Cycling Holidays France - The French Alps are a main destination of cyclists. With all the epic battles fought here, over the moutainous stages of the Tour de France, it is no wonder that every cyclist wants to ride the same routes. For most of our customers these trips are the main focus of their cycling year. It’s a chance to test yourself on the same climbs that your Tour heroes compete on, (and even compare your times if you wish!). You’ll want these trips to be challenging but achievable, so we will tailor the trip to your requirements. Let us know what you want to do and we’ll arrange it for you.
We have a selection of different tours from routes focussing on the Stage finish climbs, both in the North and Southerns Alps, that allow you to choose how much you want to do each day to the more challenging RAID Alpine and for 2013 we have a new trip riding the 3 Alpine Stages of the 2013 Tour over 6 days to make it a manageable and enjoyable holiday.
We know these climbs inside out and we'll help you make the very best of your cycling holiday; France is a brilliant place to cycle, the scenery is stunning and the roads were paved for 2 wheels!
30+ cols including the highest pass in Europe and 2nd highest pass in France
Probably the most famous recognised 6 day randonée in the World. Riding from Geneva to Nice, approx. 480 miles and 17,000m+ of climbing, taking in some of the giant climbs of the Tour de France.
30+ cols including the highest pass in Europe and 2nd highest pass in France.
For the real connoisseur, this is the less frequently used version of this popular RAID, same distance (480 miles), same climbing (17,000m), but throws up completely different challenges to the original route.
Alpe d'Huez, Madeleine, Morzine-Avoriaz, Colombiere, Saises
This is a route specifically designed for those who want their first experience of the great Alpine climbs of the Tour de France. A sensible route for your first foray into the playground of professional tour riders.
Alpe d'Huez, Madeleine, Colombiere, Saises, La Toussuire
Unlike most Classic Cols trips, we focus on the genuine classic stage finishes of the Tour de France. Most riders want to follow in the footsteps of their heroes and experience the feeling of a stage finish.
Allos, Vars, Izoard, Lauteret-Galibier, Galndon, Alpe d’Huez
The southern Alps are recognised as being the tougher climbs, with many well over 2000m. This week focuses on the genuine classic cols & stage finishes of the Tour de France, Criterium de Dauphine Libere and Paris-Nice in this region. Most riders want to experience riding stage finish climbs as well as the classic cols to understand what the Tour riders face.
Come and taste a week of Tour De France riding.
Ride in the pedal strokes of the 2013 centenary tour heroes; however, we appreciate that we are mere mortals, so we will ride each stage over 2 days (6days in total) so that what the professionals are paid and trained to do, becomes manageable for us.