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Cycling the French Alps: Mountains of Pleasure

For most of us--French riders-who grew up with cycling and the Tour de France--the Alps are customarily defined by their climbs rather than by their peaks: Galibier, Aravis, Saisies, Madeleine, Alpe d'Huez, Croix de Fer are more meaningful to us than Massif des Bauges, Chartreuse, Vercors, or Queyras.

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French Alps Cycling Tours: Guided, Self-Guided and Gran Fondos

The famous climnb to Alped d'Huez is part of a number of our guided and self-guided trips
 
Our itinerary will take you to stunningly beautiful spots
 
Rider on the self-guided Geneva to Alpe d'Huez bike trip
 
"Geneva to Alpe d'Huez" is Outside Magazine's 'Trip of the Year"
 

Our Alps cycling trip Geneva to Alpe d'Huez has been awarded "the 2011 Trip of the Year" title by Outside Magazine.

We've done these climbs, ridden these roads and mapped out amazing rides. Using the French Alps diversity as a backdrop--snow-capped peaks, glaciers, green fields, and crystal-clear lakes--we can design anything you want: For individuals or small groups who want to travel on their own, we offer a wide range of self-guided vacations; for those who prefer to be escorted by a local cyclist, we can design your dream trip... Just ask us.

We also take groups to view some of the world's biggest cycling events in the area or participate in some of the Alps' most prestigious cyclosportives and Gran Fondos such as the Etape du Tour, the Marmotte and the Time-Megeve-Mont-Blanc.

Of all our challenging tours, our award-winning trip Geneva to Alpe d'Huez will allow you to do some of the most famous climbs in the Alps: Colombiere, Aravis, Saisies, Madeleine, Telegraghe, Galibier, and Alpe d'Huez! Starting this year, this trip can now be combined with our Alpe d'Huez to Nice... Your chance to do the whole length of the legendary Route des Grandes Alpes."

Cycling the Alps is not necessarily challenging! We also offer some a few spectacular leisurely sefl-guided tours that leave riders breathless! These take place on flat terrain following the valleys. Of special interest are our 3-Lake Cycling tour that takes riders from Lake Geneva to Lac du Bourget and Lake Annecy (a visually exceptional ride!) and our Via Rhona tour that follows the Rhone river from Geneva to Lyon. It makes the most of the almost completed traffic-free bike route "the Via Rhona" that links Lake Geneva to the Mediterrean Sea.

In the Alps--more than any other regions where we operate--we organize many custom tours for groups of 6 and more. We cater to cycling clubs, groups of friends, families, etc.... These tours can be guided or self-guided. You may view some examples of trips that have been customized for groups on our custom tour page. To get started, just fill out our request form!

 
French Alps Cycling Tours
Mass cycling events (cyclosportives/Gran Fondo):
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June 28
July 6
From 1,470 euros
July 4 - 6 From 470 euros
On a request basis
Guided/Supported Tours:
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Jun 28 - Jul 3 From 1075 euros
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On request From 705 euros
 
Challenging Self-guided Tours:
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Jun 7 - 12 From 755 euros
Jun 10 - 14 From 740 euros
Jun 13 - 19 From 995 euros
Jul 12 - 17 From 755 euros
Jul 17 - 21 From 925 euros
Aug 9 - 14 From 755 euros
Aug 30 - Sep 4 From 755 euros
Sep 5- 11 From 995 euros
5n/6d From 605 euros
5n/6d From 740 euros
4n/5d From 715 euros
4n/5d From 795 euros
Leisure Self-guided Tours:
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2n/3d From 360 euros
7n/8d From 895 euros
5n/6d From 605 euros
6n/7d From 920 euros