Cycling Weekend Holidays French Alps, Provence & Mont Ventoux
Past Group Photos
Tour de France week – July 2018
With the Tour passing through our village and finishing only 2km away in Le Grand Bornand, it was the ideal week for our guests to watch some stages of the Tour, as well as ride some cols made famous by the event at the same time.
These included the Col de Croix Fry, Col de la Colombière, Col des Saisies and the Col des Aravis. A good time was had by all.
Etape du Tour – July 2018
Some courageous souls decided to brave the Etape du Tour, a sportive held annually where 15,000 cyclists get to experience one of the stages of the Tour de France for themselves on closed roads.
They rode over the Plateau de Glières, the Col de Croix Fry, Col de Romme and the Col de la Colombière, on a very hot day. Well done to all!
Annecy and Aravis – June 2018
Two groups of riders who mostly ride together back in the UK, plus an additional guest who flew in from New Zealand on a 4-day break in the Northern Alps.
We circle Lake Annecy, including the spectacular Col de Forclaz with expansive views over the lake, followed by the little-known Col de l’Arpettaz with its 42 switchbacks, the Col des Aravis, Col de la Colombière and several other beautiful climbs nearby.
Provence and Mont Ventoux – June 2018
A 4-day trip to Provence and Ventoux with a group of friends who returned for another Bike Weekender adventure, having joined us in the Aravis summer 2017.
Two different routes up Ventoux, followed by a loop around the Toulourenc valley, with a final day exploring the pretty hilltop villages of the Luberon. A great weekend was had by all.
Provence and Mont Ventoux – May 2018
A 4-day trip to Provence and Mount Baldy, otherwise known as Mont Ventoux.
Slightly foggy up Ventoux, but a beautiful ride around Gorge du Nesque in the southern Alpine sunshine.
Aravis and Annecy – September 2017
A 4-day break in Aravis and Annecy region, in conjunction with Queen of the Mountains.
The weekend included many of our local favourites including as Col des Aravis, Col de l’Arpettaz, Col de la Forclaz, Col de la Colombière and the Col des Saisies, as well as a jaunt around Lake Annecy in the sunshine.
Aravis and Annecy – September 2017
A 4 day break in the Northern Alps, doing all our favourite rides in the Aravis mountains…
The weekend included all the classic local climbs such as Col des Aravis, Col de l’Arpettaz, Col de la Forclaz, Col de la Colombière, Col des Saisies and the Cormet de Roselend.
Aravis and Cormet de Roselend – Late July 2017
A small group of guests on a 3 day break in the Northern Alps, doing some big rides in the Aravis mountains.
We ride out over Col des Aravis, through La Giettaz to tackle the 42 switchbacks of the Col de l’Arpettaz, then up the Cormet de Roselend, with its lake and stunning views.
Annecy & Aravis – July 2017
A group of riders from the UK and Norway on a 3 day break around Annecy and the Aravis.
We visit Lake Annecy, and the Col de Forclaz, followed by the little-known Col de l’Arpettaz with its 42 switchbacks, the Col des Aravis and the Col de la Colombière.
Aravis – June 2017
A small, friendly group ride out to the Col de la Colombière on a sunny June day, to test the early season legs.
We ascend the col, then some brave souls go down the thrilling descent to Le Reposoir, before coming back up again and an exciting ride back down to the Lodge.
Ventoux – Provence – May 2017
An early season 3-day trip to Provence in sunny and warm weather – just perfect for some great cycling with over 300km ridden in 3 days by this keen group of friends.
We cover the imposing Gorges de Nesque, Mont Ventoux summit & a loop around the Toulourenc valley, with a final day exploring the pretty hilltop villages of the Luberon.
Southern Alps & Ventoux – June 2016
A custom trip and two centre break starting in La Grave – riding the Col de Galibier, Col d’Izoard as well as the iconic Alpe d’Huez.
Then we head south for the open roads of Provence and of course a climb up to the summit of the impressive Mont Ventoux.
Pyrenées Explorer – July 2016
A private group trip across to the Pyrenées – based out of Saint-Lary-Soulan.
Ideally located to climb the famous Tour de France climbs such as Col de Peyresourde, Col de Aspin and the mighty Tourmalet as well as the picturesque Lac de Cap de Long.
Southern & Northern Alps – June 2016
This group of regular riders wanted to explore the Northern French Alps together, but also to pit themselves against the Alpe d’Huez and the Col de Glandon.
With one night based in Bourg en Oisans we were able to achieve this within a 4 day weekend with convenient flights in and out of Geneva.