DAY 1 | Arrival in Geneva. Transfer to Anthy-sur-Léman or Yvoire
You will discover the Pré de la Cure Hotel *** at the entrance of the medieval village of Yvoire, in a charming setting amongst the magnificent ramparts overlooking the Lake Léman. Amélie, Olivier and their team will look after you to assure that your stay will be a memorable one. From its flower-filled garden and panoramic terrace you will be able to explore this beautiful region between lake and mountains. All modernised rooms offer a flat screen TV, mini-bar, safe, telephone and free WiFi access. You can relax in a covered swimming pool with jacuzzi. You will discover our restaurant where Olivier and his team will prepare tasty dishes using top quality local produce. All homemade dishes are prepared in the kitchen from fresh produce.
DAY 2 | Anthy-sur-Léman or Yvoire to Grand Bornand (97 or 99 km)
Situated at the heart of the Aravis mountains, at the resort of Le Grand-Bornand, our hotel offers you direct access to many activities. With our Chef and our staff, we'll do our best to ensure that your stay is comfortable.
DAY 3 | Grand Bornand to Albertville (75 km)
Le Roma Hotel & Restaurant is based Albertville in the department of Savoie. In our restaurant you can enjoy a range of authentic cuisine featuring traditional recipes. Spend a pleasant moment why enjoying a treat for your palate. Le Roma Hotel & Restaurant features various leisure areas: swimming pool, sauna, weights room. With 143 guest rooms offering all mod cons, our Hotel is the ideal placed to spend short or long term stays in a very pleasant setting. Ideally located at the foot of the most beautiful resorts of La Tarentaise and Le Beaufortain, Le Roma Hotel & Restaurant and its friendly staff greet you a in warm and convivial atmosphere and will ensure that you have a comfortable and pleasant stay.
DAY 4 | Albertville to Valloire (106 km)
Valloire - Savoie
The Christiania Hôtel, right in the heart of the village, is a real cocoon of peace the ideal refuge for a weekend or an enjoyable stay in Savoie. It offers you direct access to the ski slopes and hiking trails. Sandra and Hervé will be happy to welcome you all the year round to their hotel restaurant in Valloire, at the foot of the legendary Col du Galibier.
DAY 5 | Valloire to Alpe d’Huez (78 km)
Set in the heart of the Alpes d'huez resort, this chalet-style hotel offers ski-to-door access. It is equipped with a spa center, a panoramic restaurant and a south facing terrace. All of the rooms with private bathrooms at the Hotel Le Castillan feature a flat-screen satellite TV, desk and free Wi-Fi access. Some also have a private balcony and a bathtub. The Castillan’s restaurant, Chez Jules, serves traditional cuisine, prepared with local product from the Rhône-Alpes region. It offers beautiful views of the Oisans Massif. Guests can also enjoy a drink at the bar. There are many games on site, including ping-pong, darts and board games. The spa center is equipped with a sauna, a hammam and a fitness room. Massages are also available. Le Castillan hotel provides free Wi-Fi access and free private parking. It is just 490 ft from the swimming pool and the ice rink.
DAY 6 | Departure Day
Geneva to Alpe d'Huez/ 5 nights
|Based on 4 participants||TBD euros/person||Not available|
|Based on 6 participants||TBD euros/person||1616 euros/person|
|Single supplement||TBD Euros||396 Euros|
|Road Bike rental||TBD Euros||190 Euros|
5 nights accommodation
4 dinners (drinks are not included)
Transfer from Geneva to Anthy or Yvoire (on Day 1)
Meeting with support driver/guide at trip start - Orientation meeting
Luggage transfers (with the support vehicle for guided version)
Marked maps and/or cue sheets and route notes
Pre-loaded GPS unit (subject to availability)
Assistance if necessary
All tax and service charges
Guided Trips Also include:
- driver/guide with support vehicle
- Water stops (snacks, fruits, water, etc.)
- Transfer from Alpe d'Huez to Geneva on Day 6
On Self guided versions of this trip, our local guides and experts are available by phone to assist during your trip with any kind of emergency, breakdown (except flats), and if due to weather or other reason you need to arrange a transfer. About Self Guided Tours On a guided trip format, we supply vehicle sag but no ride guides unless requested; this keeps your costs lower but still provides the added security and local expertise on the spot for mechanical matters, logistics, route directions, nutrition sag.
Road Bikes available on this tour: Road bikes available are the carbon frame Willier Izoard, a bike built for the mountains and named after the famous French col not too far from here! The Willier is a light bike good for the more challenging rides and climbing, equipped with 10 speed Ultegra compact drive train, this bike will get you over the top with less effort. See the Willier spec sheet. All bikes come with helmets, flat tire materials, locks, GPS, water bottles. Pedals are available in flat or with cages; you bring your own clipless pedals and shoes if you ride clipless. Note, you will need a pedal wrench to remove your pedals at the tour finish.
Our Destination guide will give you general travel info about this country; best time to travel, interesting sites, airports, weather, and more. We will include a PDF summary of this tour as well.