Self-Guided Alps Haute-Savoie Bike Tour – Level 4

4 Days

Climb the biggest Cols of the French Alps and feel like you are in the Tour de France while you get amazed of its nature and the rich food

Welcome to the Haute-Savoie at the French Alps!

Join us on our Exclusive Self-Guided Bike Tour through the Haute-Savoie in the French Alps and 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 de la Forclaz de Montmin (7,4k - 11,1% - Cat2)
  • Col d'Héry (10,5k - 5,1% - Cat2)
  • Col des Aravis (11,5k - 4,7% - Cat2)
  • Col de la Colombiere (11,6k - 5,8% - Cat1)
  • Montée du Plateau des Glières (6,1k - 10,8% - Cat1)
  • Col de la Croix Fry (11,7k - 6,7% - Cat1)
  • Col de Romme (8,8k - 9,1% - Cat1)
  • Col de la Colombiere - Reposoir - (7,2k - 8,7% - Cat1)
  • and more awesome Cols!

Day to day

Kick off your Alpine adventure with a scenic warm-up along the stunning Annecy Lake, setting the stage for your first climb of the day: the Col de la Forclaz, a 7.1km ascent with a 7% gradient, categorized as Cat2. Savor panoramic lake views at the summit before descending into the Albertville Valley. Your journey continues in Ugine, where a picturesque yet moderate climb awaits, leading to the south face of the Col des Aravis (11.7km – 4.9% – Cat2). A frequent feature in the Tour de France, this climb is a highlight of the renowned “Route des Grandes Alpes.” Cap the day with one of the Alps’ most captivating descents, arriving at La Clusaz, your base for conquering additional cols in the coming days.

Distance: 81 km / 50 miles – Elevation: 2.445 m / 8.022 ft

Your Hotel:  St-Alban Hotel & Spa

Today, brace yourself for a triple challenge featuring iconic Tour de France climbs. Kick off with a descent into Le Grand-Bornand before scaling the north side of Col de la Colombière (11.6 km – 6.6% – Cat 1). Then, tackle the formidable Plateau de Glières (8.8 km – 8.2% – Cat 1), pausing at the summit to admire panoramic views. A technical descent lands you in Thônes, famed for its Reblochon cheese. Here, catch your breath before the final ascent: Col de la Croix Fry (11 km – 7.2% – HC), offering vistas that make the challenge worthwhile. Refuel at a summit restaurant before a thrilling descent to La Clusaz. Round off your day relaxing at the hotel pool or exploring the scenic Les Confins, set amid the Les Aravis mountains.

Distance: 107 km / 66 miles – Elevation: 2.997 m / 9.833 ft

Your Hotel: St-Alban Hotel & Spa


Kick off your day conquering the north side of Col des Aravis, a 7km climb with a 6.2% gradient (Cat 2). Upon reaching the summit, feast your eyes on unparalleled views of Mont Blanc. Then, continue through a technical descent to Flumet, where awe-inspiring scenery awaits. The next leg offers a chance to spin and recharge before tackling the trip’s final challenges: the formidable Col de Romme (8.6km at 9.1%, Cat 1) followed by the even steeper south side of Col de la Colombière (7.2km at 8.5%, Cat 2). Reward yourself with a well-earned snack at the summit before your exhilarating final descent to La Clusaz. Make the most of your last evening in the village, discovering another local culinary gem and capping the night with a traditional Génépi. Santé!

Distance: 104 km / 65 miles – Elevation: 2.774 m / 9.101 ft

Your Hotel: St-Alban Hotel & Spa


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!


What's Included

  • Welcome to the Haute-Savoie and Bike Tour Briefing
  • Emergency support by expert guides with an extensive experience and local knowledge
  • Accommodation in double occupancy room
  • Daily breakfast
  • Restaurants and places to visit Recommendation List and daily phone support
  • Bike Rental (Carbon Road Bike with e-shifting)
  • Route Guide
  • Self-Guided Navigation App to install on your smartphone
  • GPX files for GPS device use
  • Different route options based on your skill level and preference
  • 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

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Personal Information

From 950 €
/ Person
  • First Class Assistance
  • Hand Picked Hotels
  • Amazing Rides
  • Culinary Delights
  • 4
  • 292 km / 181 miles
  • 97 km / 60 miles
  • 8.216 m / 26.955 ft
  • 2.739 m / 8.985 ft
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