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Route des Grande Alpes*:
Classic linear Alps road bike tour: 10th to 19th September 8 RIDE DAYS
710+ km / 17 cols / 16,000+ m of ascent / descent / cycle in the groups or at your own pace; bikes and bags to be transported out and back by minibus which will also provide en route support.
2 places available
*Route des Grande Alpes or Raid Alpine
The North - South Route des Grande Alpes is a classic road cycling challenge from Lake Geneva to the Mediterranean through the Southern Alps. The 710km route crosses an impressive 31 cols including some of the most legendary Alpine climbs and the two highest: the Col d’Iseran and the Cime de la Bonette. The scenery changes significantly and wonderfully en route. The Raid starts in 'chocolate box' Alps with chalets and green pastures. South of this lie the bigger beasts followed the southern Alpine gorges where the roads appear to be hewn from the rock before ascending one last time for the final descent to Menton, the route’s ultimate destination by the Mediterranean Sea.
|Outbound||10.09.17||Ex Newcastle to Geneva £35||1450 / 1525 + 1 hour transfer to Thonon Les Bains|
|Return||19.09.17||Ex Nice to Newcastle €84||2120 / 2245|
Total distance: 710 km + optional alternatives
Free minibus travel excl accommodation for one or both ways is available with the possibility of cycling Mont Ventoux on the return drive home.