Self-Guided Great Alps Bike Tour

4 Days

Climb the iconic Cols of the French Alps and embrace the exhilaration of the Tour de France. Delight in the stunning scenery and relish the exquisite local cuisine.

Welcome to the Great Alps!

Set off on our Exclusive Self-Guided Bike Tour across the legendary Cols of the French Alps, embracing the spirit and challenge of the Tour de France. As you ride through breathtaking landscapes, savor the exquisite culinary treasures of the area. Enjoy this bike tour at your own pace, with First-Class remote support accompanying every pedal stroke, guaranteeing a memorable and flawless 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

  • Col d'Ornon (10,6k - 5,7% - Cat1)
  • Pass de la Confession (9,5k - 6,5% - Cat2)
  • Alpe d'Huez (12,1k - 8,6% - HC)
  • and more awesome Cols!

Day to day

The ideal way to begin a bike tour in the Alps is by easing into it amidst the stunning Romanche Valley, gradually embarking on the climbs. Your trip starts in the charming village of Le Bourg-d’Oisans, an essential stop before tackling the famed Alpe d’Huez ascent. First, spin for a few kilometers to warm up, then conquer the Col d’Ornon (11.2 km – 5.7% – Category 2), a perfect appetizer for the more challenging climbs in the days ahead. In the evening, explore the village and immerse yourself in the cycling ambiance while savoring the local cuisine.

Distance: 38 km / 24 miles – Elevation: 816 m / 2.677 ft

Your Hotel:  Hotel des Alpes

Today, you’ll conquer one of the most stunning and serene ascents in the Alpe d’Huez region: the Pass de la Confession (14.1 km – 5.8% – HC). Once you reach the summit, savor the awe-inspiring views of the valley before descending a section of the Alpe d’Huez climb and embarking on the ‘Balcony Road.’ This narrow and awe-inspiring route will undoubtedly become a cherished memory. Return to your hotel with a brisk descent and some spinning to prepare your legs for the exciting challenge that awaits tomorrow: the ascent of Alpe d’Huez!

Distance: 56 km / 35 miles – Elevation: 1.614 m / 5.295 ft

Your Hotel:  Hotel des Alpes

Breakfast

Today, you have a singular mission that will create a lifelong memory: conquering the legendary Alpe d’Huez (14 kilometers – 7.9% gradient – Hors Catégorie). Take your time, spin 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 for nearly every year, and it’s so renowned that you’ll encounter fellow climbers throughout the entire ascent to the summit! After completing the climb, compare your time to the pros at the official finish line and celebrate your achievement at one of the traditional bars or restaurants in the village before descending the famous 21 hairpin turns to Le Bourg-d’Oisans!

Distance: 31 km / 19 miles – Elevation: 1.171 m / 3.842 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 Alps. 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
  • 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
  • 1 & 2 (e-Bike available)
  • 125 km / 78 miles
  • 42 km / 26 miles
  • 3.601 m / 11.814 ft
  • 1.200 m / 3.938 ft
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