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RAID Alpine - Geneva to Nice

Location:
Whole of the Alps
Tour Dates:
No. of Nights:
7
Transfer:
Pick Up: Geneva
Drop Off: Nice
Price:
£1195 for B&B + Day/Ride Food
£1370 for B&B, Day/Ride Food + Dinner
Level:
5/5

WHAT YOU WILL ENJOY ABOUT THIS HOLIDAY?

18/06/2016 - Sold Out        30/07/2016 - Available

The RAID Alpine is probably the most famous randonée in the World.

  • The essential week long randonèe
  • Official new route, including carnet and medal
  • Six Days
  • 480 miles
  • 17,000 plus metres of climbing
  • Highest pass in Europe
  • Three highest passes in France

Designed by M. Rossini, the official route starts in Thonon Les Bains on the shores of Lake Geneva and finishes in Antibes on the Mediterranean coast; a stone’s throw from Nice.

Everyone who takes this ride is looking to join that exclusive list and receive their medal for completing the RAID Alpine.

This is a great challenge, a fantastic experience and, as always, we make it a fabulous holiday too. Polka Dot Cycling Holidays is always about the climbing but it is also about the experience. You will be part of history and passing some of the most beautiful scenery in Europe.

We offer you the best quality and use our knowledge to make this the most enjoyable challenge of its kind!

Main Climbs:- Ramaz, Saises, Cormet de Roselend, Iseran, Telegraph, Galibier, Izoard, Vars, Bonnette de Restefond

To find out more about our RAID Alpine you can Click Here and watch our latest video!

What Cycling You'll Do?

What is Included?

 

CYCLING HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 30+ cols – 6 over 2000m
  • Stunning lake at the top of the Cormet de Roselend
  • Col de l’Iseran – 2nd highest pass in France
  • Famous Tour climb of the Col du Galibier
  • Unusual Casse Déserte and the Coppi-Bobet memorial of the Col d’Izoard
  • Bonnette de Restefond, the highest pass in Europe with spectacular views
  • Amazing descent of the Gorges de Cian
  • Dipping your toes in the mediterranean sea!

HOW WE LOOK AFTER YOU:

  • Guides/Coaches on the road
  • Minibus support vehicle
  • Optional advice on descending, gearing, pacing etc.
  • Mainly 3* hotels to help you relax & recover for the next day
  • Full itinerary, directions & Garmin files
  • Day/ride food & unlimited snacks available through the day
  • Luggage in your room on arrival

 

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