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  routes that we believe are the most scenic routes through the French Alps.

We have planned the route to make it challenging but manageable. We will be stopping at scenic spots along the way for coffee, food and of course to take the odd photo.

Whilst the trip is open to all levels of cycling we do recommend a high level of fitness and mental toughness as it’s no easy feat!

2020 Tour Dates

Sunday 26/7 to Saturday 1/8 : Morzine to Menton

Sunday 2/8 to Saturday 8/8 : Menton to Morzine

Cycle Route Morzine to Menton:

6 days, 600km & 13500m of climbing!

Day 1: Morzine – Albertville
128km, 2300m Vertical Accent (VA)
  • Col de la Colombiére
  • Col de la Croix Fry
Day 2: Albertville – Saint Jean de Maurienne
85km, 2000m VA
  • Col de la Madeleine
  • Lacets de Montvernier
Day 3: Saint Jean de Maurienne – Briançon
85km, 2200m VA
  • Col du Télégraphe
  • Col du Galibier
Day 4: Briancon – Barcelonette
100km, 2300m VA
  • Col d’Izoard
  • Col de Vars
Day 5: Barcelonette – Roure
90km, 2100m VA
  • Col de la Bonette
Day 6: Roure – Menton
110km, 2500m VA
  • Col de Saint Martin
  • Col de Turini
  • Col du Castillon

Cycle Route Menton to Morzine:

6 days, 675km & 18000m of climbing!

Day 1: Menton – Roure
110km, 3500m Vertical Accent (VA)
  • Col du Castillon
  • Col de Turini
  • Col de Saint Martin
Day 2: Roure – Barcelonette
95km, 2400m VA
  • Col de la Bonette
Day 3: Barcelonette – Briançon
100km, 3000m VA
  • Col de Vars
  • Col d’Izoard
Day 4: Briancon – Tinges 1800
150km, 4000m VA
  • Montgenevere
  • Mont Cenis
  • Col d’Iseran
Day 5: Tinges 1800 – Albertville
100km, 2200m VA
  • Cormet du Roseland
  • Col du Pre
Day 6: Albertville – Morzine
120km, 3200m VA
  • Col des Arvais
  • Col de la Colombiere
  • Col de Joux Plane

Package Includes:

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