aravis. Stretching for 11.7km with a 4.9% gradient, this Category 2 climb is a Tour de France regular and a highlight on the “Route des Grandes Alpes.” Your effort is rewarded with one of the Alps’ most scenic descents, leading you to La Clusaz, your base for the coming days as you continue to master the cols of the Alps.

Distance: 68 km / 42 miles – Elevation: 1.845 m / 6.040 ft

Your Hotel:  St-Alban Hotel & Spa

Today, brace yourself for an epic cycling day featuring one of the Tour de France’s most iconic climbs: the Col de la Colombière. Begin with a descent into the picturesque valley of La Petit-Bornand before taking on the challenging ascent up Plateau de Glières. After a technical descent through Thorens-Glières, catch your breath on some flat terrain, then it’s time to tackle the legendary Col de la Colombière. A breathtaking descent will deliver you to Le Grand-Bornand, where the afternoon is yours. Whether you choose to unwind by the hotel pool, explore local shops, or retreat to the tranquil haven of Les Confins in La Clusaz, nestled amid the Les Aravis mountains, you’ll have earned every moment of relaxation.

Distance: 107 km / 66 miles – Elevation: 2.694 m / 8.839 ft

Your Hotel: St-Alban Hotel & Spa

Breakfast

Kick off your day with an invigorating climb up the north side of Col des Aravis, a 7km stretch with a 6.2% gradient. Upon reaching the summit, marvel at the majestic vistas of Mont Blanc before continuing through a technical descent to the village of Flumet, framed by awe-inspiring scenery. Next, conquer the Col de l’Epine, a 6.2km challenge with a 7.4% incline, before tackling the iconic Col de la Croix Fry, a Tour de France favorite featuring an 11km stretch with a 7.2% gradient. Revel in the breathtaking landscapes as you ascend. Celebrate your achievements with a restful meal at a mountaintop eatery before a swift, picturesque descent to La Clusaz. As this is your final evening in the village, savor the local culinary delights and toast to your cycling feats with a glass of traditional Génépi. Santé!

Distance: 84 km / 52 miles – Elevation: 2.480 m / 5.136 ft

Your Hotel: St-Alban Hotel & Spa

Breakfast

On your final day, if you like, go for a a short ride before check-out concluding this unforgettable bike tour in the Haute-Savoie. Prepare to say goodbye to the stunning scenery, challenging climbs, and picturesque villages and see you soon to your new friends!

Breakfast

What's Included

  • Welcome to the Alps and Technical Briefing
  • Emergency daily route support
  • Bike Rental (Carbon Road Bike with e-shifting)
  • Route Guide
  • Different route options based on your skill level and preference
  • GPX files for GPS device use
  • Self Guide App to install in your phone
  • Accommodation in carefully chosen hotel
  • Daily breakfast
  • Cycling Mountains Exclusive Bike Tour cycling jersey

What's Not Included

  • Airfare and transportation to and from the start-finish locations
  • Additional hotel expenses
  • Dinners or lunches not included by Cycling Mountains Exclusive Bike Tours
  • Optional activities not scheduled by Cycling Mountains Exclusive Bike Tours
  • Guides Gratuities
  • * Training plan available upon request to achieve optimal shape for the trip

Customize your Bike Tour

Can’t find the date you’re looking for? Simply share your preferred dates with us, and we’ll ensure a seamless and customized biking experience, perfectly aligned with your schedule.

Interested in tailoring your Bike Tour to your unique preferences? Trust in our expertise. We are committed to crafting your ideal cycling experience, paying close attention to every detail, from handpicked routes and accommodations to personalized dining experiences. Our experienced team of trip designers and travel specialists are ready to help you explore the region’s splendors in absolute style and comfort.


Call us at:

+34672216124 (WhatsApp available)

or

Send an email to:

bookings@cyclingmountains.com

Let’s turn your Dream Bike Tour into reality today!

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From 950 €
/ Person
  • First Class Assistance
  • Hand Picked Hotels
  • Amazing Rides
  • Culinary Delights
  • 3
  • 259 km / 161 miles
  • 86 km / 54 miles
  • 7.019 m / 23.028 ft
  • 2.339 m / 7.676 ft
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