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Supported Mountain Tours

Legendary Cols Tour - 4 Nights

Legendary Cols Tour –

4 Nights


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Departure 23rd of August 2018


COST: £599 pp*

* Price per person based on two people sharing a room

Bike Hire £50

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INCLUDES

Leave from outside Vaidas Bicycle Shop at 4:30/5am 23rd August 2018
We’ll be staying in the ski resort village of Valliore, where we’ll be based for the duration of the trip. The village is ideally located near climbs like: Col du Galibier, Telegraph, Glandon, Madeleine and maybe a little excursion into Italy for a loop up and over Finestre and Sestrierre. (91km loop in total)
Accommodation is basic, -we’ll be staying in one of the local’s houses where we’ll be either cooking our own meals or you’re welcome to venture out into the village and taste the local cuisine that Valliore has to offer.
Leaving Valliore Sunday evening, and arrive 8am back at Vaidas Bicycle Shop on Monday 27th August 2018.
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NOT INCLUDED

Bike hire, Spare parts are available to purchase, beverages, energy drink and food (can be purchased), massage (can be arranged), travel insurance.

TRIP NOTES

Based in the picturesque village of Tignes our trip will tackle some of the most iconic climbs of the Tour de France. The trip is challenging but achievable for any reasonably fit and determined rider. Pre-trip training plans and guidance are available too.

ARRIVAL DAY: Check into the hotel, check the bikes, check the local cafes after a short test ride to stretch the legs after the travel.

DAY 1: Tignes to Bonneval-sur-Arc via Col de I'iseran

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DAY 2: Climb the to Petit -Saint-Bernard from Bourg-Saint-Maurice

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DAY 3: Bourg-Saint-Maurice to Beaufort via Cormet de Roselend

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DAY 4: Compare yourself to the pro’s as we tackle the famous Alpe D’Huez.

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DAY 5: Optional climb from Bourg-Saint-Maurice to Les Arc, or route of you choice

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DAY 6: The Drive Home -Basking in the glory!

N.B. Extra climbs can be arranged for the superfit and the car is there to take the strain if you want to take a break.

 

Total Distance: ~250 km Total Climbing ~7000 m

FITNESS REQUIRED, ASK US ABOUT AN FITNESS CLASSES!

We plan our rides so that they are achievable and challenging for all. You should be able to make it up  and down the passes at your own pace. Our support vehicles will make stops on the Cols and generally re-convene the group at the tops of Cols. If it’s cold, we’ll have a coffee waiting for you.

That said, riding in the mountains is a challenge that should not be underestimated. To get the most out of the trip we can provide training plans and guidance. As a starting point we recommend that you ride at least a couple of times a week and perhaps enjoy a longer weekend ride up to 3 or 4 hours in length. (We have a weekly Sunday morning ride leaving the shop at 8am, – we would encourage you to join us!!) The support vehicle will be there to take the strain if if you need to rest.

RIDE SUPPORT

All tours will run with a mimum of one support rider and one vehicle and driver. The ratio will be at least 1 team member per 5 guests.

Our support rider will ride between the back and the front the group to ensure no one is dropped or lost.

The support vehicles will provide water, fruits, nuts and snacks. We can also carry your own preferred energy products. We fill a thermos for coffee should the weather turn foul and we’ll transport your day bag for you to carry spare clothing and extra layers. Naturally we have a spare bike, spare wheels, track pump, spare parts, first aid kit and a full toolkit onboard too. We do ask that you to carry your own ride spares, as you would any normal ride. eg. innertubes, pump and levers.

Typically, we’ll brief riders at the bottom of a Col and regroup at the top, making stops for water top ups where it’s safe to do so.

LUNCH AND COFFEE STOPS

The route each day will include options for lunch and coffee stops, as well as a simple picnic provided by us to keep you going.

ACCOMMODATION

Great bike friendly and secure hotel accommodation will be provided in the village of Tignes (Hotel Les Melezes).. The costs are based on twin shared rooms but single rooms can arranged at extra cost in advance.

INSURANCE

We recommend the following insurance provider: http://www.sportscover.com/

Please register for a free EHIC card at your local post office.

Travel to France by minivan via Eurotunnel

We will provide a pickup and drop off service if riders prefer to fly.

 

 


CONTACT

Contact:

Please call or email Vaidas or Rich for availability

Phone:

020 3417 0436

Email:

info@vaidasbicycles.com

Address:

74 Honor Oak Park, Forest Hill, London, SE231DY, UK