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Guided groups

Cycling

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Cycling : another way to enjoy the trails and back roads. For beginners and experts, a bike allows you to explore a wide variety of places and landscapes in one trip and at your own pace. Our selection of self-guided bike tours also offers the possibility of using an electric bike to make them easier and more accessible to as many people as possible.
Level 1: 2 to 4 hours of riding per day (20 to 40 kilometers) on mostly flat roads or paths; a maximum of 200 meters of vertical gain. Feasible for anyone in good physical condition.

Level 2: 4 to 6 hours of riding per day (30 to 50 kilometers) on hilly roads or paths; a maximum of 500 meters of vertical gain. Accessible to anyone who exercises on a regular basis.

Level 3: 4 to 6 hours of riding per day (40 to 70 kilometers) on hilly roads or paths; a maximum of 800 meters of vertical gain. Hills up to 1 kilometer long and/or long distances on flat terrain (up to 70 kilometers). Accessible to anyone who regularly rides a bike on hilly terrain.

Level 4: 5 to 7 hours of riding per day (40 to 70 kilometers) on hilly or even mountainous terrain; more than 1000 meters of vertical gain. Hills or mountain passes several kilometers long. Accessible to anyone fairly athletic who rides hills with considerable vertical gain on a regular basis.

Mon Roadbook app: designed for the self-guided trips, "Mon Roadbook" travel assistant guides you throughout your journey via a mobile application to download on your smartphone.
Prices indicated are calculated based on a limited number of seats available or for a departure in over 2 months from today. Once all prereserved seats are filled, or for reservations with a departure in less than 2 months, we might have to acquire seats for a higher price (depending on availability at the moment the reservation is made), which might result in the application of a supplement that increases the closer we are to the departure date.

Our trip

  • A mythical itinerary that follows in the footsteps of the legendary Tour de France!

  • from the Mont Blanc to the Mediterranean sea, taking in a huge variety of alpine landscapes along the way.

  • Choose between two differents routes each day, with varying distances and profiles.

  • Comfortable accommodation ideal for rest and relaxation after long days in the saddle.

  • The option of being accompanied by non-cycling friends or family.

En route for the legendary "cols" of the Tour de France! Cross the French Alps from Lake Geneva to the Côte d'Azur on this fantastic eight day tour. From the Northern Alps and the Mont Blanc range right to the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea via some of the most mythical cols in the world of road biking: l'Iseran, le Galibier, le Lautaret, l'lzoard and many more... Road biking doesn't get any better than this!

Reservation

Departure Return Price including VAT Departure status  
From 16 Aug 2020 through 23 Aug 2020 1155 € Confirmed from 2 reservations on Book / Enquire Book / Enquire
From 22 Aug 2020 through 29 Aug 2020 1155 € Confirmed from 2 reservations on Book / Enquire Book / Enquire
From 30 Aug 2020 through 06 Sep 2020 1155 € Confirmed from 2 reservations on Book / Enquire Book / Enquire
From 06 Sep 2020 through 13 Sep 2020 1155 € Confirmed from 2 reservations on Book / Enquire Book / Enquire

Itinerary

Pricing

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The price includes / does not include

The price includes

  • Trip leader in support vehicle
  • 7 nights accommodation in 2-star hotels (x6) and 3-star hotels (x1) in double/twin rooms with en-suite facilities
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 7 picnic lunches
  • 7 dinners (3 to 4 course menu)
  • Daily baggage transfers
  • New navigation app for smartphones,
  • a detailed road book including maps (digital format) and GPS tracks

The price does not include

  • International flights
  • Your transfer to the meeting place
  • All services mentioned in extensions
  • Insurance, assistance
  • Drinks at the accommodation
  • Visits to museums, monuments and sites not covered by the programme
  • Additional travel related to changes in the programme due to bad weather
  • All personal expenses
  • Everything not mentioned under  "the price includes".

Other expenses

  • Single-room supplement (subject to availability):140€
  • Supplementary nights in Thonon les Bains
    • 2* hotel: 60 € (DR), 95 € (SR)
    • 3* hotel: 75 € (DR), 115 € (SR)
  • Supplementary nights in Menton
    • 2* hotel: 65 € (DR), 110 € (SR)
    • 3* hotel: 85 € ( DR), 155 € (SR)
  • Transfer from Menton to Thonon on day 8: 95 € (including bike and baggage)
  • Road bike rental: 260 € to 620 € (see "Useful information" tab)
  • Alps Grande Traversee jersey: 45 €