10 days
Duration
Jul-Aug
Dates
France
Location

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
INCLUDED
return Torino airport shuttle
regions finest boutique accommodations, double or twin room
complete van support every mile of the way to enjoy your vacation at your own pace
expert English speaking guides with extensive local knowledge, who go above and beyond to cater to your every need
baggage transfers from trip pick up to drop-off
daily breakfast, lunch, and cyclist-friendly dinner
group size that doesn’t exceed 14 guests on a scheduled departure
secure bike maintenance and storage room for your bikes and transportation boxes
NOT INCLUDED
airfare (we can help you purchase the best ticket possible and organize your bike transportation)
bike rental (we do offer gear rental options just enquire online and book in advance)
personal safety and cycling equipment
drinks and snacks
travel and activity insurance
tips are optional and not included in price
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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.

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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.

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Day 3 - Col d’ Izoard panoramic loop

Climbs in Alps are big. And long. And extremely fun! Another epic one on the schedule today, as we do Col d’ Izoard panoramic loop through the region.

-Distance Biking: 110km, 2.000h.m.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Day 9 – Beautiful farewell routes

We’ll spend the final day on bikes exploring less traveled roads and challenging our courage. Col de la Conffesion is a good warm-up climb before a little-known climb up the Col de Salonge. We have saved the most beautiful route for the end of this tour. We’ll have a farewell dinner and pack our bikes in the evening.
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Day 10 - Departure

Shuttle to Torino Airport.
We are passionate adventure travelers ourselves. We have spent our lives in search for the ultimate outdoor experiences. You will gain skills in outdoor activities and meet like-minded individuals to share wonderful adventures. Passion and full dedication to details for each itinerary as well as an excellent relationship with our suppliers in Slovenia have built up the Bikehiketours brand.
Your adventure guides are local and experienced professionals who have a real passion for outdoor activities and for the culture and landscape.
Your safety is their number one priority, closely followed by your enjoyment of the tour. They will always be on-hand to answer any questions or requests you may have throughout your trip. We choose our guides for their expertise in outdoor activities. They are experts in their fields.
We only run small group adventures to ensure that everyone has the best experience possible and not get lost in the crowd. There will generally be between seven and 14 people in each group. The minimum number of people we require to run our tours is four.
Our tour caters for a wide age range, typically between 30 and 60 years old, but age is simply a state of mind, as they say, and we welcome anyone over the age of 18! 
Tours are designed at your own pace and you will enjoy no matter what your age.

Each evening your guides will chat with you about the following day’s activities and give you an idea of the sorts of trails you can look forward to. If there’s anything you feel anxious about, your guides will be happy to discuss it with you.
We recommend following a general training in the weeks leading up to your trip.
Your guide will be very happy to give you some bike skills training during your trip to help improve your confidence and your enjoyment of your bike adventure. 

As fellow sports enthusiasts, we understand the comfort you may find in riding with your own gear. Due to things can get a bit challenging when it comes to traveling please consult our booking manager prior to departure.

Q. Will I have to carry my own luggage?
You will never have to worry about your bags on tour. You only need to carry a daypack with you whilst riding. We have a support vehicle and driver who will transfer your luggage to your next accommodation each day, and have it ready and waiting for your arrival.
On your holiday you will be staying in a range of comfortable, welcoming local accommodations, including traditional guest houses, small hotels, and a boutique hotel. For details please consult with your booking manager.
Traveling light is the key. Although the daytime and nighttime temperatures can vary in the mountains, so you must make sure that you have plenty of layers of breathable clothing to ensure that you are always warm enough and can remove a layer if you get too hot. 
You should also bring cycling shorts/trousers, gloves, padded undershorts, waterproof jacket, flip-flops, specific shoes for cycling.
Where the meals are included in Bikehiketours itineraries they are in a group setting. 
Your Bikehiketours guide will also be with you during these scheduled meals. 
During the meals that are not included in the itinerary, you are free to choose where you would like to dine. Your guide will advise you the best places to dine for these meals. You can choose to join with others and decide to dine together somewhere or, if you desire some independent time, you are also always welcome to do your own thing.
Medical insurance is mandatory on all of our holidays. We also recommend trip cancellation insurance. Contact your booking manager and we will help you choose the right plan for your holiday.
Many of our travelers join as singles. We charge single supplement fee to solo travelers for single room use. But don’t worry, we can pair you with another traveler of the same gender if you like.


A single supplement is an additional charge for a private room for guests traveling alone.
The cost of our holidays does not include international airfare. However, we are happy to assist you in booking flights to join with each tour. The prices vary depending on the season and the point of departure.
We can arrange early arrivals and extended visits. We will be happy to provide suggestions and ideas.
The more in advance you book, the greater availability of dates you’ll find.

Attention to the smallest details, expertise, and great local guides are the key to a successful adventure.