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Classic Climbs: The Tour

The legendary climbs of the French Alps, Pyrenees, and Mont Ventoux in Provence

Tour Duration

9D / 8N

Trip Style

Signature, Classic Guided

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

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Starting from

$5,999.00 per person

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Tackle the iconic climbs of the Tour de France on a nine-day bike tour through the breathtaking landscapes of the Alps and Pyrenees.

Join us on this epic bike tour as we greet each day with new challenges and ride the legendary cols of Aubisque, Tourmalet, Galibier, and the mythic Ventoux, along with the final test of all tests: the 21-switchbacks on the famous Alpe d'Huez. You'll follow in the footsteps of countless pro riders on this Classic Climbs bike tour, which offers scenic beauty, spectacular riding, and the experience of a lifetime through the Alps, Provence, and the Pyrenees. You'll spend each night at carefully selected hotels, enjoying regional specialties that the French are famous for. And for a little extra flavor, you'll drop into Italy for a taste of some of their fabulous food and coffee, too.

Trip Wows
  • Challenging climbs and alpine passes await you in between the gorgeous French countryside

  • Fuel yourself with traditional Alpine favorites including tartiflette, raclette, and fondue

  • Imagine yourself leading the peloton as you ride over the names of your favorite pro riders painted on the road

  • Marvel at the stunning alpine vistas along the way throughout the entire trip

  • Explore the intimate villages that come alive with dedicated fans during cycling's grandest race

A rider next to a Col du Galibier milestone

Unforgettable panoramic views on Col du Galibier

Ride up the Col du Galibier in the Alps

The legendary Col du Galibier is a spectacular climb that rises to a breathtaking 8,668 ft (2,642 m) and is a Tour de France perennial favourite.

What Guests are Saying
Two cyclists point to the Col du Tourmalet Tour de France elevation sign

When you advertise as the cycling trip of a lifetime, you are not kidding.....I was able to ride to places that I had only been in my dreams, and on this trip, those dreams came true in a big way. For the rest of my life, when I watch the TDF on tv, I will be able to say "Been there, done  that." When Le Tour climbs Tourmalet, Ventoux, Galibier...etc. I feel privileged to have had the opportunity, and to do the great climbs of the trip in the company of excellent guides, and very nice riding colleagues.  I don't see how you can really do this any better. Vive Le France and Trek!!

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Rich, Trek Travel Guest

Four people on the podium at the top of Alpe d'Huez

Trek Travel really is superior to Backroads. We loved that there are more challenging trips available. And The Trek Travel guides work much harder than Backroads to anticipate and meet your needs.

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Jeremy, Trek Travel Guest

A person standing next to the Col d'Aubisque sign

This was a once in a lifetime trip for me. I never thought I would ever have a chance to bike in France. The entire trip was a dream come true.

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Judy, 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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