Alpe d'Huez to Italy
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Tour of the Falling Leaves

03 October 2020 to 10 October 2020

Ride from Alpe d′Huez into Italy before transferring to the beautiful Lake Como for a couple of days of riding.
 

Overview

Ride from Alpe d′Huez into Italy via the Col d′Izoard and the Col d′Agnel before transferring by vehicle for two days of riding in and around Lake Como.

Arrival and Departure information

Arrive Bourg d′Oisans depart Lake Como for Como Station or Milan Airport.
  • Saturday. Arrival Bourg d′Oisans
  • Sunday Alpe d′Huez and the Col de Sarenne
  • Monday Bourg d′Oisans to Briançon via Col du Lautaret and the Col du Galibier.
  • Tuesday Briançon to over the Col D′Izoard and Col d′Agnel.
  • Wednesday - Road transfer to Como.
  • Thursday - Il Lombardia route ride the Muro di Sormano and the Ghisallo
  • Friday Lake route ride the beautiful Passo di Agueglio
  • Saturday depart Como by 9am.

Accommodation is on at least a 2 star basis with

  • 2 nights in Bourg d′Oisans
  • 1 night in Briançon
  • 1 night at the base of the Col d′Agnel
  • 3 nights in Como

Price includes

  • Shared room accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Vehicle support everyday and transfer of luggage.
  • Picnic lunch except Wednesday
  • Full GPX files for you to follow.
  • Experienced mechanic.

Price does not include

  • Dinner and lunch
  • Specific bicycle spares.

Optional extras

  • Bike hire through Prompt.cc
  • Airport transfers
  • Single supplement

Additional Info

Due to the nature of the tour we are only able to take hire bikes from Prompt.cc. You are of course welcome to bring your own bike. This holidays end at the start of the Il Lombardia weekend. Please contact us for more info if you wish to stay longer to compete in the cycle sportive and watch the pro race. You then have the option of returning with us by vehicle to Bourg d′Oisans. Electric bikes are also welcome on this tour.

Price

  • £899GBP per person

Optional Extras

  • Transfer (Grenoble Station) - £90.00GBP per person
  • Single Supplement - £200.00GBP per person

Bikes available for these Dates

Please click on the photo of the bikes to retrieve more information on the bike from PROMPT CYCLE CULTURE

You can book the bikes directly through PROMPT CYCLE CULTURE or when you make a reservation with us through More Than 21 Bends. If you make the reservation through us you will receive a preferential rate. The preferential rate only applies if you book a bike at the same time as your More Than 21 Bends holiday

 

Vitus Zenium Disc Carbon bike with Ultegra 22 speed Compact :[XX Large] [ID: VXXL1]
Wilier GTR Team - Carbon bike with Ultegra 22 speed Compact DI2 :[XX Large] [ID: WXXL1]
Vitus Zenium Disc Carbon bike with Ultegra 22 speed Compact :[X Large] [ID: VXL1]
Vitus Zenium Disc Carbon bike with Ultegra 22 speed Compact :[X Large] [ID: VXL2]
Wilier GTR - Carbon bike with Ultegra 22 speed Compact :[X Large] [ID: WXL4]
Wilier GTR - Carbon bike with Ultegra 22 speed Compact :[X Large] [ID: WXL2]
Wilier GTR - Carbon bike with Ultegra 22 speed Compact :[X Large] [ID: WXL1]
Wilier GTR Team - Carbon bike with Ultegra 22 speed Compact DI2 :[X Large] [ID: WXL5]
Vitus Zenium Disc Carbon bike with Ultegra 22 speed Compact :[Large] [ID: VL1]
Vitus Zenium Disc Carbon bike with Ultegra 22 speed Compact :[Large] [ID: VL3]
Vitus Zenium Disc Carbon bike with Ultegra 22 speed Compact :[Large] [ID: VL2]
Wilier GTR - Carbon bike with Ultegra 22 speed Compact :[Large] [ID: WL4]
Willier GTR - Carbon bike with Ultegra 22 speed Compact :[Large] [ID: WL5]
Wilier GTR - Carbon bike with Ultegra 22 speed Compact :[Large] [ID: WL1]
Wilier GTR - Carbon bike with Ultegra 22 speed Compact :[Large] [ID: WL2]
Wilier GTR - Carbon bike with Ultegra 22 speed Compact :[Large] [ID: WL6]
Wilier GTR - Carbon bike with Ultegra 22 speed Compact :[Large] [ID: WL3]
Wilier GTR - Carbon bike with Ultegra 22 speed Compact DI2 :[Large] [ID: WL7]
Prompt D211- Carbon bike with Ultegra 22 speed Compact :[Medium] [ID: PM2]
Vitus Zenium Disc Carbon bike with Ultegra 22 speed Compact :[Medium] [ID: VM3]
Vitus Zenium Disc Carbon bike with Ultegra 22 speed Compact :[Medium] [ID: VM4]
Vitus Zenium Disc Carbon bike with Ultegra 22 speed Compact :[Medium] [ID: VM5]
Vitus Zenium Disc Carbon bike with Ultegra 22 speed Compact :[Medium] [ID: VM2]
Vitus Zenium Disc Carbon bike with Ultegra 22 speed Compact :[Medium] [ID: VM1]
Wilier GTR - Carbon bike with Ultegra 22 speed Compact DI2 :[Medium] [ID: WM1]
Willier GTR - Carbon bike with Ultegra 22 speed Compact :[Medium] [ID: WM4]
Willier GTR - Carbon Bike with Shimano Ultegra 22 speed groupset :[Medium] [ID: WM5]
Wilier GTR - Carbon bike with Ultegra 22 speed Compact :[Medium] [ID: WM6]
Wilier GTR - Carbon bike with Ultegra 22 speed Compact :[Medium] [ID: WM3]
Prompt D211- Carbon bike with Ultegra 22 speed Compact :[Medium] [ID: PM1]
Vitus Zenium Disc Carbon bike with Ultegra 22 speed Compact :[Small] [ID: VS1]
Battaglin Faster - Carbon bike with Ultegra 22 speed Compact :[Small] [ID: BS1]
Willier GTR - Carbon bike with Ultegra 22 speed Compact :[Small] [ID: WS1]
Vitus Zenium Disc Carbon bike with Ultegra 22 speed Compact :[X Small] [ID: VXS1]
Cinelli Dos Rats Tandem (M/S) :[Tandem] [ID: CMS1]

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.

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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.

E-Bikes

Road E Bikes are welcome on all our tours. Please wait for us at the top of the mountains!!

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.



 

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