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Highlights

On this trip, you will pose your suitcases in the beautiful valley of Oisans housing the great Alpine passes that have contributed enormously to the rich history of the Tour de France. This giant playground includes the famous passes of Alpe d'Huez, Lautaret, Galibier, Glandon, Croix de Fer and the 2 Alpes. Beyond theselegendary climbs, you will also have the opportunity to climb smaller hills through this extensive and beautiful region of the Alps. Do not leave without climbing up to the small village of Bérarde, an exception for road cycling in the heart of an incredible landscape !

Are you ready to conquer the Alps?

To see

Alpe d'Huez, Col du Glandon & Croix de Fer

Gastronomy

Caillette, pogne, rissole, gratin dauphinois

Wine

Isère white wine, Isère rosé, Isère red wine

Testimonials

PROGRAM

J-1

Arrival in le Freney d'Oisans


Travel from Grenoble to your hotel in Le Freney d'Oisans where you will have your welcome meeting. Local bus service is regular to Freney or we can arrange a private transfer for an additional fee. (transfer on your own to the hotel).


Accommodation : Hotel le Cassini*** - Le Freney d'Oisans show
Accommodation : Grandes Rousses Hotel & Spa***** - Alpe d'Huez show
Included : Emergency support,concierge service,phone not provided,mobile guidance application,roadbook,travelbook,Orientation with a local guide,bedroom and breakfast,dinner (no drinks)

J-2

From Freney LOOP to Alpe dHuez


Alpe d'Huez is a vertical climb of 1.120m (3.733 feet), 14 km (8.75 miles) long, gradients between 7.7 and 12% and its 21 switchbacks are famous for cracking or elevating cycling legends in the history of the Tour de France. The ride is 49km but you have the option to climb les Deux Alpes as well. Return to le Freney d'Oisans.

Distances : 48 or 68 Km (29 or 42 mi).

Elevation : 1730 or 2300 m.


Accommodation : Hotel le Cassini*** - Le Freney d'Oisans show
Accommodation : Grandes Rousses Hotel & Spa***** - Alpe d'Huez show
Included : bedroom and breakfast,dinner (no drinks)

J-3

From Freney LOOP to Col du Glandon and Col de la Croix de Fer


Today's climbs : Le Glandon and La Croix-de-Fer. It's a very long and irregular col. When you reach the crossroad with the Glandon, you can make a small detour of 1,5 km to reach the top of the Croix the Fer and to enjoy the view. This pass has been included in the Tour de France 14 times, the first time in 1947, and most recently in 2006.

Distance : 100 or 110 Km (62 or 68 mi).

Elevation : 2820 or 3400 m.


Accommodation : Hotel le Cassini*** - Le Freney d'Oisans show
Accommodation : Grandes Rousses Hotel & Spa***** - Alpe d'Huez show
Included : bedroom and breakfast,dinner (no drinks)

J-4

From Freney LOOP to la Bérarde


Wonderful escapade in the Bérarde valley today. This itinerary, far from being simple, offers you the best of the Alps: sumptuous landscapes, a peaceful atmosphere, big-hearted locals. This "cul de sac" valley offers you a great breath of fresh air!

Distance : 67 Km (42 mi).

Elevation : 2035 m.


Accommodation : Hotel le Cassini*** - Le Freney d'Oisans show
Accommodation : Grandes Rousses Hotel & Spa***** - Alpe d'Huez show
Included : Itinerary (no cue sheets),bedroom and breakfast,dinner (no drinks)

J-5

Departure from le Freney d'Oisans


Today is departure day, you can take your time getting started in the morning, have breakfast and depart at your leisure. Transfer on your own to Grenoble TGV station by bus from le Freney d'Oisans. We can arrange a private transfer for an additional fee. Extra nights are possible if you wish to extend your stay.


Included : breakfast

ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES

TGV trains are available from Paris to Grenoble from the Gare de Lyon. From here, a regular bus service is available for a very low cost, or we can arrange a private transfer based on your arrival to the Grenoble train station.

TGV trains are available from Grenoble to Paris (Gare de Lyon). From here, a regular bus service is available for a very low cost, or we can arrange a private transfer based on your arrival to the Grenoble train station.

BIKES


included

Road Bike - Standard

More info

Bike rental description :

The SCOTT ROAD BIKE ADDICT 30 Disc (Standard) (or equivalent)

With a new geometry that focuses more on endurance. The SCOTT ADDICT 30 Disc will become your preferred choice for long distance travel.

Available sizes : XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL

Availability: This type of bike has limited availability, and is likely to move very quickly.

Included with your bike rental :

  • Front pannier containing:
  • Toolkit
  • Tire levers
  • Patch kit
  • 2 spare tubes
  • 1 hand pump
  • Rear pannier
  • Helmet
  • Odometer
  • Lock
  • 2 souvenir water bottles
  • Pedals (flat or cages on request). You can bring your own pedals to clip in but remember to bring a pedal wrench to take them off at the end of the tour.

