Cycling in the French Alps

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R18 245
Per person sharing
Excludes flights & taxes
Valid From 15 Jun 2019 to 07 Sep 2019
Cycle the Best of the French Alps!

Experience the best of the French Alps with this 8 day cycling tour from Bourg d’Oisans to Annecy. You will have the chance to discover the French roads cycling through the most scenic landscapes and to tackle some of the France’s most famous cols: Alpe d’Huez, Col du Galibier, Col du Mont Cenis, Iseran…

Cycling in the French Alps

Itinerary:

Day 1 – Bourg d’oisans
You will meet your guide in Bourg d’Oisans before picking up your bikes and making adjustments. You can then do some shopping if necessary as well as enjoy Bourg d’Oisans village.
Night in Bourg d’Oisans – Hôtel des Alpes** or similar.

Day 2 – Bourg d’oisans (about 90km – 1500/1700m of climbing)
You will start your day with a warm-up ride on hilly roads with small climbs. After a nice Picnic by the lake of Vallbonnais you will go back to Bourg d’Oisans.
Night in Bourg d’Oisans – Hôtel des Alpes** or similar.

Day 3 – Alpe d’Huez climbing (61 km – 1926m of climbing)
You will choose this bike ride with your guide, according to your expectations. One of the possible objectives will be to climb the famous Alpe d’Huez as well as the Sarenne pass. You will return to Bourg d’Oisans in the middle of the afternoon for a 30 minute massage session (for those who want).
Night in Bourg d’Oisans – Hôtel des Alpes** or similar.

Day 4 – Bourg d’Oisans > Briançon (90km & 100km – 2960m of climbing)
Today’s destination is Briançon, you will take the direction of la Grave and then the Lautaret pass. Arrived at its summit you will climb the Col du Galibier before riding to Briançon.
Night in Briançon – Suite Home Hotel*** or similar.

Day 5 – Briançon > Italy > Lanslebourg (about 110km – 3200m of climbing)
You will cycle through a nice valley before crossing Italy’s border by the Col de l’Echelle via Susa, starting point of the Col du Mont Cenis and its 27 km of ascent. After reaching the pass you will have a refreshing snack before a careful descent to Lanslebourg.
Night in Lanslebourg – La Clé des Champs *** or similar.

Day 6 – Lanslebourg> La Rosière (95 to 100km – 3050m of climbing)
The day will start with a small pass of 4km to reach the splendid village of Bonnevalle-sur-Arc. Ascension of the Iseran pass before carefully going down on Val d’Isère. You will end your day in the beautiful resort of La Rosière. Night at la Rosière – L’accroche Coeur*** or similar.

Day 7 – La Rosière > Cormet de Roseland > Annecy (approximately 100km – 2262m of climbing)
Today you will climb the famous Col du Cormet de Roseland. After a small stop at Roseland lake, you will also have the opportunity to buy some cheese at Beaufort village before reaching Annecy. Your guide will prepare a beautiful arrival on the lake…
Night in Annecy – Best Western Hotel International*** or similar.

Day 8 – Departure
End of tour services.

Please note:

This trip is designed for experienced and trained cyclists. We’ll put you in contact with your guide before your arrival, so you can talk about your level as well as expectations. The itinerary can be adapted according to several criteria: your expectations, your desires, the weather as well as your physical conditions.

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  • A cycling guide and a support vehicle
  • 7 Nights accommodation (hotels as per itinerary or similar)
  • Daily Breakfast
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  • Luggage transfers
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Price Excludes
    • Flights and related taxes (Ask us – we can arrange this)
    • Visa(s)
    • Tipping and/or gratuities
    • Porterage
    • Travel insurance (Highly recommended!)
    • Sport insurance
    • Transfer from Geneva airport to Bourg d’Oisans and from Annecy to Geneva airport: +125€ per person on a basis of 4 participants
    • Bicycle rental: +225€ per person for 6 days (carbon racing bikes)
    • All items of a personal nature
    • Anything not mentioned
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    • Conditions and validities apply.
    • This offer is subject to availability
    • Prices may change due to seasonal and exchange rate fluctuations
    • Visas may be necessary and Insurance is essential
    • Accommodation is per person sharing, unless otherwise specified
    • Errors and omissions in this offer are excepted
    • Subject to IGO Travel's general Conditions of Business
    • Excludes high season/school holidays, block out dates may apply
    • This package is based on 8 people travelling together.