Welcome to one of the most beautiful places on earth – the Haute Savoie department of the French Alps. So many choices on our doorstep for our first rides, that we won’t know what to do with ourselves. The list includes Lake Annecy, Col de l’Epine, Col de la Croix Fry, Col des Aravis, Col du Joux Plan, Morzine, Col de la Colombiére and Col d’Arpettaz. Around here it IS all about the bike (and cheese). We also feature a nearby Tour de France day for Stage 20 of this years tour.
One location that needs no introduction to any cyclist. The ride options around Alpe d’Huez seem endless. We try to scratch the surface as far as we can – Col du Galibier, Col du Telegraphe, the Huez upper balcony, the lower balcony, Col de la Croix de Fer, Col du Glandon, Col de Sarenne, Col de Solude ….. we can just keep serving them up. This is the terrain legends are made from – just read the names spray painted on the roads, or the 21 plaques on the way up Alpe d’Huez.
We provide an atmosphere where no ride is compulsory and can advise which rides to shorten to ensure you enjoy all of the features of this tour as a group. Some will seek out extra miles and some will be happy to save the legs for the following day – we will accomodate either way. We have the experience and knowledge of the areas to make changes and adjustments to the scheduled rides based on short and long term weather conditions. We are in high alpine areas and weather can have a major impact on ride options.
Kiwi Style bib shorts and top.
We have a limited number of Scott full carbon (or equivalent) road bikes for hire.
The price for an Alpine Raid Tour bike hire is $580.00
The Alpine Raid Tour is rated 4 star, with numerous alpine climbs on most riding days. While you don’t need to be a racer you will need to have a very good standard of fitness to enjoy this tour.
Airfares, travel insurance and meals unless indicated.
Tour GuideJerry has been racing bikes on the road and track since he was a young fella down in Invercargill and has a few New Zealand track titles to his name. He is one of the original Kiwi Style guides and is a 'go to man' for riding pretty much anywhere...
Tour GuideJimmy is a former New Zealand representative track racing rider, having ridden bikes longer than he cares to remember. He has been a Kiwi Style guide for over ten years, providing a laid back, no stress attitude that is the Kiwi style. Jimmy even got married to his lovely wife...