Ride the French Alps

20.07. – 27.07.2024

On the trail of the pros from Bern to Nice

As a racing cyclist, who doesn’t dream of feeling like a professional cyclist for a week?

This week has everything a sportsman’s heart could desire. Tough climbs, cool descents, first-class catering for athletes, support vehicles and much more. We start in Bern.

When we arrive in Nice after 7 stages, each guest has approx. 810km and almost 16,000 metres of altitude in their legs. But that’s exactly what makes this tour. Fighting like the pros, in the Rhône Alpes from La Croisette to Alp d’Huez and the Route Napoleons.

Don’t miss out on this adventure.

Trip Overview

1 week


guided tours






Stage plan

Day 1

Saturday 20 July 2024

Arrival: Bern – Saint Gaingolph (105km /1320m)

We meet at 09.00h in Bern. After the welcome and the tour briefing we already start. The first stage takes us on a fairly direct route to Lake Geneva and the border with France. We ride through Fribourg, enjoy Montreux, pass the Chillon moated castle and spend the night in the border village of Saint Gaingholph. An ideal single-route stage.

Day 2

Sunday 21 July 2024

Saint Gaingolph – Annecy (112km / 1940m)

Today we get used to the fact that there will be a lot of altitude to climb in the next few days. We follow the Gendersee for a while and then turn into the Savoy Alps. We cross the Col de la Croisette (1175) and then the Col des Pitons (1355) with a great view of the Mont Blanc massif.

Day 3

Monday 21 July 2024

Annecy – Saint-Jean-de Maurienne (134km / 1960m)

After only 10 km we reach the Col de Bluffy (630) and then cross the Col des Aravis (1486). Passing Albertville we reach the famous crossroads of the Tour de France Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne. Tomorrow the real Alps await us.

Day 4

Tuesday 22 July 2024

Saint-Jean-de Maurienne – Mizoen (124Km 2740Hm)

We take the Col du Télégraphe (1566) - which, by the way, is so called because there used to be a fortress that was meant to be a relay station - and ride into the beautiful village of Valloire. As if the Télégraphe were only the test, we head into the high mountains over the notorious Col du Galibier (2642), which has caused many a TdF leader to falter. We sleep in Mizoen.

Day 5

Wednesday 23 July 2024

Mizoen – Le Monêtier les Bains (91 km / 2980Hm)

The dream of every "climber" definitely comes true today. Via Col de Sarenne we climb the Alp d'Huez and descend the 21 bends to Le Bourg. If you thought that was it for today... you'll be climbing again at 2020 metres above sea level over the Col du l'Autaret.

Day 6

Thursday 24 July 2024

Le Monêtier les Bains – Jausiers (105km / 2610m)

After 14 km we start the ascent to the Col d'Izoard (2353) and pass the Refuge Napoleon. Eating cake is a must here! Via Arvieux and the gorge of Guil we ride for dessert over the Col de Vars (2087), which has already been ridden by the Tour.

Day 7

Friday 25 July 2024

Jausiers – Nice (134km / 2280m)

We ride on the high alpine Route de la Bonette past the Cine des Trois Servières (2749). After 20km we reach the high altitude. The remaining 110 km we let it roll down to Nice. Proud as punch and with much anticipation of the winning beer and the final evening.

Day 8

Saturday 26 July 2024

Return journey to Switzerland

It's time for us to fly back from Nice to Basel, while the racing bikes are safely transported back to Switzerland by car.



from CHF 1'980.00 including return flight to Basel

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Rental bikes

Wenn Sie nicht Ihr eigenes Velo mitbringen möchten, bieten wir Ihnen auch für unsere Inland-Radreisen hochwertige Rennräder der Edelmarke Storck an. Unsere Räder sind mit Look- oder SPD-Pedalen ausgerüstet. Bitte bringen Sie andere Pedalsysteme mit. Wer nicht auf seinen gewohnten Sitzkomfort verzichten möchte, bringt seinen Sattel mit.

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