Conquer many of the most famous Alpine cols in this unforgettable cycling experience that takes you from Thonon Les Bains on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland through the French Alps, skirting the border of Italy on your way to Nice on the beautiful Mediterranean.
The Raid Alpine is one of the most challenging and rewarding Raids, allowing you to experience the true contrasts and beauty of the Alps, from relaxing Alpine meadows to the extreme, rocky landscapes surrounding some of the most iconic climbs from the Tour de France. No other Raid takes in as many hors-category climbs as this one; cols include Col de la Colombiere, Col de l’Iseran, Col du Galibier, l’Alpe d’Huez, Col de l’Izoard passing the famous Fausto Coppi & Louison Bobet memorial on the Casse Desert and of course, the highest road pass in Europe, the testing Col de la Bonette, with a final climb up the Col de la Lombarde to finish.
We do the 740km route from Thonon Les Bains to Nice in seven days of riding, eight nights, with around 2,500m of climbing per day. The group is supported at all times by both a vehicle and rider.
£1,295 per person based on sharing a twin room in the hotels.
Single occupancy is available, subject to availability, for an additional £280.
In addition to the regular Stuart Hall Cycling crew, we are delighted that our Raid Alpine package will be supported by Ian Turner of Plein Air Pyrenees. Ian, a very keen cyclist himself, has lived in the France for nearly 15 years. While his home stomping ground is the Pyrenees, he is no stranger to the Alps and has many years of experience taking customers there and cycling both the well-known and less well-known Alpine climbs.
On the arrival day, we will collect you and your bike from flights landing in Geneva mid-afternoon.
On departure day, we will transfer you to Nice airport for the flight home. Please ensure you book flights that depart after midday.
For alternative flights, please check with us before booking to ensure we can accommodate the arrival/departure times.