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The Alpe d'Huez and Mont Ventoux tour takes in the two legendary climbs of the Tour de France plus the Col du Galibier, Col du Télégraphe, Col du Glandon, Col de la Croix de Fer and the Nesque Gorge in Provence. 

Join us for a seven day stay in three locations in the French Alps and Provence to ride iconic climbs from the Tour de France.

Number of Guests

This holiday is for a maximum of 8 guests in total although we can create a custom tour for more guests

Additional Details

  • We can run the tour for groups of 6 or more anytime in May, June, August and September and early October.
  • Long Weekend stays
  • Ultimate 2 weeks stay with the Route des Grandes Alpes. A once in a lifetime cycling trip !

Extras

  • We are able to provide airport transfers outside of the time specified for an additional charge
  • We are able to provide Cycle hire with one of our partners in the Oisans

Payment Details

To secure your spot on this holiday you will need to pay a 25% deposit now. The remainder of the balance is due 12 weeks before the start of the holiday. You can also spread your payments by paying an additional 3 x 25% payments at any time up to the final payment day. 

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Itineraries

Arrival

Saturday

Arrival at our bike friendly house in the Oisans. Bike set up and welcome meeting

Alpe d'Huez and the Col de Sarenne

Sunday

Starting and finishing in the Oisans we will be tackling the 21 bends of Alpe d'Huez and then the beautiful Col de Sarenne that sits above Alpe d'Huez.

Col du Glandon and Lacets de Montvernier

Monday

Climbing from our base in the Oisans we will tackling the Col du Glandon before descending down the other side to the Maurienne valley via the short but spectacular Lacets de Montvernier. For those feeling energetic there is also the possibility of a 2.5km detour onto the Col de la Croix de Fer that sits just above the Col du Glandon.

Col du Galibier

Tuesday

Today we will be climbing from our base in the Maurienne valley back over to the Oisans valley via the Col du Télégraphe and the highest point of this tour the Col du Galibier

Transfer to Ventoux

Wednesday

Today is transfer day. We will be travelling in the More Than 21 Bends minibus to the Ventoux region ready to tackle the mighty Mont Ventoux on Thursday.

Mont Ventoux and the Nesque Gorge

Thursday

Today we will be climbing the white slopes of Ventoux from the famous Bedoin side. Depening on our location of stay we will also be riding the beautiful Nesque Gorge with quite possibly one of the most beautiful cycling descents in the world.

Return to the Oisans

Friday

After breakfast we will be returning back to the Oisans for lunchtime. The afternoon will be free for you to ride the Pas de la Confession or do a little souvenir shopping in Bourg d'Oisans

Departure

Saturday

Today its time to say goodbye. With a good breakfast inside of you it will be time to depart the Oisans for your journey onto your next destination.

  • Welcome meeting with ride and safety information.
  • Fully supported rides from our vehicle with fresh water.
  • Luggage transfers.
  • Bike mechanic with tools and track pump.
  • Breakfast.
  • Picnic lunch Sunday to Tuesday and Thursday only.
  • Twin room shared basis.
  • Full GPX files and route profiles.
  • Travel to the start of the holiday in the Oisans
  • Travel from the finish of the holiday in Oisans
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Evening meals and drinks.
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  • Pricing Name ADHMV
    Start Monday May 23, 2022
    End Monday May 23, 2022
    1 - 8 Pax
     
    Available Seats: 8

    Adult ( 1 - 8 Pax ) EUR1,400.00 EUR0.00 /Person

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This is probably the question that we get asked the most. Its impossible to answer because it really depends on your fitness. The fastest guest we have had has completed it in 48 minutes. The slowest nearly 3 hours. Anything under one hour is considered good. The average time for our guests tends to be 75 minutes and the time to beat is that of the singer Sheryl Crow who competed it in 90 minutes.

Please visit our individual tours for more information however the fitter you are the more you will enjoy the riding. We also welcome cyclist on e-bikes.

During the summer months there is plenty to do in the area. Non riders are welcome to join the tours for the same price as the riders. Where possible we will accommodate them in the day to day running of the tours. However our priority is towards the cycling group.

We know WiFi is important to people. Where ever possible we will make sure that WiFi is available. We cannot guarantee speeds especially in the mountains.

The mountains here are long and steep and they are pretty difficult to avoid. We would suggest a good quality road bike with either a triple or double compact chainset. We have had people with standard chain rings but unless you are a very strong rider we would not recommend this. Alternatively e-bikes are also welcome on our holidays.

We recommend flying to Lyon or Geneva airport.

On our supported tours we have basic tools, track pump and workstand available. You should bring a basic supply of inner tubes, patches, a small pump, and a multi-tool. You should also bring spares and tools specific to your bike such as a rear mech hanger.

We would suggesting having insurance both for your bike and yourself. We would also recommend a road helmet , gloves and glasses. Sun cream is also a good idea as the summer days are long and hot and you will be in exposed areas with little shelter for long periods of time.

The Alps can get very hot in the summer but the weather at the top of the mountain is changeable. It can be hot in the valley and wet at the summit. We recommend you bring a waterproof coat and more than one change of kit. Plus arm and leg warmers. Most villages have launderettes.

Bidouiller. Apparently!

Yes we do but please be aware that some hotels and accommodation in less populated areas are a bit reluctant to provide alternative menus.

Yes, of course. Please note that accommodation is based on shared rooms and where possible we sleep guests of the same sex together, but we cannot guarantee a women or men only room.