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Ride the best of the Northern French Alps

3 days riding the best cols in the Haute Savoie, just 1 day off work.

Supersize your weekend ride by joining this fully supported trip based out of the popular village of Morzine. Your hassle-free cycling weekend includes:

  • Three days fully supported and hosted riding among the best cols in the Northern French Alps
  • Three nights accommodation in a friendly, well located hotel
  • Cycle friendly breakfasts every morning
  • Picnic lunches and snacks during the rides
  • Three course evening meals with wine on two nights
  • Airport transfers and local support to organise bike hire

Book on to our pre-set shared group trips above. Alternative dates and private trips available.

  • Half board hotel
  • French Alps —Morzine Centre
  • Activity Type
    • With guide
    • Fixed base
  • Groups up to 36
  • Features
    • Bar
    • Ensuite rooms
    • Hot tub
    • Private parking
    • Restaurant
    • Terrace
    • TV/DVD
    • Wifi

Service

The Weekend Plan

This weekend is designed to get you riding some of the most famous and beautiful routes in the Northern Alps. You’ll be riding with the expert local hosts and vehicle support from Velovation. All rides are full days out on the bikes, with a few stops for coffee and picnic lunch. Here’s the plan:

Thursday. Arrive

  • Met at the airport for your transfer to the hotel.
  • Set up bikes/collect bike hire.
  • Evening meal for those who arrived early enough (not included in price).

Friday. Ride to Annecy

  • Enjoy a hearty fresh breakfast and get ready for the day.
  • We’ll plan to ride from Morzine, via the famous Col de Colombiere, and finish in the beautiful lakeside town of Annecy.
  • Take a dip in the crystal clear warm water of the lake, and enjoy the surroundings of this amazing medieval town.
  • Riding: 110km with 2500 meters of climbing,
  • Mini bus transfer back in time for a quality two course evening meal with wine back at the hotel.
  • Relax on the sun terrace or enjoy a night cap in town.

Saturday. Ride to Chamonix

  • Set off after breakfast and ride to the world famous ski resort of Chamonix. With it’s sweeping glaciers and dominating Mont Blanc this ride isn’t short of views!
  • Riding: 115km and 2800 meters of climbing.
  • Transfer home with time for an afternoon in the village, before another hearty evening meal.

Sunday. Ride and fly home.

  • A final breakfast, pack up and set off.
  • We’ll do a more relaxed day after two good size days, with a ride ending in the medieval village of Yvoire right on the shore of Lake Geneva.
  • Riding: 90km and 1650 meters of climbing.
  • When we have finished the ride and enjoyed some time on the shores of the lake, we’ll take you to the airport for your flight home.
  • There are hot showers and changing rooms you can use at the airport.

Want to stay longer? We can add another night in Morzine for an additional supplement.

Please note cycle routes may vary. Your hosts will perfect the itinerary to suit the group.

Accommodation

You will be based in the popular Hotel L’Aubergade in a great spot in the centre of Morzine.

If you are searching for a place to relax, read, play cards or have a quiet chat, then our cosy lounge offers you the perfect setting to enjoy some peace and quiet. We also have toys and games for children and a TV and DVD player. This room can be hired for birthdays or meetings.

Our restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers fine dining and local specialities in the evenings. Our bar with its huge windows looks out onto the terrace and the Pleney slope.

With a cosy sofa area, open fire and retro styling, it is the ideal place to take a break from biking and the perfect hangout while enjoying your après-ski cocktails. Regular music evenings are held in the bar, from lively groups to professional singers.

There is free Wi-fi in the whole of the hotel, so you can make your friends jealous when you update your face book page with pictures of your holiday in Morzine.

All our rooms are en-suite with a bath or shower and have gorgeous goose down duvets and Egyptian cotton sheets.

Location

The Aubergade is situated in one of the best locations in Morzine, two minute walk into the town centre with all its bars, shops and restaurants.

The local area is a regular feature on the Tour de France, with good reason. Long, spectacular alpine cols, hair pin descents, emerald lakes and picture perfect villages will be your hosts for the weekend. Over the weekend you’ll tick off famous cols including the Colombiere, Joux Plan, Forclaz and more.

F.A.Q.

Why book with Much Better Adventures?

Forget complex planning, we’ve taken care of all the details to maximise your time away - you just need to turn up and be epic. Expect:

  • Expert local guides and hosts
  • A hassle-free, all-inclusive package
  • Best price guaranteed
  • Bragging rights in the office on Monday
  • A charity donation made by us via our Foundation.

What skills/experience/fitness do I need?

This trip is aimed at regular cyclists looking for a challenge. Each day’s riding is tailored to fit the group’s ability and what you are looking to achieve, but is flexible enough to allow a range of abilities to enjoy the rides. There is a vehicle supporting you the whole time, so no matter what your cycling level you will never have to do push yourself more than you’re comfortable with - just hop in the bus when you’ve had enough!

What’s the weather like?

The weather in summer is beautiful. Expect blue skies and sunshine unless you are unlucky, with temperatures ranging from 25-30C, maybe a little less at the top of the cols. It can however be changeable, so itineraries may vary according to conditions.

What's included in the price?

To maximise convenience we include as much of your travel and logistics in this package, so you just need to turn up and ride. In this trip:

  • 3 nights accommodation.
  • 3 breakfasts, picnic lunches and 2 evening meals
  • Lead cycling host and following vehicle support.
  • Return transfers to Geneva.

What's not included in the price?

  • Flights.
  • Bike hire if needed.
  • Insurance

What flight should I get?

There are numerous flight options to Geneva. You can arrive anytime during Thursday to suit your schedule. It is possible to leave work late Thursday afternoon to minimise time off. The hotel is 1 hour 15 mins from the airport. on the return, book late afternoon/evening flights on the Sunday to ensure there is time to complete the ride and drop you at the airport afterwards (20 mins drive from Yvoire).

What's the food like?

Cyclist friendly menus will be specially prepared for the weekend. Breakfast will include continental + hot option. 3 course dinners will be freshly prepared focusing on local ingredients and influenced by gourmet chefs.

How many people can come on this trip?

The minimum group size for this trip to run is 4 and the maximum group size is 7. We may have two groups running on the same weekend.

Can I book on my own?

Sure can! It’s a great way to meet new likeminded people.

Can I bring my own bike?

Definitely! There is secure bike storage and a maintenance area in the hotel. Just book it on to your flight.

Can I hire a bike?

Sure thing, there are number of local rental shops, your host can help point you in the right direction to get that organised.