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France Road Biking Challenge

Location: Les Allues
  • Difficulty: Moderate , Demanding
  • Season: Summer
  • Region: Europe
  • Type: Biking
  • Difficulty: Moderate , Demanding
  • Season: Summer
  • Region: Europe
  • Type: Biking
About The France Road Biking Challenge

Our France road biking itinerary takes you to the picturesque French Alps. A perfect location for a road biking challenge, the region is stunningly beautiful. Not to mention famed in the cycling world with the Tour De France passing through every year.

The France road biking challenge will offer your group an amazing experience and a great sense of achievement upon completion. Participants will stay in a 4 star chalet in the village of Les Allues, and will return there each evening after cycling.

This is a great base for your French Alps biking trip with beautiful scenery and easy access to great routes. The varied landscape makes it easy for us to adapt routes to the fitness levels of your particular group and being based in one place makes it possible to run two routes of varying difficulty on the one day to cater for those who want to push themselves that little bit harder!

We have designed a sample itinerary to give you an idea of what kind of trip we could run for you, but we can amend this to suit your group’s requests.

Why bike in France with Earth's Edge

100% Financial Protection – Earth’s Edge is Ireland’s only fully licensed (TA:0711) and financially bonded adventure travel company.

All our biking challenges are led by an experienced Irish guide and doctor who travel with the group from Dublin.

Our packages are inclusive of flights from Dublin, in-country transport, a full local guiding & support team, accommodation, all meals on the activity days, a celebratory meal & an Earth's Edge technical tee-shirt.

Our 8 day itinerary includes 5 days road biking, a half day rafting, mountain biking or trekking & plenty of time to explore France.

We use excellent local guides, cooks and support staff. We have a strict Responsible Travel Policy and ensure our local partners are treated fairly.

Training day – Meet your Earth's Edge expedition leader, your Earth's Edge expedition doctor and your fellow France road bikers two months before departure. Our training day consists of a full brief and a bike ride in Co. Wicklow.

We have a strict Leave No Trace policy and do everything we can to ensure we leave the trail as we found it. 

Our France Road Biking Itinerary

Day 1: Saturday, Depart Dublin.
Depart Dublin for Geneva on a direct flight. Transfer to our chalet in Les Allues. Dinner and overnight stay in the 4 star chalet.

Day 2: Sunday, Biking 90km.
The first day is a loop of local climbs to assess how everyone is doing and help us prepare for the rest of the week. Overnight chalet.

Day 3: Monday, Biking 100km to 120km.
Drive to Albertville then ride 10km uphill to Col de Aravis and Col de la Croix. Descend down in to Annecy and follow the bike path around Lake Annecy. Overnight chalet.

Day 4: Tuesday, Biking 120km.
Circle and climb the Cormet de Roseland. This is a big 120km day and we will end with riding back up to the chalet on the Meribel climb. Overnight chalet.

Day 5: Wednesday, Rest day.
There will be an option for mountain biking, rafting or trekking. Overnight chalet.

Day 6: Thursday, Cycling 100km.
Drive to St Jean de Maurienne and climb the Col de Telegraph and Galibier, descend the Col de Lauteret into Bourg d’Oisans, and then hit Alpe d’Huez. Overnight chalet.

Day 7: Friday, Biking 80km
Finish the week with the fantastic Col de la Madeleine, recently climbed by the Tour De France. Enjoy a celebration meal on our last night in France. Overnight chalet.

Day 8: Saturday, Return to Dublin.
After breakfast transfer to the airport in time for the direct flight back to Dublin. Expedition ends.

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