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Tour de France: Epic Climbs of the Tour

Tackle Legendary Climbs from the Alps to Mont Ventoux to the Pyrenees with a VIP Race Viewing

Experience the exhilarating mountain stages of the 110th Tour de France and ride the most challenging and coveted climbs of the Tour. Join Trek Travel, an official Tour Operator of the Tour de France and the Trek-Segafredo team, in the Alps where you and the pro climbers will test your skills atop the hulking giants of this region: the Cols de la Forclaz Montmin, Croix Fry, Aravis, and then the formidable climb up to Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc Le Bettex, just hours ahead of the peloton. Follow this with the ride of your life up the Giant of Provence, Mont Ventoux! Finally, it’s on to the awe-inspiring Pyrenees to tackle the thrilling climbs of Cols du Solour, Aubisque, and Tourmalet. Dreams come true as you witness live race action with VIP access, celebrate the excitement and spectacle of the world’s most historic racing event, and ride some of France’s most magnificent routes. Of course, it wouldn't be a Trek Travel cycling vacation without superb Trek bikes, first-class, professional support, and a wealth of local knowledge. On this action-packed trip, you’ll ride like the pros and bear witness to all the excitement that the world’s greatest cycling event has to offer. Book your trip with confidence » Official Tour Operator of the 2023 Tour de France

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Official VIP Race Access Passes to ride over the finish line and to the VIP open-top bus at the mountaintop finish of Stage 15 in Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc Le Bettex
Ride like the pros on this year’s Tour de France featured climbs: Col de la Forclaz Montmin, Col du Marais, Col de la Croix Fry, Col des Aravis, and Col du Tourmalet
Ascend the legendary Tour de France climbs of Alp d'Huez, Mont Ventoux, Cols du Soulor, and Aubisque
Stay in four perfectly located 4-star hotels in the Alps, Pyrenees, and in Provence, close to Mont Ventoux
Ride in style on a full carbon Trek Domane 7 SL Disc bike with electronic Di2 shifting or choose to upgrade to the Trek Domane+ SLR 7 if you’re looking for a bit of an assist.
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This trip is like no other. From the routes put together for each ride, to the unprecedented access to the Tour, and the amazing guides this is a trip that will not only fulfill a bucket list trip it will leave you amazed at how no detail is overlooked and understanding that Trek Travel has a commitment to a cycling experience that cannot be matched. The equipment is of the highest level, the guides have amazing experience and knowledge, and accommodations are five star.
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Welcome to the northern Alps! This is the Tour de France's favorite mountain range, with historic climbs such as Alpe d'Huez, Col du Galibier, and so many more. Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Grenoble train station at 11:00 AM and you will take a one and a half hour shuttle to Venosc in the heart of the Alps. Enjoy a light lunch and a thorough fitting to your Trek Domane before setting out for an introductory ride along the untouched Bérarde Valley, shrouded by soaring peaks. We're on our way to the tiny shepherd’s hamlet of Saint Christophe-en-Oisans, nestled at the foot of the stout Massif des Écrins. On your return, opt for a quintessential Alps experience by ascending to Les Deux Alpes via cable car before the final ascent to our hotel Auberge Edelweiss in La Grave. Once at the chalet, you’ll enjoy a warm family welcome and incredible views of the mountains that surround you. This evening we’ll toast to the days ahead and enjoy your first taste of Haute Savoie cuisine.

Today's Ride:

Venosc to Bérarde to Les Deux Alpes to La Grave
Approximately 27 mi | 44 km and 6,001 ft | 1,829 m

Today's Activity:

Welcome and Warm-up Ride

Today's Tour Stage:

Stage 12: Roanne to Belleville-en-Beaujolais

Hotel:

Auberge Edelweiss

Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

After a hearty breakfast, you’ll descend to the base of the mythic Alpe d’Huez, the most revered and famous mountaintop finish in France. With an average grade of 8% and 21 switchbacks, each named after a winner of the climb in the Tour de France and baiting you to ride to the next, this lion of a climb is sure to capture all of your attention. Alpe d’Huez was first included in the Tour in 1952, and it's often one of the most exciting points in the race. After ascending to the summit of the historic pass, snap some photos then fuel up over lunch while you celebrate your accomplishment and savor the astounding views. If you’re eager for more, continue up and over the mountain to attack Col de Sarenne. This quiet road is popular with locals as an understated, less traveled, and equally difficult challenge. After an exhilarating descent into the valley, choose to ride back to La Grave directly or opt for a shuttle back to the hotel. Tonight, you are free to explore La Grave to find a great restaurant to refuel before more stunning climbs tomorrow!

