France - Raid Alpine - Guided Road Cycling Holiday
- Legendary Tour de France challenges every day
- The unusual Casse Déserte landscape at the top of Izoard
- Paying homage to the Coppi and Bobet memorials
- Conquering the 2,800m summit of the Cime de la Bonnette, Europe’s highest road
- Exhilarating high speed descents from Col de l‘Iseran and the Restefond
- Last night celebrations on the French Riviera
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|1||Arrival: Geneva Airport||Non Riding Day|
|2||Thonon les Bains to Megève||68 Miles / 109 Kms Approx.||2,800 Metres Approx.||B|
|3||Megève to Val d’Isere||74 Miles / 119 Kms Approx.||3,700 Metres Approx.||B L|
|4||Val d'Isère to Serre Chevalier||94 Miles / 152 Kms Approx.||3,400 Metres Approx.||B|
|5||Serre Chevalier to Jausiers||63 Miles / 102 Kms Approx.||2,700 Metres Approx.||B L|
|6||Jausiers to Puget Rostang||84 Miles / 135 Kms Approx.||3,300 Metres Approx.||B|
|7||Puget Rostang to Antibes||83 Miles / 134 Kms Approx.||2,500 Metres Approx.||B L|
|8||Departure: Nice Airport||Non Riding Day||B|
Meals: B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner | Please keep in mind the distances and ascent information provided are intended to be indicative and may vary from the actuals due to accommodation changes or when compared on different GPS devices and software
For more information download our trip notes
For more information download our trip notes
Fantastic holiday. Spectacular scenery, roads, climbs and descents. Excellent support from Stuart, Joe and John. Great camaraderie within the group, we all got on with no problems. Lovely hotels (especially the chateau!)
Stuart, Joe and John were all excellent – supportive and enthusiastic. Every aspect of the trip had been thought out and follow through with professionalism. No negatives at all.
Very challenging and beautiful rides- great support from Skedaddle staff- great food and accommodation. Helpful advice on riding from staff and loads of helpful info. Before the trip I wasn’t sure about the valuer for money on this trip – but on seeing the amount of support provided, the accommodation and food I certainly think it was good value. Some accommodation, such as the castle, was outstanding!
John and Stuart were both excellent in giving me tips as a novice mountain rider. I learnt a lot.
Would be difficult to beat!
This trip was way above my expectations. The route was spectacular, the guides were professional and the logistics were handled impeccably. The choice of accommodation was excellent each night. It was agreed with the other riders at the end of the holiday that it would be very difficult to beat the Raid Alpine with Skedaddle in terms of challenge, enjoyment and great scenery/culture.
First time with Skedaddle and had a wonderful holiday!
I liked the fact that when I rang the Skedaddle office I could speak to the same person who knew the trip I was going on, so I wasn’t just ‘a number‘. There was a bit more of a personal touch. In the past when I have called the office to ask about trips, the staff have been very honest about them, I like that. Rather than just trying to sell a trip.
I loved cycling into Antibes and along the seafront to Nice. For me this trip has been the ultimate cycling experience. To have cycled on roads that were in the Tour de France – WOW!! To have cycled up the highest paved mountain pass – amazing!! Can cycling get any better? My hire bike was a brand new Giant bike – it was like Christmas getting a new bike! The bike was very similar to my own bike so I was extremely happy. I would consider hiring a bike on another trip
Nothing was too much bother. Very helpful, highly organised, informative. Because this was my first trip with Skedaddle, I really didn’t know what to expect. Everything was so well organised.
For me, being female on my own, its a fantastic way to see the world on a bike feeling safe – you can’t put a price on that!
You know I will join another Skedaddle holiday! David (the tour leader) was his usual enthusiastic and encouraging self – I can’t believe I did this trip – and I think I have probably repeated the feedback I gave last time.
Tour leader service
Skedaddle’s David is a pleasure to ride with, organised, helpful and a great guy to share a beer or a bite to eat with.
Everyday was good. I guess the stand out days would be the 100 or so miles from Susa to Barcelonnette (tough and a great sense of achievement once complete) or the much shorter ride from Barcelonnette to Auron, up the Col de la Bonette. An enjoyable if long climb and spectacular views from the top.
I don’t think the trips are cheap, but I certainly think they are worth the money.
Hard, but rewarding!
All days were hard but rewarding and it was so cool to see the writing left from the Tour de France!
The whole trip was excellent - as always with Skedaddle
David went the extra mile for all members of the group and made sure everyone was given the same level of attention and support, and he coordinated Imy and Vanessa brilliantly to make sure all our needs were met, food and drinks were there at the right times and that the van was never far away when bags and snacks were needed – But don’t tell him!
Your product is just so good, it will always be Skedaddle for me :-)
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