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Tour des Alps 2023

In Brief

We offer a super location in the French Alps for cycling vacations in the mountains. In the center of Saint Francois Longchamp lies the small-scale 4-star vacation park Parc Madeleine. The luxury chalets and apartments are located directly on the Col de Madeleine (hors category climb in the Tour de France & Paris-Nice, among others).

Highlights:
- Stay in luxury chalets
- Travel on full board basis
- Follow car and support with bikewash
- Climbing mythical Alpine cols of the Tour de France
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Price on request

6 days
450 km
Incl. lodging

Additional options

Sports massage

Take care of your body during a Cycle Travel cycling vacation and take advantage of our professional masseurs.

59,95

59,95

Laundry service bicycle clothing

After cycling, leave your clothes in the provided laundry bag. Our staff on location will make sure your clothes are clean and dry for use the next day.

9,95

9,95

Early check-in

Do you want to start your cycling vacation well rested? That's possible; make use of our early check-in and arrive a day earlier.

69,95

69,95

4Gold starter pack bicycle tour

  • Experience box with 4Gold supplements
  • Discover our gastrointestinal friendly sports nutrition
  • Perfect to get acquainted with our products or to give as a gift.
  • Contents:
    • 4 Energy Bars
    • 4 Isotonic Gels
    • 6 Single Servings Carbo Electro
    • 2 Golden Bottle 600 ml

33,95

33,95

Details

We offer a super location in the French Alps for cycling vacations in the mountains. In the center of Saint Francois Longchamp lies the small-scale 4-star vacation park Parc Madeleine. The luxury chalets and apartments are located directly on the Col de Madeleine (hors category climb in the Tour de France & Paris-Nice, among others) and is also known as the Grand Domaine ski area (165km). During your cycling vacation in the French Alps, all facilities are at your disposal. Enjoy in the restaurant and be pampered after a bike ride. The park is about a 9-hour drive from Eindhoven.

Saint-François-Longchamp is in the heart of the largest cycling area in the world. Set off for a fantastic adventure in the heart of the Alps. Parc Madeleine is located right on the legendary Col de la Madeleine and is surrounded by as many mythical mountain passes such as the Col du Glandon, Croix de la Fer, Col du Galibier, among others . The most special climb is the Les Lascets de Montvernier; a terrace climb from a fairy tale movie almost. This unique climb was also included in the 2022 Tour de France.
On the north side of the Col de la Madeleine we enter another beautiful area and head towards Vallandry.
In the valley, we ride to Brides-les-Bains and catch the famous (car-free) Col de la Loze which was included in the 2023 Tour de France schedule!
A little further on we will ride the beautiful Cormet de Roselend via Albertville, in short beautiful scenery and more than enough challenges: The Col de Madeleine alone can be climbed on three different routes under completely different conditions. This makes the mountain extra special and challenging for cyclists who love variety. In our cycling vacation routes we also include the lesser known but equally beautiful climbs. Be surprised in this beautiful area!

Outline Program from Friday to Wednesday

This format and pricing is suitable for groups of 20 or more. Price and dates on request

There is a possibility to book an early check in on Thursday with extra charge including dinner, overnight stay and breakfast. This is only possible for groups filling a chalet.

The cycling program is subject to, among other things, weather conditions of course. We can adjust the program if necessary.

Day 1 -
Travel day and afternoon arrival with tour, introduction, briefing and coffee on top of the Col de Madeleine
For the early check in participants, we have set out a short route for Friday, June 30, to get into the swing of things. At the end of the day we will join the rest.
19:30: Dinner followed by briefing.

Day 2 -
08:30 a.m.: Breakfast.
09:30am: Departure from the bottom of the parking lot entrance.
Route with Col du Mollard, Croix de la Fer, Col de la Madeleine via Montgellafrey from La Chambre
19:30: Dinner followed by briefing

Day 3 -
08:30 a.m.: Breakfast.
09:30am: Departure from the bottom of the parking lot entrance.
Route with Albertville, Cormet de Roselend and Col de la Madeleine via the north side
19:30: Dinner followed by briefing

Day 4 -.
08:30 a.m.: Breakfast.
09:30h: Departure at the bottom of the parking lot entrance.
Route with Col de Chaussy, Les Lascets de Montvernier, Col de la Madeleine south side.
19:30: Dinner followed by briefing

Day 5 -.
08:30 a.m.: Breakfast.
09:30 am: Departure from the bottom of the parking lot entrance.
Route with famous Col de la Loze from Moutiers.
19:30: Dinner followed by our now infamous final party!

