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Alps and Pyrenees Icons Tour

They're all here: Ventoux, Alpe d'Huez, Galibier, Telegraphe, Izoard

Offered by:
Forever Cycle Tours

Phone number:
+44 (0)20 3289 6100

Tour length:
8 days, 7 nights

Level of difficulty:
Challenging

Price:
£1695

The ultimate French cols experience: demolish cycling's hit list in just 6 days of cycling. Conquer 10 of France's most iconic climbs at your own pace. They're all here: Ventoux, Alpe d'Huez, Galibier, Telegraphe, Izoard, Bonette, Madeleine, Glandon, Colombiere and Joux Plane. That's 400km of riding with 13,500m of climbing (including the podium on Alpe d'Huez). Scale European highest paved road across the Bonette before spending your final day on top of Ventoux. It doesn't get much better than that. Price includes half-board accommodation, transfers, and full support team. Bike hire optional extra. This is a popular tour – book early.
2018 dates:
 Jul 29- Aug 5, Aug 20-27 sold out, Aug 26 - Sep 2

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Alps Challenge: Geneva to Alpe d'Huez

6 famous cols en route to the Alpe – are you up for the challenge?

Offered by:
Cyclomundo

Tour length:
5 nights / 6 days

Level of difficulty:
Very challenging

Price:
From €825 self-guided or €1395 with a support vehicle

Cyclomundo Geneva to Alpe d'Huez mapVoted Outside Magazine's 'Trip of the Year', this tour starting in Cyclomundo's own backyard in Geneva can be taken as a guided or self-guided option. From the shores of Lake Geneva you'll ride to the switchbacks of Alpe d'Huez, climbing some of France's most famous cols en route: the Colombiere, Aravis, Saisies, Madeleine, Telegraphe and the mighty Galibier are all here. This tour can be booked as a self-guided ride or organised for cycling clubs and private groups. Itineraries and support can be tailored to your fitness levels. This tour can be combined with cyclosportives such as La Marmotte, Etape du Tour and the Time-Megeve-Mont-Blanc. Price includes 5 nights of accommodation, daily breakfast, 4 dinners, luggage transfers, transfer from Geneva to start of day 1, marked maps and route notes, a GPS unit (subject to availability). Full carbon road bike hire available on request.

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Alps Custom Tours

Take the stress out of organising your Alpine tour

Offered by:
La Vie en Velo

Phone number:
+44 (0) 7984 065329

Tour length:
Tailored

Level of difficulty:
Tailored, but generally challenging

Price:
Tailored

Ride the great Tour de France cols whilst La Vie en Velo take care of everything else for you. Your bikes and bags don’t even have to go near a plane. If you are coming from the UK, they can bring them with them in their fully-equipped van. You just concentrate on turning those pedals and looking at that view. The Lautaret, Galibier, Glandon, Croix de Fer, Telegraphe, Ornon, Izoard and many others are all possible and routes can be tailored to your preferences. Tours are adaptable and can be tailored to your group size. The tour tailoring service can include transfer of bikes and bags from/to the UK (or from French airports); assistance with flights from/to London; and accommodation – La Vie en Velo have a strong relationship with a great little bike-friendly hotel near the Col du Galibier, and this provides a super base. Bike hire can be arranged.

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Alps Long Weekend

A long weekend to remember climbing iconic Alpine climbs

Offered by:
La Vie en Velo

Phone number:
+44 (0) 7984 065329

Tour length:
4 days / 3 nights

Level of difficulty:
Challenging or very challenging

Price:
£595

Your chance to cycle the Lautaret, Galibier, Glandon, Croix de Fer, Telegraphe, Ornon, Izoard and many other iconic cols of the Alps. You ride while La Vie en Velo takes care of the logistics. Included in the price is full on-road support from Angus and his van and trailer (he can also bring your bike and bags from the UK for you to save you the hassle of bike/plane or bike/train logistics). All rides and routes can be tailored to your preferences each day – ride as much or as little as you want. Maximum group size of only 8, so this is ideal for families with non-cyclists, as well as small corporate groups, cycling clubs or charity rides. Price includes transfer of bikes and bags from/to SE UK (or Paris for long-haul arrivals); cost of return flight from/to London (discounts for non-UK travellers); 3 nights’ accommodation in a great little bike-friendly hotel near the Col du Galibier. Bike hire can be arranged.

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Alps Weekend Riding Holiday

Supported rides over Col de Joux Plane and lots more

Offered by:
TAG Ride

Phone number:
+44 (0)20 7191 1120

Tour length:
4 days

Level of difficulty:
Challenging

Price:
£475 per person

This tour is a great chance to experience some wonderful climbing in the Alps over 4 days, a perfect long weekend. Running from Wednesday to Sunday, you'll tackle some of the most famous climbs in the region, including Col de Joux Plane, Col des Aravis, Col de Joux Verte, Col de la Ramaz and the Col de la Colombiere, all with a guide and vehicle support. The price includes chalet accommodation, breakfast, afternoon tea, two-course evening meals with wine, and transfers to and from Geneva airport.

