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Trace the Tour de France on Popular ‘Classic Climbs of the French Alps’ Cycle Tour

November 8, 2013 Tour Operator No Comments Email Email

Cycle Tours Global – an online hub for over 5500 bike tours in 112 countries – is offering Australian and Kiwi cyclists the chance to tackle the famous climbs that feature in the world’s greatest bike race, the Tour de France.

Ranked as one of the three most popular pedal-powered trips on, the seven-day ‘Classic Climbs of the French Alps’ tour provides a round-trip itinerary from the ski resort of Meribel, with riders guided up well-known mountain climbs in the northern and central French Classic ClimbsAlps, including legendary routes such as the Alpe d’Huez, Col du Galibier, Col de la Madeleine, Col de la Forclaz, Cormet de Roselend, Col des Aravis and Petit Saint-Bernard.

Cycle Tours Global lists the tour as suited to any cycling fan with an average level of fitness, with options available to make the climbs easier or harder.

Each day’s ride is trailed by a support vehicle offering drinks, snacks and a comfortable seat if the going gets too tough, although the tour operator,  Classic Cycling Tours, promises pedallers will be singing ‘Ain’t no mountain high enough’ at the end of the week. “It’s not the mountains we conquer, it’s ourselves,” according to Classic Cycling Tours.

Sixteen departures between May and September, 2014, are available for the seven-day ‘Classic Climbs of the French Alps’ tour, which is priced from £610 per person (about A$1030 or NZ$1176 as of early November, 2013), twin-share, including chalet accommodation, daily breakfasts, afternoon teas, snacks and gourmet dinners with wine. Flights, bike hire (or BYO) and lunches are extra. Visit

Designed to take the legwork out of searching for the world’s best cycle tours, profiles more than 5500 bike tours in 112 countries on six continents in one place and in the same format, providing easy and fast evaluation and comparison.

Cycle Tours Global was launched this year by avid Australian cyclist, Bruce Robertson, as the world’s most comprehensive search engine for the best bike tours on the planet.


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