Crème des Alpes Françaises

Crème des Alpes Françaises

French Alps

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FRANCE

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05 - 12 Jun 2024

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Challenging

Approx. AU$8,166

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GBP£4,236

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USD$5,240

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€4,750.00

START LOCATION

ANNECY

END LOCATION

BRIANÇON

DAYS

8

AV. DAILY DISTANCE

75KM | 47MI

AV. DAILY ELEVATION

1950M | 6400FT

The cream of the French Alpes for an ambitious group of cyclists. We're talking a brilliant week's riding that includes numerous legends of the Tour de France amidst the beauty of the Alpes Françaises.

PRIVATE CUSTOM TOUR
CONFIRMED DEPARTURE | 2 PLACES REMAINING!

WHAT'S INCLUDED

QUALITY ACCOMMODATION (TWIN SHARE) | BREAKFASTS | LUNCHES | DINNERS | FULL GUIDE AND VEHICLE SUPPORT | ON-ROAD SNACKS AND SUPPLEMENTS | WAHOO GPS LOAN UNIT | COMPLIMENTARY PUNTOTOURS CYCLING KIT | DAYPACK | BIDONS | KIT LAUNDRY SERVICE | GROUP DEPARTURE TRANSFER TO CHAMONIX

RECOMMENDED AIRPORTS

ARRIVAL GENEVA DEPARTURE GENEVA

PRICE PER PERSON

TWINSHARE €4,750.00 | SINGLE ROOM €5,400.00

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FULL ITINERARY

DAY ZERO TUE 4 JUN | ARRIVAL

Arrive into Annecy and settle into our excellent start hotel. Your guides will be arriving today as well, and in the afternoon can assist with ensuring bikes are ready to roll tomorrow.
Welcome and Tour Briefing over dinner, the first of many great nights ahead.

DAY ONE WED 5 JUN | ANNECY TO ALBERTVILLE

A short warm-up along the lake shore before we begin our first real ascent of the tour. A series of solid climbs that take us from Haute-Savoie to the Savoie region of France, culminating in the green slopes of Col du Frene. A huge descent and rolling terrain to our next stop in Albertville.
DISTANCE | 75KM | 47MI
ELEVATION | 1200M | 3900FT

DAY TWO THU 6 JUN | ALBERTVILLE TO SAINT-JEAN-DE-MAURIENNE

First of the classic TDF ascents, as we ride south up and over the Col de La Madeleine, the gateway to the legends of the Alpes. This lady is not to be trifled with, her reputation being tough but beautiful. The journey is eased with majestic scenery - green forest, cascading waterfalls and the spectacular summit.
DISTANCE | 80KM | 50MI
ELEVATION | 2300M | 7550FT

DAY THREE FRI 7 JUN | LOOP RIDE

We're fast running out of superlatives as this tour unfolds. Today we tackle two legends that conveniently roll into one - the Col du Glandon and Col de la Croix de Fer. The average gradient on this climb is not easy, so pace is the key - and the views!
DISTANCE | 65KM | 40MI
ELEVATION | 1950M | 6400FT

DAY FOUR SAT 8 JUN | SAINT-JEAN-DE-MAURIENNE TO BOURG-D'OISANS

Serious Tour de France territory today with two halves. Our route heads ever upwards from the start. First summit is the Col du Télégraphe, and then the famous Col du Galibier. After such a mighty effort, the second half is a wonderful downhill run to the charming town of Le Bourg d'Oisans.
DISTANCE | 95KM | 59MI
ELEVATION | 2700M | 8850FT

DAY FIVE SUN 9 JUN | ALPE D'HUEZ LOOP

Spectacular day as we ride a loop to Alpe d'Huez, and then just a little higher to the Col de Sarenne. We're up around 2000M above sea level today, before a scenic return to our hotel for dinner and recounting of the day's adventures.
DISTANCE | 60KM | 37MI
ELEVATION | 2100M | 6900FT

DAY SIX MON 10 JUN | BOURG-D'OISANS TO BRIANçON

Farewell to the French region of Isere, as we ride through the Haute-Alpes, over the Col du Lautaret to Briançon. One of the easier climbs of the Tour de France, consider this your 'rest day'.
DISTANCE | 65KM | 40MI
ELEVATION | 1750M | 5750FT

DAY SEVEN TUE 11 JUN | IZOARD LOOP

Mythical route for the final day of your tour. Undulating start and gradual downhill trend as we wind round to the Col d'Izoard for the traditional, brutal southern ascent. The terrain is unique, spectacular and will give you goosebumps. This is a true battleground of the Tour de France legends.
DISTANCE | 90KM | 56MI
ELEVATION | 2150M | 7050FT

DAY EIGHT WED 12 JUN | DEPARTURE

Early morning transfer for the group to Chamonix. The trip will take about four hours.
Then it's time to say farewell, until next time!
Ride safe Puntos.

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WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

FLIGHTS | INSURANCES | BIKE HIRE | BIKE BOX TRANSFERS | ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES | COFFEE STOPS | PERSONAL HOTEL EXPENSES | PRE- OR POST-TOUR ACCOMMODATION

WHAT KIND OF CYCLISTS TAKE YOUR TOURS?

There is no mold! We have had cyclists from 18-72 years of age, some choosing easy, others choosing extremely challenging tours. We firmly believe we have something for almost all cycling abilities. Use our Difficulty Rating to help you select a tour that suits what you want.  We're happy to talk it over with you if you're unsure.

CAN I HIRE A BIKE?

You can!  Check out the details of hiring one of our high-end Cipollini road bikes.

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