French Alps

French Alps

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At a glance

The French Alps are home to the highest and most majestic mountains of Europe, including Mont Blanc, the tallest mountain in Europe. Aside from world-famous skiing, these mountains are also home to some of the most famous cycling routes in the world, including stages of the Tour de France.

On a visit to the French Alps, you’ll see stunning views of peaks and glaciers, as well as azure lakes and green forests and notable towns like Grenoble and Chamonix.

Why cyclists love it

Cycling in the French Alps has been a popular method of transportation for decades. Cycle tours will mainly follow marked mountain roads with minimal traffic. You’ll put your experience to the test, as you cycle on steep inclines across dramatic mountain landscapes.

Summer is the best time to tour the French Alps by bicycle – the weather will be warm and sunny. Traveling to the French Alps is easy, as there are several international airports and trains to bring you to the start of your tour.

Top tours

French Alpes Tours: Alpes and Ventoux Bicycle Tour
On this tour you can learn how the pro riders suffer and take inspiration from the amazing beauty of the spectacular mountains. Go to the top of Alpe d’Huez, climb Les Deux Alpes, Lautaret, and others! 
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Tour of Mont Blanc: “High Mountain” Biking in the Alps
This Level 4 guided tour features the stunning Mont Blanc range, which boasts seven valleys, 71 glaciers, and 400 summits. Departing from Chamonix, France, this tour takes a clockwise route, passing through the Martigny Valley, Switzerland, on to Courmayeur, Italy, back into France before returning to Chamonix. 
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