French Alps cycling holidays

Published by Lyn on 11 June 2014

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2018 Tour de France - Alps

Ride the routes during the world's greatest cycling spectacle

Offered by:
TAG Ride

Phone number:
+44 (0)20 7191 1120

Tour length:
7 nights

Level of difficulty:
Challenging

Price:
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This 7-night Tour de France cycling holiday immerses you in the atmosphere of the race and allows you to combine some great Alpine riding with top vantage points at a number of the stages in the 2018 race. The TAG team has planned 3 daily routes to enable you to stop and watch the pros as they ride past you. On the Tuesday, you'll cycle the Col de Aravis from Flumet to Grand Bornand and watch stage 10; on Wednesday you'll ride from Aime Cormet du Roselind and watch Stage 11; and Thursday it will arguably be the showpiece of the 2018 Tour: Stage 12 from Bourg-Saint-Maurice to Alpe d’Huez. The price of this tour includes return Geneva airport transfers, transport to and from te event, chalet accommodation, breakfasts, afternoon teas with pasta or freshly baked cake, 3-course evening meals with wine, and full vehicle support.

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3 Lakes: Geneva, Bourget, Annecy

Cycle in the French Alps without climbing any mountains

Offered by:
Cyclomundo

Tour length:
5 nights/ 6 days

Level of difficulty:
Easy to moderate

Price:
From €625

Cycloundo Three Lake CyclingExperience the magic of the Alps without having to struggle up its famous mountains on this self-guided cycling holiday linking Lake Geneva, Lake Bourget and Lake Annecy. Follow paths and back-roads along the Rhone and Isere rivers, take in historic villages and stop to admire those famous cols from a comfortable distance. Daily distance: 48km-68km. Choice of either hotel or B&B/guesthouse accommodation. Price includes 5 nights of accommodation, daily breakfast, 2 dinners, luggage transfers, detailed maps and route notes, a Garmin GPS (subject to availability). Bike rental can be arranged on request. If you would like to take on the climbs, a more challenging version of the same tour can be organized. Bike rental can be arranged on request.

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7-Day Guided Road Cycling Holiday in the Alps

Tackle famous Alpine cols with full on-road support

Offered by:
TAG Ride

Phone number:
+44 (0)207 191 1120

Tour length:
7 days

Level of difficulty:
Challenging

Price:
£695 per person

If you have ever watched sun-drenched riders on the Tour de France or Dauphine climbing beautiful Alpine stages and fancied experiencing them yourself at your own pace? Then this tour could be perfect for you. It runs from Sunday to Sunday and is a fully guided experience, with vehicle on hand throughout week to help with mechanicals, food, drink and clothing – and, of course, morale support. All you need to do is ride (and take in the scenery). The route features famous Haute Savoie cols including Col de Joux Plane, Col des Aravis, Col de Joux Verte, Col de la Ramaz and Col de la Colombiere. The price includes chalet accomodation, breakfast, afternoon tea, two-course evening meals (with wine) and return transfer to Geneva airport.

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A Female Riders' Week in the Alps

Explore the Alps and relax in the mountains

Offered by:
TAG Ride

Phone number:
+44 (0)20 7191 1120

Tour length:
7 nights

Level of difficulty:
Challenging

Price:
£645

This female-only tour is a 7-night catered and guided road cycling holiday in one of the most popular and beautiful cycling areas of the French Alps. After being collected from Geneva airport, you'll be taken straight to your chalet accommodation in the heart of the 3 Valleys. Spend then evening relaxing (or making last-minute bike preparations) before hitting the roads the next day on a fully guided ride on iconic local roads. Finish the day with an afternoon tea of fresh cake or pasta to refuel before relaxing for dinner. Daily rides can be tailored to meet the needs of the group and the route can also be tailored to take in cols of your choice. The price includes return Geneva airport transfers, local transport, chalet accommodation, breakfasts, afternoon teas, 3-course evening meals with wine, and full on-road bike and vehicle support.

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A Northern Alps Weekend

Alpine weekend road cycling package out of Geneva

Offered by:
Bike Weekender

Phone number:
+44 (0)845 557 5983

Tour length:
4 days, 4 nights

Level of difficulty:
Challenging

Price:
From £395 per person

Just an hour from Geneva airport and you're into one of the world's true cyclists' playgrounds. This weekend break is based in the beautiful Aravis mountain range, home to the Tour de France cols of Aravis, Colombière, and Croix Fry. This is an area of incredible climbs, spectacular views and breath-taking descents. For gentler rides, the roads around Lake Annecy are second to none. This package provides an easy, convenient long weekend of road cycling that can be tailored to your legs. Offered guided or self-guided. All you need to do it turn up in Geneva and enjoy.

