French Alps Cycling Highlights

Climb Alpe d'Huez | Ride the Iconic Climbs | Experience the thrill of big mountain riding | Climb the Galibier



Price - £345pp

Prices start from £345 per person (Based on 2 people sharing a double or twin room) for 3 nights self-guided road cycling 


The best time to go to the French Alps is June to September. All the climbs usually open in April, but the weather can make riding challenging in May and any later than September and you risk snow on the high ground.


We provide the best range of cycling friendly accommodation in Europe, from small family run hotels to larger grand hotels.

Airport Transfers

On arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred directly to your hotel. A transfer will also collect you on your final day and take you back to the airport.

We recommend you fly to Geneva airport.


Your stay will include bed & breakfast. Please contact the office if you would like to include your evening meals.

Bike Hire

We can supply the best bikes for hire in all of our self guided cycling destinations. Simply contact the office for more information.

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Sample Itinerary - We can customise this trip for you!


Day 1: Arrive in Geneva and transfer to Briancon

We recommend a morning flight to Geneva. After flying to Geneva airport you will be transferred to Briancon, your base for your stay. You will have time to build your bike (or pick up your hire bike) and grab some lunch. In the afternoon you will have time to do climb the Col d'Izoard.


Day 2: Telegraph and Galibier

No trip to the Alps is complete without attempting the Col du Galibier. The legendary Col du Galibier (2638 m),is renowned for being one of the toughest Alpine cycling climbs. This iconic mountain road has been in use since the middle of the 18th century, and is a Tour de France classic. Although these mountains are pretty tame with well-marked cycling paths, never forget to bring an emergency kit when cycling in the mountains.


Day 3: Alpe d'Huez and the Col du Lautaret

Today you take on the queen climb in the area, Alpe d'Huez.  You have two options. To ride up it's face as the Tour de France does, or take the quieter back route up the Col de la Sarenne. 


Day 4: Departure day

There is time for one last local ride before we transfer you back to Geneva airport. We recommend you get an afternoon or evening flight. If you want to extend this trip, this is possible. Simply contact us.







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