Evening flight to Geneva, transfer to chalet.
Dinner at Chalet Merlo followed by short informal chat about the schedule.
Warm-up day. Ride from the chalet to La Rosiere (600m vertical) and then on to the top of the Col du Petit St Bernard (a further 400m vertical)
Optional descent to La Thuile in Italy and back to top of the col – an extra 750m vertical. The ride back is all downhill to the chalet.
Col de la Madeleine (stage 9 of this year’s Tour) – this is a longish ride with over 2000m of vertical. Click for details
Ride to Beaufort via the Cormet de Roselend – a longer route via Albertville is an option for strong riders.
Morning ride to the Col de l’Iseran. Late lunch at the chalet and transfer back to Geneva for evening flight.
NB – this schedule is aimed at riders wanting to pack in as much time on the bike as possible while taking the minimum time off work.
Flexible Cycling Schedule
We would like to stress that the daily schedule is flexible and subject to change dependent on weather and road conditions (especially at high altitude), the stamina and strength of riders etc.
Ride at a pace to suit you
We aim to offer a great experience to all our guests –regardless of experience and fitness, so each ride will incorporate different options to allow you to ride at a pace and distance that best suits you.
Non – riding spouses, partners or friends are also welcome