Note: "Please note that any bike change during the trip may incur an extra fee."


optional

Road Bike - Excellence

More info

Bike rental description :

PINARELLO Pinarello X3 - 105/Di2 (Excellence) (or equivalent)

Equipped with a Shimano 105 Di2 12 speed drivetrain and a brand new carbon frame, the Pinarello X3 is designed to go the distance thanks to its ability to filter vibrations and absorb the shocks present on your next

road.

Sizes available: XXS,XS,S, M, L, XL,XXL

Availability: This type of bike has limited availability, and is likely to move very quickly.



Included with your bike rental :

  • Front pannier containing:
  • Toolkit
  • Tire levers
  • Patch kit
  • 2 spare tubes
  • 1 hand pump.
  • Helmet
  • 2 souvenir water bottles
  • Pedals (flat or cages on request). You can bring your own pedals to clip in but remember to bring a pedal wrench to take them off at the end of the tour.

Note: "’Please note that any bike change during the trip may incur an extra fee."


optional

Road Bike - Premium

More info

Bike rental description :

TREK Emonda SLR 7 (Premium) (or equivalent)

The all-new TREK Emonda SLR 7 is the lightest model of the American Brand. Equipped with the Shimano Ultegra Di2 transmission, the gear shift is faster and more precise.

Available sizes : XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL

Availability: This type of bike has limited availability, and is likely to move very quickly.

Included with your bike rental :



  • Front pannier containing:
  • Toolkit
  • Tire levers
  • Patch kit
  • 2 spare tubes
  • 1 hand pump
  • Helmet
  • 2 souvenir water bottles
  • Pedals (flat or cages on request). You can bring your own pedals to clip in but remember to bring a pedal wrench to take them off at the end of the tour.

Note: "’Please note that any bike change during the trip may incur an extra fee."

Details

Included


ACCOMODATIONS

- 4 nights of accommodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bath

MEALS

- Daily breakfast at each hotel,
- 4 dinners included

BIKES

- Road bike rental included

GEAR

- Complimentary Discover France Gear (including water bottle, drawstring bag)
- Guidance Application (phone not provided)

SUPPORT

- Orientation by phone
- Detailed ROAD BOOK, including detailed maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary and cue sheets
- Comprehensive trip literature
- Technical and emergency support available at all times

TRANSFER

- All luggage transfers

Not included


- Airfare to and from the trip
- Lodging before and after the trip
- Drinks
- Some meals are not included in each destination, which gives you the opportunity to explore regional cuisine on your own.
- You will find all information needed with our team support in your roadbook
- Multirisk travel insurance

Other questions?

See our FAQs page for answers to common questions.

FAQ

Rates

Tour rates vary based on hotel availability and specific start date

PRICE FROM / PER PERSON
STANDARD HOTEL ACCOMODATION
UPGRADED HOTEL ACCOMODATION
Double occupancy *
1245 €
1950 €
Single supplement **
155 €
420 €
Solo traveler ***
1435 €
2125 €

* Please contact us for triple hotel rates. ** Traveling with a group. *** Traveling alone.

Upgrade your bike

From / Per person

Road Bike - Excellence
95€
Road Bike - Premium
135€

CANCELLATION INSURANCE

Cancellation insurance 6%

STANDARD HOTEL ACCOMODATION FROM

UPGRADED HOTEL ACCOMODATION FROM

Hotel le Cassini*** - Le Freney d'Oisans

Hotel Le Cassini lies in the heart of the French alps and is therefore the ideal destination for your ultimate cycling holiday. As passionate as you are about cycling the legendary cols surrounding us, Sophia and Maarten are about taking care of you. Hotel le Cassini is a charming hotel with 10 rooms, each with an suite bathroom and toilet. In this magnificent setting you can lift your heart at cycling and true hospitality. In the morning we provide an excellent breakfast buffet to start off your day in the saddle. After your day ‘at height’ you’ll enjoy a well-deserved cold beer on our sunny terrace whilst meeting fellow guests. In the evening we serve a tasty organic 3-course dinner over a good glass of wine. In the bar you can continue the conversations while you enjoy some music over a tea, coffee or a local génépi just before turning to your room for your last view on the mountains and a good night sleep. We have a well-equipped closed garage to keep your bikes safe and to do small reparations. We have a lot of experience on the bike ourselves, so we love to share our famous but also the less well-known routes. We look forward to welcoming you.
http://www.hotel-cassini.com/en/

Grandes Rousses Hotel & Spa***** - Alpe d'Huez

Located near the center of Alpe d'Huez, at the foot of the ski slopes and ski lifts, the Grandes Rousses Hotel & Spa offers an indoor pool and a spa with sauna and jacuzzi. All rooms feature satellite TV and en suite facilities. Some have balconies overlooking the mountains and resort. During your stay, you can enjoy a bar, a wine bar and a restaurant serving land and sea cuisine. Every morning, you can enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet.
https://www.hotelgrandesrousses.com/fr/

