A cycling tour that compiles the most iconic climbs of the French Alps

Their names are associated with the long days of July, when the Tour de France highlights them. All of them are unique natural sites, sometimes the heart of National Parks.
For many, they are the very embodiment of wide open spaces and alpine landscapes. During this cycling tour we propose you to ride in the Alps the highest road pass : Iseran pass, to discover the glaciers of the Massif des Écrins from the summit of the Galibier, to evolve in the lunar landscape of Izoard pass, to count each turn of the Alpe d’Huez and finally to challenge the Croix de Fer

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Tour de France iconic climbs.
  • Ride across two National Parks : Vanoise, Écrins
  • Iseran pass, Galibier pass, Izoard pass, Lautaret pass, Croix de Fer pass, Alpe d’Huez.

A BIKE TRIP THAT ADAPTS TO YOUR WISHES!

Choose the option that suits you: supported, guided or custom.

Supported Tour

The perfect balance between autonomy and assistance.

Thanks to the simplicity of use of the biking GPS, which we include, you can enjoy your day the way you want. We suggest places for lunch and dinner as well as the activities not to be missed on the itinerary we have created.

A support vehicle (van) and its driver-guide will accompany you. It will pick you up on the first day at the meeting place and drop you off at the end of your stay. At each stage, he transfers your luggage. For more security and comfort, the van is at your disposal for the duration of your trip. It will stay nearby to provide you with supplies, to solve any mechanical problems or to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in case of fatigue or capricious weather. Finally, since we choose to offer you the most beautiful itineraries, it sometimes requires a transfer to make the junction between two stages.

Our trips are privatized, offering you the guarantee to travel in small groups with your friends or family.

From 2090/person

Guided Tour

Follow the guide !

All you have to do is pedal and enjoy the scenery, we’ll take care of everything! You discover the region accompanied by a certified bike guide. Every day we program the best places for lunch and dinner, as well as the activities not to be missed on the itinerary we have created.

A support vehicle (van) and its driver-guide will accompany you. It will pick you up on the first day at the meeting place and drop you off at the end of your stay. At each stage, he transfers your luggage. For more security and comfort, the van is at your disposal for the duration of your trip. It will stay nearby to provide you with supplies, to solve any mechanical problems or to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in case of fatigue or capricious weather. Finally, since we choose to offer you the most beautiful itineraries, it sometimes requires a transfer to make the junction between two stages.

Our trips are privatized, offering you the guarantee to travel in small groups with your friends or family.

From 2990/person

Custom Tour

The trip of your dreams !

With our expertise and the elements that you will share with us, we will know how to accompany you in the conception of the trip of your dreams! Whether it’s a question of creating a new itinerary or adapting one of our tours, each element of your trip will be carefully studied to meet your expectations: budget, dates, itinerary, difficulty, activities, theme, guiding, accommodation, catering or bike rental.

We design and organize bike tours for friends and families who wish to celebrate an event or simply share good times. We also offer solutions to companies, associations and administrations who wish to thank their teams or partners.

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    BIKe itinerary

    Welcome to THE FRENCH ALPS 

    We will meet you at Geneva airport at 1 pm before taking you to your hotel in Val Cenis resort. We take advantage of this first day to adjust your bikes, present the tour and explore the city.

    Modane > col de l’iseran

    Today you climb the Iseran pass which culminates at an altitude of 2770m. It is the highest road mountain pass of all the Alps. Weather conditions are often capricious, even in summer! During the 2019 edition of the Tour de France, it was on the descent to Val d’Isère that the race organization had neutralized the stage due to a mud slide.

    val cenis > LA SALLE LES ALPES

    From the hotel we descend into the valley in the direction of Saint Michel de Maurienne and the first ramps of a legend of the Tour de France, the Col du Galibier 2642m altitude.
    After crossing the Col du Télégraphe and the magnificent village of Valloire, the slope gets steeper until the summit. From there, a panoramic view offers itself to you, allowing you to see the Mont Blanc on one side, the glaciers and eternal snows of the Écrins massif on the other. The long descent leads us to Briançon via the Col du Lautaret.

    GUILLESTRE > LA SALLE LES ALPES 

    First ascent of the day, the Izoard pass (2361 m) in the Queyras massif. It is here that the differences in atmosphere between the Northern and Southern Alps are best measured. La Casse Déserte, a lunar landscape made of rock, is witness to the history of the Tour de France and the Giro d’Italia, a stele pays tribute to Fausto Copi and Louison Bobet. For the most courageous among you, the col de Granon (2413m) will offer an exceptional landscape over the Écrin massif.

    LA SALLE LES ALPES > ALPE D’HUEZ

    The Tour de France had its first finish in L’Alpe d’Huez (1850m) in 1952. Since then, this ascent has become one of the most famous with the Mont Ventoux, the Stelvio or the Tourmalet. Its 21 turns, initially numbered to help the snowploughs during the winter, will be a landmark in your ascent. But before that you will have to climb the Col du Lautaret (2058m).

    ALPE D’HUEZ > la toussuire

    From the start a long descent leads us to the dam and the Verney lake, it is here that the pass of La Croix de Fer starts. This irregular pass owes its name to an iron cross located at its summit (2067m). From there we continue towards the station of Toussuire to reach our hotel.

    END OF STAY

    It is the end of this Classic French Alps bike tour with Veymont Travel. After breakfast we will take you back to Geneva Airport.

