Overview

The Haute Route or the high road is known the world over for its rugged mountains and famous Cols. This tour is for those who love to climb. Start in Geneva Switzerland and travers the French Alps to Nice.  Join GranFondo Cycling Tours this epic 450 mile odyssey through 3 countries and 19 legendary Cols including the Madeleine, Telegraphe, Galibier, Grandon, Alpe d’Huez and more. The tour includes all accommodations, breakfast, dinners, van support, daily route maps, bike case transport from Geneva to Nice, and tour Jersey.

Duration: 9 days / 8 nights

Experience Level: Intermediate / Advanced

Mileage: 40 to 60 mi / day

Dates:

May 22-30, 2017

Package Price:

$3,490

Single supplement:

$495

Itinerary

Day 1: Foothills warm-up

Pre-tour Meeting at our hotel near the foothills Geneva. Talk about the route and receive maps and Jerseys. Build bikes then hit the road with a loop ride out to Lake Anncey for a great warm up.

Day 2 : Geneva to Megève

Climb over the col de la Colombiere and col des Aravis with a final acent to the hilltop town of Megeve.

Day 3 : Megève to Bourg Saint Maurice

Climb the col des Saises and col du Cormet de Roseland. Ride through the Valley just past Bourg Saint Maurice with a final climb to Les Arcs

Day 4: Bourg St Maurice to Briancon

Marathon day ride west to climb the col de la Madeleine, col du Telegraphe and Galibier end outside Briancon.

Day 5: Alp Dhuez out and back

Day 6: Briancon to Pra Loup

Ride through Briancon and over the col d’Izoard finishing climb on Pra Loup

Day 7: Pra Loup to Auron

Ride through Jausiers to climb the famous cime de la Bonnette

Day 8: Auron to Nice

Easier final day through the canyons of the route du Nice. Finish on the famous Promenade des Anglais.

Day 9 – Departure

Departure or stay a few extra days in Nice.

Trip Details

Package Includes:

  • Fully supported with 3 star accommodations
  • Support vehicle
  • GranFondo cycling Tours jersey and water bottles
  • All Breakfast and All dinners included
  • Bike box transportation from Geneva to Nice
  • Arrival in Geneva and departures from Niceairport by shuttle

Climbing Highlights:

  • Forclaz & Aravis
  • Alp d’Huez
  • Galibier
  • Telegraphe
  • Madeleine
  • Izoard
  • Granon
  • Cime de la Bonette (highest paved road in Europe)

Our groups are kept small so reserve your spot soon. To make your reservation please submit your reservation form along with a credit card deposit of $300. Note: deposits are refundable within 3 months prior to the tour date minus a $100 processing fee. Final amount will be due 3 months prior to the tour departure date.

To Sign Up Click Here:

To Sign Up Please email  Tobias@gftours.com Please include tour name, dates, and how many are in your group.

Once you have reserved your tour an account will be created for you that will be used to track and update your customer information required for your tour. This will include your contact information, rider profile and various tour options. You will be able to view or update your information at any time.

Final payments are due 3 months prior to the tour date. These can be paid by check or credit card. Checks can be sent to the address below.

Checks:

Payable to: Granfondo Cycling Tours

9939 Hibert St. #105

San Diego, CA 92131

Or by Credit Card (Visa / Master Card)

Travel insurance … also known as trip insurance, is recommended for anyone traveling in a foreign country. They are relatively low cost and can protect against unexpected cancellations and depending on the company can provide additional medical coverage, property damage, theft etc. For our tours we recommend CSA Travel Protection. When purchasing please mention that you are with our group. Agent initials CAP and producer code W8000182.

Airfare assistance … For a good source on tickets you can contact Connoisseur Consolidators 1-888-646-6522. If you call, please let them know you are with Granfondo Cycling Tours.

Cancellation Policy … In the event that you have to cancel your trip the following rules apply to regularly scheduled tours. Private tours may have additional guidelines.

    • 100% of deposit refunded within 30 day of payment
    • $100 administration fee within 3 months prior to tour start date
    • 50% refund within 1 month prior to the tour start date
    • Medical emergencies are on a case by case bases
    • Travel insurance is always recommended