The French Alps are home to the highest and most majestic mountains of Europe, including its tallest, Mont Blanc. 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, azure lakes, green forests, and notable towns like Grenoble and Chamonix.
Cycling in the French Alps has been a popular method of transportation for decades. Tours 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.