Great Alps Bike Tour

4 Days

Climb the highest Cols of the French Alps and feel like you’re in the Tour de France as you’re awed by the breathtaking natural scenery and the rich local cuisine.

Welcome to the Great Alps!

Join our Exclusive Guided Bike Tour through the iconic Cols of the French Alps, capturing the spirit and challenge of the Tour de France. Ride alongside expert guides through stunning landscapes, and indulge in the region’s renowned culinary delights. Enjoy this awesome cycling experience with the added benefit of our knowledgeable team’s support, ensuring a memorable and seamless experience at every turn.

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

Lunch, Dinner

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, Lunch

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, Lunch, Dinner

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 to your new friends!

Breakfast

What's Included

  • Welcome to the Alps and Bike Tour Briefing
  • Full support from expert guides with extensive experience and local knowledge
  • Accommodation in double occupancy room
  • Daily breakfast, lunches (on route) and two dinners
  • Bike Rental (Carbon Road Bike with e-shifting)
  • Route Guide
  • 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 1,450 €
/ Person
  • First Class Assistance
  • Hand Picked Hotels
  • Amazing Rides
  • Culinary Delights
  • 2 & 3
  • 183 km / 114 miles
  • 61 km / 38 miles
  • 5.443 m / 17.858 ft
  • 1.814 m / 5.953 ft
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