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Classic Climbs: The Alps Bike Tour

Legendary Climbs including Colombière, Glandon, Croix de Fer, and Alpe d’Huez

Tour Duration

6D / 5N

Trip Style

Signature, Classic Guided

Activity Level

4

Hotel Level

Luxury

Bikes

Trek Domane SL 7
Trek Electric-Assist Domane+ SLR 7

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Starting from

$4,199.00 per person

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Conquer the French Alps on a thrilling bike tour, tackling celebrated climbs in one of the world’s most awe-inspiring mountain ranges.

In the French Alps, cycling legends come to life. Here, giants like Eddy Merckx, Marco Pantani, and contemporary heroes including Froome, Sagan, and Pogačar have carved their names into the heart of cycling history. On this tour, you’ll ascend iconic climbs such as Col de la Colombière, Col du Glandon, Col de la Croix de Fer, and the legendary Alpe d'Huez. Revel in the breathtaking beauty of Lake Annecy and the awe-inspiring views of Mont Blanc. Each day concludes with the delights of Savoyard cuisine and the comfort of meticulously selected hotels, promising rest and rejuvenation. This is more than just a bike tour; it’s an unforgettable adventure tracing the legendary paths of cycling's giants in one of the world's most beautiful places.

Trip Wows
  • Imagine leading the peloton as you ride over the names of your favorite riders painted on the road, and hear the echoes of fans cheering you on

  • Ride up Alpe d'Huez and time yourself - how do you stack up against Tour de France winners at the end of the day?

  • Now is your chance to tackle the same climbs as the pros like Glandon, Alpe d'Huez, Croix de Fer, and Colombière

  • Experience the city of Annecy, France and stay in a Relais & Chateaux property tucked away in a mountain range as well as a luxury chalet in the mountaintop town of Les Deux Alpes

  • Fuel your day with traditional Alpine favorites: tartiflette, raclette, and fondue

Cyclists arriving at Col du Glandon

The Kingdom of the "Little Queen"

Ascend the iconic Col du Glandon

Col du Glandon is a picturesque destination for cycling enthusiasts, boasting a challenging 13-mile (21 km) climb with a 4,800 feet (1,472 m) elevation gain. Experience the beauty of this "little queen's paradise" and conquer the climb that awaits you.


What Guests are Saying
A person riding a bike from the back next to the lake of Annecy

Ridiculously pretty scenery, great hotels and great food. All experienced in I believe the best way possible, by riding through the French Alps by bike.

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Andrew, Trek Travel Guest

A person riding up to Alpe d'Huez next to the TT van with mountains in the background

The trip was amazing. It was Laura Lee and Lisa who made it so amazing with all the little things, grabbing your bike when you stopped, filling bottles, giving you a coke half way up Alpe d'Huez!

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Ben, Trek Travel Guest

A smiling cyclist climbs a road in the mountains

It was one of the greatest "bucket list" experiences of my life, and definitely well-worth the time, training and money. I met some wonderful new friends, and our guides were exceptional.

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Karen, Trek Travel Guest

Two people standing on each side of the Col du Glandon sign

I've rarely enjoyed suffering so much.
Thank you so much for a wonderful experience.

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Duncan, Trek Travel Guest


A switchback on the road leading to Alpe d'Huez with two cyclists

Great Ride

Alpe d'Huez

Experience Great Ride #3 on our List of Great Global Rides. Follow the steps of your heroes as you tackle the 21 switchbacks of the legendary Alpe d'Huez.

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