Cycle the Classic Routes des Grandes Alpes

The classic Geneva to Nice high alps tour taking in some of the famous climbs in the alps:

  • Cormet de Roselend
  • Col de L'Iseran
  • Galibier
  • Lautaret
  • Telegraph
  • Izoard
  • Var

Click here for link to Route des Grandes Alpes 

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Pyrenees -- East to West 

          10 Days.

 STOP PRESS 2016 ( July 1st ) '' Just back from a 9 day Trans Pyrenees  St Sebastian to Besier , found some great accommodation and a fantastic route . 

Take a ''Liesurely'' ride across the Pyrenees from Perpignan in the East to Biarritz in the West.

The ''Classic '' raid Pyrenees would have us complete this epic in 100 Hours -- over 6 days and if you are looking for that kind of challenge - no problem it can be arranged -- however this particular trip is over 10 days with a rest day built in although it's really just an opportunity  to add a couple more Cols to the list . Make no mistake however you will still be riding 720 km and climbing some 11000m over some of the most famous climbs in the alps -- check out the tick off list below! 

Watch the video of the 2014 tour here--- Pyrenees tour 2014

  Like all our tours the price includes all airport transfers , 1/2 board accommodation , vehicle support with snacks and hot and cold drinks.

NB We can also offer this tour over 7,8 or 9 days --  and from West to East -- ask for prices .

COLS LIST

 Argeles sur Mer
Col Xatard 752
Col Palomore 1036
Prades
Col de Jau 1506
Col de Garavel 1256
Port de Paliheres 2001
 Ax Les Thermes
Port de Lers 1512
Col d'Agnes 1570
 Oust
Col de la Core 1395
Portet d'Aspet 1069
Col de Mente 1349
Bagneres de Luchon
Col de Peyressourde 1569
Col d'Aspin 1489
Col do Tourmalet 2115
 Luz St Sauveur
Col des Borderes 1156
Col du Soulor 1474
Col d'Aubisque 1709
Col de Marie Blanque 1035
Lurbe St Christau
Col Bagargui 1327
Col Burdincurutcheta 1135
Col d'Haltza 782
St Jean le Vieux
Col d'Ispeguy 612
Puerto d'Otoxondo 570

 




Seven Days Southern Cols Cycle Tour

Starting in Nice we head inland and upward towards the mighty  1 ) Col de la Bonette 2860m which we reach and climb on our third day before heading over the border into Italy via the 2) Col de Maddalena 1991m then back into France via the 3) Lombarde 2350m.

On the way we tackle one or two other Cols

 4) Castillon 707m 

 5)Turini 1607m

 6) St Martin 1500m

 7) Couillole 1678m.

We end the week with a ride round the gorges of the Verdon 

Featured in May 2016 Cyclist Magazine ''Even in a country blessed with great places to ride,France's

Verdon Gorge stands out as a truly spectacular venue ''

A total of-about 600km with 13,021m climbing.

See the VIDEO .


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7 Day Tour of Corsica

  

  This is a 7-day tour that starts and finishes in Bastia, although this can be adjusted to accommodate different arrival points.

 The route includes Cap Corse which is the island’s sparsely populated and stunning northern peninsular, the mountainous Desert des Agriates, the famous Route des Artisans with stunning views of the West coast and the Col Vergio, the highest road pass on the island.

The adventure is fully guided with vehicle support ( Snacks, Hot and cold drinks )

 The price includes seven nights' half-board accommodation and airport transfers.

We stop for lunch at various places depending on timing and weather. 

 PLEASE SEE THE GALLERY FOR PHOTOS OF THE 2017 TRIP.

 

 


Four Cols Cycle Tour In The Alps of Provence

Take in the superb southern cols of the

  • Champ
  • Cayolle
  • Bonette
  • Allos. 

Supported 2 day tour with one night at http://fr.hotels.com/ho389208/le-chateau-des-magnans-jausiers-france/?

We ride over the Champ and Cayolle on day one then ride the Bonette and back over the Allos on day 2.

This tour can be added to the itinerary of  weeks based at Chez-Ray ( £65 supplement )

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Arriving at our home for the night.