Tour info: Geneva – San Remo
Italian and French Alps
18 August-25 August 2018 (8 days/7 nights)
The Geneva – San Remo tour is definitely one of the toughest cycling trips we offer. The French Alps and Italian Alps mountain ranges on the border between France and Italy are well known among all cycling fanatics. It's a fantastic cycling trip from the beautiful city of Geneva (on the shores of Lake Geneva). This challenging trip leads you over all the famous cols of the Tour de France. This Geneva-San Remo road bike trip includes many highlights including the climbs to Col de la Colombiére, Col des Aravis (1486m), Col des Saisies (1650m) ,Cormet de Roselend (1968m) and much more legendary climbs . You will cycle over quite country side roads through typical French and Italian villages. The rides are spectacular with breath-taking passes and majestic mountain scenery. This tour has been specially designed with you, the passionate road cyclist. This Geneva -San Remo road cycling trip tour is open for cyclists with a high fitness level.
Jump on your bike and cycle all those famous cols of the Tour de France!
Itinarary Cycling trip Geneva - San Remo 2018
Check in at your hotel in the vicinity of Geneva. For those who want to have an airport/railway station pick up please contact us. Evening dinner will be provided. The tour leader will explain the coming activities and itinerary for this beautiful Geneva to San Remo cycling trip !
After breakfast you can warm up your legs with Col de Mont Saléve (1307m) for a 10km climb with a 8,5% average. It’s a perfect start for your alpine week in the French and Italian Alps! On top you will see stunning views of the Mont Blanc before going down. The second mountain pass is to Col de la Colombiére. The pass was first included in the Tour de France in 1960 . The tour crossed the Colombiére over 20 times. The summit top is situated at 1613m. After the top freewheel down to La Clusaz were you have an overnight. Totals distance around 145km with 3800 climbing meters. Accommodation La Cluzaz – Dinner included.
The start of today will be over Col des Aravis (1486m) with 6% average, It’s an easy and steady climb through the beautiful Aravis ranges. Hopefully you will have a clear blue sky the rest of the day! From Col Aravis you go further over Col des Saisies (1650m) before you tackle the wonderful Cormet de Roselend (1968m) and his lake. Total distance around 120km with 3800 climbing meters. Accommodation Val d'Isére – dinner included
Val d'Isére - Sestriére Today stage will be a memorable day! It’s a hard day in the saddle. With spectacular climbs. The first climb to tackle is the Col de l'Iseran (2764m). It’s the second highest French pass, followed by the ascent to Mont Cenis (2083m). Last pass of the day and probably the most beautiful of your life: Col delle Finestre (2176m). The climb is long and very challenging 1700m+ over 19km. The last 9 km are over countryroad up to the summit. The Giro d'Italia has already experienced a couple of times this hell of a stretch ! Total distance around 135km with 4100 climbing meters. Accommodation in Sestriére -Dinner included.
After Italy you go back into French territory again. The first serous climb is over Col de Montgenèvre (1830m). From here you continue towards the Queyras region with the Col de l'Izoard (2363m). The Tour de France has visit the legend zoard already over 34 times. Finally the last ascent will be over Col Agnel (2744m) between Marmot and mountain-tops over 4000m. Total distance around 125km with 3200 climbing meters. Accommodation in a small Italian village - Dinner included
Another beautiful day in the Italian Alps!. In front of your hotel you get on your bike again. There are 3 mountain summits to conquer. 3 very special passes in the heart of Italian Piedmont: Colle di Sampeyre (2284m), Colle Fauniera (2511m) and Col de la Lombarde (2350m). The ride down is with several sharp hairpin bends be careful! Total distance around 115km with 4700 climbing meters. Accommodation in a small village in the stunning Mercantour national park - Dinner included
Unfortunately your last cycling day with an unbelievable 30km descent to start the day, then direction Col Saint Martin (1510m) and Col de Turini (1607m). End of the day in Italy on 2 beautiful passes from you will keep the surprise before literally diving into San Remo. In San Remo you ‘ll indulge a Farwell dinner and you can chat with your fellow bicycle fiends what happen in this remarkable week! Total distance around 175km with 3600 climbing meters. Accommodation in San Remo – Dinner included .
Departure day…..Time to say goodbye, a good flight back home or a pleasant stay in Italy/France. Morning transfer will be made by the tour guide to Nice airport.
Airport/ Train Information Geneva - San Remo
The Airport of Geneva is a very important International Airport and its only 45 minutes by car from Annecy in France. There are regular flights; for example to and from Paris (Charles de Gaulle), Orly, Newark, Amsterdam, London Heathrow, Munich, Frankfurt, Roma, Madrid, Moscow, Brussels and many more destinations in Europe and the United States.
There are regular fares between Geneva and Annecy Railway station.
Côte d`Azur main airport is Nice International Airport.There are many flights to/ from Madrid, Brussels, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Berlin, Rome, London Heathrow, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Athens, Zurich and much more very important cities from all around the Globe.Toulon-Hyeres Airport has several flights with Air-France to/from Paris Orly International Airport and flights leaving to/from London, Brussels, Oslo and several other destinations.
Nice Airport to Nice city centre/Railway station is easily accessible with the airport express buses. They run every 30 minutes to/from Nice main railway station (Gare Nice Ville)
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