Mont Blanc Circuit & The Portes de Soleil
France & Switzerland, Bike - Road Cycling, 7 days - from £895 (land only) - from €1,210 (land only) - from $1,505 (land only)
The best 5 days of road cycling in the Alps
3 countries, stunning scenery, 14 cols, full back up and support. Pourquoi pas?
- Unbeatable 5-day Alpine road cycling holiday around Mont Blanc
- Cycle several of the famous Tour de France cols
- Beautiful road cycling through the Portes de Soleil
- Three countries, Ride through France, Switzerland and Italy
- 12,000 metres of ascent and descent in 5 days
Starting out from the French mountain resort of Chamonix, this superb tour makes a 5-day, clockwise loop around Mont Blanc. Crossing between France, Italy and Switzerland, we cycle several classic Tour de France cols, including the Grand St Bernard (2469m), Cormet de Roselend, Col des Saises, Col de la Colombiere and Col de la Joux Plane. Throughout the ride, we are treated to some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in the Alps and nowhere more so than in the stunning Portes de Soleil on days 5 and 6. En-route, we stay in delightful villages and towns, with time to appreciate a fascinating mix of Alpine culture and tradition. Fully supported and fully inclusive, this Alpine cycling holiday should be on the tick list of all keen sportive riders and road cycling enthusiasts.
Is this holiday for you?
ROAD ADVENTURE. On the 'Grand' circuit of Mont Blanc we follow a mixture of main roads and quiet roads through sleepy villages, crossing between countries and also from one valley system to the next. By including all the main cols and mini cols on the circumnavigation, we accumulate a total of 12,000 metres of ascent and descent. This is a totally supported riding holiday - at the start of the day, when the group sets off biking, your kit bag will be loaded into the support vehicle and transported to the next overnight halt. Apart from a fixed rendezvous for lunch, you are free to cycle at your own pace, but the support vehicle is never far away. We must stress that apart from the emergency tool kit and spares you would take on any day ride, you will not be required to carry any luggage. Stunning scenery, atmospheric overnight accommodation and a magnificent circular route make this an unforgettable cycling experience. Average 100 kilometres per day. EXCELLENT BIKE HIRE AVAILABLE LOCALLY.