Day 5 -

07:00h to 09:00h: Breakfast.
We say goodbye and start our return journey.

During our bike rides, a follow car will be present. We take spare materials with us, provide the necessary sports drinks, water and food along the way. At fixed locations during the bicycle tours we will make a stop with food. A permanent tour guide is present during these tours.

The sporting aspect is suitable for anyone who has an average or good physical condition. We take into account the differences between us, this is also normal in the mountains. The most important thing is that we will all have a great week of cycling. The accommodation and facilities are top, the surroundings are great!


What is included?
-The most fun bike group to go on vacation with!
-Lodging on a half-board basis in luxury chalets (Lunch from the support car on the routes)
-Mechanical support during the vacation
-Full car or tour guide during the tours
-Bike wash; the bikes will be cleaned and checked every day
-Locked storage for the bikes
-Bicycle workshop
-Garage for parking the car
-Towels
-Bed linens
-Reservation fee
-Final cleaning
-GGTO guarantee fund insurance
-Tourist tax €2,55 p.p.p.n.










What is not included?
-Carriage to accommodation
-Drinks and refreshments
-Travel and cancellation insurance

Additional services to book;
-Sport massage from €59.95; schedule a well-deserved sports massage during the week. Recover better from your efforts.
-After cycling, hang your clothes in alaundry bag at the reception. We make sure your laundry is clean and ready for breakfast.


REGISTRATIONS PER GROUP / CHALET
Book your own private luxury chalet or apartment. All accommodations have private bathrooms, good (single) beds and spacious livings and kitchens.

We take into account as much as possible your group arrangement with friends and acquaintances of each other. Each chalet has enough privacy with its own single beds and sanitary facilities.

Booking period: from January 2023


How can I register?
-Directly at Cycle Travel via this website
Payment options
-Directly
via e.g. Ideal, Creditcard, Bankcontact or spread payment via Klarna
-On invoice; if you choose this option, please pay a 20% deposit.
General terms and conditions
https://cycle-travel.cc/algemene-voorwaarden


 


Who, among others, will join us as accompanists?

 

Jurre Vijn
Jurre is a true all-rounder. A very gifted mechanic, technically excellent and ensures that all bikes and materials are kept in top condition. Cycling is his great passion;
gravel, mountain biking and racing are all hobbies for him.
He will combine his studies with Cycle Travel bike vacations and also works at a specialty bike store on weekends.

Haro Munsters
Haro is our patron in the cycling vacation field. For more than 20 years Haro has been organizing the most beautiful cycling vacations and he has an enormous passion for cooking. He prefers to work with fresh local dishes. Haro stands for conviviality and cycling pleasure.
Haro's penchant for biking are the Alps, Pyrenees and Dolomites. Haro is always very personally involved and an incredibly nice person to work with.
With Deurnese sobriety and humor, Haro is your finest tour guide and can also cook "verrekes" well as they say.

Rob van de Brand

Rob is a current Worldtour mechanic with EF Education and Lotto-Soudal, among others. Rob is still in the middle of professional cycling and is a real asset to our team. Besides his enormous technical knowledge and expertise, Rob also brings great stories from the race.
Rob is taking an assistant who will help him maintain our bikes perfectly

 

 

Location: Saint-François-Longchamp, Parc Madeleine (France)

Cycling in the French Alps in a very beautiful ambience on the Col de la Madeleine. Climb all the mythical mountain passes in the largest cycling area in the world.

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Explanation sports level

MTB:

1star: beginner 50km2star
: above beginner 60km3star
: average 70km4star
: advanced 100km5star
: pro 160km



Road bike:

1star: beginner 50km2star
: above beginner 60km3star
: average 70km4star
: advanced 100km5star
: pro 160km



Level 1: Starter-Beginner;
You are just starting out in this sport, have no experience nor background as an athlete

Level 2: Beginner-Medium;
You are just starting with this sport, however you already have experience with other sports so you start with a good basic condition. You cycle 1 or 2 times a week.

