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Route des Grandes Alpes – 2017

Join us on this incredible cycle ride through the Alps to the Med pedaling from Lac Leman (Geveva) to Menton

  • Bed and breakfast
  • French Alps —Thonon-les-Bains > Menton
  • Activity Type
    • With guide
    • Point to point
  • Groups up to 8


Breathtaking scenery and some of the most iconic cols in the French Alps. In all 14 big cols are crossed on this 420 mile (675km) journey.


  • Day 1 – is no push over. It begins with the relatively gentle Col des Gets, then gets tough with the Col de la Colombiere, finishing with the Cols des Aravis and des Saises
  • Day 2 – climbs the stunning Cormet de Roselend and part way up the mighty Col de l’Iseran to Val d’Isere
  • Day 3 – we finish the Iseran on the start of Day 3, then a fantastically long descent before the Col du Telegraphe and heading down into Valloire
  • Day 4 – is a corker, the mighty Col du Galibier, d’Izoard, and most of the way up the Col de Vars
  • Day 5 – finishes the Col de Vars and then heads up the huge Col de la Bonnette (often cited as the highest drive-able road in Europe) before the long descent to Saint Sauveur sur Tinee
  • Day 6 – we swoop through the Maritime Alps crossing the St Martin, Turini and Castillon before heading downhill to the Mediterranean at Menton.

What’s included

  • Your luggage and bike taken out and brought back – by prior arrangement
  • Pick up from Geneva Airport – transfer to first nights accommodation
  • 6 days fully supported riding on the Route des Grandes Alpes
  • GPX files and comprehensive route notes
  • Drinks, snacks and lunch provided on riding days
  • 7 nights bed and breakfast accommodation on a shared basis
  • Drop off to Nice Airport – option to ride to Nice via the Col d’Eze on Saturday


7 nights bed and breakfast accommodation on a shared basis


Distances vary from 105 to 120 km per day (65 to 75 miles), and there’ll be plenty of time to take photos, admire the views, and stop for coffee and cake.