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France - Alps - Mont Ventoux to Alpe d'Huez - Guided Road Cycling Holiday

Holiday Highlights

  • Legendary Tour de France challenges every day
  • ‘Warming up’ on Mont Ventoux, the ‘Giant of Provence’
  • Blue skies, fresh air and snow-capped peaks
  • ‘Top of the world’ sensations on the summit of the Izoard
  • Ticking off lots of Tour de France classics
  • Riding through Provençal lavender flelds, synonymous with the region
  • Final challenge of the legendary Alpe d‘Huez

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Day Description Distance Ascent Meals
1 Arrival: Marseille Airport Non Riding Day    
2 Bedoin to Peyruis 72 miles / 115 Kms Approx. 2,050 Metres Approx. B L  
3 Peyruis to Jausiers 88 Miles / 145 Kms Approx. 2,250 Metres Approx. B L  
4 Jausiers to Saint Chaffrey 60 miles / 95 Kms Approx. 2,250 Metres Approx. B L  
5 Saint Chaffrey to Valloire 30 miles / 50 Kms Approx. 2,975 Metres Approx. B L  
6 Valloire to Vaujany 54 miles / 85 Kms Approx. 1,725 Metres Approx. B L  
7 Alp d'Huez 33 miles / 54 Kms Approx. 1, 470 Metres Approx. B L  
8 Departure: Geneva Airport Non Riding Day   B  

Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

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Holiday Information

The French Alps hold a special place in the hearts of most cyclists and for years our alpine tours have been amongst our most popular French road cycling holidays. This adventure combines a whole host of old favourites, including a pairing of two of the most iconic climbs in the sport of road cycling, along with a number of new challenges which really showcase the best the southern Alps have to offer.

 
From Marseille we transfer to Bedoin, the most famous of the three Ventoux gateway villages. Bedoin is a bustling little town nestling in the shadows of the legendary mountain and is the access point to the 'classic' and most challenging route up Mont Ventoux. After first ascending this majestic mountain we make our way through typical Provençal terrain via numerous villages and towns to the start of the southern Alps. Here the landscape becomes much more dramatic and challenging with steep sided valley walls, plunging waterfalls and far reaching views of peaks rising to nearly 4,000m.

 
The remainder of the tour is crammed with great climbs including Vars, Glandon, Izoard, and the Galibier. Of course, no alpine cycle tour would be complete without a pilgrimage to the great Alpe d’Huez; 21 numbered hairpins, 14km and an average gradient of 8.3%, it really is a must for those who love to climb and marks a very fitting end to our journey around the legendary cols of Le Tour. 

 
Undoubtedly we’ll be working up a healthy appetite during our rides and as always the Skedaddle team will be providing plenty of appetising food to keep you going throughout each day.

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Holiday Summary

Duration:
8 days
Prices From:
£1,495
Estimated flight price
£150

Optional

Bike Hire
£200
Single Room:
£350
Single Room:
£350
Insurance - Europe 10 Day:
£47
Insurance - Europe 10 Day:
£47

Holiday Details

Place to place

7 nights hotels

6 days riding

Breakfast and lunch

Guided and vehicle support

Group airport transfers

Luggage transfers

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Last Updated: 05/07/2018