Road Cycling at The Ancolie

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

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Road Cycling at The Ancolie

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
  • Groups up to 31
  • Grade
    • Easy, short rides
    • Relaxed riding
    • Moderate riding
    • Challenging riding
  • Mountain cols
  • Distances
    • Any distances
  • Features
    • Ensuite rooms
    • Garden
    • Private parking
    • Secure bike storage
    • Terrace
    • TV/DVD
    • Wifi

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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.

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The Ancolie is a fabulous youth hostel style accommodation situated in the heart of the Champsaur valley close to both summer and winter activities. It sleeps a maximum of 31 people and there is a choice of ensuite twin, double or family rooms or more traditional dormitory style rooms with shared bathroom facilities. Downstairs there is a lovely open chalet style dining room and a comfy lounge with open fire, library and flat screen TV for socialising, reviewing the days photos, and get togethers with your group or other residents. Outside there are grounds for sitting out in and admiring the views. This accommodation is principally for small to medium sized groups but during peak holiday season periods, indivuduals and families are also welcome. Eveline is the chef and prides herself for her homemade cuisine and local specialities. You will be well fed here - just what you need for an active break in the Alps!! It is a perfect base for sporting groups looking for a good value for money active holiday in the mountains for either summer or winter.

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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!

About French Alps

Picturesque villages and famous cols in the Savoie and Haute Savoie.

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  • Vehicle Support

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