French Alps Traverse 2021

French Alps Traverse 2021

Six fantastic days of cycling from the North of the French Alps to the Mediterranean sea.

The most mythical Tour de France passes!

Mapped at the beginning of motor tourism, the Route des Grandes Alpes links the highest Alpine passes over a majestic route transitioning from Alpine to Mediterranean vistas.

DuckStore’s 2021 twist on this classic route takes in 15 storied Tour de France cols including Les Saisies, Cormet de Roseland, Iseran, Telegraphe/Galibier, Izoard, La Bonnette and Vars.

Ride them all in a spectacular 6-day ride over the Alpine backbone that’s forged a century of cycling exploits.

Trip Facts

Dates

21-26 July, 2021 Date subject to change

Rides

6 days riding

Start - End

Menthon-Saint-Bernard near Annecy Menton near Nice

Difficulty

Challenging - For those who enjoy riding up and down mountain passes.

Cites

Menthon-Saint-Bernard, Beaufort, Val d’Isere, Valloire, Guillestre, Menton

Highlights

Lake Annecy, Lac de Roseland, the never-ending descent off the Bonette, taking a dip in the Mediterranean at the end

Group Size

Max 10 riders

Cols Climbed

Arpettaz, Les Saisies, Roseland,Télégraphe, Galibier, Izoard, Bonnette, Saint-Martin, Vars, Turini -> 4 Tour de France 2021 climbs

Meals

Hearty breakfast, picnic lunch, balanced 3 course dinner

Lodging

6 nights in small quality, bike friendly hotels

Support

Guided rides GPS tracks Bike maintenance Bike cleaning

Cost

- 1750€ double occupancy – 2100€ single occupancy - 500€ deposit to sign up - First 50% of balance due 14 June2021 - Final50% of balance due 21 June 2021 - Payment in Euros € via PayPal or wire transfer -> Included Cultural document, Daily route guide, snacks during ride. -> Not included Train or air transportation to start and finish city airports Bike for each participant (rental options upon request) Travel or personal insurance Wine, beer and soft drinks (excluding bottled water) during meals Hotel charges: minibar, phone, drinks at bar Medical supplies beyond what’s supplied by event organizer Sports nutrition (we know each rider has their own ‘juice’)

Start your next cycling exploit here!

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