Alpe d'Huez, Galibier, Iseran, Madeleine, Montvernier hairpins, Croix de Fer, Cormet de Roseland... Ride Tour de France classics with moderate daily distance, ascent and average gradient, ideal for Alpine first timers.
This 7 night / 8 day supported point-to-point tour is the perfect introduction to cycling in the Alps. The itinerary is designed to be both challenging and accessible to riders who have never cycled in the high mountains before.
The route traces a continuous circuit through cycling’s most legendary region, where Tour de France history is made. It includes many of the world’s most iconic climbs, while keeping the daily ascent, distance and average gradient within limits that are a realistic challenge for the Alpine novice.
Half-board accommodation is included throughout in exceptional cycle-friendly hotels with a delicious 3 or 4 course meal every evening and a substantial breakfast every morning (always with plenty of carbs). We will also provide your transfers from Geneva airport – just get to Geneva, and we’ll do the rest.
We have a maximum of 14 guest places on this tour, with a support team of two riders, two vehicles and a mechanic. Our support minibuses continually leap-frog the group with chilled water, High 5 energy gels & bars, fresh & dried fruit, Haribos, spare kit etc., and are on hand to assist with mechanical issues should they occur. We manage the group so that everyone can ride at the pace that they are comfortable with, and will regroup regularly, and always at the top of a col.
We are not here to beast you, but rather to encourage you, and share in the challenge and triumph of the conquest. We dine together every evening to celebrate the latest victories and share the stories of the day.
A detailed itinerary will be published below in due course.