Cycling Challenges in the French Alps
If your cycling group or club would like to incorporate a cycling weekend with a challenge – either for a special charity, as a challenge between you all or a just as a personal test – we can help you tailor-make a route to include any or all of the Cols that you would like to conquer.
Tour de France Cycling Challenges
A challenge we recommend is to take on one of the Tour de France day rides around here. In 2009 the local stage began in Bourg St Maurice and ended in Le Grand Bornand, our local village, which was an overall distance of 169.5km. This stage had 5 categorised climbs, four of which were Class 1, and included Cormet de Roseland, Col des Saisies, Cote d’Araches, Col de Romme and finally Col de la Colombiere. This could be an ideal challenge for very fit, experienced road cyclists, although don’t underestimate how hard it will be – particularly in the summer heat.
Alternatively you can take on the 2009 TdF time trial and try and beat the pro-riders' times around Lake Annecy and over Col de Bluffy – a distance of 40km with 270m vertical.
Cycling Challenge Weekends
Whatever cycling challenge you fancy and no matter how easy or how hard, give us a ring on 0845 557 5983 and we’ll do our best to help you!
For further details of our standard group road cycling weekends visit our specific website www.bikeweekender.com