Classic

Classic Climbs of the Alps

France

Avid

Classic Climbs of the Alps


Cycle the most dramatic climbs of France on our 6-day trip through the French Alps…

Cycle the most dramatic climbs of France on our 6-day trip through the French Alps. Surrounded by scenic views and the most rewarding alpine passes in France, we’ll greet each day with challenging climbs like Col de la Forclaz, Col du Télégraphe, and the Col du Galibier. You can even tempt yourself with a harrowing ascent of Alpe d’Huez. Like all Explorer adventures, the Classic Climbs trip emphasizes scenic beauty and spectacular riding in classic Trek Travel style.…

2014 Dates

Jul / Aug /

2015 Dates

Jun / Aug /
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From

$3499

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Group Discounts [?]

Rider Type [?]

04

Avid

Hotel Style [?]

Explorer

 

Start | End

Annecy, France | Grenoble, France

Duration

6 days | 5 nights

Collections

Avid & Cross Country

Beyond Biking

Hiking, Boat Cruise, Shopping, Ride Pro Race Course



DAYs 1 & 2

Menthon

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

Climb the classic back-to-back combination of the Col du Télégraphe and the Col du Galibier | Ride the fabled 21 switchbacks of Alpe d’Huez | Enjoy scenic views of snow-capped mountains, majestic glaciers, and Alpine meadows

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Dates & Pricing

2014


Jul
27th / 6 days / 5 nights
$3499 / Person, $500 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed*
Limited Availability
Aug
3rd / 6 days / 5 nights
$3499 / Person, $500 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed*
Limited Availability
Aug
10th / 6 days / 5 nights
$3499 / Person, $500 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed*
Limited Availability
Aug
17th / 6 days / 5 nights
$3699 / Person, $500 / Single OCC. / ALPS CHALLENGE
Guaranteed*
Limited Availability

2015


Jun
21st / 6 days / 5 nights
$3499 / Person, $500 / Single OCC. / 2014 pricing until 8/1/14
Jun
28th / 6 days / 5 nights
$3499 / Person, $500 / Single OCC. / 2014 pricing until 8/1/14
Aug
2nd / 6 days / 5 nights
$3499 / Person, $500 / Single OCC. / 2014 pricing until 8/1/14
Aug
9th / 6 days / 5 nights
$3499 / Person, $500 / Single OCC. / 2014 pricing until 8/1/14
Aug
16th / 6 days / 5 nights
$3499 / Person, $500 / Single OCC. / 2014 pricing until 8/1/14
Aug
23rd / 6 days / 5 nights
$3499 / Person, $500 / Single OCC. / 2014 pricing until 8/1/14
Aug
30th / 6 days / 5 nights
$3499 / Person, $500 / Single OCC. / 2014 pricing until 8/1/14

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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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