Self-Guided Great Alps Bike Tour

4 Days

Embark on our Exclusive Self-Guided Bike Tour and climb some of the highest Cols in the French Alps. Feel the thrill of the Tour de France as you explore breathtaking natural scenery and indulge in the rich local cuisine at your own pace.

Welcome to the Great Alps!

Join us on our Exclusive Self-Guided Bike Tour through the legendary Cols of the French Alps, capturing the excitement and challenge of the Tour de France. Pedal through stunning landscapes and treat yourself to the region’s gourmet culinary offerings. Travel at your leisure, backed by top-tier remote support at every turn, ensuring an unforgettable and smooth 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!


  • Col de la Croix de Fer (24,3k - 6,3% - HC)
  • Pass de la Confession (9,5k - 6,5% - Cat2)
  • Col du Galibier (8,6k - 6,8% - Cat1)
  • Les Deux Alpes (9k - 7% - Cat1)
  • Alpe d'Huez (12,1k - 8,6% - HC)
  • and more awesome Cols!

Day to day

Welcome to the Alps, where on your first day, you’ll embark on the thrilling ride of conquering the renowned and lengthy Col de la Croix de Fer (29.1km – 4.6% – HC). But before reaching the summit, you’ll also tackle the challenging Col du Glandon. Take a moment to recover at the peak, all while being captivated by the breathtaking scenery. As you descend into the valley, your final challenge of the day awaits, the Pass de la Confession (14.1km – 5.8% – HC), one of the most picturesque and tranquil climbs in the region. Once you’ve reached the summit, savor the stunning valley views before descending the thrilling hairpin turns of Alpe d’Huez, leading you straight to your hotel. In the evening, explore the charming village and immerse yourself in the cycling ambiance while indulging in local cuisine.

Distance: 91 km / 57 miles – Elevation: 2.865 m / 9.400 ft

Your Hotel:  Hotel des Alpes


Today’s ride takes you through another stunning Alpine valley towards the iconic Col du Galibier (8.5 km – 7.5% gradient – Cat2), famous in the Tour de France. Before tackling the Galibier, you’ll climb the manageable Col du Lautaret (34.2 km – 3.8% gradient – Cat3). We suggest refueling at the Lautaret summit before the short but steep Galibier ascent. After a rewarding descent, turn back for the final challenge of the day, Les Deux Alpes (8.6 km – 6.4% gradient – Cat2). Enjoy a thrilling descent back to your hotel in the valley to prepare for tomorrow’s Alpe d’Huez ride!”

Distance: 118 km / 73 miles – Elevation: 3.803 m / 12.477 ft

Your Hotel:  Hotel des Alpes


Today, you have a single mission that will become a lifelong memory: conquering the legendary Alpe d’Huez (14 km – 7.9% – HC). Take your time to pedal through the valley, warming up properly before tackling this iconic ascent. Alpe d’Huez has been a staple in the Tour de France for nearly every year, and it’s so renowned that you’ll encounter fellow climbers throughout the entire climb, all the way to the summit! Compare your time with the pros at the official finish line, and celebrate your success at one of the village’s traditional bars or restaurants!

Distance: 58 km / 36 miles – Elevation: 2.118 m / 6.949ft

Your Hotel:  Hotel des Alpes


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


What's Included

  • Training plan to reach an optimal shape for the trip
  • Welcome to the Alps and Technical Briefing
  • Emergency daily route support
  • Bike Rental
  • Route Guide
  • 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.

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From 1,050 €
/ Person
  • First Class Assistance
  • Hand Picked Hotels
  • Amazing Rides
  • Culinary Delights
  • 4
  • 261 km / 162 miles
  • 87 km / 54 miles
  • 8.786 m / 28.825 ft
  • 2.928 m / 9.608 ft
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