Experience the French Alps and the greatest climbs of the Tour de France. You’ve seen these legendary climbs on TV, now it’s time to put your self up to the challenge. This tour is all about logging the miles and tackling the toughest climbs. Our tour starts off in the charming region of Lake Annecy for the start of our riding. Before tackling the biggest climbs we spend 2 days on the lake warming up on some small but equally breathtaking climbs around the lake region. Then climb over the Col de la Madeleine and into the heart of the Rhone Valley. The next few days are spent climbing the epic cols of the Galibier, Telegraph, Alpe d’Huez, and the Croix de Fer. We’ll even spend one night in Le Bourg d’Oisans, a cycling mecca of the Tour de France located at the base of Alpe d’Huez. This region of France is a true cyclists paradise, with stunning scenery, epic climbs, scrumptious French cuisine and locally produced wine.
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Experience Level: Intermediate / Advanced
Mileage: 50 to 70 mi / day
July 31 - Aug 7, 2017