Today's Ride:

La Grave to Alpe d'Huez to Col de Sarenne to Mizoën
Approximately 40 mi | 64 km and 6,300 ft | 1,920 m

Today's Avid Option

La Grave to Alpe d'Huez to Col de Sarenne to La Grave
Approximately 48 mi | 78 km and 8,400 ft | 2,560 m

Today's Tour Stage:

Stage 13: Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne to Grand Colombier

Hotel:

Auberge Edelweiss

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Dinner

Prepare yourself for a gorgeous ride today, with classic sweeping views of the Alps, as you follow the route of tomorrow’s Stage 15. You'll start with a two hour shuttle to the shores of Lake Annecy where we start our ride. First up is the Col de la Forclaz Montmin. With an average grade of 6.5%, this tiny road ascends quickly and affords breathtaking views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Pause at the top to snap a photo before a steep decent down to Favarges and the base of the Col du Marais. You are now on hallowed ground as these roads have witnessed Tour de France battles for years. Next up is the Col de la Croix Fry quickly followed by the well-known Col des Aravis. This col has a long Tour history, being featured over 39 times since 1949 and will be the penultimate climb in tomorrow’s mountain stage. After this spectacular day of climbing, you descend into the chic ski village of La Clusaz and our luxury hotel, Au Coeur du Village, which is perfectly situated for tomorrow’s VIP live race viewing.

Today's Ride:

Menthon Saint Bernard to Col de la Croix Fry to La Clusaz
Approximately 37 mi | 60 km and 7,120 ft | 2,140 m

Avid Option

Menthon Saint Bernard to Col de la Croix Fry to Col des Aravis to La Clusaz
Approximately 43 mi | 70 km and 7,840 ft | 2,390 m

Today's Tour Stage:

Stage 14: Annemasse to Morzine Les Portes du Soleil

Hotel:

Au Coeur du Village

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

After a hearty breakfast, you’ll depart early this morning to climb up to the Col des Aravis and intercept the race course of today’s mountaintop finish. You'll ride the final 25 miles of the course ahead of the peloton. Enjoy the breathtaking descent down to Flumet before a mellow climb up to Megève and the Côte des Amerands. This short but steep climb packs a punch with an average gradient of 11% over just one and a half miles. After a brief summit the climb continues another four and a half miles up to the finish line in Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc Le Bettex. It’s a race-day climb like nothing you’ve ever experienced, with VIP passes and the final stretch of the stage accompanied by an official race escort car just like the pros! Feel the incredible energy of the Tour as you crest the summit and rocket across the finish line, before climbing the Official Tour podium with your fellow Trek Travelers for an unforgettable souvenir photo opportunity! Take a moment to bask in the glory of your achievement and enjoy lunch with incredible vistas of the surrounding mountains. Afterwards, we'll watch the arrival of the racers from a unique vantage point aboard an official VIP luxury open-top bus close to the finish line. This exclusive viewing location is head-and-shoulders above the crowd and fully equipped with an open bar and large-screen TVs, so you don’t miss any of the action! Once the race has finished, descend back to Flumet where a shuttle will whisk you back to our hotel. This evening, you are free to explore La Clusaz and have dinner at one of the excellent restaurants in town.

