A CYCLING EXPERIENCE IN AN UNKNOWN FRANCE

France is the country that counts among the most famous climbs in the world and every year the Tour de France highlights them. But there are other more discreet passes, less frequented roads… This trip has been created to allow you to discover and measure yourself against them. All of them are over 2000m high and will be able to push you into your own corners: col Agnel (2744m), col de la Bonette (2715m), col de la Cayolle (2326m), col d’Allos (2250m). Welcome to the Secret Alps!

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Secret climbs : col Agnel, col de la Bonette, col de la Cayolle, col d’Allos, col de Vars
  • Ride across Mercantour National Park.

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 1590/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 2190/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 SECRET FRENCH ALPS

    We will meet you at Grenoble TGV train station at 11 am before taking you to your hotel in Barcelonnette. We take advantage of this first day to adjust your bikes, present the tour and explore the city.

    BARCELONNETTE LOOP 

    A few kilometers after leaving the hotel, the first ramps of the col de la Cayolle (2326m) appear. Opened at the end of the 19th century by the army, the road to La Cayolle offers passages carved into the rock. If you choose the longest option, the Col d’Allos (2250m) will be on your route.

    BARCELONNETTE > COL DE LA BONETTE

    After a few kilometers of warm-up we head towards the col de la Bonette (2715m). The 24 kms of ascent leads us to an exceptional point of view over Provence and nearby Italy.

    VARS > COL AGNEL 

    Col Agnel / Colle dell’Agnello (2744m) marks the border between France and Italy, its isolation contributes to the fact that it is little known to the general public. The fact that it is a cross-border pass explains why the Tour de France or the Giro only rarely crosses it. It was in the downhill on the French side that Steven Kruijswijk crashed in the 2016 Giro and lost his pink jersey.

    END OF STAY

    It is the end of this Secret French Alps bike tour with Veymont Travel. After breakfast we will take you back to Grenoble TGV.

    ACCOMODATIONS / HOTELS

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

    BARCELONNETTE – 3 nightS

    Hotel Spa Azteca 3*

    By staying in this charming hotel gallery you will enter a “Mexican” villa, where you will have the pleasure to discover a universe apart, where art and creation are put forward. The inhabitants of Barcelonnette emigrated en masse to Mexico in the 19th century. Some came back enriched and built picturesque villas.

    saint-véran – 1 night

    L’Alta Peyra Hotel & Spa 4*

    Spend the night in the heart of one of the most beautiful villages in France: Saint-Véran at 2042 m altitude. Located in the Queyras Regional Natural Park, Saint-Véran is the highest village in Europe.

    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 + 60€

    Road E-bike

    Pinarello Nytro or equivalent

    Size: 46,5 – 50 – 53 – 55 – 58

    Chainring: 50-34 Cassette: 11-30

    Supplement + 130 €

    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 + 520 €

    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

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

    Meals

    • 4 breakfasts
    • Snacks and refreshments

    Guiding

    • 1 driver-guide

    Activities

    • 3 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

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

    Meals

    • 4 breakfasts
    • 4 lunches
    • 4 dinners
    • Snacks and refreshments

    Guiding

    • 1 driver-guide
    • 1 certified bike guide

    Activities

    • 3 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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