1st - 8th Sept 2019
Arrive Geneva airport to meet transfer to your chalet accommodation in Morzine. Welcome, introduction to the team, overview of the week, bike familiarisation and three course evening meal with wine.
Wake up to a hearty breakfast prepared by your chalet team and begin your preparations for the first day’s riding. A morning’s riding, taking in the local scenery on one of the area’s much-loved routes with a warm-up ride; the Grimpee d’Avoriaz. After a much a rest stop for a spot of lunch, it’s time to tackle down to Tanninges to tackle the Encrenaz climb back to Morzine – a joy for lovers of nature and quiet roads! Your afternoon’s ride will take you back to your accommodation, where you will be met by welcome afternoon refreshments. Before sitting down to your three-course dinner in the evening (the first of 6!) there will be ample time for rest and relaxation!
Well warmed up and ready to go after yet another good breakfast, day 2 is a good day to tackle the Circuit de la Ramaz. This col is one of Haute Savoie’s prettiest, and the view of Mont Blanc are unbeatable. The col was made famous by the famous breakaway sprint by Richard Virenque in the 2003 Tour de France (which secured him the yellow jersey and won him the Morzine stage too!). It remains a classic that every enthusiast should add to their must-do list.
A free day in Morzine for a self-guided ride, or some rest and relaxation, or perhaps the chance to try out one of the other local activities on off. Morzine is home to a fantastic 50m indoor swimming pool, complete with spa area containing sauna, steam and jacuzzis.
Back on the bike and it’s time to try out a new circuit such as the Vallee Verte or the Vallee d’Arve. Both are scenic routes with a few challenges thrown in along the way!
It wouldn’t be a trip to Morzine without the opportunity to try out the famous Tour climb, Col de Joux Plane. The Joux Plane pass, tackled many times by Tour de France competitors, is one of the most difficult Alpine climbs in spite of its moderate distance. The start is very hard, then the climb is always difficult with a maximum average of 13%, at “La Combe Emeru” hamlet. Magnificent panoramas on Mont Blanc will be your reward!
On your final day, why not head towards Megeve for the circuit d’Aravis. The Aravis climbs are well known by Tour de France racers. There are lots of stopping-off points the length of this route which is pretty but tough. For the most athletic riders only!
*Itineraries are indicative – actual routes and rides are subject to change depending on local weather and road conditions.
Travel insurance is not included in the price of your holiday.
Please ensure that you have adequate insurance in place prior to booking your holiday with us.
7 nights chalet accommodation
Free return Geneva Airport transfer
Breakfast, afternoon tea & evening meal (6 nights)
(based on two sharing)