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France - Classic Alps Passes - Alpine Intro. - Road Cycling Tour

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29 Aug to 05 Sept. - Make a pass at France and climb a col or three on this delicious slice of French road cycling.

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Holiday Highlights

  • Follow the well-ridden routes of the pros and realise your Tour de France dreams
  • Morning cowbells ringing in the valleys
  • Raclette, fondue and tartiflette without counting the calories!
  • Blue skies, fresh air and snow-capped peaks
  • The spectacular views of Mont Blanc from Avoriaz
  • Challenge yourself on the 21 bend ascent of Alpe d’Huez

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This road cycling holiday in France is home to some of the most famous and most notorious Tour de France climbs. Most road cyclists dream of riding these great icons of the sport but if you’ve never ridden in the mountains before, the prospect can be quite daunting.
Riding in the mountains brings different challenges when compared to all other types of riding and this tour has been designed specifically to ease you into mountain riding. Each day features one main challenging yet manageable ascent with the option of a second climb for those who feel the need and have the energy for more. We’ll be there, both on and off the bike, to offer practical advice to help you get to the top comfortably, and will help you with pacing and gearing, safe descending, clothing choices and nutrition.
Designed to be very much a holiday but with added instruction available to ensure that riders new to the mountains will get the most out of their experience in the Alps. On the other hand there are plenty of famous climbs packed into the route which will appeal to more experienced cyclists.
After arrival in Geneva we transfer to Cluses, a small town in the heart of the Northern Alps and this is where we will be based for the first couple of nights. The region is very beautiful and the scenery is some of the most dramatic in Europe. It is from here that we start our tour of the famous passes of the Savoie region taking in such classics as Morzine-Avoriaz, Colombiere, Aravis, Cormet de Roselend, La Plagne and Madeleine. Of course no alpine cycle tour would be complete without a pilgrimage to the legendary Alpe d’Huez.
The scenery is absolutely stunning and constantly changing throughout the tour and there will be plenty of time to take this all in. Undoubtedly you'll be working up a healthy appetite during your day on the bike. As always the Skedaddle team will be providing plenty of appetising food to keep you going throughout the day. As an introductory alpine experience the daily distances have been kept deliberately lower than those on some of our higher-grade mountain challenges.
The trip should serve as an excellent starting point for riders interested in progressing on to tougher tours such as our Raid Alpine tour. 

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£1,325p.p.

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Holiday Summary

Duration:
8 days
Price:
£1,325
Estimated flight price
£150

Optional

Single Room Option:
£220
Single Room Option:
£220
Insurance - Europe 10 day:
£39
Insurance - Europe 10 day:
£39
Bike Hire
£200

Holiday Details

Place to place

7 nights hotels

6 days cycling

65% meals provided

Guided and vehicle support

Luggage transfers

Airport transfers

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