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Geneva to Nice Road Cycle Tour

Starts: Cointrin, Switzerland
Finishes: Nice Saint-Augustin, France

Visit: Cointrin, La Clusaz, Areches, Val-d'Isere, Valloire, La Madeleine, Melezen, Levens, Nice Saint-Augustin

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate

Activity: Road Cycling

Overview

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This brilliant cycling holiday makes a true bike journey across the heart of the French Alps, the 'Route des Grandes Alpes' and most certainly ranks as one of the world's great cycle tours. Taking in some of the most famous Tour de France climbs, such as the Galibier and the L'Iseran, we also cycle over the Cime de la Bonette (2802m / 9193ft), Europe's highest paved road. 

At the beginning and end of this memorable cycle ride, we deviate our cycling from the main route onto quiet country roads in Switzerland and France to avoid busy sections. To cycle around 16,000 metres (53,000 feet) of ascent and descent through the most spectacular scenery in the French Alps is a real challenge and this Alpine road cycling holiday is surely a 'must do in a lifetime' ride for any Sportive riders and cycling enthusiasts alike. It is also now very accessible due to the many low cost flights going into Geneva and out of Nice.

Highlights

    • Road bike the Route des Grandes Alpes
    • Ride the famous `Col du Galibier` & `Col d`Izoard`
    • Cycle Cime de la Bonnette - Europe`s highest paved road
    • Experience Tour de France mountain stages
    • The ultimate alpine challenge for road cycling enthusiasts

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 127568
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: Private & Local (Public)##Private & Local (Public)
Guide Language: Engligh

Starts: Cointrin, Switzerland
Finishes: Nice Saint-Augustin, France
Duration: 9 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

  • Road cycling leader
  • Support vehicle and driver
  • Baggage transfer between overnight stops
  • All accommodation as detailed in the trip dossier
  • All meals

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Price

Price person (sharing double) $2,620 ($291/day)

Deposit:

$300 per person for bookings made 56 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 56 days prior to departure

Cancellation: 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)

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Itinerary

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France, Switzerland Geneva, Vallee Verte, La Clusaz, Cols Of Aravis, Saises, Areches, Col De Roseland, Val D’Isere, L’Iseran, Valloire, Galibier, Levens, Mediterranean, Nice
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Road Cycling

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Leslie Short  

Great scenery and superb views. Nice mix of people and good socially throughout the day and in the evening at hotels.Great chance to tackle some really big, well known climbs at a reasonable pace. Not too frenetic...a chance to have a coffee and chill at certain times and take in the views. Lived up to expectation and more. Was somewhat tentative before leaving about my ability and fitness levels for such big climbs and descents but pleasantly surprised. Known about KE for a long time through climbing mags and visits to the Lake District over many years. Knew they have a good reputation for organisation of good trips of all sorts.

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Rafick  

Fantastic trip. Well organised by KE. Highly recommended.

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Andrew  

It was fantastic it was the best holiday I ever had! Everything was superb ! The staff, the service ,Hotels, meal, everything was perfect !!! It was nine days of excellence !!!! I will recommend this company to all my friends! Thank you very very much !!!

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Stephen  

A classic route over famous Tour cols with a friendly and diverse group ranging in age from 18 to me at 70. What was not to like. This was my 3rd KE trip and certainly the toughest, but equally enjoyable. The experience was enhanced by excellent organisation by KE and specially courtesy of our brilliant guide Mandy, who together with her unflappable assistant Jens, ensured the whole trip was fun, and went smoothly. From the daily detailed route maps, instructions and profiles, through strategic snack and water stops, excellent picnic lunches, and regular en-route support, to having room keys and a secure place to put the bikes ready almost as soon as we got off the bike, everything was hassle free. Special thanks also to Mandy for helping out with bike bag transport to the airport. Hotels were all good, and the food above expectation, both in quality and presentation, with any unusual dietary requirements easily accommodated. The change in final day arrangement to allow us to avoid having to pack bikes at the airport was a great idea and allowed for a much more relaxed final evening. Overall a fantastic holiday.

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Trevor 

Once the pain had subsided the enduring memory is of a magnificent trip and a life-enhancing experience and which I would certainly recommend to anyone who enjoys cycling and a challenge ..

Tour Operator

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