8 days (Bike: 6 days)
525 km (~88km per day)
Big climbs, On-road
Epic Riding and Inspiring Landscapes
The Northern Alps is a treasure trove of giant massifs (Mont Blanc, at 4808 meters, is the highest mountain in western Europe), Alpine lakes and glaciers, and historic Tour de France climbs (you’ll be climbing the Madeleine, Glandon, Alpe d’Huez and the Cormet de Roselend to name only a few). We have also scoured the area to find a few roads that only locals ride. HighRoad Northern Alps has been years in the making and couples perfectly with our original Alps tour – HighRoad Southern Alps, giving returning friends the opportunity to cross the entire Alps range by doing these two tours with us.
HighRoad Northern Alps begins with perhaps the most famous climb of them all – Alpe d’Huez, where we’ll spend a couple of days getting to know the area. From The Alpe we head north for several days of riding up high Alpine cols and descending into glacier-fed valleys. Our tour finishes in the pretty town of Annecy, with it’s famous lake and magnificent mountain views. Like our other HighRoad tours, once you arrive in the mountains, you will be on your bike, not sitting in a van – after your airport pick-up (Geneva) there are no more transfers until you fly back home.
HighRoad Northern Alps is one of our ‘Hors Cat√©gorie’ tours, which are reserved for strong riders who can handle multiple days of long distances and sustained, steep gradients.
Guided € 3300
For 2021 this is a custom tour
If you have 6 or more riders, contact us.
7 nights accommodation
All breakfasts, lunches and 6 dinners (including wine)
Energy bars, gels, snacks and water on your rides
Pick-up and drop-off at Geneva Airport
All ground transport
All baggage transfers
Owner-operator guides to see to your needs
Maps and elevation profiles of each day’s route
Support van that will be on the road with you, offering assistance, encouragement, and nutrition
44|5 Cycling Tours jersey/vest
Transportation to France
Alcohol outside dinner
Hotels before and after your tour
Personal expenses, such as mini-bar, telephone or souvenir purchase
Deposit: €500 per person