Alpes & Mont Ventoux – Cycling Tour

Race your fellow riders to the summits of l’Alpe d’Huez, the Col de la Madeleine, Deux Alpes, Izoard and Mont Ventoux. On this tour you can learn how the pro riders suffer and take inspiration from the amazing beauty of these spectacular mountain passes.
Marvel at the lush mountain scenery on the thrilling descents from the summits down to the valley below. You’ll live the pro lifestyle on this bike tour in the Alps, as your guides offer complete van support at every mile, and luxurious accommodations pamper you. The first hotel is at col du Lauteret, so already on top! The hotel in Provence is a chateau in a very small village of Mauzan, strategic to face the mont Ventoux.

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Welcome to Col du Lauteret

Meet in Grenoble and transfer to hotel at col du Lauteret – distance 90 km
bike fitting and first bike ride to Deux Alpes 35 km and back – or shorter and easier option: ride to monetier les Bains 26 km welcome dinner at hotel restaurant pere Boziol. Lodging Hotel Bonnabel
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L’Alpe d’Huez bike ride

Departure from hotel – ride until Bourg d’Oisans 40 km gentle downhill then climb to Alpe d’Huez 14 km long This vertical climb of 1.120m (3.733 feet), 14 km (8.75 miles) long, gradients between 7.7 and 12% (average is 8,5%) and 21 switchbacks is one of the most historical and heroic ones in the history of the Tour de France. Total distance 54 km and back 106. Dinner at restaurant lou Ratel : river fish at La Grave village
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Le Col du Galibier & Telegraphe

Start at Col du Lauteret bike tour to Col du Galibier, 8 km uphill, then downhill 15 long until Valloire, gentle uphill to col du Telegraphe followed to a long downhill to st Jean de Maurienne 25 km long. For stronger riders ride to col de la Croix de Fer and end at Allemond – distance 120 km challenging bike trip
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Izoard and Mont Dauphin

Bike tour Izoard. Departure from Col du Lauteret to Mont dauphin distance 58 km via Monetier le bains, Briancon. Easy ride, mostly downhill. For stronger cyclists, once in Briancon take the uphill Izoard: distance Km 82 to mont dauphin. From mont Dauphin to Mazan by van via Gap, Serre. Distance to cover by van is 185 km, it will take about 3 hours
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Provence & Dentelles de Montmiral

bike tour Provence: from Mazan, Vaison la Romaine, Dentelles de Montmiral, cote du Rhone wineyards. Nice stop is Vaison, has a wealth of Roman ruins and a picturesque medieval old town; Dentelles de Montmirail are short, steep mountains with a distinctive rocky ridge, extending west geologically from the Ventoux mountains. Total distance 80 km.
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Epic Mont Ventoux bike tour

Mazan to Bedoin as a nice warm-up, start the climb to Mont Ventoux – the uphill is 21 km. Between 2 and 6% during the first kilometers but after Saint-Estève between 9 and 10,5% until Chalet Reynard and then there are still seven kilometers to go to the peak winding up in a steep stone-desert landscape. Enjoy downhill to Malaucene, 21 km long.
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Arrivederci

After a farewell breakfast transfer to Avignon
Bonnabel - Col du Lauteret
Hotel Bonnabel sets on top of Lautaret pass, the Galibier Pass is accessible by the road located just in front of the hotel. Indoor swimming pool, hot tub, sauna and fitness centre. The rooms are equipped with satellite TV and free WiFi. Guests can enjoy 2 restaurants, Pere Benzol and Brasserie des Glaciers. Magnificent view over the summits
Château de Mazan
At the Château de Mazan, we are focused on the very essence of our profession : Welcoming, welcoming, and still more so!A family business and completely independent, our foremost wish is that you "feel at home": You will feel like the distinguished guests of a kind hearted and generous friend.

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Price & Inclusions

Price 
Cost: Euro 2950 per person in double occupancy
single room supplement euro 650

Inclusions
Six nights in superior hotels with private bath with breakfast
Six dinners & one wine tastings
Snacks and drinks along the way
Rent bike (race or hybrid) and all gear
All maps, trip notes and detailed route directions
All Shuttles and technical assistance
Van support
Baggage transfer
Experienced bilingual guides
Cicloposse water bottle
Sales Taxes

Not included
Airfare to France, train to Grenoble, 6 lunches, alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages, gratuities, travel insurance, laundry expenses and items of a personal nature.

Bike Rental for entire tour
Hybrid bike euro 140
Race bike     euro 180
E-Bike          euro 180

 

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