De Genève à l'Alpe d'Huez

Description

Needless to say, it is an extraordinary trip that will take you from the shore of Lake Geneva to the world-famous alpine resort of Alpe d'Huez. In between, you'll climb some of France's most famous cols: Colombiere, Aravis, Saisies, Madeleine, Telegraphe, Galibier, and Alpe d'Huez.


Day 1: Arrival in Geneva - Transfer to Anthy
Arrive at Geneva International Airport. We will greet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel located in Anthy by Lake Geneva. Dinner will also be right by the lake.

Day 2: Anthy to Le-Grand-Bornand
Today’s destination is Le-Grand-Bornand (in the heart of the Aravis mountain range), home of the Reblochon cheese (locals' Powerbar!) and where you'll dine and stay overnight. On your way, you will ride through the very scenic Chablais region (our playground; our office is nearby!). The ride includes one major climb: Col de la Colombiere (1,613 m 5,290 ft). Dinner and accommodations are in Le-Grand-Bornand

Day 3: Le-Grand-Bornand – Albertville
You’ll leave the very picturesque Le-Grand-Bornand and get on the classic “Route des Grandes Alpes,” a mountain route that links Lake Geneva (Thonon-les-Bains) to the Mediterranean Sea (Menton). After climbing Col des Aravis (1,486 m or 4,460 ft.), you’ll plunge down to the valley before attacking the second climb of the day: Col des Saisies (1,657 m or 4,970 ft.). Gravity will take you down to Albertville, where you’ll dine and stay overnight.

Day 4: Albertville – Valloire (106 km or 66 miles)
Another classic day! You’ll conquer Col de la Madeleine; one of the most mythic and classic mountain passes featured in the Tour de France. The top culminates at an impressive 2,000 m or 6,000 ft, the highest so far… until tomorrow! The northern side is a very enjoyable, long and steady climb that has its rewards- an unobstructed panoramic view of the nearby mountains. Make sure you enjoy it while at the top… sightseeing might be the last thing on your mind when barreling down the twisty 20-km downhill to the Maurienne Valley. After a flat section when you reach the base of the valley, you’ll ascend the easy Col du Télégraphe (1,566 m or 4,700 ft.) and reach the beautiful resort of Valloire.

Day 5: Valloire – Alpe d’Huez or Oz-en-Oisans
Valloire is located at the foot of the Galibier pass (2,642 m or 7.926 ft.), the mammoth climb of the day. Riding this legendary climb is magic: graffiti from past Tours will remind you that this road has seen many showdowns since it was first used by Tour de France riders in 1911. You’ll be rewarded with stunning views of the Meije glacier and with a memorable 40-km (25 miles) descent to Bourg d’Oisans, before charging up the 13-km (8 miles) climb to Alpe d’Huez. The time to beat: 37’35”, a record held by Marco Pantani since 1995.

Day 6: Departure
After breakfast, depart Alpe d’Huez at the time of your choice (self-guided version). Note that transfers to Grenoble or Geneva can be arranged on request


Good deals

This tour comes in two options:

SELF-GUIDED: From 755 euros per person sharing a double room (double occupancy on a self-guided basis). Single supplement is 220 euros. Offered on the following dates:

-July 15th
-August 13th
-September 3rd

The tour can be organized for private groups on any other dates (minimum size: 6).

WITH SUPPORT VEHICLE: From 1,195 euros per person sharing a double room (double occupancy on a guided basis). Single supplement is 320 euros. Offered on the following date:

-June 25th

Note: The June 25th tour can be combined with La Marmotte Gran Fondo held on July 4th, 2015.

The guided tour can be organized for private groups on any other dates (minimum size: 8).

Further information

details

Aéroport International de Genève CH - 1215 Genève
Fax : 01 53 01 66 66
Tel : 04 50 87 21 09
e-m : info@cyclomundo.com

Access

Accès :
Aéroport de Genève
Gare SNCF
Axes routiers/autoroutiers

languages spoken

English French

opening

From 01/04 to 30/06/2018.

From 01/07 to 06/07/2018.

From 07/07 to 13/07/2018.

From 14/07 to 19/07/2018.

From 20/07 to 23/08/2018.

From 24/08 to 29/08/2018.

From 30/08 to 31/10/2018.

Environment

Mountain view - Mountain location - Village centre -

Rates

Adult: 825 to 1,395 € (per person sharing a room. Single supplement from 230 to 340 euros.).
Group rate available for > 2 people.

The price for the self-guided version (departing July 14th and August 24th) includes:

5 nights’ accommodation in 2 and 3-star hotels
Daily breakfast
4 dinners (drinks are not included)
Transfer from Geneva to Anthy or Yvoire on Day 1
Luggage transfers
Marked maps and/or cue sheets and route notes
Pre-loaded GPS unit (subject to availability)
Assistance if necessary (you will be given one of our mobile numbers)
All tax and service charges

In addition, the price for the trip WITH SUPPORT VEHICLE (July 1st) includes:

Chauffeur-driven support vehicle
Feed stations: water, energy drinks, snacks, fruit, etc.
Transfer from Alpe d'Huez to Geneva on Day 6

These prices do not include:

Expenses of personal nature
Travel insurance
Transfer from Alpe d’Huez to Geneva or Grenoble is on request for the self-guided version
Bicycle rentals. Full-carbon bikes are available at the price of 190 euros per bike.

Methods of payment

Bank/credit card, Credit transfer,

Activities

Cycle touring, Cycling,

Information about activities

Weekdays, Weekend, Touring, With porterage,

Types of accommodation

2-star hotel, 3-star hotel,

Accommodation option

4 diners inclus.

Transport

By bike,

Duration

6 day(s)
5 night(s)

groups

Minimum number of persons : 2

services / equipments

Services:

Breakfast, Booking obligatory, Half-board, Equipment hire,

Target audience:

Couples, Cyclists, Single people, Groups, Groupe Affaire/incentive (EN), Gay friendly, For experts / practiced, Distributeurs,

Contact

Office de Tourisme Monts de Genève
57 avenue de la Gare
74100 Annemasse

Tel. : 04 50 95 07 10

From 02/01 to 30/01, every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
From Tuesday to Friday between 9:30 am and 12:30 pm and between 1:30 pm and 5:30 pm.

From 01/02 to 31/12 :
From Tuesday to Friday between 9:30 am and 12:30 pm and between 1:30 pm and 6 pm
On Saturday between 9:30 am and 12:30 pm and between 1:30 pm and 4 pm
On Sunday (15/07 to 19/08) between 9:30 am and 1:30 pm.

Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st, November 1st, November 11th and December 25th.