Alps Cols Trophy

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 these legendary 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?

Price from : 890 €
BIKE INCLUDED
Region : Alpes
Duration : 5 Days / 4 Nights
Level : Pro
Trip : Self-guided
Activity : Biking
Dates : Starts any day

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Day 1 :   Arrive in Freney d'Oisans

Travel from Grenoble to the hotel where you will have your welcome meeting, bike delivery and inspection and program orientation conducted by one of our knowledgeable local staff. Local bus service is regular to Freney or we can arrange a private transfer for an additional fee. Dinner included.

Day 2 :   Alpe d'Huez today!

Option 1 : 30 Miles - 48 Km  Option 2 : 42 Miles - 68 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 1730 Meters  Elevation gain 2 : 2300 Meters 

We suggest to start with a nice long downhill toward Allemont as a way to get your legs warmed up before turning back toward Bourg d'Oisans. You can choose to go straight up Alpe d'Huez at this point, or continue your riding to La Berarde where you can take a cable car ride with your bike up to Les Deux Alpes, to start attacking the 21 switchbacks! 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 21 switchbacks is one of the most historical and heroic ones in the history of the Tour de France.

Day 3 :   Col du Gladon & Croix de Fer

Distance 1 : 68 Miles - 110 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 2962 Meters 

Today, an easy start as you warm up slowly descending to Bourg d'Oisans and then take the valley up to the intersection indicating "Col de la Croix de Fer." At that point, you start a long climb of 30 kilometers surrounded by a sublime landscape. Once at the Col du Glandon, you have barely 3km to reach the top of the Iron Cross peaks over 2000m. Breathe deep and pat yourself on the back, you made it!
Denivelée : +4215m.

Day 4 :   Col du Lautaret & Galibier

Option 1 : 42 Miles - 67 Km  Option 2 : 44 Miles - 71 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 2035 Meters  Elevation gain 2 : 2057 Meters 

Your legs should be ready now to attack a monument in the Alps, le Col du Galibier at 2642m. Before getting there, you will start go through the col du Lautaret to get you ready for the final climb. At that point you will go up 8.5 km at 7% and over 12% on the last meters! At the top you will be rewarded for your efforts with a magical scenery of snow-capped peaks and surrounding glaciers.

Day 5 :   Departure Day

Departure after breakfast with transfer on your own to Grenoble TGV station by bus from Freney d'Oisans. We can arrange a private transfer for an additional fee. Extra nights are possible if you wish to extend your stay.

Average / Day :
Distance : 72.80 Km / 45.20 Miles - Elevation gain : 2216.80 Meters

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Day : 1, 2, 3, 4

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 ensuite bathroom and toilet. In this magnificent setting you can lift your heart at cycling and true hospitality.


Day : 1, 2, 3, 4

A 360° view of the village and the mountain. A lively environment where every moment is precious! With its spacious interior and intimate atmosphere, this Alpe d'Huez hotel combines a refined environment with innovative touches to bring you the best accommodation available. The premises were designed to ensure that all the guests can enjoy their perfect atmosphere.

Bikes available for your tour

Accessories


Hybrid & Electric Assisted Bike rental : Your bike comes with 2 bags (1 rear pannier + 1 front pannier) so you can easily carry your stuff during your ride.
  • Rear pannier containing : Helmet / Lock / Pump / 2 Spare tubes
  • Handlebar bag containing: Toolkit / Tire levers / Patch kit
  • 1 souvenir water bottle
  • Odometer
  • Flat pedals are included (toe straps on request)
Road bike :
  • Saddle bag containing : Toolkit / Tire levers / Patch kit / 2 Spare tubes / 1 Hand pump + Rear pannier
  • Helmet
  • Odometer
  • Lock
  • Flat pedals are included (toe straps on request)
  • 2 souvenir water bottles

Roadbooks


Our road books are complete packages of information that will help you to guide yourself through the itinerary that we have planned and laid out. We have invested significant time and incorporated the feedback of our customers over many years (since 1997!) to make our road books even better. Our road books include: color maps, highlighted routes, touristic information, orientation points to reach hotels, and easy to follow directions step by step (Cue-sheet). Please note that for custom itineraries you will not have cue sheets. Only maps and GPS routes.

GPS


GPS are included on all tours Since 2008. We change the units every 2 years and always invest in the best models. Simple to use, easy to read, yet sophisticated devices they are available on all of our tours. The routes described in your roadbook are stored as tracks in the GPS unit. You simply have to follow the line shown on the GPS, and enjoy. 1 GPS for every 1-3 people
Rates vary according to the availability of hotels and seasons.
Contact our sales team for more information and an exact rate based upon your travel dates.

Included

  • 4 nights of accommodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bath
  • Daily breakfast at each hotel, 4 dinners included
  • Road bike rental included
  • Orientation by telephone
  • Detailed ROAD BOOK, including details maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary and cue sheets
  • 1 GPS for every 1-3 people
  • All luggage transfers
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • Technical and emergency support available at all times

What's 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.

information

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.

Price from & per person Double occupancy Single supplement
(traveling with a group)
Solo traveler
(traveling alone)
Standard 890 € 120 € 1060 €
    Pre-tour Night ** ** **
Upgraded 990 € 290 € 1320 €
    Pre-tour Night ** ** **

This tour is available at any day from the 1st of June to the 15th of September.

*Please contact us for triple room rates

Options per person :
Road Bike Rental
    Standard Included
    Performance 45 €
    Premium 110 €
Tandem Bike Rental 30 €


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