Grande Traversée des Alpes

Six fantastic days of riding from the North of the French Alps to the Mediterranean sea.

The most mythical Tour de France passes!

Mapped at the beginning of motor tourism, the Route des Grandes Alpes links the highest Alpine passes over a majestic route transitioning from Alpine to Mediterranean vistas.

DuckStore’s 2020 twist on this classic route takes in 14 storied Tour de France cols including Les Saisies, Cormet de Roseland, Iseran, Telegraphe/Galibier, Izoard, La Bonnette and Vars.

Ride them all in a spectacular 6-day ride over the Alpine backbone that’s forged a century of cycling exploits.

Trip Facts

Dates

14-21 June, 2020

Rides

6 days riding

Start - End

Menthon-Saint-Bernard near Annecy Menton near Nice

Difficulty

Challenging - For those who enjoy riding up and down mountain passes.

Cites

Menthon-Saint-Bernard, Beaufort, Val d’Isere, Valloire, Guillestre, St Etienne de Tinée, Menton

Highlights

Lake Annecy, Lac de Roseland, the never-ending descent off the Bonette, taking a dip in the Mediterranean at the end

Cols Climbed

Arpettaz, Les Saisies, Roseland,Télégraphe, Galibier, Izoard, Bonnette, Saint-Martin, Vars, Turini -> 4 Tour de France 2020 climbs

Group Size

Max 10 riders

Meals

Hearty breakfast, picnic lunch, balanced 3 course dinner

Lodging

7 nights in small quality, bike friendly hotels

Support

Guided rides GPS tracks Bike maintenance Bike cleaning

Cost

- 1750€ double occupancy – 2100€ single occupancy - 500€ deposit to sign up - First 50% of balance due 14 June2020 - Final50% of balance due 21 June 2020 - Payment in Euros € via PayPal or wire transfer -> Included Cultural document, Daily route guide, snacks during ride. -> Not included Train or air transportation to start and finish city airports Bike for each participant (rental options upon request) Travel or personal insurance Wine, beer and soft drinks (excluding bottled water) during meals Hotel charges: minibar, phone, drinks at bar Medical supplies beyond what’s supplied by event organizer Sports nutrition (we know each rider has their own ‘juice’)

TRIP ITINERARY

6 full days riding alpine passes

Day 1 Sunday, June 14, 2020
Assemble your bike, quick test spin and a good dinner
Day 2 Monday, June 15, 2020

90 km – 2,320m climbing

Day 3 Tuesday, June 16, 2020

71 km – 2,650m climbing

Day 4 Wednesday, June 17, 2020

107 km – 2,820m climbing

Day 5 Thursday, June 18, 2020
107km – 2,929m climbing
Day 6 Friday, June 19, 2020
90km – 2,820m climbing
Day 7 Saturday, June 20, 2020
109 km – 3,607m climbing
Day 8 Sunday, June 21, 2020
Time to go back home
Start your next cycling exploit here!