La crème de la crème of the French Alps
9 days & 8 nights
Alpe d’Huez, Col de la Bonette, Col du Galibier, Col de la Croix de Fer, Col d’Isoard and many more!
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Start / Finish
Annecy – Nice
August 11-18, 2024
This is an incredible and challenging way to get to know and experience the French Alps and its most legendary climbs, like Alpe d’Huez, Col de la Croix de Fer, and the highest paved mountain pass in Europe, the spectacular Col de la Bonette.
This point-to-point ride will take you from the heart of the Alps in the stunning lake of Annecy, all the way to the beautiful and fancy town of Nice, on the Mediterranean.
This is a bucket-list ride for those who can’t wait to tackle the greatest and most legendary climbs in cycling history, as well as for those who want to explore some of the most hidden corners of the Alps.
The landscape variation throughout the week will blow you away.
The route starts in Annecy, the most outdoorsy town in all of France. We will be able to get on a short ride along its spectacular lake and taste the best croissants before we head off to our mountain adventure.
The scenery just gets more and more dramatic as we approach the famed passes of Alpe d’Huez, Col du Glandon, Col du Galibier, and many more! From there, we reach the highest point of the route and the highest paved pass in Europe, at the Col de la Bonette. Then it is mostly a descent straight to Nice, while the alpine landscapes turn into beautiful Mediterranean forests.
Our vibrant adventure will end in the lively town of Nice, where we will be able to get on a short coastal ride. We will celebrate the conquest with a refreshing swim and a grand dinner.
Day by day.
Day 1: Arrival, +20km flat
Day 2: 90km +2,500m
Day 3: 110km +2,500m
Day 4: 90km +2,500m
Day 5: Rest day
Day 6: 110km +3,000m
Day 7: 110km +3,000m
Day 8: 120km +1,500m
Day 9: Departure