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A new cycling tour with mythical passes and climbs of the Tour de France between Savoie and DauphinéRef CR02

For over 100 years, images of the mythical climbs of the Tour de France and their heroes have fed our imagination. And these legendary mountain roads of the Savoie and Dauphiné regions have lost none of their fascination today. It is only natural for us to offer you a (re-)discovery of these giants of the Alps, gathered here in a 7-day loop that is as original as it is demanding. Set off  for the Cormet de Roselend and the Iseran, Galibier, Glandon, Croix de Fer and Madeleine passes. We tackle the mythical climb of Alpe d'Huez and its 21 bends, that of La Toussuire and finally the famous Montvernier laces, magnificently clinging to the cliffs of the Maurienne valley. A day's ride around Bourg d'Oisans allows us to fully enjoy the wild roads of this alpine cycling paradise. This tour offers you the best parts of mountain biking history, while riding in the footsteps of the heroes. Whether you are a seasoned pass hunter or an amateur-admirer, write your own story.

Tour with assistance vehicle: from 1450€ - Details Duration : 7 days | Level : Customer satisfaction : - 0 reviews
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Highlights

  • The mythical climbs and passes of the Alps in an original 7-day loop, starting from Albertville
  • An itinerant trip around the giants of the Alps, between Savoie and Dauphiné
  • A day in Bourg d'Oisans for an in-depth immersion in Oisans
  • Several itinerary options per day: the choice is yours!
  • Optional "Hors catégorie" stages for the strongest: above level 3
  • Quality accommodation exclusively in hotels

Description


Choose each day

Each day you choose between different routes with varying distances and altitude gain (from level 1 to level 3).

Day 1: Albertville

Itinerary start: Rendezvous with the organisation team is on day 1 around 6 pm at the hotel. On request we can book the previous night's accommodation for you in Albertville.

Day 2: Albertville - Bourg Saint Maurice

Passes of the day:

  • Cormet de Roselend, 1 967 m.
  • Col de Tamié, 907 m. (level 3, optionnal)
  • Col du Pré, 1 703 m. (level 3, optionnal)

Highlights:

  • A perfect warm-up on the first kilometres around Albertville
  • A first easy pass in the Pre-Alps : The Col de Tamié, its Abbey and its bucolic landscapes (level 3)
  • The crossing of the Beaufortain and its mountain pastures
  • The small vertiginous road of the Col du Pré, hanging on the steep slope... (level 3)
  • The lake of Roselend, its chapel and its turquoise waters overhung by the mountain pastures...
  • The dazzling descent into the Tarentaise valley

Distance and altitude gain:

  • 2 wheels: approx. 90 km and 2600 m
  • 3 wheels: approx. 110 km and 2900 m
Day 3: Bourg Saint Maurice - Aussois

Passes of the day:

  • Col de l'Iseran, 2762m

Highlights:

  • Liaison between the two biggest valleys of the Alps: the Tarentaise and the Maurienne 
  • The Col de l'Iseran: simply one of the most beautiful and longest passes in the Alps...
  • Panoramic views of the Vanoise National Park 
  • Small, traditional villages and their stone houses (Bonneval sur Arc, Le Miroir, La Gurraz...) where time seems to have stood still

Distance and altitude gain:

  • 2 wheels : approx. 95 km and 2500 m
  • 3 wheels : approx. 105 km and 2900 m
Day 4: Aussois - Le Bourg d'Oisans

Passes of the day:

  • Col du Télégraphe, 1 566 m.
  • Col du Galibier, 2 642 m.
  • Climbing to l'Alpe d'Huez, 1 860 m. (level 3, optional)

Highlights:

  • A string of some of the most famous cols of the Tour de France! 
  • Valloire ski resort and its enchanting setting
  • The « high mountain » atmosphere of the Galibier
  • Panoramic views of the Ecrins and its famous summit, the Meije
  • The final climb to Alpe d'Huez for the strongest riders: a real mountain stage!

Distance and altitude gain:

  • 2 wheels: approx. 105 km and 2700 m
  • 3 wheels: approx. 135 km and 3800 m
Day 5: Loop day - Le Bourg d'Oisans

Passes of the day:

  • Climbing to l'Alpe d'Huez 1 860 m.
  • Le Col de Sarenne 1 999 m.
  • Climbing to Les Deux Alpes 1 652 m. (level 3, optionnal)

Highlights 

  • There are several possibilities for this day in Oisans
  • The ascent of Alpe d'Huez (Distance: 14,5 km, Difference in altitude: 1121 m, Average gradient: 7,9 %) with the Col de Sarenne and the wild Ferrand valley
  • The ascent of Les Deux Alpes
  • Vertigo routes on the balconies of the Oisans

Distance and altitude gain:

  • 2 wheels: approx. 70 km and 2000 m
  • 3 wheels: approx. 90 km and 2600 m
Day 6: Le Bourg d'Oisans - La Toussuire

Passes of the day:

  • Col de La Croix de Fer, 2,067 m.
  • Col du Glandon (level 3, optional), 1,924 m.
  • Col du Mollard (level 3, optional), 1 630 m.
  • Climbing to la Toussuire, 1 652 m.

Highlights:

  • A mountain stage with lots of possibilities and a finish at altitude
  • The Grand'Maison dam in a sumptuous setting at the foot of the Aiguilles de l'Argentière
  • The panorama of the Aiguilles d'Arves from the Col de la Croix de Fer and the descent to Saint Sorlin d'Arves
  • The ascent of La Toussuire (Distance: 19 km, Difference in altitude: 1145 m, Average gradient: 6.0%)
  • An optional "Hors Catégorie" route for the strongest: the climbs of the Croix de Fer and the Glandon (3 km at 10%) before the final ascent to La Toussuire

Distance and altitude gain:

  • 2 wheels : approx. 80 km and approx. 2,600 m.
  • 3 wheels : approx. 90 km and approx. 2,800 m.
  • 3 wheels - 2nd option : approx. 100 km and. 3,100 m.
  • "Hors Catégorie" route : approx. 140 km and 4,500 m.
Day 7: La Toussuire - Albertville

Passes of the day:

  • Col du Chaussy, 1 531 m.
  • Col de la Madeleine, 1 999 m.
  • Col du Mollard (level 3, optionnal), 1 630 m.

Highlights:

  • The panoramic descent from the resort of La Toussuire: Lauzière, Mont Blanc, Cheval Noir, Aiguilles d'Arves as a backdrop
  • The ascent of the Montvernier bends, a breathtaking section of road
  • The wild atmosphere on the Maurienne balconies with the Col de Chaussy
  • The mythical ascent of the Col de la Madeleine at the foot of the Lauzière chain
  • The last descent of the circuit towards the Tarentaise, heading for Albertville and the end of the journey

Distance and altitude gain:

  • 2 wheels: approx. 110 km and 2500 m
  • 3 wheels: approx. 120 km and 3400 m

Itinerary end: The trip ends in Albertville at the hotel you stayed in at the beginning of the tour.

Distances and altitude gain are an indication only and may vary.

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