When is a road more than a road? When it's a climb. And when is a climb even more unique than your regular, run-of-the-mill local climb? When it's one of the Tour's hallowed, historic and magical climbs. This trip is a love poem to those; a trip through time and space to the very altar of cycling in the northern Alps. Join us as we make the tiny town of Les Deuxs Alps our homebase, from one hotel, and spend our days writing new history on these old roads. It starts, of course, with a visit to where it all begins; Alpe d'Huez, where 21 switchbacks beckon and challenge you in the spirit of the sport's biggest champions, and Sarenne, the backside of this famous climb. Then, we switch gears and head to the monstrous Galibier, visited regularly by the Tour for its high ascent, long grind and sheer intimacy. Feeling tough? You can also tackle the adjacent Télegraph, with its cycling sculptures and ski-town feel, before tackling some smaller, less-well-known-but-still-gorgeous local climbs. Finally, we slice off a piece of the Marmotte, a local cycling challenge, with a launch up the Cols du Glandon and Croix de Fer. With each turn of the pedals, you'll feel the peace, beauty, serenity and sheer historicity of riding "the originals." In between we'll refuel with the best local food of the Savoie region. So when is a ride more than just a ride? When it's you, Trek Travel, and the giants of our sport.
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