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Savoy Alps Cycling Week

A classic of the French Alps – 28/07-4/08/2018

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Savoy. The northern French Alps, with such famous passes as the Col de la Madeleine, the Col du Galibier and the Col de l'Iséran, is a permanent fixture on the Tour de France. Epic Climbs’ guided tour of the Savoy Alps is an extra-special cycling holiday. Seven days, seven stages, 13 pass signs to reach. On our week-long tour you and a bunch of like-minded people can not only ride the legendary Route des Grandes Alpes – but, particularly, do what distinguishes Epic Climbs from the rest: conquer mountain passes.

The tour starts and finishes in Annemasse near Geneva. And it doesn't only show you the region's well-known passes, but takes you to the less familiar corners of the Savoy Alps. You will enjoy fantastic views of Mont Blanc from Chablais, and from the Col de la Forclaz you can gaze down on Lac d’Annecy far below you. And, to crown our cycling week, you will experience your very own summit finish on the Alpe d'Huez.

Savoy - the pass explorer's dream


Impressions


The Guides

Jan – The Boss

quäldich-Guide Sahner Jan

Founder and CEO of Epic Climbs and, as such, on a very special mission - with his inimitable style he motivates his flock to perform great deeds in the saddle. Sometimes does great things in the evening programme, too!

Ricarda – The Newcomer

quäldich-Guide

As a veteran of the Flensburg-Garmisch and Garmisch-Florence, Ricarda never missed an opportunity to swim in a lake. Now she's shaping up to be the Guide Discovery of 2017. How to recognise her: pink fingernails.

Paulek

quäldich-Guide paul pawlicki


Getting there

Our initial hotel is in Annemasse in Greater Geneva.

Cars may be left free of charge all week in the hotel car park.

From Germany and Switzerland via Basel or Zurich - Bern - Geneva. Stay on the Swiss A1 to the French border, then take the toll-free French A40 to the Annemasse exit.

From Austria you might also consider coming via Milan and the Mont Blanc tunnel. If you do, take the French A40 to the Annemasse exit.

We recommend you use our internal forum to organise car-sharing.

There are direct flights to Geneva Airport from several German airports. From the airport, take the train to Geneva station and then bus number 61 to Annemasse.

From Germany it is easy to get to Geneva station by train. Take the number 61 bus from the station to Annemasse.


The Itinerary

Guided Bike Tour 28/07-4/08/2018

  • Saturday, 28th July 2018
    Travel to Annemasse. Evening meal in the hotel at 8pm.
  • Sunday, 29th July 2018
    Start of Stage One (Annemasse - Albertville) at 9am.
  • Monday, 30th July 2018
    Stage Two Albertville - Valloire
  • Tuesday, 31st July 2018
    Stage Three Valloire - Alpe d'Huez
  • Wednesday, 1st August 2018
    Stage Four Alpe d’Huez - Aussois

  • Thursday, 2nd August 2018
    Stage Five Aussois - Seez
  • Friday, 3rd August 2018
    Stage Six Seez - Cluses
  • Saturday, 4th August 2018
    Stage Seven Cluses - Annemasse. Arrive there between 1pm and 3pm. Then depart (or stay another night)
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Client Reviews

Kai aus Lübeck (DE)

Steady group

„Nach meiner ersten Tour mit QD blieb ich bei diesem Anbieter hängen. Die Kombination aus abwechslungsreicher Streckenplanung durch "locals" mit dem Motto "Hauptsache bergauf" und das Gruppenerlebnis mit dem berüchtigten "Flow" machten mich zum Wiederholungstäter. Nicht zu vergessen: die Auswahl zwischen 3 Gruppen. Für mich trifft die ausdauernde Gruppe den perfekten Mix aus sportlichem Anspruch und Tour-Genuss. Weiter so!”

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