Alps Everesting Challenge

Scheduled

5 nights

Epic

390 km

10700 m

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EverestingAlps Everesting Challenge

Summary

In search of up in the French Alps? Join an official Everesting tour as we take on 10,700m of climbing over 6 days in the high mountains of the French Alps. Test yourself on some of the toughest climbs HC climbs in cycling. Start the ride on the shores of Lake Annecy. Make your own slice of history on the slopes of the Semnoz, the Madeleine, the Croix du Fer, the Glandon, the Telegraph and the Galibier as you ride south to finish in style at the summit of Alpe d’Huez. 

All riders receive an exclusive official Everesting jersey & welcome pack. Benefit from professional support on every climb – our goal is that every rider achieves their goals for the day. 

Join the official Everesting team for this once-in-a-lifetime climbing experience. Built and approved by Everesters, for Everesters – these are officially certified climbing trips like no other. In addition to accumulating more than the height of Everest during the camp, you’ll pick up invaluable climbing and descending skills from our experienced guides. They know, because they have all completed Everestings themselves!

DURATION

6 days / 5 nights

DISTANCE

390 km

HOTELS
★★★★★ ★★★★★
REGION

Everesting

Terrain

Road

LEVEL

Epic

Average Distance X DAY

78 km

Average Time X DAY

3 h 55 min

PRICE PER PERSON FROM€ 4.499

TOUR highlights

Lake Annecy

Alpe d’Huez

Col du Galibier

Col du Telegraphe

Col de La Madeleine

Col de La Croix De Fer

Lacets du Montvernier

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Epic

Rated 4 out of 4 our Epic tours are designed for people who train 3 or 4 times a week and are looking to push themselves on back to back challenging days on the bike. Riders should be confident riding in a small group, comfortable on extended climbs (at your own pace) and have good bike handling skills on corners and descents. E-bikes are available on all of our tours.

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ITINERARY

Day 1

Welcome to France!

Welcome to France! Meet your guides at Grenoble train station and take a 90 min transfer to Lake Annecy. Head out on a warm-up ride and the first Col of the tour: the Col de Leschaux. Spend the night in the 4* Les Trésoms Spa and Lake Resort, boasting spectacular views in of Lake Annecy. The medieval city centre of Annecy is a 15-minute stroll away.

EAT

Light lunch on arrival, welcome evening meal

SLEEP

Les Trésoms Spa & Lake Resort

CYCLE

Warm-up ride, Col de Leschaux, 43 km, 900 m

Day 1

Lake Annecy to Albertville

On the cards for day 2 is a point to point 87-km ride from Lake Annecy to Albertville. Today's highlights include Semnoz (16 km, 1150 m, 7% av.) and the Col du Frene (12 km, 300 m, 3% av.). Spend the night at the Hotel Million, a wonderful 1770 bourgeois house transformed into a traditional French hotel.

EAT

Breakfast, lunch and dinner

SLEEP

Hotel Million

CYCLE

Point to point ride, Lake Annecy to Albertville, 87 km, 2,000 m

Day 1

Albertville to La Toussuire

Day 3 brings another point to point ride from Albertville to La Toussuire including two spectacular climbs, Col de la Madeleine (25 km, 1,600 m, 6% av.) and La Toussuire (19 km, 1,100 m, 5.5% av.). Spend the evening and night at Le Beausoleil, a traditional chalet-style accommodation in the village of La Toussuire. Enjoy a warm welcome & seasonal produce at the restaurant.

EAT

Breakfast, lunch and dinner

SLEEP

Le Beausoleil

CYCLE

Point to point ride Albertville to La Toussuire, 96 km, 3,300 m

Day 1

La Toussuire to Bourg-d’Oisans

On day 4, prepare for another point to point ride from La Toussuire to Bourg-d’Oisans. Conquer the Col du Télégraphe (11 km, 800 m, 7% av.) and the Col du Galibier (18 km, 1,200 m, 7% av.) recurrently the highest point of the Tour de France. Spend the night at the Hotel Grandes Rousses, a fabulous hotel on the top of Alpe d’Huez. Unwind in the spa, enjoy surf and turf cuisine at the restaurant and enjoy a nightcap at the bar.

EAT

Breakfast, lunch, free evenng in Alp du Huez

SLEEP

Hotel Grandes Rousses

CYCLE

Point to point ride, La Toussuire to Bourg-d’Oisans, 112 km, 2,800 m

Day 1

The Alpe d’Huez

On the final day of riding, day 6, take on the mighty Alpe d'Huez (15 km, 1,147 m, 8% av.) and its 21 hairpin bends! Drink in the breath-taking views and enjoy the magnificent descent. Spend a final night at the 4* Hotel Grandes Rousses.

