Upon arrival into either Geneva or Lyon, we will be waiting to take you to Alpe D'Huez. Check in to the hotel, relax and your bicycle will be
Choose from one of Love Velo's routes, available in GPX, and explore the Rhone-Alpes, home to world famous climbs. All roads lead back to Alpe D'Huez so you will come face to face with the "Dutch Mountain's" 21 hairpins and over 1km vertical ascent. The Alpe is 13.8km with an average of 8.1%, although watch out for the 13% sections.
Keep Marco Pantani's 37 and half minute ascent (!) and report back if you beat him....as partners of British Cycling we are sure we can get you a job as part of Team GB if you come close to that!
Spend some time exploring the Alps and try and conquer the Col du Glandon, the Col du Galibier or La Pyramide, all of which feature on Love Velo's routes. Remember to keep enough in your legs for your return to the hotel each day and the ascent of Alpe D'Huez.
On the final day, your bike will be collected and we will take you back to the airport.
Home to some of the most iconic climbing in Europe, the Alps offers famous climb after famous climb with Alpe D'Huez and its 21 hairpins being the most revered.
Climb the Glandon, the Telegraphe and the Galibier and experience the euphoria of conquering passes and climbs conquered by legends of the Tour.
The Alps are best ridden from the early summer months of May and June, through to autumn. Any earlier or later is difficult as the temperature in the mountains is likely to be cold with the threat of bad weather.
It is important that you check the weather before you go as even with this information, unseasonable weather can catch the best of cyclists out. Although irregular, it is not unheard of for some cols and passes to sometimes be closed due to inclement weather in the summer so check before you travel.