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Alpe d’Huez to Mont Ventoux

Tackle two of the most iconic climbs in France in one trip

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:
Challenging

Price:
From £1100

This is a superb five-day trip that combines two of the most iconic climbs in cycling history in three days of stunning riding. Starting in the high Alps on the rugged slopes of the Romanche Valley, follow in the pedal strokes of the Tour’s greatest legends and conquer all 21 infamous switchbacks. From here, make your way over the Col d’Ornon and into the lesser known but equally breathtaking cycling terrain of the Vercors on the way to the lavender fields of Provence. This is a challenging and exhilarating ride that ends with a final, epic ascent of Mont Ventoux, a monster of a climb. Price includes airport transfers, accommodation and meals, minibus-supported riding, lead rider, professionally qualified mechanics, breakfasts, 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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Alpine Cols Intro Weekend

Gear up to make your first Alpine ascent

Offered by:
TAG Ride

Phone number:
+44 (0)20 7191 1120

Tour length:
Weekend break

Level of difficulty:
Challenging

Price:
£475

This ia a superb weekend for beginners or less experienced cyclists who are keen to stretch their legs and challenge themselves on some of the famous cols of the French Alps. This is a NOT a competitive weekend but a fully supported and guided break designed to help introduce riders to the joys of cycling in the Alps. It is comes complete with local advice and vehicle support. The price of this tour includes return Geneva airport transfers, local transport, chalet accommodation, breakfasts, afternoon teas with pasta or freshly baked cake, 3-course evening meals with wine, and full on-road support.

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Alpine Cycling Intro Tour

Riding the breathtaking Alps at your own pace

Offered by:
45 Degrees North

Phone number:
+44 (0)79 3330 9238

Tour length:
7 days

Level of difficulty:
Tailored for you

Price:
From £495

This week-long trip based in Morzine is as much about taking the time to enjoy the serenity as it is about the riding. Whether you're relatively new to cycling or an old hand who just prefers a more leisurely pace that doesn’t involve conquering a col every day, this week may be for you. You decide on the level of challenge you're willing to try and the 45 Degrees North team will be there to provide as much help as you want and need. Price includes breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner for 6 nights, plus the comforts of a luxury chalet to unwind and relax in at the end of each day. This is the perfect way to enjoy the beautiful Haute Savoie. Available guided and self-guided.

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Alpine Sportives

Test yourself on the roads of France with an Alpine sportive

Offered by:
Buzz Cycling Holidays

Phone number:
+33 (0)6 42 50 40 12

Tour length:
Flexible

Level of difficulty:
Moderate, challenging or very challenging

Price:
€795

Combine a cycling holiday in France with a cycling challenge to remember. This week-long sportive break allows you to join an Alpine sportive during your stay. There are sportives throughout summer in the Alps – choose one to match your energy levels and legs. There are several options in Morzine – the Buzz Cycling base – or within easy reach. This gives you an immediate advantage with stacks of local knowledge and support in hand. The guys recommend the following events to get a real taste of the area:
Cyclotour Leman - May 21 
Grand Trophee Megeve Mt Blanc - June 4 
Grand Trophee Morzine - June 18 
Gruyere Cycling Tour - September 3
 

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Alpine Tour

Incredible alpine experience

Offered by:
Buzz Cycling Holidays

Phone number:
+33 (0)6 42 50 40 12

Tour length:
13 nights

Level of difficulty:
Challenging but can be tailored

Price:
€1650

Join Buzz for 13 nights of pure cycling and sightseeing bliss. With 5 years’ experience hosting cyclists and their families in the Alps, Joe and Amelia will show you the Alps that only the locals know. The best cafés, the most breath-taking views, famous climbs and hidden gems. 5-star experience, 5-star accommodation and 5-star food! Along with famous climbs such as Galibier, Alpe d’Huez, the Joux Plane, Ramaz, Lacets du Montvernier and more. You'll be pampered in luxurious accommodation, plus local  transfers and all logistics are covered. Daily breakfasts (cooked option most days), evening dinners (11 nights), vehicle support on daily rides and day trips, mechanical support and supplies, full daily ride brief and experienced domestiques all included..

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