Today's Ride:

La Clusaz to Le Bettex to Flumet
Approximately 50 mi | 80 km and 6,036 ft | 1,840 m

Today's Race Access:

Official VIP Race Access Passes to ride over the finish line and to the VIP open-top bus at the mountaintop finish of Stage 15 in Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc Le Bettex

Today's Tour Stage:

Stage 15: Les Gets Les Portes du Soleil to Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc

Hotel:

Au Coeur du Village

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

This morning you’ll rise early, bidding adieu to the Alps with a four hour transfer to Provence and the home of Mont Ventoux. Take some time to rest, relax, and watch the scenery change from the alpine mountain landscapes to the vibrant lavender fields of Provence. This afternoon, with Ventoux as your backdrop, you’ll ride through the vineyard-covered hillsides from one small town to another. If you’d rather take a day off the bike to rest, choose to linger in one of Provence’s quaint villages or take a dip in the pool. Tonight, your home will be the Château de Mazan, once frequented by the notorious Marquis de Sade. You and your travel companions will be treated to your first Provençal meal at the hotel’s fantastic restaurant.

Today's Ride:

Mazan to Blauvac Loop
Approximately 15 mi | 24 km and 1,130 ft | 344 m

Today's Tour Stage:

Rest Day: Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc

Hotel:

Château de Mazan

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Dinner

Prepare yourself for epic scenery and legendary riding today! The challenge is the mighty Mont Ventoux - 13.42 miles of climbing with no flat sections and an average grade of 10% through the middle 6.2 miles before you hit the top section which can best be described as a moonscape. What makes this climb challenging is not just the ride itself but also the weather. Intense winds or scorching heat can make this climb seem significantly more difficult than those found in the Alps. Your day will start early to give you the best opportunity to have a stellar climb. After taking a picture at the top to memorialize achieving this feat, you’ll descend to Malaucène to enjoy a bistro lunch where you can relax and refuel before spinning back to the hotel. This evening, you and your travel companions can explore this charming Provençal village and dine in the bistro of your choice.

Today's Ride:

Mazan to Mont Ventoux Loop
Approximately 47 mi | 76 km and 6,440 ft | 1,963 m

Avid Option:

Mazan to Mont Ventoux Double-Ascent Loop
Approximately 66 mi | 106 km and 10,940 ft | 3,335 m

Today's Tour Stage:

Stage 16: Passy to Combloux

Hotel:

Château de Mazan

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

You’ll rise early today and say à plus to the lavender fields of Provence. With Le Tour charging towards Courchevel and the final mountaintop finish of this year’s race, we’ll relax with a day-long transfer to your next destination — the mountains of the Pyrenees. This afternoon’s ride is a short loop through the foothills of the Pyrenees where narrow, forested roads lead from one mountain village to the next. It is the perfect way to shake out your travel legs. Upon your return to the hotel in Lourdes, catch the final sprint in Courchevel on television as the fight for the yellow jersey intensifies in this final Alpine stage. This evening, we will stroll into town to enjoy a traditional meal at one of our favorite local bistros.

Today's Ride:

Lourdes to Astugue Loop
Approximately 23 mi | 37 km and 1,772 ft | 540 m

Today's Tour Stage:

Stage 17: Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc to Courchevel

Hotel:

Grand Hôtel Gallia & Londres

Included Meal:

Breakfast | Dinner

This morning, you’ll appreciate the true grit and sheer determination of the pros as you tackle the Col du Soulor, often featured in the Tour de France. It begins with a gentle ascent then soon ratchets up to an impressive 9% grade. Take a break at the summit to appreciate the breathtaking scenery, before riding along a stunning balcony road that leads to the summit of Col d’Aubisque. Enjoy the expansive views as you descend back to the Col du Soulor where you can enjoy lunch at our favorite mountain bistro. This afternoon choose to continue on the race route over the Col de Spandelles where the fight for the yellow jersey took place in 2022. Alternatively, enjoy your well-earned sweeping descent and scenic ride all the way back to Lourdes. Tonight, you’re free to explore Lourdes for dinner at one of its many colorful bistros.

