Pro-level cycling experience in the Chablais Alps
Conquer iconic climbs, including Col de la Ramaz and Col de Joux Plane
Stunning alpine vistas and thrilling descents
Immersive race expo experience in Annemasse
Unwind and dine like champions in Morzine Les Portes du Soleil
Experience the thrilling roads of the Tour de France
Upon your arrival in Morzine, carve out some moments to acquaint yourself with both the charming town and the surrounding local region before embarking on your adventure.
Welcome to the Chablais Alps, the western mountain range between Lake Geneva and the Mont Blanc Massi. You will head over into the heart of Portes du Soleil and the surrounding peaks for your warm up ride. At the top, pause to take in the majestic alpine views before a descent on forested roads past the breathtaking Lac de Montriond and its waterfalls, then back to our hotel in Morzine.
Hotel in Morzine
30 km and 1,006 m of elevation gain
We have a spectacular ride planned for today. You’ll descend into the valley this morning to warm up your legs in the cool mountain air. First, you can choose to tackle the Col de Feu, a short and steep climb that is sure to get your heart pounding. Alternatively, bypass this col and ride directly to Col de Jambaz, which is a great warm-up with an average gradient of 2.5%. Descend to Saint-Jeoire and stop at a mountain bistro to refuel before your attack on the Col de la Ramaz.
Last featured in the Tour in 2016, this climb packs a punch with an elevation gain of over 915 meters and gradients of up to 12%. Take in the majestic mountain views from the top and descend into the valley before hitting the final climb through Les Gets back to Morzine.
79 km and 1,914 m of elevation gain
After a hearty breakfast, today’s ride begins with a descent down to the centuries-old town of Taninges, providing plenty of time to spin your legs along the valley floor before reaching Samoens and the base of Col de Joux Plane, the penultimate climb of this year’s Etape du Tour.
This Hors catégorie (HC) col has been featured in the Tour de France 12 times.. Remember to look up and enjoy the panoramic views as you ascend just over seven miles with an average gradient of 8.5% to
Pause a while to snap some photos before a breathtaking descent back into Morzine.
51 km and 1,434 m of elevation gain
Prepare for the challenges of tomorrow’s full mountain stage of the Tour de France with a short morning spin to loosen your legs or skip the ride and relax at the hotel, taking full advantage of their pool and sauna.
Tonight’s meal will be a hearty, energy-packed feast that’ll ensure you’re well-nourished for tomorrow. Amidst all the excitement, try to get a good night’s sleep to be fully rested and ready for the main event!
Today is the day you finally experience what it’s like to be a pro! You will first ascend the Col de Saxel, swiftly followed by the short but steep Cols de Cou and Col du Feu within the first leg of your route. Enjoy the gorgeous alpine vistas on the mellow Col de Jambas then catch your breath on a welcome descent to Saint-Jeoire where you can spin your legs along the valley floor to Mieussy. Now get ready for the epic ascent up the last Category 1 climb of Col de la Ramaz.
Relish the thrill of a gorgeous descent into Taninges before attacking the final climb up to Col de Joux Plane. This Hors Categorie col is regularly featured in the Tour and Marco Pantani still holds the record ascent of 32 minutes and 50 seconds set in 1997.
After your triumphant ride, relax and recover with a meal worthy of champions.
152 km and 4,100 m of elevation gain
On your final day, bid farewell to the stunning Chablais Alps, filled with unforgettable memories of this epic adventure. Pack your bags and cherish the bonds formed and the accomplishments achieved during this incredible cycling experience.
Not enough? Why not spend a few more days here! Extend your holidays with a pre- or post-holiday extension. Accommodation, sightseeing, and activities can be arranged. Add as many extra days to your holiday as you wish.
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Tour design and organization
Booklet with detailed itinerary and route instructions
Service and support during your tour
GPS navigation with an easy-to-use app
Accommodation as per itinerary
Discover the ultimate cycling adventure in the heart of the Chablais Alps, where you’ll experience the thrill of conquering iconic climbs and descending through breathtaking alpine vistas. Join us for a pro-level cycling experience that takes you on a journey through the very roads where the Tour de France legends have made history.
Each day is filled with exhilarating challenges and stunning scenery. Ride through picturesque valleys, ascend Category 1 climbs like Col de la Ramaz, and test your mettle on the legendary Col de Joux Plane, with its record-breaking ascent.
Relax in the comfort of your hotel and savor a meal worthy of champions. Join us in the Chablais Alps for a cycling experience like no other, where you’ll ride, conquer, and celebrate like a pro.
Embark on a tailor-made adventure with our self-guided expedition. Our team of experts curates a personalized itinerary to match your preferences, granting you the liberty to explore at your own pace.
Enjoy the flexibility of pausing and delving into the sights and attractions that pique your interest along the journey. Plus, take comfort in the knowledge that our dedicated 24/7 support team is always at your service, ensuring a seamless experience from start to finish.
Self-led bike adventures provide a tailor-made and flexible approach to cycling holidays, allowing you to discover at your leisure and modify your schedule or route whenever necessary. Our crew takes care of every detail, from accommodations and detailed plans to GPS guidance and ongoing assistance, ensuring a serene and immersive trip that offers independence, individuality, and authentic cultural encounters.
Our tours are grouped into three difficulty tiers: Leisurely, Moderate, and Challenging. The categorization is based on the typical day of the tour, even though there might be fluctuations in difficulty over the course of the trip.
Leisurely tours cater to those seeking a laid-back journey through breathtaking scenery, without the demand of traversing great distances or navigating tough terrains. These excursions usually span 30-50 km daily, with an altitude climb of up to 500m. This ensures ample opportunities to pause and soak in panoramas, savor regional dishes, and wander through picturesque towns and hamlets en route.
Moderate bike tours suit those seeking a harmonious blend of picturesque routes and a touch of challenge. Usually spanning 50-80 km daily with an altitude ascent of up to 1000m, these tours take you across captivating landscapes and delightful hamlets, offering a combination of level and undulating terrains. While providing ample opportunities to halt and delve deeper, they also ensure a rewarding cycling exercise.
Challenging bike tours cater to seasoned cyclists keen on testing their boundaries. Ranging from 80-120 km daily with an altitude rise of up to 2000m, these journeys involve navigating rigorous inclines and demanding terrains. However, the breathtaking vistas make the effort worthwhile. While these tours demand top-notch fitness and stamina, the euphoria of achievement felt at day’s end is unparalleled.
We’re committed to finding the perfect fit for you. We partner with several accommodation providers that align with our standards, though their availability can vary, particularly in high-demand periods. Additionally, we can tailor your holiday according to your tastes and financial plan, ensuring we pinpoint the most suitable option for your requirements.
We recommend securing your tour at the earliest convenience, particularly for sought-after tourist spots with limited accommodation availability. Top options frequently get reserved for the summer before the onset of spring.
Catering to dietary needs can fluctuate based on their complexity. In France, vegetarian choices are generally accessible, but sourcing vegan meals might be a challenge in countryside locales or smaller towns. Notably, lunch halts are often at conventional eateries that might not accommodate special dietary preferences beyond their regular offerings. Bear this in mind as you map out your journey.
The prime cycling season spans from mid-April to mid-October. In higher regions like the Alps, it’s best from mid-May to September to avoid snow.
Tours can proceed in light rain with suitable attire. Summer often brings afternoon thunderstorms, so starting tours early is advisable. If adverse weather is anticipated, we’ll aim to modify the tour in advance.
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