EAT

Breakfast, lunch and celebration evening meal

SLEEP

Hotel Grandes Rousses

CYCLE

Loop ride to the Alpe d’Huez, 53 km, 1,700 m

Day 1

Departures from Grenoble

Enjoy a final breakfast at the hotel before departing from the Alps. There will be a group transfer to Grenoble train station, which takes around one hour. Bon voyage!

EAT

Breakfast

SLEEP

CYCLE

THE TOUR
IN DETAIL

RIDE SUPPORT

full support

Enjoy full ride support from our professional guide team & support vehicle.

The ride support vehicle is stocked with natural ride nutrition, electrolytes and water, as well as a full set of tools to resolve any mechanicals. On selected days the support crew will serve a delicious picnic lunch in a scenic location en route. Enjoy local foods chosen to keep you feeling energized and healthy.

Eat Sleep Cycle guides 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.

All guests will receive access to our digital Road Book and routes, giving everyone the flexibility to ride at their own pace.

HOTELS

Hotels shown are examples and are subject to change

BIKE HIRE

Road Bike

Road Bike

Ask us about available bikes to rent for this tour if required. We recommend riding a comfortable, lightweight road bike with plently of gears for the climbs.

THE GUIDES

Ipar

Ipar is from Catalunya and has a big love for gravel racing. As well as a cycling guide, Ipar is an outdoor activity guide - if he's not on his bike he's likely to be kayaking or climbing. He wins our award for best dressed guide!

Eloi

After leaving his career as an Engineer to explore the world by bike with his partner, Eloi has returned home to Catalunya to start a new career as a guide. Eloi has a deep love of life on two wheels and the great outdoors - he's looking forward to the adventure with you!

Details

LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORTATION

HOW TO GET HERE

Travel to Grenoble

MEETING POINT

Grenoble train station

TIME

12:00

DEPARTURE

Grenoble train station

WHAT THE TOUR INCLUDES

CYCLING

Full-support

ACCOMMODATION

3* & 4* hotels

FOOD

Full board - breakfast, lunch & evening meals

TRANSFERS

Group transfers to & from Grenoble train station

BIKE RENTAL

Not inlcuded

EAT SLEEP CYCLE LOCATION

ESC Everesting

Join an officially certified Everesting tour as we tackle once-in-a-lifetime climbing experiences in the high mountain ranges of Europe. Built and approved by Everesters, for Everesters – these are climbing trips like no other. In addition to accumulating more than the height of Mount Everest during the camp, you’ll pick up invaluable climbing and descending skills from our experienced guides. They know, because they have all completed Everestings themselves!

Choose from the Alps, Pyrenees or Dolomites.

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RESERVATION
& PAYMENT

If you have any questions about our tours, dates, or anything else, contact us here
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DEPOSIT

A deposit of €500 will secure your place on the tour.

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SECOND PAYMENT

50% is due 6 months before the departure of the tour.

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FINAL BALANCE

The final balance is due 2 months before the tour departure.

Single Occupancy:  PLUS €699
Tuesday

16 July 2024

Sunday

21 July 2024

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Friday

9 August 2024

Wednesday

14 August 2024

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FAQs

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What happens if I need to cancel the trip?

We have a flexible cancelation policy – please take a look at our cancellation policy at the time of booking. If you have any doubts please reach out and we’re happy to help.

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Is the tour the right level for me?

We rate our tours from Level 1 (Leisure) to Level 4 (Epic). Each tour contains a description of the level, expected daily ride time, distance and elevation. If you have any doubts we’re more that happy to speak to you on the phone and help to find you the perfect trip!

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What about bikes? Can I hire one or should I bring my own?

We recommend that you hire a bike for your tour and will work with you after you book to help you to choose the best size and model for your ride style. If you prefer to bring your bike, it’s no problem. Please be aware that on some of our epic trips we charge a supplement to transport your bike box to our finishing location. If you have any doubts, please ask!

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Is insurance included?

Insurance is not included in our tour packages. We highly recommend contracting travel insurance at the time of reservation with a company from where you are from.

Health insurance which covers you for illness or injury whilst cycling in your chosen destination is mandatory, we’ll ask you for details of your insurance providor before you travel.

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