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WORLD TOUR

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4 NIGHTS

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3* & 4* HOTELS

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LEVEL 2-3

Distance-Eat-Sleep-Cycle-European-Bike-Tour

300 KM

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8,150 M

TOUR DE FRANCE ALPS CYCLE TOUR

Experience our Tour de France as it reaches the iconic climbs of the Alps! This is an tour built for guests looking to test their legs on the iconic climbs of the Tour & get a taste of the action.

Stay in Annecy & witness the grand finale of Stage 13 on tthe Grand Columbiere, watch Stage 15 roll through Annecy & take on the iconic climbs yourself.

In 2023 we have 3 itineraries to choose from – Tour de France Alps, Tour de France Pyrenees & the Tour de France Femme.

On an Eat Sleep Cycle tour all you have to think about is enjoying your ride. Our trip support is second to none and we pride ourselves on a high staff-guest ratio. We take care of everything so you can savour the ride of a lifetime.

TOUR DE FRANCE ALPS

Day 1:

To Annecy
Warm-up ride along Lake Annecy, 50 km, 400 m

Day 2:

Stage 13 – Today is the day! Soak up the atmosphere of the race & see the Stage Finish.

To Grand Colombier to see stage arrival then to Annecy or bus.

Day 3:

Loop of Lac d’Annecy via Forclaz and Semnoz.

Day 4:

Stage 15 – Tour comes through Annency in the morning.

Ride: Annecy to Chamonix via the Col de la Columbiere, 110 km, 2,300 m.

Day 5:

Departures – it’s time to say farewell!

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

This is an itinerary desgined for intermediate & advanced riders who are up for a challenge! Guests are invited to take all climbs at their own pace, and the support vehicle will be near the group at all times.

Note that on race day the support vehicle may not beable to follow riders closely – guides will be on hand to provide additional support from the bike. Eat Sleep Cycle staff are experienced at supporting riders to achieve their goals whilst having a great time!

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • SPECTATE STAGE 13 & STAGE 15 OF THE 2023 TOUR DE FRANCE
  • CLIMB ICONIC CLIMBS IN THE ALPS
  • STAY IN CHARMING FRENCH TOWNS & VILLAGES

TOUR DE FRANCE ALPS CYCLING TOUR INFORMATION

RIDE SUPPORT

Full Support

Rides are fully supported by our team of guides and vehicles.

The ride support vehicle is stocked with natural ride nutrition, electrolytes and water. On longer days the team will serve a roadside lunch – a time efficient pit stop with the right balance of carbohydrates, protein, fruit & veg to keep you energized and feeling healthy all week.

Eat Sleep Cycle ride leaders are experienced riders from all walks of life united by a love of Cycling who’ll help to keep the group safe, motivated and savouring the trip of a lifetime. Our Tour Leaders know the region well and speak the local language.

Mechanical support will be close by at all times.

Quick Facts
  • 2023 SEES THE 110TH EDITION OF THE TOUR DE FRANCE
  • 2023 SEES THE 2ND EDITION OF THE TOUR DE FRANCE FEMME

FOOD & ACCOMMODATION

Discover France

Start the day with a breakfast buffet at the hotel to prepare for a long day in the saddle.

Stay fuelled on the road with ride nutrition from the support vehicle & enjoy a nutritious picnic served by your guides.

Evening meals are enjoyed at the hotel or in our favourite local restaurants.

Pyrenean Hospitality - Example Hotels

Rest and recover from the day on the bike in the charming towns of Annency & Chamonix.

Les Trésoms****, Annecy (3 nights)

A serene haven place combining Art deco style with a hint of modernity.

La Folie Douce Hotels***, Chamonix (1 night)

A place where perfect sleep takes place.

There are 4 nights accommodation included in the tour. We reserve the right to change hotels.

BIKE HIRE

Bike Hire

Benefit from a 10% discount on any Eat Sleep Cycle bike hire as part of this package.

Choose from a state-of-the-art Factor bike, an Italian-made Basso, or a Ridley, designed in cycling’s heartland of Belgium.  

Need a boost? Why not hire our Basso e-assist road bike, the Volta.

All our bikes are supplied with compact 50-34 chainsets & 11-30 or 11-32 cassettes. 