Today's Ride:

Lourdes to Col du Soulor and Col d'Aubisque Loop
Approximately 64 mi | 103 km and 7,730 ft | 2,356 m

Avid Option:

Lourdes to Col du Soulor to Col d'Aubisque to Col de Spandelles Loop
Approximately 76 mi | 123 km and 10,620 ft | 3,237 m

Today's Tour Stage:

Stage 18: Moûtiers to Bourg-en-Bresse

Hotel:

Grand Hôtel Gallia & Londres

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

Today you'll confront one of the Pyrenees’ legendary mountain passes: the mighty Col du Tourmalet. Approaching 7,000 feet, this giant is the highest pass in the central Pyrenees and since its debut in 1910, has been featured in the Tour more frequently than any other. You’ll climb the same side that the pros will tackle on Stage 6 of this year’s Tour de France. The ride starts with a 25-mile warm up to the base of the climb in Sainte-Marie-de-Campan. With an average gradient of 7.3% over 10.6 miles and ramping up to 9% in the last few miles, this climb together with the spectacular views are sure to grab all your attention. Once you’ve reached the top, linger on this famed summit, and pay homage to rider Octave Lapize, the first pro to summit this climb in the Tour de France over a century ago. After refueling at the cafe of your choice, descend into the valley and back to Lourdes. Tonight, gather with your traveling companions and guides to raise a glass to the Tour, the legendary riding that makes it famous, heroes past and present, and your incredible cycling tour of the Alps, Mont Ventoux and Pyrenees!

Today's Ride:

Lourdes to Tourmalet Loop
Approximately 68 mi | 110 km and 7,766 ft | 2,367 m

Today's Tour Stage:

Stage 19: Moirans-en-Montagne to Poligny

Hotel:

Grand Hôtel Gallia & Londres

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Social hour | Dinner

It's truly been an amazing trip, and you're sure to return a different cyclist. Choose to rise early to take a stroll to take in the beauty of the mountains one more time, before you bid farewell to your guides at 9:00 AM at the Hotel Galia & Londres. You can also purchase the Paris Viewing package at a special price and join Trek Travel in Paris for the final stage and exclusive VIP finale viewing event tomorrow.

Today's Tour Stage:

Stage 20: Belfort to Le Markstein Fellering

Included Meal:

Breakfast

Hotels

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Auberge Edelweiss

La Grave, France

Explorer Accommodation | 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 Tour 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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Hotel Au Coeur du Village

La Clusaz, France

Trek Travel hotels awarded the Relaix & Chateaux Luxury Accommodation | Au Coeur du Village is a Relais & Châteaux hotel and the only 5-star property in La Clusaz. As its name implies, it is in the heart of this ski village nestled in the French Alps. Enjoy its elegant modern rooms and relax in its exclusive spa and wellness center.
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Château de Mazan

Mazan, France

Explorer Accommodation | Nestled in the tiny town of Mazan-only a short distance from the base of Mont Ventoux-stands Château de Mazan. Originally built in 1720 during the Regency Period, the Château soon became the property of the notorious Marquis de Sade. It was here that the Marquis organized his first theater festival. In 2001, the new owner, Madame Lhermie, transformed the Château into the quaint Hotel de Charme that welcomes tourists from all over the world.
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Grand Hôtel Gallia & Londres

Lourdes, France

Explorer Accommodation | This 4-star, 19th-century style hotel is located right in the historic heart of Lourdes and evokes the Belle Epoque in its styling and design. Spectacular riding into the Pyrénées and the sights and sounds of this unique city await right outside your door.

What's Included

For us, the details matter most

Every moment of a Trek Travel Tour de France bike trip has more than you could have ever dreamed. More romance. More scenery. More choice. It's the little additions to every Trek Travel cycling vacation that make it truly special. And that's how we help you create more memories.

