South Perth Rouleurs French Alps 2024

Aug 31 - Sep 15, 2024

Highlights of SPR club French Alps bike tour

• Ride from Geneva to Nice the most famous and spectacular mountain passes in the French Alps
• Climb legendary mountain passes frequently featured in Tour de France: Col de la Colombiere, Cormet de Roseland, Col d’Iseran, Col du Galibier, Col d’Izoard, and more…
• Stay in selected quality 3-4 Star hotels and spoil yourself with amazing French Alps cuisine

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Trip at a glance

Days16 days
PricePrivate trip

About this trip

Experience the thrill of a lifetime with SPR Club’s bespoke French Alps bike tour! This 16-day, 15-night journey takes you from Geneva to Nice, traversing some of the most famous and spectacular mountain passes in the world. Imagine conquering legendary Tour de France climbs like Col de la Colombière, Cormet de Roselend, Col d’Iseran, Col du Galibier, and Col d’Izoard. These iconic routes are sure to satisfy any cycling enthusiast’s bucket list.


Stay in handpicked, quality 3-4 star hotels and indulge in the delectable cuisine of the French Alps, ensuring you are well-rested and energized for each day’s adventure. With guided support and a SAG van accompanying you, led by two experienced ride leaders—including the founder of HC Bike Tours and Christophe Borrel Ducroz—you can ride with confidence and focus on enjoying the breathtaking scenery.


This tour is designed to provide unparalleled support and flexibility. All you need to do is arrive at Geneva airport, and we will handle the rest. Whether you’re looking to push your limits or savor the journey at your own pace, HC support is available 24/7 to cater to your needs.

What’s included:

  • 16-day / 15-night Guided & SAG van supported tour
  • Bespoke itinerary, all reservations & transfers from/to the airport
  • Ground transportation including luggage & bikes
  • All accommodation fees 3&4-star hotels
  • All breakfasts On-road picnic lunches & sports nutrition
  • SAG van at your disposal anytime during the tour
  • Three person HC support team:
    • One HC SAG van 9-seater + driver
    • Ride Leader – HC Bike Tours founder Aigars personally
    • Christophe Borrel Ducroz as an invited Ride Leader
  • Services of HC Bike Tours team: good knowledge of the area, bookings, mechanic assistance, guidance, concierge services, suggestions, advice, also coaching
  • HC support van: we will drive a comfortable Volkswagen 8-seater van equipped with bike racks, all needed for mechanic assistance, and mid-ride snack stops + a trailer for luggage
  • Welcome pack including HC water bottles
  • Pre-departure information
  • Some photos of your tour


What’s not included:

  • Airfare
  • Travel and personal insurance (highly recommended)
  • Additional personal expenses, i.e. phone charges, mini-bar, drinks, gratuities, laundry, coffee stops
  • Lunches & Dinners (snacks at the van included, and we will reserve restaurants for dinners)
  • Sarto Rental bikes (available for an additional fee)


Available extras:

  • High quality Italian Sarto Road Bikes for rent – $AUD 850 including delivery / drop off fees
  • Single supplement – $AUD 1,500
  • Other services you might require – to be confirmed

Rental bikes are highly recommended to make your traveling hassle free. We deliver the bikes to the start and pick those up at the end of the trip, also we help with bike set up, and daily check. Read more about Sarto Veneto bikes bikes here

Trip itinerary



Welcome to the French Alps

August 31st, 2024

Fly to the Geneva airport, Switzerland where HC team will be meeting you to drive you to the hotel nearby in Geneva, Switzerland (about 20-30min drive).
You will be able to explore Geneva town, recover from the travel, and get ready for the cycling trip.



Welcome to the French Alps

September 1st, 2024


In the morning (exact time TBC), HC team will be meeting you at the hotel to transport you to the hotel in Thonon-les-Bains, France (about 1 hour`s drive).
We will be organizing the bike set up and group`s meeting in the afternoon. If possible, we will go out for a short warm-up ride in the afternoon to check the bike set up and be sure you are ready to start the tour tomorrow.



Thonon-les-Bains > Col des Gets > Cluses

September 2nd, 2024

60 km / 38 miles



Cluses > Col de la Colombiere > La Clusaz

September 3rd, 2024

50 km / 30 miles



La Clusaz > Col des Aravis > Col des Saisies > Beaufort

September 4th, 2024

55 km / 35 miles



Beaufort > Col de Meraillet > Cormet de Roselend > Bourg-Saint-Maurice

September 5th, 2024

45 km / 27 miles



Day off

September 6th, 2024


Optional > extra cycling or hiking will be possible.



Bourg-Saint-Maurice > Col de l'Iseran > Aussois- Modane

September 7th, 2024

100 km / 62 miles



Aussois-Modane > Col du Télégraphe > Col du Galibier > Briançon

September 8th, 2024

60 km / 38 miles



Briançon > Col d'izoard > Guillestre

September 9th, 2024

60 km / 38 miles



Guillestre > Col de Vars > Barcelonnette

September 10th, 2024

50 km / 32 miles



Day off

September 11th, 2024

Optional > extra cycling or hiking will be possible.



Barcelonnette > Col De La Cayolle > Valberg

September 12th, 2024

80 km / 50 miles



Valberg > Col Sainte-Anne > Col de la Couillole > Col Saint Martin > Saint-Martin-Vesubie

September 13th, 2024

60 km / 38 miles



Saint-Martin-Vesubie > Col de Turini > Col de Braus > Col de Saint-Pancrace > Nice

September 14th, 2024

110 km / 68 miles



Au revoir France

September 15th, 2024

Bye, bye France… See you back next year in other part of Europe?

Transfer to the Nice airport in the morning and see you back next year? 😊