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Cycle the French Alps: Road Cycling

 

Summary:

Welcome to road cycling – the Intrepid way. This trip takes you from the Jura Mountains to the mighty French Alps as you ride through the same terrain as the Tour de France. Earn your bragging rights as you conquer the legendary climbs of the Croix de Fer...

Duration
8 Days
Next Departure
05-Jun-2021
Starting at
USD 2,130.00
Price per day
USD 266.00

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Operator
Intrepid Travel
Tour
Cycle the French Alps: Road Cycling
Travel Style
Small Group Tour with More Flexibility
Group Size
1 - 12
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Summary

Welcome to road cycling – the Intrepid way. This trip takes you from the Jura Mountains to the mighty French Alps as you ride through the same terrain as the Tour de France. Earn your bragging rights as you conquer the legendary climbs of the Croix de Fer, Col d’Izoard and the true legends of the Col du Galibier and the iconic 21 hairpins of the Alpe d'Huez. This is a trip to test your cycling skills but rewards you with sublime Alpine vistas, thrilling downhills, great company and an excuse to eat as much French pastry as you want!

Short Itinerary

Day 1.
Aix-Les-Bains
Day 2.
Aix-Les-Bains
Day 3.
La Chambre
Day 4.
Le Bourg D'oisans
Day 5.
Le Bourg D'oisans
Day 6.
Briancon
Day 7.
Chambery
Day 8.
Chambery

 

Remarks

Highlights

  • Experience the sublime Lacets de Montvernier – often described as one of the most beautiful roads in professional cycling
  • Tackle the 21 hairpins of the Alpe d'Huez, the most famous climb known to the world of two wheels
  • Ascend the Col du Galibier, the ultra-high mountain route once described by Tour de France champion Andy Schleck as ‘like riding into the sky’
  • Cycle in the midst of towering snow-capped massifs, postcard-perfect lakes, and meadows dotted with shepherd’s stone huts – not to mention the strange wind-carved rocks of the Col d'Izoard
  • Ride at your own pace in some of the most stunning scenery in cycling

Travel Package

DescriptionComing from Going to
Tour Aix-les-Bains Chambery

This is an Organised Group Tour: the itinerary has been predefined by the tour operator. The tour destinations, duration, accommodations, departure dates and the price are fix. You can join, enjoy and meet other people.

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Starting at: USD 1,905.00

       

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