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Tour overview

NO NEED TO WAIT FOR THE SPRING TO RIDE THESE MOUNTAINS

On this guided cycling tour through the French Alps, you’ll ride from high up in the Southern Alps through the charming back streets and sleepy villages and discover lesser-known mountain passes and alpine routes along the way.

During this fantastic seven-day tour, you’ll make lifelong memories and face daily challenges, with a new series of quiet cols to climb each day before taking on the mighty Mont Ventoux.

The tour features moderate to high altitude climbs and demanding daily distances over diverse terrain, giving you the chance to push your performance under sunny Mediterranean skies.

Highlights of your cycling trip

Expertise & Excellence

6 years delivering excellence to our most demanding clients. Attention to detail and understanding rider’s needs is our key to success.

Exceptional Team

We are a team of highly dedicated and professional people who also love to ride bikes. Our lead instructor is Mikhail Ignatiev - Olympic Champion and ex elite pro rider who makes sure you are safe and enjoying your ride.

Comfortable Hotels

We have ridden most of the roads out there before. Wherever you want to go with us, we can lead the way.

Tour destination

We know places, you decide where we go

Collective cycling travel expertise of epico team is impressive. We have been to and ridden most of the greatest cycling locations - from cycling meccas to hidden gems. Many factors - time of year, preferred style, fitness level, kind of landscape and many more - shall decide where you will go next to ride your bike. We'll advise you on the best choices and design the trip meticulously tailoring every detail to match your needs and expectations. From the Alps to Pyrenees, vibrant Mallorca or lonely Corsica, Italian lakes or Swiss peaks, Mont Ventoux or Mount Teide - just to mention European spots - might be your next adventure. We aim not only to get you ride the bike, but also to get you know the place. Epico will design your off the bike activities - be it visiting towns, testing wines and cuisine or exploring some natural wonders.

SPAIN Girona Cycling Camp 2023
  • Weather

    Spring and autumn offer the best weather conditions for mountain riding in the Alps, and although the peaks can get a bit blustery in winter, year-round cycling certainly isn’t out of the question.

  • Terrain

    France offers an incredibly diverse range of terrain suitable for any rider. However, this tour through Provence is challenging with some intense climbs through the alpine mountains.

  • Culture

    French cycling culture doesn’t get much better than in the Alps riding on epic Tour de France roads. Touring is a popular way to explore the country and drivers are used to sharing the road with cyclists.

Accommodation during your tour

epico carefully picks places to stay for each trip based on the local knowledge

Each trip and each rider might need a very different set of accommodations. We select where to stay based on the overall tour route, possibility to explore local sights, presence of nice surroundings and many more.

 

It might be a luxury villa, a fancy hotel or it well might be a cozy family bed & breakfast somewhere in the mountains. It all depends on what we are after.

 

One thing for sure – we listen to your needs and do our best that you love your stays.

 

Every ride needs to be fuelled - with gusto

In epico we love great food and we take eating seriously.

 

First off meals shall be well planned, be in delivered by our own chef during a cycling camp, or in a restaurant.

 

Not the least, meals are a great way to experience local culture, so we strive to let you know the cuisine, wines, typical desserts among everything else.

Tour program

Digne les Bains – Embrun
  • Distance
    110 km
  • Altitude gain
    2500 m

Enjoy incredible views of legendary mountains just over the Swiss-French border and a visit to the 4th-century town of Embrun located on the edge of one of the largest lakes in Western Europe. Cameras at the ready!

 

Highlights:

  • Climb through the winding gorges of Bès River surrounded by high cliffs on either side
  • Enjoy breath-taking views of the Cheval Blanc mountain and Cime Bianche
  • Explore Embrun, host to a stage of the Tour de France in 2013

Your tour is all inclusive

What’s included in your cycling trip.

  • 6 Nights Accommodation

    6 nights in 2-3* hotels, double room with en-suite facilities (single room available as an extra)

  • All Meals

    7 breakfasts, 7 picnic lunches, 7 dinners (3 to 4 course menu)

  • Guide and Support

    Trip leader in support vehicle, luggage transfers, and tech support throughout the tour

  • GPS Tracks

    Comprehensive navigation app for smartphones, a detailed digital road book with routes, and GPS tracks

Cycling bottle

What’s not included in your cycling trip.

  • Flights

    Flights are not included in the tour package. Please follow our advice about which flights will be best suited for this tour. Reach out to us if you have any questions about flights.

  • Health insurance

    We strongly recommend that you obtain a dedicated health insurance that covers your sport activities. Reach out to us if you have questions about the insurance.

Extra
Bike rental
From only €275 for the entire trip

It’s not always easy travelling with a bike but fear not, high quality carbon bikes are available for rental for the duration of the tour. To make sure you get the maximum from your bike for your trip, we’ve partnered with some of the best brands in cycling to give you the latest choice of equipment.

With a variety of sizes available, we can ensure your bike fits you perfectly.  All rental bikes are mechanically checked and adjusted before each and every hire so you can have peace of mind that your bike will be running smoothly from start to finish!

An Electric Road Bike is also available to rent.

You can select this option when you proceed to checkout. 

CARBON ROAD BIKE

Fitted to you and in perfect condition

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  • Only 30% down payment to secure your place
  • Fair & Transparent Cancellation Policy
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