|Self-guided trip: Starts any day from June through September 2017
Minimum number of riders: 2
4 nights/5 days
Daily mileage: From 43 km (27 miles) to 112 km (70 miles)
Grenoble is serviced by low-cost and from London
Accommodation in 2-star properties
From per person sharing a double room.
Tour de France Mythic Climbs: Alpe d'Huez, Croix de Fer, Telegraphe and Galibier — 4 nights/5 days
|Day 1: Arrival in Grenoble. Transfer to Alpe d'Huez. Optional loop from Alpe d'Huez (49 km/31 miles, 1,800 meters/5,900 ft of climbing)
Arrive in Grenoble at the time of your choice. Meet with our local representative in Grenoble to go over your itinerary. Transfer to Alpe d'Huez where you'll dine and overnight. Note that if you wish to do some riding on arrival day, there is an optional loop from Alpe d'Huez.
|Day 2: Loop from Alpe d'Huez (multiple options, 43 km/27 miles, 1,375 meters/4,515 ft of climbing)
You will be provided with a few suggestions for today's tour. Our favorite will take you on quiet roads with breathtaking views over the Oisans area and the nearby mountain peaks. This short loop will allow you to gauge yourself before riding the giant passes of the coming days. Longer rides can be suggested if you wish to cover more ground.
|Day 3: Alpe d'Huez (or nearby) — Valloire (112 km/70 miles, 4,290 meters/14,070 ft of climbing)
After breakfast, barrel down from your hotel all the way to the valley floor before attacking the Col de la Croix de Fer (2,067 m or 6,200 ft.), which is rated "HC" ("Hors Catégorie" meaning "beyond category") by the Tour de France organizers. The Col du Télégraphe (1,566 m or 4,700 ft. rated as a second category climb) will take you to Valloire at the bottom of Galibier.
|Day 4: Valloire — Alpe d'Huez (77 km/48 miles, 3,175 meters/10,415 ft of climbing)
Your route will take you to Col du Galibier (2,645 m or 7,900 ft rated "HC") before going down the Col du Lautaret all the way to Bourg d'Oisans. From there, the 16-km climb to Alpe d'Huez (1,850 m or 5,550 ft.) is your mission. The time to beat: 37'35", a record held by Marco Pantani since 1995.
|Day 5: Departure
After breakfast, depart at the time of your choice.
Private transfers to Geneva can be organized (price is on request).
|Booking & Pricing|
|From per person sharing a double room.
Two options are offered for this trip:
For 4 riders or more:
For 2 riders:
Note that this tour can be done with a support vehicle for groups of 6 or more (price on request)
These prices include:
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