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Grand Alps Grand Tour, 21 Parts

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Epic 617 km long cycling journey taking you from stunning Gorge du Cians in the south of France and ending at majestic Geneva lake. It crosses numerous Alpine passes, many made famous in the Tour de France, including Col de l’Iseran – the highest paved pass in Europe. Along the whole course it offers breathtaking scenery and is soaked with cycling history.

Grand Alps, Pierlas, Part 1, France

Part 1 of The Route of Grand Alps, the ultimate cycling dream.

Grand Alps, Col De La Sinne, Part 2, France

Part 2 of The Route of Grand Alps, the ultimate cycling dream.

Grand Alps, La Tinee, Part 3, France

Part 3 of The Route of Grand Alps, the ultimate cycling dream.

Grand Alps, Camp des Fourches, Part 4, France

Part 4 of The Route of Grand Alps, the ultimate cycling dream.

Grand Alps, Col de la Bonette, Part 5, France

Part 5 of The Route of Grand Alps, the ultimate cycling dream.

Grand Alps, Col de Vars, Part 6, France

Part 6 of The Route of Grand Alps, the ultimate cycling dream.

Grand Alps, Guil Valley, Queyras, Part 7, France

Part 7 of The Route of Grand Alps, the ultimate cycling dream.

Grand Alps, Col d'Izoard, Queyras, Part 8, France

Part 8 of The Route of Grand Alps, the ultimate cycling dream.

Grand Alps, Col du Lautaret, Part 9, France

Col du Lautaret is a high mountain pass that is a boundary between the valleys of the Romanche and the Guisane. The Col has long been used as a communication route between Grenoble and Briancon, and for reaching Italy across the Alps. Starting from Briancon, you climb about 27 to the summit of Col du Lautaret, gaining 853m in altitude, at an average gradient of 3.1%, with a maximum of 5.2%.

Grand Alps, Col du Galibier, Part 10, France

This part of the ride will take you from Col du Lautaret, all the way up to up to the top of the Col du Galibier. Col du Galibier is the 6th highest pass in Alps and is often the ,highest point of Tour de France. It is a steady hard climb and of ,course you get and watch beautiful mountaineous terrain while descending all the, way down to the commune of Valloire.

Grand Alps, Col Du Telegraphe, Part 11, France

The climb to the top of the Col du Telegraphe starts from Valloire and is 4.8km long with the average grade of 3.4%. This climb is popular with cyclists and is often part of Tour de France. After reaching the top you will then continue to commune of Modane along beautiful Maurienne Valley

Grand Alps, Col de la Madeleine, Part 12, France

Scenic route along L'Arc river of Arc River Valley offering beautiful views of surrounding mountains, passing through numerous picturesques communes and ending at Col de la Madeleine at 1746 m.

Grand Alps, Col de l'Iseran, Part 13, France

Climb to the highest paved mountain pass in Europe. Continue
from Col de la Madeleine along beautiful Arc River Valley with
views of surrounding mountains until Bonneval sur Arc and then the fun begins.
You will climb around 13 km and gain 977m at an average gradient of 7.3%
with several sections in excess of 10%. Endless stunning views of mountains, rivers, cascades.

Grand Alps, Isere Valley, Part 14, France

Here you will descend from Col de l'Iseran down to skiing resort
of Val d'Isere while enjoying amazing bird eye scenery of the mountains.
From Val d'Isere you will continue down along beautiful Isere River valley
until you reach Bourg Saint Maurice commune. From there you will be
climbing to commune of Bonnevale.

Grand Alps, Cormet de Roselend, Part 15, France

Leaving Bonnevale you will continue on to 14km long climb and gain 1935m in altitude.
The steepest part of the climb comes in a series of hairpin bends above the tiny hamlet
of les Glinettes, before arriving at the Cret Bettex where the slope eases off.
The second part begins with a long straight before the road twists and turns again,
offering more and more splendid views. The head of the valley obliges a final effort
at 8% before the road eases up again for the final few hundred metres to the Cormet.
This climb. This climb was part of the TdF.

Grand Alps, Col des Saisies, Part 16, France

Mountain pass in the Alps, 1,657m. Part of the TdF.
The climbing portion is about 15 km long, altitude gain is 957m
with the average grade of 6.4%.

Grand Alps, Col Aravis, Part 17, France

Mountain pass in the Alps, 1,486m. Part of the TdF.
The climbing portion is about 11 km long, altitude gain is 446m
with the average grade of 5.6%.

Ride starts with descendong from Col Aravis to the village of Flumet. At the village of Flumet
the climb starts and it is quite steep for the first kilometer and half, averaging 6%.
There is a short break after initial steeper section where you will descend for about 1km.
After that the real climb starts with little respite. The grade varying between 5% an 8%.
There is a short 8% section. The road winds up between farms, chalets and orchards with
the beautiful mountain view ahen approaching the pass. After that you will take well
deserved rest descending down to the villag of Saint-Jean-de Sixst.

Grand Alps, Col de la Colombiere, Part 18, France

Mountain pass in the Alps, 1,613m. From Le Grand-Bornand,
the Col de la Colombiere is 11.7 km long, altitude gain is 690m,
the average grade is 5.9%. After reaching the pass you will descend
down to the village of Le Reposoir. From Le Reposoir you will have
another rather hard 4.5km long climb with the average grade of
7.4% followed by descend to the village of Romme.

The views from the summit are splendid, and there is a restaurant
and a parking area for hikers. Col de la Colombiere has benn crossed
numerous times during TdF events.

Grand Alps, Morillon, Part 19, France

Scenic ride through Arve river valley from village of Romme to
the point where route D4 intersects with D354 past Morillon community.
You start with 9km long descent to the valley. Following short flat section
you will then start climbing for thew next 5km with the average grade of
4.7%. Next 10km featurerolling hills and then you enter rather steeper
2km climb with the average grade of 8.7% with short sections going double digit.

Grand Alps, Col de Joux Plane, Part 20, France

Col de Joux Plane is a tough climb at with the 8.1% average grade over 10km, gaining 810m.
At the summit there is a small lake. You will then descend down to the Morzine ski resort
and continue down the scenic valley of Dranse river

Grand Alps, Col Du Corbier, Part 21, France

This is a final part of the Tour of Grand Alps adventure. Starts with rather
hard climb to Col Du Corbier, about 6km long with 8.1% average grade. After
this final hard climb take well deserved rest descending through the village
of Bonnevaux down to the Abondance Valley and finally reaching the ultimate
end of great journey, Geneva Lake.

Country: FR Terrain Type: Climb Difficulty: Very Hard
Distance: 617 Km | Climb: 15108m
Uphill Distance: 301Km

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Epic 617 km long cycling journey, split into 21 single rides, taking you from the stunning Gorge du Cians in the south of France and ending at majestic Lake Geneva. It crosses numerous Alpine passes, many made famous in the Tour de France, including Col de l’Iseran – the highest paved pass in Europe. This entire Grand Alps Tour has breathtaking scenery and is soaked with cycling history.

All rides of this Grand Tour are also available in 4K.

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Attribute Information
Country

FR

Terrain type

Climb

Difficulty

Very Hard

Elevation Gain

15108