Total tour distance: 460 miles
Daily tour distance: 75 miles
Difficulty: 80 / 100
This trip is about mountains and cols – a real challenge even for hard-core cyclists! We, at HC Bike Tours, don`t afraid to challenge you and ourselves doing such king of trips. We will encourage you to complete it even you think you can’t. Let us guide you and provide you with one of the best support service in the market. You will complete it! We know you can!
We will be crossing all French Alps from Geneva to Nice. You will climb very spectacular climbs and real legends of Tour de France. This is the challenge you never forget.
---Highlights of your tour:
*Ride the Route des Grandes Alpes from *Geneva to Nice and climb 16 cols in just 6 days – all most famous and spectacular mountain passes in the French Alps
*No transfers needed in this tour! We will start and end every ride from the hotels
*Transfers from/to the airports, luggage transportation, accommodations, a ride guide and SAG van are provided from professionals of HC Bike Tours
*Stay in cosy hotels and spoil yourself with amazing gastronomic pleasures of the Alps after the rides
*The tour is perfect for keen cyclists who would like to experience the Alps in full and challenge themselves
Day 1 - Warm up ride along Lac Leman
Day 2 - Thonen-les-Bains - Col de Cou - Col de la Colombiere - Col des Aravis – Flumet
Day 3 - Flumet - Col des Saises - Col de la Madeleine – Col du Glandon / Col de la Croix de Fer – Bourg d’Oisans
Day 4 - Bourg d’Oisans - Alpe d’Huez – Col Sarenne – Col du Lautaret - Col du Galibier - Briancon
Day 5 - Briancon - Col d’Izoard - Col de Vars - Col de la Bonette - Saint-Étienne-de-Tinée
Day 6 - Saint-Étienne-de-Tinée - Col St-Martin - Col de Turini - Pas de l’Escous (riding down) - Col de St-Pancrace - Col de la Madone (optional) - Col de Guerre (riding down) – Nice
Day 7 - You did it! Departure day.
Accomplish in total 460 miles / 750 km (~75 miles / 120km a day)
It is a 7 day / 6 night all-inclusive, guided and supported cycling tour. The tour is open to anyone, but the number of spots is limited to only a maximum of 7 guests. Proceed to the Booking form and reserve your spot now!
*7 day / 6 night the owner of HC Bike Tours guided and a van supported tour
*All accommodation fees (2-4 star hotels)
*All transfers and ground transportation including pick-up/drop-off at the airport
*All luggage transportation
*On road supplements including fresh bread, cheese, meet, fruit, snacks, energy bars and drinks
*Ride guide - the owner of HC Bike Tours
*SAG van during the ride
*Services of HC Bike Tours professional *English speaking staff
*On-road coaching, professional support and other services of our expert guides
*Holidays preparation advice
*Welcome package including a HC Bike *Tours pro-jersey, 2 water bottles, recovery drink, maps and other goodies
*Non-riders take the daily rides with the riders in a SAG van and enjoy beauty of the magnificent country
*Travel and personal insurance (recommended)
*Additional personal expenses, i.e. phone charges, mini-bar, drinks, gratuities, laundry, coffee stops
*Lunches (on-road supplements are included)
*Rental bike (available for an additional fee)
— We know what the best ride support is. Get on your bike and enjoy the ride! We do the rest:
=> Our ride leaders, ex-Pro riders, professional coaches, will provide you with an advice, on-road coaching, and professional support, and they will guide and encourage you through every ride
=> We ride in small ride-groups of up to 7 riders per group, which allows us to keep the group together and provide full support with less waiting time
=> Each ride-group is led by an HC Bike Tours ride leader and one van per ride-group is provided
=> If you become tired at any point, you have an option to use van transfer
=> We provide support vehicles during the ride
=> An experienced mechanic will be available to assist in case of trouble with the bike
=> On road supplements including fresh bread, cheese, meet, fruit, snacks, energy bars, and drinks will be available any time
— Bike Rental
Pro level bikes are available for rental. Please see our bikes here. For availability and full details on our rental bike options please email us at [email protected] or indicate the request for the bike rental in the Booking form and we will get back to you with the details.
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