Route des Grandes Alpes 2017 (Haute Route)

Route des Grandes Alpes 2016 Photos

We have just completed our 2016 Route des Grandes Alpes point to point tour with a group from Britain. 8 days of riding starting from Thonon-les-Bains near Geneva and finishing in Menton on the south coast of France.

Check out all the photos and videos from the tour here

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Route des Grandes Alpes 2017

We are pleased to confirm our 2017 Route des Grandes Alpes will commence on the 16th September 2017. The 10 day tour is limited to just 8 people in total.

From Geneva to Nice 670 km over 15 cols with a rest day in Briancon 2016

  • 16/09/2017 – Arrive – Geneva airport where we will pick you up. Please arrange to be at the airport at about 4PM. Overnight stay in Thonon-les-Bains where you can set up your bikes for the 10 day tour
  • 17/09/2017 – Day 1 –  Thonon-les-Bains to Grand Bornand via the Col de Gets (1100m) and the Col de la Colombiere (1613m).
  • 18/09/2017 – Day 2 – Grand Bornand to Bourg-Saint-Maurice via the Col des Aravis (1486m) ,Col des Saisies (1432m), Cormet de Roseland (1968m)
  • 19/09/2017 – Day 3 – Bourg-Saint-Maurice to Lanslebourg via the Col d’Iseran
  • 20/09/2017 – Day 4 –  Lanslebourg  to Briancon via the Col du Telegraphe (1566m), Col du Galibier (2646m)
  • 21/09/2017 – Day 5 Briancon rest day. Explore Briancon or ride the Col de Montgenevre self supported.
  • 22/09/2017 – Day 6 – Briancon to Barcelonnette via the Col d’Izoard (2360m), Col de Vars (2019m)
  • 23/09/2017 – Day 7 – Barcelonnette to Valberg via the Col de la Cayolle (2326m) and Valberg (1673m)
  • 24/09/2017 – Day 8 – Valberg to Saint-Martin-Vesubie via the Col de la Couillole (1678m), Col St Martin (1500m)
  • 25/09/2017 – Day 9 – Saint-Martin-Vesubie to Menton via the Col de Turini (1604m) and Col de Castillon (800m)
  • 26/09/2017 – Depart – Menton. After breakfast we will drop you off at Menton Station where you can catch a train to Nice Airport or your onward journey. A private direct transfer to Nice Airport can be arranged for an additional fee.

What is included

  • Airport or station pickups at times described above.
  • Breakfast every day. Set dinner menu every night apart from rest day. You will need to eat out at your own expense on any rest days.
  • Vehicle support through out the tour except on the day off

What is not included

  • Travel to Geneva and from Menton
  • Meals outside of breakfast and dinner
  • All drinks and snacks
  • Bike repairs and maintenance
  • Cycle Hire – please see cycle hire for PROMPT.CC availability

Other information

  • Lights are required for tunnels
  • Bars and gels will be made available to purchase from the minibus
  • Lights are required for tunnels
  • Bars and gels will be made available to purchase from the minibus
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