Below is an example week's cycle holiday itinerary.
Arrive at Geneva, transfer to chalet, collect rental bike if required. Depending on arrival time, there may be time for a short warm-up ride. Dinner at Chalet Merlo followed by short informal chat about the week’s schedule.
Col du Petit St Bernard – fairly steady on first day – just under 1000 metres vertical from the chalet to top of the col. If legs are strong, we can cycle on to La Thuile in Italy for lunch then back up to top and all downhill to the chalet.
Col de la Madeleine (stage 9 of 2010 Tour) – this is a longish ride with over 2000m of vertical. Click for details.
Head out early in our support vehicle to Chambery. From here we ride stage 10 of the 2011 TDF to Annecy and Albertville. This is a long ride with 2300m vertical, but riders can also do a shorter option.Click for details
Cormet de Roselend – we can do a long (via Albertville) or shorter route today, depending on how the legs are feeling after the previous few days. Click for details
Col de l’Iseran – this is France’s highest pass at 2770m. The ride starts
from the chalet, through Val d’Isere and on to the top. Strong riders
can do both sides – but there is a lot of uphill! Click
Tarentaise valley tour. Through Bourg St Maurice and Aime to Moutiers along the Versant du Soleil (sunny side) and back with some uphill sections through Les Arcs.
Possible short ride after breakfast and then back to Geneva and flight home.
Flexible Biking 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.
Cycle at a pace that suits you
We aim to offer a great experience to all our guests –regardless of
skill 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.