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Alps – The Big One

Challenge yourself against the highest mountain passes in the Alps

Offered by:
Velovation

Phone number:
+44 (0)7954 812043 or +33(0)7 71 04 04 29

Tour length:
5 days / 4 nights

Level of difficulty:
Very challenging

Price:
From £1100

This is an immense five-day trip with three incredible days of riding. After arriving in Geneva, you'll be met by the Velovation team and taken to Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise where the tour starts. You'll enjoy a meal at your hotel and talk through the next few days' riding. Over the course of the trip, you'll climb the Iseran, the Galibier, the Glandon, the Madeleine and, if that's not enough, the Alpe d’Huez as well. The price includes airport transfers, accommodation and meals, full vehicle support, professionally qualified mechanics, all breakfasts, picnic lunches, water and soft drinks (on rides), GPS files and a high resolution photo package. If you prefer you can also hire bikes through Velovation too.

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Alsace - Route du Vin

Explore all the history and food that Alsace has to offer

Offered by:
Cycling for Softies

Phone number:
+44 (0)20 7471 7760

Tour length:
7 days

Level of difficulty:
Easy

Price:
From £1415

Spend a delightful week pedalling along pretty lanes that meander through vineyards and fields of sunflowers while exploring the famous Alsace wine road. Eat wonderful Alsatian specialties and drink in the region's fabulous wine heritage. This tour takes you from the cobbled market square in Obernais to Colmar, a wonderfully preserved old town with bold hues splashed across the magnificent half-timbered terraces. The route has been well tailored so that something new and interesting is on the agenda each day, providing lots of opportunity to visit historic towns such as centuries-old Riquewihr, and majestic chateaux at your own pace (electric bikes and tandems are available if your legs need a little help). The tour includes high-standard hotels, flights from the UK (discounts apply for people arriving under their own steam), bikes, maps and local assistance. Leave some space in your bag for a bottle of Riesling or two.

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Alsace and the Rhine Valley

From the Black Forest to the Vosges and the Alsace Wine Route

Offered by:
BSpoke Cycling Holidays

Phone number:
+44 (0)20 7471 7750

Tour length:
8 days / 7 nights

Level of difficulty:
Easy

Price:
From £935

Explore the beauty and gastronomy of the Alsace region at your own pace while staying in 3- and 4-star accommodation throughout. You will start your tour in the colourful Swiss town of Basel and then meander your way up the glorious river Rhine passing through the lovely Alsatian towns of Freiberg and Colmar, until your final destination, the wonderful cycling city of Strasbourg. The price includes bed and breakfast hotel accommodation, flights from the UK (discounts apply if you're not coming from the UK), airport and luggage transfers, bikes, panniers and puncture repair kits, route maps, and assistance whenever needed. Tandems and electric bikes are available on request.

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Alsace Discovery: Villages, Vineyards & Forested Hills

A unique holiday that combines cycling and walking in beautiful Alsace

Offered by:
Inntravel

Phone number:
+44 (0)1653 617 003

Tour length:
7 nights

Level of difficulty:
Moderate

Price:
From £765

Alsace cycling holidayQuiet lanes, rolling hills, world-class wines and top French gastronomy. You'll get all this and more on this 7-night self-guided trip along some of France's least-explored bike trails. It's a hotel-to-hotel Alsace cycling holiday, so you'll be seeing something new and exciting every day as you explore this lovely area of France nestled between the Vosges mountains and the River Rhine. The route is mostly on country roads and cycle paths, plus along wooded walking trails – it's very much a tailored adventure, with the option of additional walking or cycling depending on your preference. The cycling is mainly flat with some hills, and all accommodation, bike hire, baggage transport, route notes and maps are included.

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Alsace Prestige en Vélo

Discover the famous wine route via quiet roads and canal towpaths

Offered by:
Belle France

Phone number:
+44(0)1580 848 685

Tour length:
6 nights

Level of difficulty:
Moderate

Price:
£1499

Alsace en veloDiscover this little, unknown corner of France with its distinctively Germanic influence. Make your way south from Strasbourg, the buzzing capital of Alsace and follow the waters of the Canal du Rhone au Rhin before cycling along the foot of the Vosges and through winemaking villages. There is the option to add an extra night to give you the time to explore Strasbourg. Daily cycling distances between 36km and 65km. Price includes half-board B&B accommodation in atmospheric and locally run 4 or 5 star hotels, plus bike hire and luggage transfers.

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