Every avid road cyclist knows the grandeur of the famous Alpine passes from the world’s most prestigious road cycling race, Tour de France. However, not every cyclist wondered about riding them. Are you among those, who would like to try and cycle the legendary climbs yourself? Can you match the never-ending serpentines, thin air, and unforgettable breathtaking views? If your answer is YES, then this trip is definitely for you!
Our personal Tour de France race
We will spin over some of the Tour’s most famous climbs. We also guarantee to provide some extraordinary views along the way. What is more, you can choose between a fast or a slower paced group, each one led by experienced guides. In any case, you will be supported by a vehicle that can attend to individuals’ needs, so you can ride a bike at your own pace. Most importantly, we will make sure the motivation and spirits are on top all the time! To conclude, all you need to bring is some stamina..:)
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Torino airport (Italy)|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive by 12:00 noon for a prompt departure at 1:00 PM|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 12:00 noon|
|WEAR||Comfortable bike and athletic clothing, sport shoes (biking shoes), jacket and sunscreen|
Day 1 – Getting to Torino
Pick up at Torino airport or at a designated meeting point for a drive to our accommodation for the night. After some time for settling in, we’ll head for a short spin to stretch our legs before the first day in the mountains.
-Distance Biking: 30km, 500h.m.
Day 2- Majestic climb of Colle delle Finestre
The Majestic climb of Colle delle Finestre is something special to kick off our adventure in the Alps with. 18km climb with narrow hairpin turns in the first section and gravel, never-ending slopes of second half make this climb unforgettable. We’ll wrap up the day with a climb to Sestriere and a transfer to the heart of French Alps – Briancon.
-Distance Biking: 80km, 2200h.m.
Day 3 - Col d’ Izoard panoramic loop
-Distance Biking: 110km, 2.000h.m.
Day 4 - Time to recharge
In order to make the best out of the entire time spent in the Alps we need to take care of our bodies and regenerate as well. Day 4 is reserved for an easy ride, maybe a swim in the lake and a bit of relaxation followed by a transfer to famous Le Bourg de Oisans, where we will stay until the end of our cycling tour.
Day 5 - D-day
Our spinning adventure’s D-day, time to tackle some of the most iconic and brutal climbs in the Alps! We’ll start with Col du Glandon, Col de la Croix de Fer, Col de Telegraph and epic Col du Galibier. Descending down the winding road over Col d Lautaret is surreal and so is the well deserved meal we’ll have back in Le Bourg. As the peak of the tour is underway we’ll make sure you enjoy every mile of it at your own pace so you can really feel the reward at the end of the day.
-Distance Biking: 110k, 2.800 h.m.
Day 6 - Venon Gorge
Everyone is going to appreciate a bit of an easier route for this day, exploring gorge of Venon and surroundings of Le Bourg.
Distance biking: 60km, 1000 h.m.
Day 7 - An easy day to rest and recharge
It’s a 2nd rest day of our tour. You are free to choose from a self-guided day off or an easy group “cafe” ride in the flats of Le Bourg.
Day 8 - L'Alpe d'Huez climb
L’Alpe d’Huez is no doubt one of the most legendary climbs known to cyclists around the whole world. See how you match up the best by measuring your time up those famed hairpin turns and enjoy the views when descending a “hidden” road of Col de Sarrene.
Distance Biking: 80km, 1.800 hm.