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REF: #07873

Road Cycling at Autanes Hotel

A week of cycling heaven climbing some of the famous Tour de France cols.

  • Half board hotel
  • French Alps —
  • Activity Type
    • Route advice only
    • Fixed base
  • Features
    • Ensuite rooms
    • Family rooms
    • Hot tub
    • Indoor pool
    • Outdoor pool
    • Restaurant
    • Sauna
    • TV/DVD
    • Wifi


If you are a cycling club looking for some warm weather and high col training, or a group of cycling enthusiasts wanting a taste of the Tour de France, this trip is a perfect option.

Beautiful alpine scenery and the opportunity to taste some of the other activities and adventures the Alps has to offer.

During this trip, we offer three vehicle supported rides which include a vehicle and driver at your disposition during the day for emergency repairs, food stops at the top of cols and along the way and of course the possibility of being picked up if your legs turn to lead!

We will discuss the various cycling options with you when you book and tailor make an itinerary based on your abilities and ambitions!

As we are multi activity specialists and this area has a lot to offer, we have also included 5 activity points with this package that you can use them to exchange for a range of activities.

Cool off your aching legs canyoning, test out your head for heights on a via ferrata, go rafting or revisit your childhood tree climbing.

We will ask you to choose your activities at the time of booking and put together an itinerary around your rides including time for local self-guided road routes so you can make the most of your time here.

Although it is amazing to be a spectator at the Tour it isn’t the best time to come cycling for yourself as the roads are busy with tourists. The best time to cycle in the region is May - July and September – October. This is when the cols are more traffic free, it’s warm but not baking and the light on the mountains is beautiful.

Price Includes

  • 7 nights accommodation in a choice of accommodation options.
  • 3 vehicle supported rides on classic Tour de France routes possibilities include Cols de Lauteret, Izoard, Galibier, Manse, Noyer and Alpe d’huez.
  • Route advice and maps for self-guided local rides through stunning alpine valleys
  • 5 activity points that you can exchange for a range of activities from our alpine activity list - to help forget about your aching legs and to see more of what the area has to offer
  • A personalised itinerary
  • Guaranteed blue skies and sunshine ……well almost, we get 300 days of sunshine each year!

Optional Extras

It is possible to add extra activity points or another supported ride to this holiday. We can tailor it to suit your group. Please just ask when you enquire.

As we are multi activity specialists and this area has so much to offer, we have also included 5 activity points with this package. You can use these points to exchange for a range of activities from our alpine activity list:

  • A Night in a Refuge
  • Canyoning
  • Caving
  • Fat Biking
  • Fell and Trail Running
  • Zip Wire
  • High Ropes Adventure
  • Hydrospeed
  • Lake and River Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering and Alpinism
  • Paragliding
  • Rock Climbing
  • Paddle boarding
  • Tree Climbing
  • Via Ferrata
  • Water Ski, Wake Board and Tubing
  • Hiking
  • White Water Rafting and Canoes
  • Windsurfing

Cool off your hard worked legs canyoning, test out your head for heights on a via ferrata, go rafting or revisit your childhood tree climbing.


This is a lovely three star hotel situated in a pretty alpine village in the heart of the Champsaur valley in the Southern French Alps. There are a variety of twin, double and family rooms and one large suite sleeping up to 7 people. Three of the rooms are adapted for wheelchair users. All the bedrooms are ensuite and decorated with alpine, chalet style bedding, soft furnishings and furniture. There’s a heated indoor pool and hot tub for residents use. On hot summer days the roof is sometimes pulled back making it an outdoor pool. Inside there is also a relaxation area with spa, sauna and steam room which is payable as extra. You can also book massages and a range of other beauty treatments. Just what you need after a day in the mountains before tucking in to a hearty meal in the restaurant. The restaurant serves mountain and local specialities including fondue and raclette and has a vaulted ceiling which creates a wonderful ambiance. Conference facilities are available with private rooms fully equipped with flat screen TV, DVD, internet access, paperboard and a variety different seating options. The staff are very friendly and hospitable and although some speak better English than others they are all willing to have a go and will look after you during your stay!s.


If you are a fan of the Tour de France, cols such as Alpe D’Huez, Col D’Izoard, Col de Galibier, Col de Manse and Col de Noyer, will be household names. Gap, where this trip is based from has hosted the Tour de France 20 times and is a perfect location to access these famous cols!