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Mythical Climbs of The Alpes

3 Days


July & August

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Your Journey

The perfect week-end to discover some mythical Tour de France climbs where cycling history was made. 

While climbing one of those ”monuments”, your mind may switch in between epic images of past Tour de France. But do not forget to enjoy the stunning Alpine panorama & try to spot a groundhog ! 

Throughout your BéloVélo journey, you will only need to suffer on the saddle, we will look after the rest. You will enjoy breathtaking panoramas, amazing French hospitality, flawless service,  and  memorable camaraderie.

Journey Highlights

  • Tick Alpe d'Huez, Col Croix de Fer & Sarenne off your Bucket list 
  • Descent the longest non-stop downhill’s you may experience 
  • Ride a total of 140 Km & 4,031 m in vertical elevation
  • Immerse into pristine Alpine' nature & try to spot a groundhog !
  • Enjoy exceptional hospitality and camaraderie atmosphere
  • Sharpen your bike handling skills with our daily Bike Clinic 
  • Focus on cycling, we’ll look after the rest !

Day 1 (Friday): Col de Sarenne – A forgotten Col

After a warm welcome at Grenoble TGV station & your hotel check in, your cycling adventure begins. As an appetiser you will tackle a Col that has been ridden only once by the Peloton. A true “forgotten col”. Although short (3 km at 7,8 %), le Col de Sarenne will be the perfect opportunity to acclimate to the road conditions and to get to know your fellow riders.

Daily Mileage: 18 Km / 465 m

Day 2 (Saturday): Croix de Fer & Glandon - Double the Thrills

This day offers not one, but two classified climbs. First, the Col de la Croix de Fer, another "Hors Catégorie" ascent. The challenge is substantial (21 km at 6.9%) . As you conquer this monumental climb, remember the rewarding 20 km descent that awaits. A slight detour and a few hundred meters will allow you to add Col du Glandon to your Strava achievements. The Col de la Croix de Fer has been featured in 21 Tour de France editions, making it a true cycling legend.

Daily Mileage: 73 Km / 1,900 m

Day 3 (Sunday): Alpe d'Huez - Le Tour Legend

Nothing beats a Sunrise ride in the Alpes! After a quick espresso & croissant, time to tackle the mighty Alpe d’Huez. Since it was first featured in Tour de France in 1952, this climb has seen it all. Each hairpin is named after a stage winner. In 2022, Tom Pidcock was the last to add his name. The 21 legendary bends and its nasty gradient (Category H.C, 14 km at 8%), make L’Alpe d'Huez are true cycling monument. Upon your return back to the hotel, you will be rewarded with an "Au Revoir" breakfast before driving you back to Grenoble" TGV station

Daily Mileage: 49 Km / 1,666 m

Bring your bike, single & group bookings

  • Ride your own bike:€ 150 discount / 3 Days Journey : €75
  • No single supplement 
  • Couple/friend sharing discount € 100  / 3 Days Journey : €50
  • Group prices (from 4 persons) Click here
  • Make your journey private as soon as your party reaches 8 persons.
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All our Journeys are guaranteed: as soon as one guest confirms his/her journey it is GUARANTEED to take place. As soon as you do confirm your booking you may book your travel arrangements.

July 2024

19 Jul - 21 Jul €1800 / Person, €1750 / Double Occupancy Book Now

August 2024

9 Aug - 11 Aug €1800 / Person, €1750 / Double Occupancy Book Now

Chalet Mounier

Run by the same family since 1879, at the heart of Les 2 Alpes. This little jewel will be your base for this great cycling week end. The amazing surroundings will definitely assist in recovering from your daily ride, whether in your room, in the elegant lounges or at the luxury spa.

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Traveling to France, to your journey’ start

Flying to France: To minimize the risk of delays, recover from jet lag, we do advise you to land in Paris (CDG) on Saturday (Journey start on Sunday noon). To reach Grenoble you will board a TGV (high-speed train) in Gare de Lyon, for TGV information


We will welcome you at Grenoble TGV station at 12:00 pm. If you are encountering delays/challenges while traveling to Grenoble please contact us at (33) 781125248. While we do not handle train & plane booking we would be glad to advise on the best options. At the end of your journey, we will drive you back to the TGV station (11:30 am)


We wish to make your journey as memorable and diverse as possible. For a year, we have handpicked a superb collection of quality, local and authentic restaurants. All selected restaurants propose a genuine cuisine using local & seasonal products. Contrary to other Tour operators, ALL your meals are included, with matching wines and mineral water. All hotels and restaurants cater to specific dietary needs; do not hesitate to inform us in advance.


We have selected some of the best bikes currently on the market: TREK Domane SL7 Di2 or PINARELLO Prince Disk Ultegra Di2. While features are similar to "Tour de France peloton" machines (Full Carbon, Electronic Transmission), you may also wish to upgrade to a superior bike category or wheelset, upgrade your bike. For your convenience, we will supply you with a Helmet, and desired pedal type.


Each day, your road captain will open the road, lead you through charming villages, traffic-less country roads, advise on how to tackle the next climb and all the while, ensure your safety and comfort. As experienced cyclists, we know that it is always reassuring to feel a presence along the way. This is why an assistance vehicle will follow you in case of a puncture or if you need beverages, snacks, an extra layer or even wish to rest for a while.


Every day several mileage and speed average options will be available to suit all fitness levels. To provide a genuine, safe and personalized experience the group size will be limited to 15 guests in a week. You may also enjoy a daily BéloVélo Bike Clinic during which a Road Captain will teach you tips of the peloton, mechanical advise and much more

Thank your guides by tipping

All year long, your Road Captains do work very hard to make your BéloVélo journey as memorable and authentic as possible. At the end of your journey, You may recognize such dedication by tipping your Road Captains Based on your level of enjoyment we advise tipping 6 to 10 % of your Journey price. Tips are shared equally within the team