From Geneva to Alpe d'Huez by race bike

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Tour

Road cycling holidays

Duration

6 days

Distance

373Km

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Self-guided

The beauty of this package is in the freedom it offers: without a guide, you are free to decide the timing, pace, and stops of your journey. Travel freely, travel your way!
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5/5 Challenging

Difficult, between 60 and over 100 kilometers per day with an elevation gain between 800 and over 2000 meters.

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Linear

The starting point is different from the ending point, with overnight stays in different hotels and daily stages.

Description

Day 1: Geneva
Individual arrival in Geneva and transfer to your hotel in Yvoire, on Lake Geneva.

Day 2: Yvoire – Le Grand Bornand (108 km; +2570/-2040 m or 112 km; +3103/-2563 m)
Today's destination is Le Grand Bornand, home of Reblochon cheese. On the road that will lead you into the heart of the Aravis mountain range, you will be cycling in the magnificent Chiablese region, before undertaking a challenging climb: the Col de la Colombière (1,613 m). Dinner and overnight stay in Le Grand Bornand.

Day 3: Le Grand Bornand – Albertville (76 km; +1660/-2250 m)
You will leave the picturesque Le Grand Bornand to climb onto the classic Route des Grandes Alpes, a mountain road that links Lake Geneva (Thonon-les-Bains) to the Mediterranean Sea (Menton). After having climbed the Col des Aravis (1,486 m), you will dive into the valley before facing the second climb of the day: Col des Saisies (1,657 m). You will then descend to Albertville, where you will spend the night.

Day 4: Albertville – Valloire (106 km; +3280/-2190 m)
Today you will conquer the Col de la Madeleine, one of the most mythical and classic mountain passes in the Tour de France. The top culminates at an impressive 2,000 m, the highest so far, and the north side is very pleasant, with a long steady climb ending with an open panoramic view of the nearby mountains. After a 20 km descent into the Maurienne valley, you will reach the bottom of the valley along a flat stretch, then climb the easy Col du Télégraphe (1,566 m) and thus reach the magnificent town of Valloire.

Day 5: Valloire – Alpe d’Huez (78 km; +2630/-2240 m)
Valloire is located at the foot of the Galibier pass (2,642 m), today's major climb. Cycling along this legendary climb has something magical: if you are real enthusiasts you will remember the many clashes that this road has seen since it was first introduced in the Tour de France in 1911. You will be rewarded with a breathtaking view of the Meije glacier and a memorable 40 km descent to Bourg d’Oisans, before tackling the 13 km climb to the Alpe d’Huez. The time to beat is 36’ 50”, a record held by Marco Pantani since 1995.

Day 6: Alpe d’Huez
After breakfast, end of services and individual departure. Transfers to Grenoble or Geneva can be arranged upon request.

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✅ What is included in the trip?

  • Travel/Medical Insurance 24/24
  • Overnight stay and breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Local telephone assistance 7/7
  • City tax
  • Welcome briefing
  • Detailed description and maps of the itinerary
  • GPS or navigation APP
  • 4 dinners (drinks are not included)
  • Transfer from Geneva to Yvoire on Day 1

❌ What is not included?

  • Transfers not listed as "Included"
  • Tips
  • Journey to/from the starting point of the tour
  • Meals and drinks not listed as "Included"
  • Bike rental
  • Extras
  • Entrance fees, ferries and anything not listed as "Included"

💸 Cancellation fees

  • Time Range
  • Full refund
  • More 30 days of departure
  • 50%
  • From 14 to 30 days before departure
  • 25%
  • Up to 7 days before departure
  • Not refundable

Minimum non-refundable rate: 25

From Geneva to Alpe d'Huez by race bike

  • To start the journey in the elegant city of Geneva, located on the shores of Lake LeMa, surrounded by the Alps and the Jura mountains
  • To discover Le Grand Bornand located in the heart of the Aravis mountain range, tackling the mythical Col de la Colombière included 5 times in the Tour de France
  • To conquer the top of the Col de la Madeleine, one of the most mythical and classic mountain passes in the Tour de France
  • To experience the thrill of climbing the legendary Col du Galibier, a climb that has made cyclists dream all over the world since 1911 when it was first presented in the Tour de France
  • To face the legendary Route des Grandes Alpes, a scenic route through the French Alps that connects the majestic Lake Geneva (Thonon-les-Bains) to the Mediterranean Sea (Mentone)
  • To conclude this extraordinary journey by climbing Alpe d'Huez by race bike, trying to beat the undisputed record of Marco Pantani
  • To discover France by racing bike retracing some of the mythical climbs in the Tour de France

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