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New Trek Domane SL 7 in 2023

New for 2023! Experiencing your cycling vacation of a lifetime is not complete without a world-class bike and the Trek Domane is the best way to enjoy the ride. Trek Bikes just launched the all-new Trek Domane and you can ride it on trips in 2023. It raises the bar to deliver incredible endurance road bike comfort without sacrificing performance and features highly responsive disc brakes and electronic shifting. This new bike is lighter than ever before, and carbon wheels come standard on every bike. The road-smoothing IsoSpeed technology lets you ride as long as you want with less fatigue. The bike you ride on a biking vacation matters. That is why we provide the newest and best bikes in the business. Available starting in 2023 trips. Learn More

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Trek Electric-Assist Domane+ SLR 7

New in 2023! Take the tailwind with you and leave your limits behind on the all-new Domane+ SLR 7. With a groundbreaking ratio of ultra-lightweight design and electric assist, Domane+ SLR 7 has everything you love in a road bike, with the extra boost to take you farther than ever before. This performance e-road bike will help you on the climbs, hang with the fast group, and venture further on your cycling vacation. So go ahead – take the long way. With Domane+ SLR 7, there’s always room for more distance, more speed, and more fun! Upgrade to the Domane+ SLR 7 on this trip for $400 (3-6 day trips) or $600 (7+ day trips). Available in limited quantities. Please contact a Trip Consultant to check availability. Learn More

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Nine nights of accommodation at handpicked hotels
  • Two experienced guides to provide local knowledge, support, and camaraderie
  • Daily route support with both guides and our support van
  • Daily breakfast, five lunches, and six dinners
  • Three social hours of drinks and hors d'oeuvres
  • Ride a Trek Domane SL 7 Disc
  • Up to three daily route options on riding days
  • Snacks and drinks for each day's ride
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey and socks to keep
  • Trek-Segafredo pro team kit to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Premium day bag to keep
  • Each bike is equipped with a Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer, a flat pack (containing a tube, levers, and a CO2 cartridge with inflator), front and rear Bontrager Flare R lights, a Bontrager saddle, and pedals (Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged, or flat pedals)
  • Bontrager WaveCel helmets
  • All gratuities for drivers, local experts, and hospitality staff
  • All luggage transfers and transportation during your trip
  • A digital photo album of your trip
  • Entrance fees for all activities, private tours, and events
  • Official VIP Race Access Passes to ride over the finish line and to the VIP open-top bus at the mountaintop finish of Stage 15 in Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc Le Bettex
  • Fully dedicated VIP support from the Trek Travel team

GEAR

  • Upgrade to the new Trek Electric-Assist Domane+ SLR 7 (+$600, subject to availability)
  • Trek Domane SL 7 disc carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey and socks to keep
  • Trek-Segafredo pro team kit to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged, or flat pedals
  • Bontrager WaveCel helmet
  • Bontrager men's and women's specific saddles
  • Bontrager front and rear Flare R lights
  • A flat pack containing a tube, levers, and a CO2 cartridge with inflator
  • Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer
  • Premium day bag to keep
  • Coupon valued up to $500 off a new Trek Bicycle. Your coupon will be delivered via email prior to your trip.
  • For the most comfortable ride, you may choose to bring your own pedals, saddle, and helmet on the trip. Your guides will install your gear on the first day during your bike fit.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Guide gratuities are customary and at your own discretion, to recognize service, hospitality, and the little extras that surprise and delight. For this trip, we recommend $500-$600 per guest. While local currency is preferred, there are other options to make tipping easier. Most guides accept gratuity via PayPal or our staff can help before or after the trip. Gratuities will be divided among the guide team, so feel free to leave your gratuity with whomever you choose at the end of your trip. 
  • Airfare and transportation to and from the trip pick-up/drop-off locations
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Personal items purchased during the trip
  • Optional activities not scheduled by Trek Travel
  • On select trips some meals are not included. On these trips, Trek Travel invites you to explore the local cuisine at your leisure.

More Information

Rider Level: 4 - Avid?

