- Thurs 25th to Mon 29th July 2019
- 4 days riding in Lake Annecy & Aravis region
- Ride to and watch stage 20 of the Tour de France
- Staying at Aravis Lodge in the heart of the mountains
- Special price of £525 for DW Members (Click Here)
- Ride up to 6 classic Tour de France climbs in a wknd
- Full support car for refreshments and equipment
- Knowledgeable local ride guides on all days
- Multiple level groups so all welcome
- Breakfast, 3 course dinner & red/white wine included
- Return transfers to/from Geneva airport (set pick up times*)
- Carbon bike hire available (not included)
- 'Sign up' above and we will send you more information
Ride To The Tour de France In The Northern Alps!
The Tour de France is the world's biggest sporting event and when you get the chance to ride through the Alps to watch it whizz by you take it! This area of France is a beautiful place to ride a bike at the best of times, but when le Tour is in town it's cycling heaven!
Lake Annecy is one of the most beautiful and famous cycling areas in the world and home to our partners Bike Weekender. This July we are heading out for a European cycling weekend to take on some classic Tour climbs and watch parts of stage 20 whilst relaxing in the beautiful Aravis mountains.
Arriving on Thursday afternoon/evening we'll check into our lodge and have dinner, before hitting the road and the mountains for the next four days being guided on the best rides by local ride leaders. Stage 20 of the tour de France falls on the Saturday. You will be Fully supported on the road by the Bike Weekender wagon, you'll always have access to food, equipment and the possibility of a lift home if needed.
The Bike Weekender lodge/hotel is a relaxing home away from home in the stunning alpine village of Saint Jean de Sixt in the heart of the mountains. You'll get full breakfast everyday, a 3 course meal every night including wine, and full access to the gym and sauna. This break is the perfect cycling weekend to round out the summer.
Bike Weekender are the experts for cycling in this area, with the team based in Aravis for most of the year. They have tried and tested all of the local routes, climbs, cafes and restaurants, so you are guaranteed the best cycling in France. For full details of the trip, itinerary and accommodation please Click Here.
Thurs 25th - Arrival at Geneva airport (see times below) and transfer to base (1 hour). Build bikes, 3 course dinner and drinks
Fri 26th - Col de Forclaz & Lake Annecy ride: 97km/2k metres. beautiful views of Lake Annecy & a stunning climb.
Sat 27th - TDF Stage 20: 108km/3700 metres of climbing. Multiple Cols punctuated with watching stage 20. Van opt out if needed
Sun 28th - Aravis loop w/ Col d'Arpettaz: 89km/2500 metres. Col de Arpettaz = 42 switch backs and stunning views of Mont Blanc
Mon 29th - 3 Col de Colombiére: 62km/1400 metres. One last TDF climb before return to lodge to pack up and get transfers.
As this is an affiliate partner trip you cannot pay on our site. However please 'sign up' above (you won't be charged) to register your interest. We will get in touch with more info and details of how to pay. Club members only can access this special price. Check out club membership here.
*Flights to and from Geneva airport are not included in the trip price. Transfers will take place at 17:30 or 21:45 on the way out, and 14:00 and 17:30 on the return. Please don't book any flights until you've checked with us about timings etc.
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