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High Altitude Weekend

The French Alps are easily reachable for a weekend of col climbing so why not get away from it all this spring summer and join us for 3 days of great riding?

  • Catered chalet
  • French Alps —Valmeinier
  • Activity Type
    • With guide
    • Training camp
    • Fixed base
  • Groups up to 8
  • Features
    • Bike shop nearby
    • Bike stand
    • Bike tools
    • Bike wash
    • Cooking facilities
    • Covered bike maintenance area
    • Drying space
    • Emergency spares
    • Private parking
    • Restaurant
    • Table tennis table
    • Terrace
    • TV/DVD
    • Uncovered bike maintenance area
    • Wifi


Our long weekend “High Altitude” trips are either a Saturday arrival/Wednesday morning departure or Thursday arrival/Monday morning departure.

The following High Altitude Weekends are scheduled for 2015 with dates spread across the spring, summer and autumn.


  • Airport Transfers to and from the Geneva airport
  • 3 days guided riding
  • Breakfast
  • Afternoon tea and homemade cake
  • 3 course evening meal
  • Mechanical assistance
  • Breakdown/Pick up service
  • Laundry
  • Vehicle Support

Optional Extras

  • Bike Hire

Collections depart from Geneva airport 1700 Thursdays and 1PM for weekends starting on Saturdays with a drop off back at Geneva airport at 11am on the day of return. (Depending upon group size transfers to and from Lyon are also available.)


The chalet is located at an altitude of 1700 meters and is set up specifically for road cyclists. One of the main features of our chalet is the huge south facing terrace that offers stunning views of the Col du Telegraphe and is a favorite with everyone to relax after the rides. You’ll find tools and just about everything else you need when away with your bike right here, even a professional bike fit studio.


We have many classic cols accessible to us from our base making it easy to ride 2 cols (or more!) a day over the weekend. Some of the climbs include:

  • Col du Galibier
  • Col du Telegraphe
  • Col de la Madeleine
  • Col de la Croix de Fer
  • Col du Glandon
  • Col du Mollard
  • Alpe d’Huez
  • Col du Chaussy