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Alpine Cols of the Tour de France

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Tour details
Destinations: Cuneo, Col du Galibier, Croix de Fer
Type of adventure: icon-12.png Cycling
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 1561
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  • At a glance
  • Itinerary
  • What's included
  • Dates & prices

Your chance to
Follow the historic routes of the Tour de France
At a glance
6 days cycling with 100% vehicle support (with limited seats)
Spectacular route through the Italian and French Alps
This epic ride starts in the charming Italian town of Cuneo, before climbing into France in search of some of the most iconic climbs in cycling history. The first big challenge is the Col de la Bonnette, at 2802m the highest col in Europe and a favourite of Robert Millar. From here on the legendary climbs come in quick succession as we make our way across the spectacular cols of Vars, Izoard, Galibier and Croix de Fer. We finish the route by tackling the famous 21 hairpins bends to Alpe d’Huez, a memorable finish to a memorable trip!
Cycling profile
Daily distance in km/miles:

Day 2 65.0km/40.4miles
Day 3 82.0km/51.0miles
Day 4 59.0km/36.7miles
Day 5 58.0km/36.0miles
Day 6 75.0km/46.6miles
Day 7 72.0km/44.7miles


Number of days cycling:
6
Pace:
Approximately 5-6 hours cycling per day
Terrain:
Low altitude; 100% tarmac

Itinerary
1
Day 1
Start in Cuneo in the Italian Alps.

2
Day 2
Ride from Cuneo to Saint Etienne de Tinee across the Col de la Lombarde.

3
Day 3
Ride to Barcelonnette over the Col de la Bonnette.

4
Day 4
Climb the Col de Vars en route to Guillestre.

5
Day 5
Ride to Briancon across the Col d'Izoard.

6
Day 6
Climb the famous Col du Galibier before descending to Saint Jean de Maurienne.

7
Day 7
Climb the Col de la Croix de Fer and the legendary Alpe d'Huez.

8
Day 8
End Alpe d'Huez.

Guided Group
This is a small group guided holiday. The group is usually between 4 and 16 in size, with an average of 12 like-minded clients booking individually, in a couple or as friends together.
Activity level
You have a good level of fitness and are looking for a physically challenging holiday. Previous experience is essential for activity based trips.

What's included
All breakfasts
What's not included
Travel insurance

These are ‘land only’ prices which require you to book your own flights and join the rest of the group on Day 1 of the trip. For more information please see Trip Notes

Date Price excl. flights (pp) from
Sun 04 Sep 16 - Sun 11 Sep 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,345
Sun 30 Jul 17 - Sun 06 Aug 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,325
Sun 20 Aug 17 - Sun 27 Aug 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,325
Sun 17 Sep 17 - Sun 24 Sep 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,325
Sun 15 Jul 18 - Sun 22 Jul 18

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,345
Sun 19 Aug 18 - Sun 26 Aug 18

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,345
Sun 02 Sep 18 - Sun 09 Sep 18

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,345
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