Have you ever dreamed of cycling the highest mountain passes in Europe?
This tour has been specially designed for endurance cyclists under our Explorer tour format. Here you have the chance to climb 4 of the 5 highest mountain passes in Europe! Col d'Iseran (2770m), Col d'Agnel (2744m), Col de la Bonette (2715m) and Col du Galibier (2645m) away from the crowds and rush of following a pro tour race. The only other giant missing in the top 5 is Passo Stelvio in northern Italy which you will need to save for another trip!
To top things off other famous TDF climbs, such as, Alpe d'Huez, Croix de Fer, Ornon, Izoard and even Mont Ventoux are all neatly locked away in this tour itinerary. Quite an impressive list of cols for your cycling CV!
Keeping with our style of a relaxed format with minimal transfers this tour has been designed with multiple night stays in Le Bourg d'Oisans, Modane and Sault. The French Alpes are home to what are typically the most spectacular summit stage finishes during the Tour de France professional
road race. The mountain views atop Croix de Fer, Izoard and Galibier in particular will be etched in your minds for a lifetime. If you are keen to challenge yourself on some of Europe´s biggest climbs in a relaxed setting and with full support then this is the tour for you!
During 2018 we are pleased to announce that we start our cycling tour in Grenoble (capital of the Alpes) and finish in Avignon (heart of Provence). Both of these locations provide excellent bases to enjoy pre and post tour vacations. The daily routes provide well planned mixed terrain rides but always with the chance to cycle an optional climb. Two of the climbs will even take you up to the italian border via Mont Cenis and Col d'Agnel. You will create your own history along the same wheelpaths of Coppi, Hinault, Pantani, Indurain, Contador and Froome!
´Cycling from Grenoble to Avignon via the highest mountain passes in Europe´
Dates: 22 to 30 June 2018 (9 days / 8 nights)
Tour Itinerary: 2018 FRENCH ALPES (PDF Download)
Photo Gallery: 2017 French Alpes Tour Photos
Tour Price: 2850 € per person (twin share)
For payment in $AUD please ask!
Suited Cycling Level: from Intermediate
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