Conquer some of the most mythical climbs, where Tour de France history was made. While climbing one of those ”monuments”, your mind may switch in between epic images of past Tour de France. But do not forget to enjoy the stunning Alpine panorama & try to spot a groundhog !
Tick several epic climbs on your Cycling Bucket list
Throughout your week-end, our team will provide support with our assistance vehicle. Our road captains will advise you on how to tackle best those mythical climbs and the long downhills that follow, at the same time help you improve your bike handling techniques.(BéloVélo Bike clinic)
We wish you to only focus on cycling, leave the whole logistic to us (what is/not included).
Thanks to a diverse selection of authentic restaurants, a genuine camaraderie, but refined atmosphere, we aim to make your journey an unforgettable one.
After a warm welcome at Grenoble TGV station, check in our Hotel, your first ride in with us will be on a Cycling Monument : Since it was first included in the 1952 Tour De France, no other stage has had such drama. With its 21 bends, gradient (Cat H.C, 14 Km at 8 % ),its overwhelming number of spectators (half a million), Alpe d'Huez is a mix of success, defeat, surprise, joy, defeat, sweat & tears, emotion, and anecdotes, Each hairpin bend is named after a winner of a stage. Conquering the Alpe d’Huez is entering the Legend!
Daily Mileage: 51 Km / 1,601 m
2 Classified Climbs for the Price of one : Croix de Fer & Glandon....... Col de la Croix de Fer is another "Hors Catégorie" climb that you will manage to tick on your on your bucket list. When climbing this monument (1,924m, 21 Km at 6,9 %). Small tip to sustain your motivation while climbing : think of the 20 Km long downhill that will follow. 2,5 Km from the summit & a few hundred meter detour will enable you to record Col du Gandon on your Strava ! Col de la Croix de Fer has been featured in 21 Tour de France editions.
Daily Mileage: 93.5 Km / 3,118 m
Nothing beats a Sunrise ride in the Alpes! After a quick espresso & croissant, you will surely enjoy the 10km downhill of Alpe Huez & the picturesque ride overlooking Oisans Valley. Do not relax too much !! What comes down must climb back! Col de Sarenne is one of Tour de France forgotten col, last featured in 2017 Tour du Dauphiné, this Cat 1 climb (12,8 KM at 7,5 %) will be your last mythical climb of your Alpine weekend. Upon your return back to the hotel, you will be rewarded with a proper breakfast before an "Au Revoir to Grenoble" TGV station
Daily Mileage: 49 Km / 1,726 m
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Flying to France: To minimize the risk of delays, recover from jet lag, we do advise you to land in Paris (CDG) on Saturday (Journey start on Sunday noon). To reach Grenoble you will board a TGV (high-speed train) in Gare de Lyon, for TGV information https://www.raileurope.com/index.html
We will welcome you at Grenoble TGV station at 12:00 pm. If you are encountering delays/challenges while traveling to Grenoble please contact us at (33) 781125248. While we do not handle train & plane booking we would be glad to advise on the best options. At the end of your journey, we will drive you back to the TGV station (11:30 am)
We wish to make your journey as memorable and diverse as possible. For a year, we have handpicked a superb collection of quality, local and authentic restaurants. All selected restaurants propose a genuine cuisine using local & seasonal products. Contrary to other Tour operators, ALL your meals are included, with matching wines and mineral water. All hotels and restaurants cater to specific dietary needs; do not hesitate to inform us in advance.
We have selected some of the best bikes currently on the market: TREK Domane SL7 Di2 or PINARELLO Prince Disk Ultegra Di2. While features are similar to "Tour de France peloton" machines (Full Carbon, Electronic Transmission), you may also wish to upgrade to a superior bike category or wheelset, upgrade your bike. For your convenience, we will supply you with a Helmet, and desired pedal type.
Each day, your road captain will open the road, lead you through charming villages, traffic-less country roads, advise on how to tackle the next climb and all the while, ensure your safety and comfort. As experienced cyclists, we know that it is always reassuring to feel a presence along the way. This is why an assistance vehicle will follow you in case of a puncture or if you need beverages, snacks, an extra layer or even wish to rest for a while.
Every day several mileage and speed average options will be available to suit all fitness levels. To provide a genuine, safe and personalized experience the group size will be limited to 15 guests in a week. You may also enjoy a daily BéloVélo Bike Clinic during which a Road Captain will teach you tips of the peloton, mechanical advise and much more
All year long, your Road Captains do work very hard to make your BéloVélo journey as memorable and authentic as possible. At the end of your journey, You may recognize such dedication by tipping your Road Captains Based on your level of enjoyment we advise tipping 6 to 10 % of your Journey price. Tips are shared equally within the team