CHALLENGE YOURSELF AND TICK OFF SOME WORLD FAMOUS MOUNTAIN CLIMBS ON THAT BUCKET LIST. THIS WEEK OFFERS THE MOST REWARDING, VARIED AND NOTED MOUNTAIN COLS THERE ARE. THEY'VE ALL FEATURED MANY TIMES IN THE TOUR DE FRANCE AND ARE 'MUST DO' DESTINATIONS FOR ANY KEEN CYCLIST.
This centre based holiday is designed for anyone wanting to train at the same time as conquering some world famous summits. You will have the opportunity to tackle all or some of the following : The Col de l'Iseran (2nd highest road col in Europe), Cormet de Roselend with it's azure blue lake views, Petit Saint Bernard with the famous hospice and war memorials at the summit and La Madeleine with it's outstanding 360 views. There is plenty of flexibility for those that want to ride just one side of each col, or both. For groups of 5 people or more.
Full minibus support on each ride with soigneur, driver and bike mechanic as well as snacks, drinks & packed lunches.
Nutrition advised hearty evening meals and full breakfasts.
Excludes bike hire (if required) flights, transfers & insurance (the latter is compulsory). We can offer transfers separately, please speak with our booking team.
Sainte Foy Tarentaise– Col du Petit Saint-Bernard
Max distance/gain: 82km/2471m this includes optional choice to ride the other side from La Thuile in Italy. One can ride less opt for one side of the col.
Sainte Foy Tarentaise - Cormet de Roselend
Max distance/gain = 93km/2745m. This includes optional choice to ride the other side from Beaufort. One can ride less and opt for one side of the col.
Sainte Foy Tarentaise - Col de l'Iseran
Max distance/gain = 102km/3050m. This includes the optional choice to ride the other side from Bonneval. One can ride less and opt for one side of the col.
Aigueblanche - Col de la Madeleine
Max distance/gain = 50km/3105m. This includes the optional choice to ride the other side from La Chambre. One can ride less and opt for one side of the col. For those that wish to do more kilometres & elevation, there is the option to ride out/return from/to Sainte Foy.
Choice of other local routes & summits, to be decided by the group.
Rest / Test Day
There will also be a rest day built into the programme.
* All Itineraries are potentially subject to change due to weather or unforeseen circumstances.