Bucket List climbs
Col de la Madeleine, Alpe d’Huez, Col du Galibier, Col d’Izoard
French Alps balcony roads, Lacets du Montvernier, Tarentaise valley
Ecrins National Park, Casse Déserte, Lac de Serre-Ponçon
Experience the TDF Live
Stage 17: Pont du Gard to Gap, Hilly, 206 km
Stage 18: Embrun to Valloire, Mountain, 207 km
Stage 19: Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne to Tignes, Mountain, 123 km
Stage 20: Albertville to Val Thorens, Mountain, 131 km
Duration: 8 Days
Dates: July 21, 2019 to July 28, 2019
Start: Lyon, France
Finish: Lyon, France
Group Size: 20 guests – 4 staff
Price: AUD$5,200 (US$3,640)
Single Supplement: AUD$600 (US$420)
Note: All trip costs are per person, not including airfare and based on two persons per room. If travelling alone we will match you with a person to share. Alternatively, you may choose to have a room of your own by paying the single supplement.
Note: It is a requirement of Bikestyle Tours that you have Travel Insurance for your trip.
Our trips allow you to choose a suitable ride each day. Alternative ride options are available on most days. We use a consistent ride rating to help you choose your ride. We rate each ride on various factors; distance, total climbing, intensity and altitude. The table below is a guide to our ride rating system.
Unfortunately, we can’t forecast the weather when designing our rides, but your trip leader will advise you on any precautions.
|Distance||SHORT: less than 30km|
|MEDIUM: between 30km and 80km (depending on the total climbing).|
|LONG: more than 80 km|
|Ascent||Total climbing (ascending) for the day, anything over 2000m is a big day|
|Intensity||Some rides may have time constraints. Our rides vary from EASY, MODERATE to HARD.|
|Altitude||Some of our rides may go into alpine areas where thinner air affects your intake of oxygen.|
Spectators and Off the Bike
Sorry this trip is for experienced cyclists. We have other trips available for spectators and non-cycling partners.
Social Riding and Leisure
This trip has limited support (for slow riders), support vehicles operate to refuel riders rather than as a sag wagon.
A reasonable amount of training is required!
Your cycling holiday is all actually about the bike! Our epic and challenge rides seek more vertical metres and longer miles.
Tour cost is per person twin share and includes:
- Transport throughout by custom mini vans or luxury coach
- Services of our experienced tour guides, mechanics and drivers
- 9 nights accommodation 3 & 4 Star hotels
- Buffet breakfast daily
- 3 course evening meals on 7 nights
- Wine at welcome and farewell dinners
- Scheduled arrival transfer on day one from Lyon Airport
- Scheduled departure transfer on final day to Lyon Airport
- Mechanical assistance with your bike
- Ride files and Bikestyle guide to the 2019 Tour de France
- Full Bikestyle Tours kit including knicks, cycling jersey, cap and musette bag
Note: All bike hire costs include 2 water bottles for you to keep. We also provide a saddle bag with a spare tube, pump, tyre-levers and multi-tool. The pump and saddle bag with its contents must be returned with the hire bike at the end of hire.
AT A GLANCE
High Staff Ratio
Intermediate to Experienced
3 & 4 Star Hotels
Ride more miles and more vertical metres through the French Alps
Experience our mini-epic cycling challenge following the 2019 Tour de France. Be a part of the final week and witness the biggest stages of the Tour de France. Conquer bucket list climbs along the Route des Grandes Alpes, a route that extends from Geneva to Nice. Our focus will be the climbs that connect the main central valleys of the French Alps.
We’ve mapped out challenging cycling routes, but less demanding than our epic Classic Cols trip. Discover the feeling of ‘le tour legs’ with more vertical metres and miles. This trip is mostly about the bike, but we’ll pause to catch up with the greatest show on two wheels – 2019 Tour de France. Some days we’ll celebrate a great ride and watch the tour at a local bar and other days we’ll intersect the race and watch the peloton suffer on a climb or take in the atmosphere of a stage start. Experience the thrill of witnessing the champions of the sport win a mountain stage.
Tick off the bucket list of the most famous cycling routes in the Alps, register for the challenge of climbing more than 10,000m in a week and share the experience with other like minded cyclists. You’re escorted by a former cycling professional and supported by a professional bike mechanic.