French Alps

French Alps

July 30th - August 8th 2022

Difficulty level: challenging

 

  • Conquer the famous 21 turns of Alpe d'Huez
  • Ride the cable car to La Meije at 3211m for an altitude lunch with a breathtaking view
  • Experience an authentic French Alpine village, complete with a stay in a wonderful chalet

 

Ten days in the French Alps, climbing and descending the passes made famous by the great feats of the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia. Many activities and experiences will complete this tour in stages for which everything is taken care of: top accommodation, Ital Cycling transport always available, trekking, sightseeing tour by private plane, visit of the mountain villages, exclusive dinners and much more guaranteed by the presence of Ital Cycling holiday manager with you. Cyclists and their companions return form this holiday with the Alps in their hearts.

 

Day 1 | Serre Chevalier

40 km, 200 m   

Our guides will meet you at the airport, from where you will be transferred to Briançon.

Here cyclists will already have the opportunity to set up (with the help of our mechanics) and use our Cinelli Superstar bikes. A short ride is ideal for starting to settle in France.

Welcome drink, briefing and dinner at the hotel. 

Accommodation: Hotel Grand Aigle (Serre Chevalier) . 

 

Day 2 | Izoard

56 km, 1.200 m  

Today the cyclists will ascend to the Casse Deserte of the Izoard, a place that has no equal and indeed seems to be a lunar landscape.

Meanwhile, the companions will visit the old town of Briançon with our expert holiday manager.  We will enjoy lunch all together in the center of Briançon. In the afternoon everyone will be free relax at the spa of the hotel. 

Dinner: for you Ital Cycling has identified an exclusive restaurant in Briançon.

Accommodation: Hotel Grand Aigle (Serre Chevalier) . 

 

Day 3 | Vaujany  

85 km, 1.700 m

After the hotel checkout, we will advance towards the second stage of our grand tour of the Alps. 

The cyclist will proceed from Briançon to Vaujany. The accompanying persons will enjoy an excursion via the cable car to La Meije, with optional trekking to descend. Lunch: for cyclists there will be a break during the ride, while the companions will relax at a typical alpine hut in La Meije.

In the afternoon, the companions will have a short visit to Bourg d'Oisans for a walk and have free time to discover this fascinating village, to return Vaujany and join the rest of the group. Dinner in a nice restaurant in Vaujany.

Accommodation: B. Chalet Rostaing / Lucette (Vaujany).

 

Day 4 | Rest day, Vaujany 

0 km, 0 m  

For everyone: rest. But there will interesting options an our staff will be available to organize local activities in Vaujany such as a free pass for the outdoor swimming pool or an easy excursion with picnic could be pleasant options! Lunch: picnic during the excursion or free lunch in Vaujany. Dinner: restaurant in Vaujany. 

Accommodation: B. Chalet Rostaing / Lucette (Vaujany).

 

Day 5 | The Alpe d'Huez 

50 km, 1,300 m

The cyclist will compete with a legend of world sport: the climb to Alpe d'Huez and the record of 37 '35 " by Marco Pantani. The rest of the group will have the opportunity to arrive by van to the Alpe d'Huez to enjoy a flight over the Alps taking off from small airport in town (optional). They will have the following options: a trek to the fascinating Lac Blanc, or to the return after lunch to Vaujany - Bourg. For cyclists it will be possible to return via Pas de la Confession (optional) or by van. Lunch: for everyone at Alpe d’Huez. During dinner at the Auberge de la Cure we will share today’s impressions of such special stand!

Accommodation: B. Chalet Rostaing / Lucette ( Vaujany ) . 

 

Day 6 | Col Croix de la Fer 

60 km, 1.400 m 

Today the cyclists will climb the Col Croix de Fer, an incredible Alpine pass that saw the feats of Pantani, Chiappucci, Virenque and other great protagonists of the Tour de France. The accompanying group will enjoy an easy trekking to the Col de Glandon (5 km). 

Lunch for everyone at Glandon restaurant. In the afternoon the cyclists will descend to Allemond and optionally climb to Vaujany, while the rest of the group will visit the cheese artisan diary in Beaufort, including a delicious tasting and the opportunity to buy the local cheese.  

Dinner:  the Ital Cycling staff will pamper you preparing the dinner for you at the chalet!

Accommodation: B. Chalet Rostaing / Lucette ( Vaujany ). 

 

Day 7 | Tignes 

0 km, 0 m

Everyone will be transferred by van to Tignes, where we will have lunch together. The afternoon will be free, with the opportunity to relax in the hotel's spa facilities. Dinner at the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel le Refuge (Tignes) .

 

Day 8 | Col du Télégraphe 

75 km, 1.700 m

The cyclists will start pedalling from Bonneval Sur Arc to climb towards the Col du Télégraphe. This will be also be a great day for the accompanying group, dedicated to visit either Annecy, Chambery or Chamonix. Lunch:  cyclists will have a light lunch break during the workout, while the companions will have lunch in a typical restaurant during their excursion. Dinner at a restaurant in Tignes.

Accommodation: Hotel le Refuge (Tignes). 

 

Day 9 | Col de l'Iseran  

56 km, 1.100 m

Cyclists:  optional climb up to 2.700 m above sea level of the Col de l’Iseran. It can be challenging to climb up to this altitude with a bike, so the alternative is a local trek to Tignes with their companions. Lunch all together in Tignes.  

In the afternoon free time in Tignes. Dinner: aperitif at the hotel followed by - farewell dinner in a local restaurant.

Accommodation: Hotel le Refuge (Tignes). 

 

Day 10 | Goodbye Alps!   

Hotel checkout and transfer to the airport.

 

Price per person (minimum 10 px): 

EUR 2.290,00 (taxes and VAT included) | single supplement, applied to secure a private room for solo travellers: EUR 600,00 (taxes and VAT included)

USD 2.600,00 (taxes and VAT included) | single supplement, applied to secure a private room for solo travellers: USD 725,00 (taxes and VAT included)

This tour can be organized private for any number of participants. Contact us for details. 

 

 The price includes

  • 9 nights in a double room hotel / two bedroom cottage with breakfast
  • 9 dinners
  • 8 lunches
  • All accesses
  • All transfers by van | photos and videos along the routes and during visits
  • Bike guide and holiday manager at the service of non-cyclists for the entire holiday
  • Welcome kit Vince Team supplements | 20% discount on Cinelli Bike apparel and accessories

 

The fee does not include

  • Flight
  • Panoramic flight
  • Travel and accident insurance
  • Drinks with meals

Anything not mentioned in "The fee includes"

 

Optional

 

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