Hotel le Cassini*** - Le Freney d'Oisans

Hotel Le Cassini lies in the heart of the French alps and is therefore the ideal destination for your ultimate cycling holiday. As passionate as you are about cycling the legendary cols surrounding us, Sophia and Maarten are about taking care of you. Hotel le Cassini is a charming hotel with 10 rooms, each with an suite bathroom and toilet. In this magnificent setting you can lift your heart at cycling and true hospitality. In the morning we provide an excellent breakfast buffet to start off your day in the saddle. After your day ‘at height’ you’ll enjoy a well-deserved cold beer on our sunny terrace whilst meeting fellow guests. In the evening we serve a tasty organic 3-course dinner over a good glass of wine. In the bar you can continue the conversations while you enjoy some music over a tea, coffee or a local génépi just before turning to your room for your last view on the mountains and a good night sleep. We have a well-equipped closed garage to keep your bikes safe and to do small reparations. We have a lot of experience on the bike ourselves, so we love to share our famous but also the less well-known routes. We look forward to welcoming you.
http://www.hotel-cassini.com/en/

Grandes Rousses Hotel & Spa***** - Alpe d'Huez

Located near the center of Alpe d'Huez, at the foot of the ski slopes and ski lifts, the Grandes Rousses Hotel & Spa offers an indoor pool and a spa with sauna and jacuzzi. All rooms feature satellite TV and en suite facilities. Some have balconies overlooking the mountains and resort. During your stay, you can enjoy a bar, a wine bar and a restaurant serving land and sea cuisine. Every morning, you can enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet.
https://www.hotelgrandesrousses.com/fr/

Hotel le Cassini*** - Le Freney d'Oisans

Hotel Le Cassini lies in the heart of the French alps and is therefore the ideal destination for your ultimate cycling holiday. As passionate as you are about cycling the legendary cols surrounding us, Sophia and Maarten are about taking care of you. Hotel le Cassini is a charming hotel with 10 rooms, each with an suite bathroom and toilet. In this magnificent setting you can lift your heart at cycling and true hospitality. In the morning we provide an excellent breakfast buffet to start off your day in the saddle. After your day ‘at height’ you’ll enjoy a well-deserved cold beer on our sunny terrace whilst meeting fellow guests. In the evening we serve a tasty organic 3-course dinner over a good glass of wine. In the bar you can continue the conversations while you enjoy some music over a tea, coffee or a local génépi just before turning to your room for your last view on the mountains and a good night sleep. We have a well-equipped closed garage to keep your bikes safe and to do small reparations. We have a lot of experience on the bike ourselves, so we love to share our famous but also the less well-known routes. We look forward to welcoming you.
http://www.hotel-cassini.com/en/

Grandes Rousses Hotel & Spa***** - Alpe d'Huez

Located near the center of Alpe d'Huez, at the foot of the ski slopes and ski lifts, the Grandes Rousses Hotel & Spa offers an indoor pool and a spa with sauna and jacuzzi. All rooms feature satellite TV and en suite facilities. Some have balconies overlooking the mountains and resort. During your stay, you can enjoy a bar, a wine bar and a restaurant serving land and sea cuisine. Every morning, you can enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet.
https://www.hotelgrandesrousses.com/fr/

Hotel le Cassini*** - Le Freney d'Oisans

Hotel Le Cassini lies in the heart of the French alps and is therefore the ideal destination for your ultimate cycling holiday. As passionate as you are about cycling the legendary cols surrounding us, Sophia and Maarten are about taking care of you. Hotel le Cassini is a charming hotel with 10 rooms, each with an suite bathroom and toilet. In this magnificent setting you can lift your heart at cycling and true hospitality. In the morning we provide an excellent breakfast buffet to start off your day in the saddle. After your day ‘at height’ you’ll enjoy a well-deserved cold beer on our sunny terrace whilst meeting fellow guests. In the evening we serve a tasty organic 3-course dinner over a good glass of wine. In the bar you can continue the conversations while you enjoy some music over a tea, coffee or a local génépi just before turning to your room for your last view on the mountains and a good night sleep. We have a well-equipped closed garage to keep your bikes safe and to do small reparations. We have a lot of experience on the bike ourselves, so we love to share our famous but also the less well-known routes. We look forward to welcoming you.
http://www.hotel-cassini.com/en/

Grandes Rousses Hotel & Spa***** - Alpe d'Huez

Located near the center of Alpe d'Huez, at the foot of the ski slopes and ski lifts, the Grandes Rousses Hotel & Spa offers an indoor pool and a spa with sauna and jacuzzi. All rooms feature satellite TV and en suite facilities. Some have balconies overlooking the mountains and resort. During your stay, you can enjoy a bar, a wine bar and a restaurant serving land and sea cuisine. Every morning, you can enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet.
https://www.hotelgrandesrousses.com/fr/