Route des Grandes Alpes

The Route des Grandes Alpes is a stunning route from the mountains to the sea, across the alps.

Both cyclists and non-cyclists are welcome on the tour, or you might like to do a little of each. We have mapped a route that we believe is the most scenic route through the French Alps. We have also planned the route to make it manageable but challenging. We will be stopping at scenic spots along the way for coffee, food and of course to take the odd photo.

2019 Tour Dates: 4 – 10 August

Cycle Route:

Day 1: Morzine – Aigueblanche, 130km, 2200mtrs Vertical Accent (VA)
  • Col de la Colombiére
  • Col des Aravis
Day 2: Aigueblanche – Saint Jean de Maurienne, 70km, 1980mtrs VA
  • Col de la Madeleine
  • Lacets de Montvernier
Day 3: Saint Jean de Maurienne – Briançon, 85km, 2330mtrs VA
  • Col du Télégraphe
  • Col du Galibier
Day 4: Briancon – Barcelonette, 101km, 2560mtrs VA
  • Col d’Izoard
  • Col de Vars
Day 5: Barcelonette – Valdeblore, 100km, 2460mtrs VA
  • Col de la Bonette
Day 6: Valdeblore – Mentone, 91km, 1940mtrs VA
  • Col Saint Martin
  • Col de Turini
  • Col du Castillon

Package Includes:

  • Accommodation (twin share) 3 star or similar, accommodation
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and coffee stops
  • Snacks & drinks for on the bike including electrolytes and carbohydrate bars
  • Logistics, bike support and on the road van support
  • Photo pack from throughout the trip
  • Experienced domestiques
  • Evening ride briefing and cycling advice