Alps Challenge



Alps Challenge

Conquer France's most dramatic climbs on our 6-day Alps Challenge bike trip.…

Conquer France's most dramatic climbs on our 6-day Alps Challenge bike trip. Surrounded by scenic views from some of the most rewarding alpine passes in France, each day brings new challenging climbs like Col de la Forclaz, Semnoz, Col du Télégraphe, and the Col du Galibier. The week finishes with the ulitmate race challenge as you compete for the Queen/King of the Mountains award with a grueling timed ascent of the legendary Alpe d’Huez.…

2014 Dates

Aug /
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Start | End

Annecy, France | Grenoble, France


6 days | 5 nights


Avid & Cross Country

Beyond Biking

Hiking, Boat Cruise, Shopping, Ride Pro Race Course

DAYs 1 & 2


Stay at Le Palace de Menthon

Cycle Col de Leschaux and Mont Semnoz | Explore the scenic Alpine town of Annecy (scene of the penultimate stage of the 2013 Tour de France) | Ride around Lake Annecy and ascend the challenging Col de la Forclaz

DAYs 3 - 6

La Grave

Stay at Auberge Edelweiss

Timed stage challenges on the classic back-to-back combination of the Col du Télégraphe and the Col du Galibier | King/Queen of the Mountains challenge over a double ascent of the legendary 21 switchbacks of Alpe d’Huez | A heroic adventure for avid cyclists

Challenge 1

Menthon-St. Bernard to Col de la Forclaz to Col de Leschaux to Col de Semnoz Loop | Approximately 54 miles with 7200 feet of climbing Alps Challenge bike tour phase 1

Challenge 2

Annecy to La Grave with Col du Télégraphe & Col du Galibier | Approximately 115 miles with 10,700 feet of climbing Alps Challenge Phase 2

Challenge 3

Alpe d’Huez King/Queen of the Mountains Double Ascent Challenge | Approximately 60 miles with 10500 feet of climbing Alps Challenge bike tours phase 3


Dates & Pricing


17th / 6 days / 5 nights
$3699 / Person, $500 / Single OCC.


Le Palace de Menthon

Menthon St. Bernard, France (Haute-Savoie)

This chateau-like hotel is ideally located between the lake and the mountains. Le Palace de Menthon sits on the shores of Lake Annecy, considered the cleanest lake in Europe, directly beneath the Col de la Forclaz. It is the perfect base for the “Classic Climbs” vacation of a lifetime.

Auberge Edelweiss

La Grave, France

Located along the route between the Col du Lautaret and Alpe d’Huez, the charming Auberge Edelweiss is run by a family passionate about cycling. Accustomed to housing cyclists - even a stage winner or two - this hotel knows how to cater to active travelers and has the appropriate facilities, including a whirlpool and sauna. Additionally, the hotel’s terrace offers the ideal setting to enjoy a cold beverage and spectacular views of the Meije glacier after a great day of cycling.

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Our Guides

Besides our many options in travel styles, dates, prices and destinations, we also accommodate your vacation style each day of your trip. You decide how to spend your time whether it is with the group or exploring on your own, riding a little, a lot, or not at all.

Our Bikes

Our unrivaled selection of Trek Bikes sets the bar for quality and comfort. From the full-carbon, ultra smooth Trek Domane 5.9, to the comfortable Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid–both included in the trip cost, to our numerous upgrade options, you deserve the best ride on your vacation.

Your Day. You decide.

Our vacations are built to deliver the ultimate in flexibility, from extreme relaxers to hard-core roadies. You pick your mileage, itinerary and experiences. We take care of the rest.


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