Alpe d'Huez to Italy
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Alpe d'Huez to Italy

Ride from Alpe d'Huez to via the Col de Montgenevre and Colle di Sestriere to Italy. Climb the 3 giants of the area - the Col d'Agnel, Col d'Izoard and the Col du Galibier and more. 7 nights stay in 3 towns with full minibus support.
  • A point to point tour starting and finishing in Bourg d'Oisans climbing the most famous climb of Alpe d'Huez and heading off to Italy where we cover the two major cols from the 2011 Italian leg of the Tour de France the Colle di Sestriere and the  Colle dell'Agnello after our rest day in Pinerolo.
  • A fully vehicle supported cycle tour covering approximately 80-130 km per day with a maximum of 8 guests.
  • Covering the major Tour de France cols of Alpe d'Huez , Col du Galibier , Col d'Izoard , Col de Sarenne and the Col du Lautaret and over the boarder to the Italian Alpes where we climb the Colle di Sestriere and the  Colle dell'Agnello
  • Covering the major cols of stage 17 of the 2011 Tour de France.
  • Covering stage 18 of the 2011 Tour de France over 2 days
  • Staying in Pinerolo where the 2011 Tour de France stayed between stage 17 and 18


  • The price includes accommodation on a shared room, bed and breakfast basis 7 nights  - with 3 nights in Bourg d'Oisans , 2 night in Pinerolo , 1 nights in Briançon and 1 night in Molines en Queyras.
  • Evening meals on 4 nights while away from Bourg d'Oisans.
  • Vehicle support in our air conditioned minibus. This will follow you on the tour route transporting your belongings and provisions as well as providing mechanical assistance and a rest if need be.
  • All accommodation is in at least 2 star rated accommodation and is based on shared rooms


  • We are able to arrange airport transfers
  • Cycle Hire
  • Energy Packs - energy gels, bars, and drinks - these can be pre ordered from our online shop and they will be waiting for you when you arrive.

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Meals outside of Breakfast and Dinner
  • Travel Insurance
  • Repairs/Renewals to your bike

Tour Reviews

Ryan 02/11/2016

I have been on many vacations around around the world, do not tell my wife, but this was by far the best vacation I have ever done. It was so incredible to see a different part of the world and experience the historic climbs of the Tour and Giro. This was a place every cyclists dreams of going but rarely get a chance to go. When I got home my friends were jealous and begging me to take them back. A tour with More Than 21 Bends is something everyone should add to their bucket list!

Graham Lucas 28/08/2012

Have just completed the Alpe d’ Huez to Italy 2012 trip with Phil and Alan. Had a fantastic although challenging time riding through a beautiful part of the world. Phil was a great guide and made me feel confortable riding at my pace. The trip was well organized and flowed very well. The accomodation was very good, i especially enjoyed my time at Molines en Queyras a great little town . Our group was a great bunch who just wanted to enjoy our cycling and the scenery. I would highly recommend More than 21 Bends to anyone either solo or a group of friends considering an adventure in the Alps.

Chris G 25/09/2011

Alpe d’Huez-Italy tour, Sept 10th to Sept 17th. Phil & Helen were outstanding hosts. They were attentive in a very unobtrusive way; casual yet available for all needs whether for mechanical issues, personal issues, or guidance. They did a wonderful job encouraging all riders in the group and providing the required support irrespective of their ability or their position on the road. They provided an environment in which all riders could complete the day’s ride at their own pace. The week was laid out in a way that provided everyone with a challenging experience over the most well known mountain stages, and included stops in charming locales that offered clean rooms and excellent food. What a thrill to make it up the Alpe d’Huez, but who knew what a thrill it would be to make it up the col d’Agnel? Great last day with the last climb of the week ending on top of the col du Galibier. I would recommend Morethan21bends to any cycling enthusiast looking for the chance to experience a tour in the alps.

Steve A 18/09/2011

Alpe d’Huez-Italy Tour – 27th August, 3rd September 2011: an amazing experience. Helen and Phil were fantastic hosts and guides (and I mean guides in prepping for the adventure as much as riding it!) Well thought through week with the right balance of iconic climbs on a dialy basis and across the week. Point to point riding was easy with the excellent support vehicle service (cheers Back!) and the accommodation was always clean, comfortable and inviting; quircky too – what was that dining room all about in Briancon? There was never any pressure; the cycling was done at a pace to suit, with excellent support from Phil who was always around to offer support and an encouraging word. The col d’Agnel was tough over the last 9ks but I wouldn’t have missed it for the world: there were many many highlights throughout the week but I reckon the resevoir on the plateau before that last climb was a little piece of heaven on earth. The last day was a stunner: Izoard, Lautaret and Galibier from where we could track a lot of our journey across the week. You like cycling? Go for it! I’m a triathlete, so not a good pack rider or descender but my fellow cyclists were stars: tolerant and welcoming. The whole experience left me wanting more….still fancy learning to play the guitar as a next challenge, but…I’m gonna focus on cycling from now on. Thanks Phil, Helen, Gary and Beck. Steve A, Rochdale, UK

Simon Veitch 12/09/2011

My wife and I just completed the Alpe d’ Huez to Italy trip with Phil and Helen and had a terrific time. They are very welcoming hosts and the trip was very well planned. Whilst challenging it was very enjoyable and all the accomodation and food was first class. We had a great group to ride with and Phil sets an excellent tone for the trip, accomodating everyones abilities with no one feeling hurried or slowed down. I would highly recommend More than 21 Bends to anyone considering a trip to the Alps. Many Thanks.

Fitness level

Tour format

Point to point tour with full vehicle support.

Tour dates and itinerary

We do not currently have any dates for this tour please contact us for more information


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You can ride the following climbs on this tour

Not all cols will be ridden during the Tour. Please see each individual tour for more information


Who are the holidays aimed at ?

The holidays are aimed at all keen cyclists. We are happy to take individual, couple or group bookings. Do not worry if you are coming on your own. We get lots of individuals on our holidays and by the end of the first day you will have experienced the same climbs as everyone else.

Tour Level Guide

Each Tour has a set of chainsets under the main title. This is our grading system to show you the difficulty of the riding and the typical length of any ride that will take place on that tour. Most of our rides take place in the high mountains and this can seriously decrease the length of ride that you are able to do. If you are concerned about your abilty please contact us before making a booking.

Very Hard Tour - between 75 and 200KM per day. The day will typically include more than two high mountain passes, a sportive such as the La Marmotte or a longer multi day tour such as the Route des Grandes Alpes
Hard Tour - between 75 and 150 KM per day. The day will typically include more than one high mountain pass. For example Alpe d'Huez and the Col du Galibier
Medium Tour - between 75KM and 100KM per day in high mountains. The day will include at least 1 high mountain pass such as Alpe d'Huez
Easy Tour - maximum of 100KM per day on mostly flat or medium sized mountains
Very Easy Tour - Maximum of 50KM per day on mostly flat terrain.


Additional Equipment

What's not included