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Traversée des Alpes
1,850€/personne (taxes comprises)
3 Niveau Pro
From the Lake Leman to the Mediterranean Sea, cycle across some of the most iconic Alpine passes that have regularly featured in the Tour de France. This is tour for those looking to be challenged day after day!
Day 1 Geneva airport
Upon arrival at Geneva airport, you’ll be welcomed by a member of our team who will transfer you to your hotel. If you are missing any equipment or looking to update your kit, let us know and we can stop by the Bcyclet store!
Night in Geneva
Day 2 Colombiére
Goodby Switzerland, hello France! Col de L’Avernnaz (1234m) will be our first pass followed by the difficult ascent up the Col de Colombiére (1613m). The steepest section is 10.2%, but the good news is that it marks the end of the day.
Pro: 95km with 2300m+
Inferno: 120km with 3300m+ (Col de la Ramaz 1565m with an amazing view on the Mont Blanc)
Night in La Clusaz
Day 3 Massif du Beaufortain
A relaxed start for day 2, with Col des Aravis (1486m) at an average ascent of 6%. Then direction Col des Saisies (1650m), with hairpin roads and some stunning scenery. The final big challenge for the day is Cormet de Roselend (1968m) – its beautiful reservoir makes the climb worthwhile. A short transfer is planned to avoid the last climb to the hotel.
Pro: 90km with 2500m+
Inferno: 120km with 3800m+
Night Val d’Isére
Day 4 A monument: l'Iseran
Today you’ll face, Col de L’Iseran (2764m), the highest paved pass in the alps that first appeared in the Tour de France back in 1938. Stop at the top to enjoy a coffee and take in the Alpine panorama before the 70km descent ! One last climb awaits you with the Col du Telégraphe and your hotel perched on top!
Pro: 110km with 2500m+
Inferno: 125km with 3110m+ (Col du Mont Cenis 2083m)
Night in Valloire
Day 5 Galibier and Queyras
Let’s start with the emblem of the Tour de France: Col du Galibier (2642m).
Next, the castle in Briancon and the citadel in Mont Dauphin mark the entrance into Queyras. The day’s final challenge is the initial stage of the Col de Vars (2108m) before settling down in your hotel.
Pro: 110km with 2670m+
Inferno: 115km with 3640m+ (Col de l’Izoard 2362m)
Night in Vars
Day 6 Bonette and Mercantour
Leaving the hotel, your warm up will be the last few km of the Col de Vars, as we head for the highest pass in Europe: Cime de la Bonette (2802m). That’s one tough 20km climb! A wild descent through the Mercantour National Park will take us all the way to our quaint hotel for the night.
Pro: 80km with 2380m+
Inferno: 85km with 2500m+
Night in small mountain village
Day 7 From the mountain to the sea
This morning, we head for the Col Saint Martin (1500m) in the Provence-Alps, where you’ll notice the scenery change. You’ll even start to feel the seaside breeze as we near coast ! The final climb of this Alpine week will be up Col de Porte (1057m), with the last descent some 50km long along the picturesque Promenade des Anglais !
Pro: 130km with 2630m+
Inferno: 160km with 3100m+ (4600m-) (Ascent Col de Turini 1604m and Col de Braus 639m)
Night in Nice
Day 8 Nice airport
Relax and enjoy breakfast before being transferred to Nice Airport.