Our Bikes

BASSO VENTA RIVAL

  • Carbon Frame
  • Sram Rival 11 Speed
  • Microtech wheelset

BASSO ASTRA DISC

  • Shimano Ultegra Di2 groupset
  • Disc brakes
  • 11-32 cassette

RIDLEY FENIX

  • Shimano Ultegra or Ultegra Di2 Groupset
  • Forza Wheelset
  • 11-30 cassette

FACTOR O2 VAM

  • Shimano Ultegra Di2 groupset
  • Black Inc wheels, finishing kit
  • 11-32 cassette

BASSO VOLTA ELECTRIC BIKE

  • Sram Rival 1 groupset
  • Microtech MX25
  • Polini E-P3 motor and battery (up to 220 Km range)

Places limited - book today to secure yours!

TRIP SUMMARY

Classic Climbs of the Alps Tour Dates

Trip Dates 2023

13th – 17th July

Private tours available for 2023

Classic Climbs of the Alps Cycling Tour Pricing

Price Per Head

€2,949

Single Supplement €599

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Travel Logistics - Pyrenees Tour

Arrival: The meet point for the tour is Grenoble train station at 12:00 noon on the first day of the tour.

Departure: On the last day there is a group transfer to arrive at Grenoble train station by 12:00 noon.

What's Included?

Cycling: Fully guided and supported.
Accommodation: 4 nights, 3* & 4* Hotel
Food: Full board – breakfast, picnic lunches, ride nutrition & evening meals (excludes drinks)
Bike Hire: Optional – save 10% on our advertised pricing.
Transfers: Group return transfers to Grenoble train station

Group Bookings

Go Private: Private groups can book a similar trip for 2023

Payment

Deposit: a €500 deposit will secure your place on the tour.
2nd Payment: A second payment to bring hte balance to 50% is due 6 months before departure.
Balance: the outstanding balance is due 2 months in advance of the tour.

Eat Sleep Cycle S.L. is a registered Spanish Travel Agency, registration number ESB55305734. This includes financial coverage for losses in case of insolvency by Seguros Catalana Occidente, Policy Number: 8-6.673.112-A & Civil Liability insurance by AXA Seguros, Policy Number: 81701012.

The first time I encountered Eat Sleep Cycle it was for a week long bike hire in Girona. I was so impressed by the bike, the company, and their staff that a year later when I was looking for a bike tour around the Tour de France I immediately thought of them [...] The entire week long trip was excellently supported on all levels. Nothing was too much to ask and Brian, Boris, and Caitlin did it all with a cheery disposition and a smile. Not only did they do an excellent job guiding and feeding us, it felt like they were mates along for the trip too.

Dawn Andres

If your looking at this wondering whether to call Eat Sleep Cycle then I urge you to do it. The trip we had with them was superb, couldn't fault it. All the guides stuck the perfect balance of being absolutely professional but by the end of your trip, good friends, I'll be back.

Ed English

When we were looking for an outfit to guide us through a cycling adventure through Pyrenean cols, [...]ESC were perfect. They personalized every aspect of the trip, from the routes to the hotels to the food.[...] ESC's local knowledge created a cycling trip that we won't soon forget. You just can't get this kind of attention and personalized catering from larger tour companies. I highly recommend booking your next cycling adventure with ESC. We're already looking forward to being with ESC in 2018. Chapeau, ESC!

Steve Derringer

WHY EAT SLEEP CYCLE?

Classic Climbs of the Alps

EXCELLENT LOCATION

Our home in Girona, Spain, gives us unique access to remarkable people and places, allowing us to create world class cycling tours.

Classic Climbs of the Alps Expert Tour Guides

EXPERT GUIDES

Our guides are experts in cycling, travel & hosting world class tours. We recruit professionals from all walks of life who love to ride.

Classic Climbs of the Alps 5 star reviews

5 STAR REVIEWS

You’ll be back!
98% of our guests say they’ll come back to Eat Sleep Cycle for another tour.

Classic Climbs of the Alps Expert Local Knowledge

LOCAL KNOWLEDGE

Ride with Eat Sleep Cycle and enjoy the best roads, landscapes & cultural experiences thanks to our knowledge.

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