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.