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Ubaye Valley

Our passion and experience in cycling in the French Alps means that you will experience a riding packed week with maximum saddle time in some of the worlds most beautiful surroundings that seem taylor made for cycling.

  • Catered chalet
  • French Alps —Digne-les-Bains
  • Activity Type
    • With guide
    • Fixed base
  • Features
    • Ensuite rooms

Service

From the beginning of your holiday to the end you will want for nothing to ensure you have the cycle holiday of a lifetime. Private transfer from the airport with your bike you will be taken to your beautiful fully catered chalet where you can relax completely. Enjoy seven unforgettable days of glorious riding in the French Alps with the advantage of full van support during all the rides.

As the Ubaye Valley is world renowned for white water rafting, there is also the opportunity to try it out - or if you prefer to unwind when not on the bike, the nearby fortified town of Briançon is really worth a visit.

Included

  • Airport transfers from Nice - other airports may carry a surcharge - pick ups/ drop-offs will be between certain times, so please contact us before booking your flights.
  • Bookings are Saturday to Saturday unless otherwise arranged with us.
  • Fully catered chalet - Wednesday is chef’s night off allowing you the chance to dine in a local restaurant.
  • Full van support with basic bike repair supplies
  • Support rider will ride with group each day
  • Mapping including GPS route and route notes
  • Training guidance and cycle coaching by British cycling trained cycle coach
  • Souvenir Grand Boucle certificate and photography

Not included

  • Flights
  • Bicycle, cycling kit, helmets (can be provided for additional cost of bike hire)
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory)

For group bookings of over 6 people other tour dates are still available for the 2014 season. Please contact us for details.

Accommodation

Private transfer from the airport with your bike you will be taken to your beautiful fully catered chalet where you can relax completely.

Location

You may not have have heard of the Ubaye Valley - it is a well kept secret, a hidden gem in the heart of the French Alps.

The stunning valley boasts seven magnificent cols including the highest road in Europe, the Col de la Bonnette at 2802m. There is also the chance to try the Grand Boucle - an epic challenge ride which makes full use of the spectacular mountain scenery and remarkable geology seen in the area.

The Ubaye Valley has its own micro climate and where the weather can be unsettled elsewhere in the Alps, here it is usually very warm and sunny during the summer months. Morning rides in the cool of the day make the climbing easier and the afternoons can be spent open water swimming in a nearby swimming lake or sightseeing the beautiful towns and fortifications.

F.A.Q.