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France - Alp D'Huez Express

France - Alp D'Huez Express

Degree of difficulty - C

This three day Alpine cycle is designed to give the rider a chance to experience some of the famous challenges that face the Tour de France rider. But unlike the Tour de France the distance is kept to around 100km per day, so giving a chance to mere mortals to tackle these iconic climbs.

Alpe D'huez will undoubtedly be the highlight for many people, so our first day is shorter to fully enjoy this challenge! After tackling this Tour icon on our second day we then continue over the Col de Seranne (also used in the 2013 Tour) to continue on the gentle slope of the Lautaret.

On our third cycling day we have an option for the climbers which includes the spectacular Col D'Izoard, a mighty 2360 metres high and a geological wonderland at the top in the Casse-Deserte. The other route includes some lesser climbs and descents as it rests a little above the Durance River valley with wonderful views. Both routes come together in the ski resort of Guillestre.

We continue to stick to the backroads with some more climbs and descents as we get great views across the Lac de Serre-Poncon.  Gap is our final night together,  a town which easily combines the gentle energy of Provence with its lively and colourful city centre and the purity of the Alps.

We do not have a scheduled tour running here in 2016, however as with all our routes we can always organise a tour for private groups so please do contact us directly ( info@cyclingsafaris.com ) if this tour sparks an interest amoung a group of friends or bike club and we can organise a tour for you assuming that we have availablity at the time!. 

For more details please have a look at the 2015 tour dossier.  
We have left our 2015 price on the site to give an idea of the kind of costs involved

The information is currently being updated. New content coming soon.

For more details please have a look at the tour dossier.

As always please contact us in the office for more information (info@cyclingsafaris.com).

2015 Tour 
€835 per person sharing
( price based on a group of approx 20 ).

Price does not include flights to and from France

Tour Includes

  • 4 Nights Accommodation
    (Grenoble, Bourg D'Oisans, Briancon, Gap)
  • 4 x dinners &  3 x Lunch
  • Snacks along the route
  • Back up vans with drivers 
    full mechanical support
  • Cycling guides at the ratio of 1 guide per 10 cyclists
  • Set Transfer to/from Lyon Saint-Exupery Airport
  • Transport of Bikes to/from Dublin
  • Fully researched route on quiet backroads

Self Guided Tour Information

The information is currently being updated. New content coming soon.

For more details please have a look at the tour dossier.

As always please contact us in the office for more information (info@cyclingsafaris.com).

The information is currently being updated. New content coming soon.

For more details please have a look at the tour dossier.

As always please contact us in the office for more information (info@cyclingsafaris.com).

The trip is really well balanced. Day one is nice and scenic and good preparation. Day two is a challenge and we all enjoyed having a crack at Alpe D\\\'Huez which is really special. 

Gerry Hassett 2014

I think it is a great route and one that many enthusiastic amateurs such as ourselves would enjoy as much as we did. You should promote it more widely.

Gerry Hassett 2014

Just a quick note to say thanks for all the organisation of the trip. 
Not having been to the Alps before it was certainly an experience to see the Cols first hand .... and not merely on 'Tour TV'.

Tony Brabazon, 2015

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