Classic Climbs of the Alps



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

Jun / Jul / Aug /
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Start | End

Annecy, France | Grenoble, France


6 days | 5 nights

Beyond Biking

Hiking, Boat Cruise, Shopping, Ride Pro Race Course


Make it Private [?]

Go Private!

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

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


Dates & Pricing


22nd / 6 days / 5 nights
$3499 / Person, $500 / Single OCC.
Limited Availability
29th / 6 days / 5 nights
$3499 / Person, $500 / Single OCC.
27th / 6 days / 5 nights
$3499 / Person, $500 / Single OCC.
3rd / 6 days / 5 nights
$3499 / Person, $500 / Single OCC.
10th / 6 days / 5 nights
$3499 / Person, $500 / Single OCC.
17th / 6 days / 5 nights
$3699 / Person, $500 / Single OCC. / ALPS CHALLENGE


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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