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French Alps Weekenders - 18 September 2024 - Prices from £949.00pp

French Alps Weekenders - 18 September 2024

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Your Experience

French Alps Weekenders 2024 allows you to experience Tour de France favourites like the Cormet de Roselend, Col de L’Iseran and the new (recently tarmacked) Col de la Loze, a key feature of the 2021 Tour de France. As a small treat we will nip into Italy across the Col du Petit Saint Bernard for the ultimate coffee ride.

Come and join us the French Alps, a cycling paradise and experience a weekend like the pro peloton. You will be looked after by Mike, our local, expert ride leader. He has ridden these routes many times and will be with you for the duration of the trip. 

Prices. Please note this date status is - Available - Open for bookings. Please hold off with booking flights*

Prices

  • £949 per person based on two people sharing a twin (2 beds) or double (1 bed) room
  • £90 supplement per person based on single occupancy of a room

Included with your tour

  • 4 nights at Hotel Athena
  • Daily breakfasts and evening meals
  • All taxes are included
  • Return airport transfers from Geneva international airport
  • Daily guided rides with Mike our tour leader. 
  • The services of our bike guide and bike mechanic
  • Detailed itinerary
  • ABTA protected

Also available

 Bike rental – all options below

Bike Options

We offer you a choice of rental bikes with Carbon frame with Ultegra Di2.

  • Lapierre Carbon or similar @ £265
  • Lapierre Carbon Xelius or similiar @ £310
  • Lapierre E-Sensium or similar @ £455

Bike will be available on arrival and our mechanics are available to fit the bike for you. 

* Please see the need to know tab for more information. 

Event Includes

Included with your tour

  • 4 nights at hotel Le Nesk
  • Daily breakfasts and evening meals
  • All taxes are included
  • Return airport transfers from Marseille international airport
  • Daily guided rides with Mike our tour leader. 
  • The services of our bike guide and bike mechanic
  • Detailed itinerary
  • ABTA protected
Your Itinerary

Day One: Arrival day

Arrival day. We will meet you at Geneva airport (GVA) at a specified time. The transfer to Bourg St Maurice normally takes around 2 hours and 15 minutes. If you wish to book a private transfer, please contact us via the link to book - hello@sportivebreaks.com.

You will have the afternoon to unpack, settle in and check your bike is ready for the weekend. Our mechanic will be on hand to help with any issues.

Dinner will be at the hotel.

Day Two: Cormet de Roseland

After breakfast at the hotel we will head out on our first ride. Appearing 13 times (and most recently in stage 17 of the 2023 Tour de France where Felix Gall went on to win the stage), the Cormet de Roseland is a stunning climb to start the trip with. The ascent is covered over 20.3km, but with an average gradient of 6% you are able to take in the stunning views as you climb to the top. 

Dinner will be at the hotel in the evening.

Today's ride: 120km. Elevation: 2100m

Read our Cormet de Roselend guide

Day Three: Col de la Loze

On day 3 you will ride the Col de la Loze - famous for being known as the hardest bike climb in France. Getting to the top will earn you some serious kudos! Featuring twice in the Tour de France as a HC climb, once in 2020 on stage 17 and again as the summit finish in the 2023 tour on stage 17, where Jonas Vinegaard dropped Tadej Pagcar, effectively winning the race. 

Today's ride: 120km. Elevation: 2500m 

Day Four: Col de I'Iseran

The route on day 4 will take us up the Col de I'Iseran, the highest paved pass in the Alps! First showcased on the Tour de France in 1938, it has been included 7 times since. In 2019 on stage 19, this is where Egan Bernal made a famous attack over the top of the Iseran, before the race was neutralised on the descent due to a hailstorm. At the top you will enjoy breath-taking views. 

In the evening we will enjoy a final meal together and celebrate the weeks' achievements. 

Today's ride: 100km. Elevation: 2600m

Day Five: Petit St Bernard / Departure

After breakfast we will have a gentle warm down ride towards Petit St Bernard. Our mechanic will be on hand to assist packing your bike away.

We will then run a transfer back to Lyon airport in the afternoon. 

Need to Know

How to book

Please make your booking by clicking on the orange button at the top of the page. Please ensure that you select the correct amount of tickets. When you book, we will require full payment to confirm your place.

Travel advice

Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Belgium and France's current entry restrictions and requirements. For UK travellers information can be found here. France Travel Advice - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) Belgium travel advice - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

For other countries, please check with the relevant local authorities.

Travel Insurance

For details of specialist sports travel insurance for our travel packages, please visit our insurance page. You must ensure that your travel insurance policy covers you to participate in cycling events in Belgium and France. Please remember to insure your bike for foreign travel.

 

Minimum numbers

At Sportive Breaks virtually all our trips are guaranteed to run. Some of our guided cycling tours, warm weather cycling weeks and weekenders however require a minimum number of participants to enable us to operate them. 

We reserve the right to cancel any holiday where this minimum number is not achieved. You will be advised before your booking is accepted of the minimum number applicable to your holiday unless the trip is already guaranteed to run. Failure to achieve the applicable minimum number does not, however, oblige us to cancel. 

Trip status labels

No label -> The trip is not subject to minimum numbers, so is guaranteed to go ahead.

Available -> Open for bookings. Please hold off with booking flights.

Guaranteed Departure -> You are free to book your flights and other travel arrangements.

Limited Availability -> Guaranteed to depart but only a few places remain.

Once the minimum number has been reached, the trip status will change from 'Available' to 'Guaranteed to Depart'. Once a trip is guaranteed to depart you are free to book your flights and make other travel arrangements. If the trip status is ‘Limited’ then we have only a small number of spaces available for booking. If you are unsure about the trip status, please email or call our office. 

We will notify you of cancellation for this reason by the date by which full payment of your trip cost must be received by us (normally 12 weeks before departure). 

Please note that we will not be liable for any costs, expenses, or losses you incur (for example, in respect of flights) because of the cancellation of any trip due to lack of minimum numbers. You are accordingly recommended not to incur any non-refundable expenditure until you have received confirmation that your trip is guaranteed to operate or after the deadline for cancellation for this reason if later.

Location

By Air:

Most international airlines fly into Geneva International Airport (GVA). The transfer from the airport takes about an hour and a half but can be longer due to rush hour traffic.

Hotel Options

For latest prices and availability, hit 'Book Now' at the right of your page.


  • Hotel Athena

    Hotel Athena 1 Rue du Pont Rouge Brides-Les-Bains 73570

    More Details

    Hotel Athena is based in the centre of Brides les bains, in winter it gives you access to the biggest ski resort in the world, the 3 valleys and in summer it gives you access to some of the best cycling climbs in the French Alps. 

    The hotel will offer breakfast and evening meal in it own restaurant. They also have a wellness area with a jacuzzi, hammam and sauna. 

    All rooms have ensuites with either a shower or a bath and have TVs with international chanels and free WiFi 

    Key Features:

    • WiFi
    • Restaurant
    • On-site Parking
    • City Centre Location
    • Wellness Area

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