Self-Guided Great Alps Bike Tour

4 Days

Ascend the legendary Cols of the French Alps, echoing the excitement of the Tour de France. Revel in breathtaking landscapes and feast on gourmet local fare.

Welcome to the Great Alps!

Embark on our Exclusive Self-Guided Bike Tour across the legendary Cols of the French Alps, capturing the thrill and challenge of the Tour de France. As you ride through awe-inspiring landscapes, indulge in the rich culinary delights of the region. Experience this trip at your own pace, supported by First-Class remote assistance every pedal of the way, ensuring a memorable and seamless adventure.

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

  • Les Deux Alpes (9k - 7% - Cat1)
  • Col de la Croix de Fer (24,3k - 6,3% - HC)
  • Alpe d'Huez (12,1k - 8,6% - HC)
  • and more awesome Cols!

Day to day

Welcome to the majestic Alps and embark on your first encounter with the Alpe d’Huez by conquering the initial kilometers, setting the stage for the breathtaking Balcony Road towards Les Deux Alpes (8.6 km – 6.4% – Category 2). This challenging ascent serves as your first test to condition your legs for the days ahead. After reaching the summit, savor an exhilarating descent while marveling at the picturesque vistas along this less-traveled route. Your ride will also allow you to leisurely explore the valley before arriving at your hotel to recuperate for the upcoming adventure.In the evening, immerse yourself in the local cycling culture as you explore the village and indulge in the delicious local cuisine.

Distance: 48 km / 30 miles – Elevation: 1.632 m / 5.354 ft

Your Hotel:  Hotel des Alpes

Today, you will embark on a ride to conquer one of the most stunning and challenging climbs in the Alps: the Col de la Croix de Fer (29.1 kilometers – 4.6% gradient – Hors Catégorie). But before reaching the summit, you’ll also conquer the Col du Glandon! Take a moment to recover at the top, surrounded by fellow cycling enthusiasts like yourself, and make sure to capture the breathtaking scenery with a photo before descending back to the valley. Wrap up your ride by cycling back to your hotel, where you can enjoy a well-deserved dinner at one of the village’s restaurants. This meal will replenish your energy for the epic ride that awaits you tomorrow, the legendary Alpe d’Huez!

Distance: 77 km / 48 miles – Elevation: 2.055 m / 6.742 ft

Your Hotel:  Hotel des Alpes

Breakfast

Today, you have a singular mission that will create memories for a lifetime: conquering the legendary Alpe d’Huez (14 kilometers – 7.9% gradient – HC category). Take your time spinning through the valley and ensure a proper warm-up before embarking on this iconic ascent. Alpe d’Huez has been a staple of the Tour de France, making an appearance almost every year. It’s so renowned that you’ll encounter fellow climbers throughout the entire ascent, all the way to the summit! Challenge yourself by comparing your time to the pros at the official finish line, and afterwards, celebrate your triumph at one of the charming bars or restaurants in the village!

Distance: 58 km / 30 miles – Elevation: 2.118 m / 6.949 ft

Your Hotel:  Hotel des Alpes

Breakfast

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

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 Tours 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 1,050 €
/ Person
  • First Class Assistance
  • Hand Picked Hotels
  • Amazing Rides
  • Culinary Delights
  • 2 & 3 (e-Bike avaliable)
  • 183 km / 114 miles
  • 61 km / 38 miles
  • 5.443 m / 17.858 ft
  • 1.814 m / 5.953 ft
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