    ACCOMODATIONS / HOTELS

    Veymont Travel retains the right to change the hotels if necessary as stipulated in our GTC.

    Val Cenis – 2 nights

    Saint Charles Hotel & Spa 4*

    Located in the resort of Val Cenis, this hotel benefits from an ideal location in the heart of the mountains, at the foot of the Iseran pass.

    la salle les alpes – 2 nights

    Le Grand Aigle Hotel & Spa 4*

    Presenting a decoration of mountain style, this hotel is located within the resort of Serre Chevalier.

    ALPE D’HUEZ – 1 night

    Les Grandes Rousses Hotel & Spa 4*

    A family history since 1902. Ideally located in the heart of Alpe d’Huez, this hotel offers a contemporary mountain style..

    LA TOUSSUIRE – 1 night

    Hotel Le Beausoleil 3*

    Set up in a wooden chalet, this Chalet-Hotel
    to the mountain decoration will bring you comfort and relaxation in the heart of the resort of La Toussuire.

    equipment / bikes

    Included

    Carbon road bike – Shimano 105

    Trek Emonda SL5 or equivalent

    Women’s model also available

    Size: 47 – 50 – 52 – 54 – 56 – 58 – 60 – 62

    Chainring: 50-34 Cassette: 11-32

    Supplement + 90€

    Road E-bike

    Pinarello Nytro or equivalent

    Size: 46,5 – 50 – 53 – 55 – 58

    Chainring: 50-34 Cassette: 11-30

    Supplement + 160 €

    Carbon road bike – Ultegra DI2

    Pinarello Prince or equivalent

    Women’s model also available

    Size: 46,5 – 50 – 51,5 – 53 – 54 – 56 – 57,5 – 59,5 – 62

    Chainring: 50-34 Cassette: 11-32

    Supplement + 660 €

    Carbon road bike – Dura Ace DI2

    Pinarello Dogma F12 or equivalent

    Size: 46,5 – 50 – 51,5 – 53 – 54 – 55 – 56 – 57,5 – 59,5

    Chainring: 50-34 Cassette: 11-32

    Equipment / dEtails

    You can choose to travel with your own bike and/or bring your own pedals, saddle and helmet. The guide will set up your equipment upon arrival.

    Equipment provided with the rental of a Road Bike
    Equipment provided with the rental of a Hybrid Bike
    • Pedals to choose from the following:
      • cleats: SPD-SL / SPD-M / Look Keo
      • flat with cages
      • flat
    • 1 Pump
    • 1 Computer
    • 2 water bottles
    • 1 saddle bag: 1 spare tube + 1 multitool + 2 tire-levers
    • 1 helmet
    Equipment provided with the rental of a Hybrid Bike
    • Pedals to choose from the following:
      • cleats: SPD-SL / SPD-M / Look Keo
      • flat with cages
      • flat
    • 1 Pump
    • 1 Computer
    • 1 water bottle
    • 1 saddle bag: 1 spare tube + 1 multitool + 2 tire-levers
    • 1 helmet
    • 1 handlebar bag
    • 2 rear panniers

    WHAT’s INCLUDED / WHAT’S NOT incluDED ?

    Included
    Supported tour
    Not Included
    Supported Tour

    Accomodation

    • 5 nights in 4* hotels (or equivalent) in double occupancy
    • 1 night in a 3* hotel (or equivalent) in double occupancy

    Meals

    • 6 breakfasts
    • Snacks and refreshments

    Guiding

    • 1 driver-guide

    Activities

    • 5 bike rides

    Equipment

    • Road bike rental with bike equipment (see above)
    • Garmin bike GPS rental (1 for 4 persons)
    • 1 Veymont Travel cycling jersey

    Support & Transfer

    • 1 support van following the group and offering to the guests:
    • Transfer of people
    • Transfer of luggage
    • Transfer of bikes
    • Mechanical assistance
    • Refreshments
    • Pick up and drop off at predeterminated places
    Not Included
    Guided Tour
    • Travel and repatriation insurance
    • Plane/train tickets and transportation to/from predetermined pick up/drop off locations
    • Accomodation before and after the stay
    • Personnal effetcs purchased during the stay
    • Activities not planned by Veymont Travel
    • Meals not mentionned in the “meals” section
    • Wine and dinks in bars, hotels and restaurants
    Included
    Guided tour
    Not Included
    Guided Tour

    Accomodation

    • 5 nights in 4* hotels (or equivalent) in double occupancy
    • 1 night in a 3* hotel (or equivalent) in double occupancy

    Meals

    • 6 breakfasts
    • 6 lunches
    • 6 dinners
    • Snacks and refreshments

    Guiding

    • 1 driver-guide
    • 1 certified bike guide

    Activities

    • 5 bike rides

    Equipment

    • Road bike rental with bike equipment (see above)
    • Garmin bike GPS rental (1 for 4 persons)
    • 1 Veymont Travel cycling jersey

    Support & Transfer

    • 1 support van following the group and offering to the guests:
    • Transfer of people
    • Transfer of luggage
    • Transfer of bikes
    • Mechanical assistance
    • Refreshments
    • Pick up and drop off at predeterminated places
    Not Included
    Guided Tour
    • Travel and repatriation insurance
    • Plane/train tickets and transportation to/from predetermined pick up/drop off locations
    • Accomodation before and after the stay
    • Personnal effetcs purchased during the stay
    • Activities not planned by Veymont Travel
    • Meals not mentionned in the “meals” section
    • Wine and dinks in bars, hotels and restaurants

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