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Le Route des Grandes Alps

Le Route des Grandes AlpsSaturday 21 June to Saturday 28 June 2014

Take your place on a seven-day cycle tour that cuts through the heart of the French Alps on a ride that begins on Lake Geneva and finishes on the shores of the Mediterranean sea.

This is the ultimate ride for any serious rider who as ever seen the Tour de France and wondered how hard can riding the Alps really be. Its one thing to ride 1 or 2 mountain passes in a day, its another to ride 16 passes in 6 days! While the ride is challenging, it is also immensely enjoyable with breathtaking scenery and great roads, together with some friendly competition. The Route des Grandes Alpes is a marked route that traverses the whole length of the French Alps from north to south, starting from Lake Geneva and finishing on the Côte d'Azur, it passes over all the highest passes of the French Alps. The road starts at Thonon-les-Bains on Lake Geneva and passes over the Col de Gets, Col de la Colombière, Col des Aravis, Col des Saisies, Cormet de Roseland, Col de l'Iseran, Col du Télégraphe, Col du Galibier, Col du Lautaret, Col d'Izoard, Col de Vars, Col de la Cayolle, Col de la Couillole, Col Saint Martin, Col de Turini and Col de Castillon and finishes in Menton on the Mediterranean coast.

The route is 700km long with a total of 15500m climbing over that distance.

Maybe its time for a challenge?

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Italian Cycling Tours

Italian Cycling Tours specialize in running original, intelligent and enjoyable bike tours in a country made for cycling. Our aim is to offer you a challenging, entertaining and unique experience.

We are based near Milan and a comfortable distance from Lake Como, it is from here we organize every trip in minute detail in order to give you an armchair ride.

We strive to be different and offer destinations that others don't. You will stay in great hotels, eat at traditional restaurants and of course ride on stunning and majestic roads.

Italian Cycling Tours are a young company run by two people with a wealth of experience who love what they do. We invite you to take a look at our up coming events.

Our promise to you is that we will always try to exceed your expectations.