AVERAGE DAILY MILEAGE:
74 kilometers / 46 miles
TOTAL MILES:
643 kilometers / 400 miles
AVERAGE DAILY ELEVATION:
1,897 meters / 6,226 feet
TOTAL ELEVATION:
18,442 meters / 60,500 feet
TERRAIN: MOUNTAINOUS
The terrain is challenging, but comes with stunning views and quiet roads. You will be invigorated by the fresh mountain air and will take in wonderful vistas. See day by day itinerary for specific daily ride distance and elevation options.
NON-RIDING ACTIVITIES:
This destination is best suited to guests who want to cycle every day. Because of the terrain and/or remoteness of the hotels and riding routes, there are few, if any, non-riding options available. If a non-rider wants to accompany a rider guest on this trip, they would need to spend many hours in the van and/or at the hotels on the trip. Due to this, we strongly discourage non-riders from this destination. As an alternative, call a Trek Travel Trip Consultant at 866-464-8735 for trip suggestions where more non-rider activities are available, such as:

See itinerary for specific daily ride distances and elevation options. On all of our vacations, Trek Travel seeks to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. At times routes, hotels, activities, etc. listed here may change at the discretion of the trip designer or guides to improve the trip experience.

Averages and totals are calculated from our "Avid Ride" options.

Travel Details

How to Get There

FLY INTO:
Paris (CDG) or Lyon (LYS)
MEETING TIME:
11:00 AM
MEETING LOCATION:
Grenoble train station

Say Farewell

FLY OUT OF:
Pau (PUF) or Lourdes (LDE)
DEPARTING TIME:
9:00 AM
DEPARTING LOCATION:
Hotel Galia & Londres, Lourdes, France

Arriving

We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the trip start, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays. We recommend that you fly into Paris (CDG) or Lyon (LYS).

Trains depart Paris’s Gare de Lyon or the Lyon airport daily for Grenoble with a travel time of three to four hours. Please consult www.SNCF.com or speak with our travel agent representative for current train schedules.

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at 11:00 AM on the first day of the trip at the Grenoble TGV train station (1 Place de la Gare, 38000 Grenoble, France). A shuttle through the bustling city of Grenoble will bring you to your ride start in Venosc. Please have your first day’s riding gear handy and separate from your other luggage to facilitate the bike fitting and ride.

If you will be late for the pick-up or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip starts with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our first hotel, Auberge Edelweiss (+33 4 76 79 90 93) and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details. A taxi from the airport to our meeting place at the hotel will take approximately 90 minutes and cost around 200 euros.

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Leaving

You will say farewell to your guides at 9:00 AM at Hotel Galia & Londres. A private shuttle will take you back to the Pau TGV station to arrive at approximately 10:00 AM. Trains run directly to Paris or the airport in Pau (PUF), see www.sncf.fr for schedules. Please do not arrange any connections from the station until after 11:00 AM

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Planning For Your Trip

Packing and Weather

The summer months can bring warm days, ranging from the mid 60s to low 80s Fahrenheit (18-27 Celsius), with evenings dropping to the mid 50s to mid 60s Fahrenheit (13-18 Celsius). When traveling in the mountainous regions of France, it is best to be prepared for variable conditions, as weather can change very quickly, and there is always the chance of snow and rain. We recommend always traveling with rain gear, as well as plenty of breathable layers to provide warmth should the temperature drop. Packing List

Before and After Your Trip

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Before: Grenoble, France

If you have the time, consider staying in Grenoble after your trip to further explore the diverse activities this French town offers. Grenoble has numerous outdoor activities, including via ferrata, a mountain route equipped with fixed cables, ladders, and bridges that provide access to otherwise isolated routes to climbers with a variety of skills. Not to be missed in this Rhône-Alpes town is a ride up the télépherique; egg-shaped cable cars, les bulles, take you across the Isère river to the bastille, a series of ancient fortifications. Enjoy the view from the summit, then wander the many trails leading down to the city. We recommend the following accommodations for your post-trip hotel:

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After: Lourdes, France

If you have the time, consider staying in Lourdes before your trip to experience this unique town. As the second most visited destination in France after Paris, Lourdes attracts some five million people each year and is a place of mass pilgrimage from Europe and other parts of the world. Visit the famous grotto, where apparitions of the Virgin Mary are reported to have occurred in 1858. The spring water from the grotto is also believed by some to possess healing properties. Lourdes is a fascinating destination unto itself. We recommend the following accommodations for your post-trip hotel:

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