Level 3: Average;
You are a sporty person, don't shy away from a challenge, exercise at least 2 to 4 per week, you can also already make some altitude gains and ride at higher averages.

Level 4: Advanced;
You are a trained athlete, you are looking for a challenge in sports, you are active at least 3 to 5 times a week, altitude meters and a higher average are not a problem

Level 5: Advanced/Performance oriented;
You train towards goals, challenges and also leave something for it you do not mind, you are driven and several times longer sport per week are no exception, you are performance oriented

Level 6: Advanced Plus;
As a highly trained person, you want to really test yourself to your limits, you seek challenges and are also willing to live for them, exercising is a part of your daily life.

Explanation luxury level

Level 0-1.5: Tour without overnight stay.

Level 2-2.5: Cycle Travel provides an overnight stay in a 2-star accommodation.

Level 3-3.5: Tour with overnight stays in the better bed and breakfast or 3-star hotel, hostel accommodations. Overnight stays on a half-board basis are a 3.5 rating.

Level 4-4.5: Cycle Travel provides a 4-star accommodation or boutique bed & breakfast. Optional full board booking (upgrade to level 4,5 appreciation).

Level 5-5.5: Cycle Travel will provide a more luxurious 4-star or 5-star accommodation or boutique hotel. We can upgrade the level of lunch, on-road catering or dinner to 5.5.

Level 6: Cycle Travel will provide a more luxurious 5-star accommodation, boutique hotel or luxury pop-up location. We can upgrade the level of lunch, on-road catering or dinner to 6+ level if required.

Explanation guidance level

Our team of passionate guides is always there for you. For any type of trip, event or clinic, Cycle Travel will provide the right accompaniment. We have an excellent network of professionals.

With the ranking from 1 to 6, we indicate to what extent the guidance is provided on a trip. Interested in an upgrade? Please let us know! Then we will gladly look for a suitable solution.

Level 0-1: a self-guided tour without guidance. Cycle Travel provides the routes on GPX.

Level 2-2.5: a self-guided tour without guidance including routes on GPX and tips for the road. Cycle Travel has a goody bag or contact person at the locations visited that you will receive as a traveler.

Level 3-3.5: a self-guided tour without guidance including routes on GPX and tips for the road. Cycle Travel has accommodation on the basis of a 3-star hotel or bed & breakfast. There is someone on site who is familiar with our clients and is personally available for you (level 3,5)

Level 4-4.5: a guided tour including routes on GPX and tour guide on the bike or in a follow car.Cycle Travel has accommodation based on a 4-star hotel, hostel or bed & breakfast. During a guided tour it is optionally possible to book a mechanic and masseur. (The valuation then amounts to 4.5)

Level 5-5.5: A fully catered vacation with a complete support team consisting of tour guide, mechanic and masseur. A follow car is provided including care on the road during the rides. Accommodation will be in luxury chalets, hotels or boutique bed & breakfasts.

Level 6: The ultimate luxury cycling vacation with top locations and carefully selected accommodations. Only the very best counts for us and you as our client! Get carried away on a next level cycling vacation.

Explanation gravity level

We roughly determine the heaviness of a trip based on a variety of circumstances. Severity can be determined by distances or by the altitude meters in distances. In addition, you experience a ride on a gravel or mountain bike already 'heavier' than a road bike ride.

Per category this is approximately what you can think of. Always discuss with us alternatives or modified routes which also influence the heaviness.

Road Bikes - Race bikesDistance max - Distance MaxAltitude indication
Level 170 km700-1100
Level 280 km1100-1500
Level 3100 km1500-2200
Level 4120 km2200-2800
Level 5150 km2800-3800
Hors Category175+ km3800-5500
Mountain Bike - MTBDistance max - Distance MaxAltitude indication
Level 130-50 km700-1000
Level 240-60 km1000-1300
Level 350-75 km1300-1800
Level 455-90 km1800-2400
Level 560-100 km2400-3300
Hors Category150+ km3800-5500
GravelDistance max - Distance MaxAltitude indication
Level 130-50 km700-1000
Level 240-60 km1000-1300
Level 350-75 km1300-1800
Level 455-90 km1800-2400
Level 560-100 km2400-3300
Hors Category150+ km3800-5500

Location: Saint-François-Longchamp, Parc Madeleine (France)