ALPINE

No guided tour

scheduled for 2018


Independent Tour : 3,190 CHF

(10-nights)

Shorter tours possible.

Dates : March through September

BOOK TOUR

If you’re a strong and experienced road cyclist who enjoys climbing, this is your tour.

Cyclists will ride an average 75 km a day with around 1000 meters of daily climbing.

Expect to spend 6 to 7 hours in the saddle each day.
Standard: Tour des Alpes Road, Tour des Alpes Hybrid, Tandem
Upgrade: Trek Emonda SL, 400 chf
Upgrade: Trek Silque SL Lady, 400 chf
Upgrade: Trek Domane SL7 (Di2), 600 chf
  • Experienced local guides
  • Premium lodging (3 and 4 star hotels)
  • A 2017 touring bicycle with bags, bottles, lock, tools, etc.
  • Personal bike fitting at shop
  • Support van for luggage or weary cyclists
  • Catered lunches and restaurant dinners included (except one lunch and one dinner )
  • Cocktail nights
  • GPS navigation on all bikes & our own maps.
  • Special events (wine tasting, farm breakfasts, bonfire night, etc.)
  • Return train travel back to Geneva with stop-over in Berne
  • Note: Transportation for optional bike on Day Five of the Guided Alpine Tour is not included.
  • Orientation and bicycle fitting at shop
  • Fully equipped new 2017 touring bicycles
  • All accommodation in 3 and 4 star hotels
  • All breakfasts
  • Return train to Geneva
  • Return of bicycle to Geneva
  • GPS navigation, maps
  • Luggage transfers
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Alpine Route Tour Day 2: Geneva -> Yvoire -> Chatel

We begin our trip across Switzerland with a boat ride to France. The pier is a short walk from our hotel. From there we’ll take a lake cruise to the medieval city of Yvoire.
After a short walk and coffee, we’ll find our bikes prepped and ready to ride just outside the city walls.

From Yvoire we will bike around 25 kilometers to Thonon where we will lunch and then begin our first climb of the trip.
You have got 950 meters over the course of 45 kilometers, a nice, gradual climb to get your legs in the mood for things to come.

You’re in the French department of “Haute Savoie” and this particular region south of the lake is known as Chablais.
Our road follows the Vallée d'Abondance, an appropriate name given the vast resources.
Although winter tourism is quite big here, many people also work in forestry, cheese-making, apiculture, dairy and fruit harvesting.
Although the towns may seem rather sleepy in the summer, the snow brings buses of skiers from Geneva and beyond in the winter months. You've got the roads and scenery to yourself right now.

We'll keep climbing until we reach Chatel, a popular ski village near the peak of the climb.
Take a shower and a sauna before tucking into a French mountain meal dowstairs with the rest of our crew.

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