AdventureLink

Conquer Legendary Cols of the French Alps by Bike

Starts: Geneva, Switzerland
Finishes: Nice, France

Visit: Geneva, Alpe d'Huez, La Madeleine, Esteng, Beausoleil, Nice

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Comfortable

Activity: Road Cycling

Overview

Book
For thousands of years, the forbidding beauty of the Alps has been at once a formidable barrier to travel and trade and a sirens call to adventurous spirits from Hannibals daring crossing with his elephants to the exploits of the early mountaineers. Today climbs like the Galibier, Izoard, and Alpe dHuez are inextricably woven into the myth of cycling across the Alps. On this Alps Journey, climb these famous passes with a grander purpose: to cross the heart of the French Alps from Lake Geneva to the Cote dAzur. If your vacation packing list has pedals ahead of beach towels, this is the trip for you.

Highlights

    • Ride through the heart of the Alps to conquer Frances greatest, hardest, and most famous climbs, including the Alpe dHuez, Col du Galibier, Col dIzoard, and Col de la Bonette
    • Discover the quiet and secludedbut no less stunningMaritime Alps, where youll have perfect ribbons of road all to yourself
    • Immerse yourself in TDF lore, passing over and through some of the most iconic climbs and villages in Tour history
    • Pedal your way from Lake Geneva to the Mediterranean Sea, covering dramatically different climatic conditions and landscapes

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 165865
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Comfortable
Transport: Private##Private
Guide Language: Engligh

Starts: Geneva, Switzerland
Finishes: Nice, France
Duration: 7 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

  • Thoughtfully selected accommodations that reveal the true character of the region in ideal riding locations
  • Luggage transfers
  • Daily breakfasts, all lunches, and 5 cyclist-friendly dinners at our favorite local restaurants and renowned culinary establishments
  • Nutritious energy snacks, hydration, and shakes to support endurance and recovery
  • Local wines and beer with every meal
  • Top-of-the-line Cannondale carbon fiber road bike
  • Complimentary DuVine gear, including a custom cycling jersey, DuVine t-shirt, water bottle, and drawstring bag
  • GPS with pre-programmed route maps
  • Expert bilingual guide with extensive cycling experience and local knowledge
  • Support vehicle that follows the day’s route, distributes refreshments, and offers lifts
  • Pick-up and drop-off before and after your tour from predetermined meeting points
  • Laundry service provided mid-week
  • Daily bike maintenance to ensure optimal performance
  • Wine tastings and activities as outlined in the tour itinerary
  • Entrance fees to historic sites, museums, parks, and all other exclusive events
  • Gratuities for baggage, porters, and hotel service

Excludes

Price

Price person (sharing double) $4,695 ($671/day)

Deposit:

$750 per person for bookings made 90 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 90 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Super Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

Trip Price generally includes accommodation, transport/transfer, activities, services of a professional guide & more. (Please refer to the include/excludes section for details)

Tour packages spare you the hassles of trip planning, a la carte booking, organizing and managing the logistics at a foreign location.

Itinerary

Personalize itinerary with your departure date

dbeb0469-479c-4acc-be4c-b60313310564.jpg
See
France Lake Geneva, Annecy, Epierre, Allemond, Le Bourg D’Oisans, Le Grave, Briançon, Guillestre, Jausiers, Barcelonnette, Vars, Entrevaux, Levens, Nice
Do
Road Cycling

Availability


Tour Operator

DuVine Adventures

DuVine is committed to seeking out the very best in everything for our guests – from the big picture to the smallest detail. Our ultimate goal is to consistently amaze, surprise, and delight guests with unparalleled experiences, outrageously satisfying food and drink, and a myriad of thoughtful touches. Everything we do is driven by a spirit of fun and adventure that permeates every trip, and we believe strongly in the tenets of DuVine Style: Live each day to its fullest, bike for the best experience, and never forget to stop and smell the flowers – or taste the wine!

We have the best average guide-to-guest ratio in the industry, which means that our guides can pay more attention to your needs every step of the way. From filling your water to fixing a flat tire, we provide you with an unparalleled level of customer service. In addition to being helpful leaders on the road, our award-winning guides all have a little extra something that makes them special. Whether it’s Arien giving you tips from her years of professional cycling or Guido leading a tasting as only a winemaker can, or one of our many other uniquely talented guides, you are guaranteed our best both on and off the road.slope.

In Business Since 1996

Operator Rating:   

http://www.duvine.com

Save 5%

Book With 4 Friends/Family

4 or more: everyone saves 5%

The more friends you bring on a trip, the more you will save. Bring enough friends and you will travel for free!

Copy this promo code

PR392471125

Apply promo code while booking

Save 7%

Book With 6 Friends/Family

6 or more: everyone saves 7%

The more friends you bring on a trip, the more you will save. Bring enough friends and you will travel for free!

Copy this promo code

PU505690126

Apply promo code while booking

Save 10%

Book With 8 Friends/Family

8 or more: everyone saves 10%

The more friends you bring on a trip, the more you will save. Bring enough friends and you will travel for free!

Copy this promo code

PU054851131

Apply promo code while booking

Save 5%

Book a Trip priced $1900+

When you book a trip over $1,900; You save 5%

Copy this promo code

PU820719134

Apply promo code while booking