Chamonix Cycling Highlights


Ride the Col de la Colombière | Climb the Col des Aravis | Climb the Col de Joux Plaine | Test yourself on the Col du Grand Saint Bernard
 

 

 

Price - £445pp

Prices start from £445 per person (based on 2 people sharing a double or twin room) for 3 nights self-guided road cycling 

Dates

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.

Accommodation

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.

Meals

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.

Flights

You can add flights to any of our cycling holidays, search now.

 

 

Itinerary - We can customise this trip for you!

 

Day 1: Arrive in the Chamonix Valley

We recommend a morning flight to Geneva. After arriving you will be transferred to, your hotel in Chamonix. You will have time to build your bike (or pick up your hire bike) and grab some lunch. In the afternoon you will have for a quick warm up ride,

 

Day 2: Col de Colombiere and Col de Aravis

A classic Chamonix route. This route is rideable in either direction. The direction we recommend  leaves you riding the Col de Colombiere from the 16km longer and harder side. Follow the valley floor for a nice 40km warm up . Grab a coffee or a can of coke in Cluses before you tackle the Col de Colombiere a 16km climb at an average of 7%, but with ramps of 10%. The climb has featured 21 times in the Tour De France and is most famous for Floyd Landis's amazing recovery ride just before he tested positive for PED's. Over the top of the Colombiere take care on the technical descent and then climb up the Col des Aravis. Technically the lowest pass in the Aravis range at 1486m, the climb has been used 40 times in the Tour de France. A small collection of cafe's and restaurants make this a good place to stop for Lunch. From here descend down and return to Chamonix.

 

Day 3: Ride to Switzerland

It's always a novelty to pack the passport and ride to another country for lunch and from Chamonix you can take nice route over the Col de la Forclaz into Switzerland and have lunch. 

 

Day 4: Departure day

There is time for one final cafe run before we transfer you back to the airport. We recommend you get an afternoon or evening flight. If you want to extend this trip, this is possible. Simply contact us.

 

 


 

 

What's Included 

 

What's Not Included 

24 hour emergency back up support

3 nights in 3* or 4* Accommodation

Bed & Breakfast

Airport Transfer to and from Geneva Airport 

Destination document and GPX files

TTA financial protection

 

 

Flights

Insurance

Lunch & evening meals

Drinks

 

 

 

 

 

What's Included

24 hour emergency back up support

3 nights in 3* or 4* Accommodation

Bed & Breakfast

Airport transfer from airport

Destination document and GPX files

TTA finaicial protection

 

What's Not Included

Flights

Insurance

Lunch & evening meals

Drinks

 

 

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