The Short Break Road Cycling Holiday Specialist


La Resistance Sportive – A unique cycling event in the Alps.

La Resistance is a unique mountain road and gravel event, conceived in honour of the brave men and women of the French Resistance who lost their lives in the Battle of the Glieres in 1944.

The route tackles 2 tough road mountain climbs and 4 gravel/off road sections, the star of which is a 14.3km unmade mountain road that offers a full panoramic view of Mont Blanc to riders.

The event is rounded off with an evening 1940s themed lakeside party.

La Resistance – 4 night Bike Weekender Special Package

We are waiting for the 2018 dates to be confirmed, however we will be running a special Bike Weekender break at the Aravis Lodge to allow you to take part in this event.

All Bike Weekender trips include:-

  • Airport transfers
  • Bike friendly en-suite accommodation
  • Fully catered with great cycling food
  • Full route guides & support
  • Quality road bike hire available

Spend Friday putting in a warm up ride to familiarise yourself with the area and pick up tips on climbing, pacing and descending on gravel and all the other skills essential to do well at a mountain cycling event before joining others on the ride on Saturday.

Spend the rest of your trip riding some of the area’s Tour de France cols and discovering the beautiful scenery around Lake Annecy.

If you would like to experience the unique atmosphere of riding in this mountain cycling event, riding on terrain seldom tackled on road bikes through some magnificent scenery, why not join us for this festival of cycling to celebrate the regions fallen heroes.

Package Options

You can choose from either our Bike Weekender ‘Classic’ package, which is fully supported over the weekend, or our ‘Lite’ package if you wish to be more independent.


La Resistance Sportive – Activities

La Petite

90km featuring the HC climb of Col d’Arpettaz and the HC Gravel Route de la Soif, before the last Cat 3 climb of Col de la Croix Fry and home to Talloire.

La Resistance

130km taking in the HC climb of Col d’Arpettaz and the HC Gravel Route de la Soif before climbing up to the Plateau de Glieres via the 6.8km Cat 2 climb with an average gradient of over 10%!

La Guinguette post ride party

A lakeside retro celebration! There will be food stalls, local wines and beers, music and dancing- aching limbs permitting – under the stars on the shore of Lake Annecy at the beach at Talloires.

Entry to the party is included as part of your weekend break.

Find out more information about La Resistance Sportive here.


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Any questions?

We've been here for over 20 years and can help with all aspects of planning your biking holiday.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Paul, Teak, & Jess

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