Can you ride 550 kms in Six Days?
Riding the French Alps with SportActive : Geneva to Nice over La Route de Grandes Alpes
Our Geneva to Nice tour gives you the opportunity to ride the French Alps. The route begins in the Mont Blanc region and heads south across the French Alps. This is the “Route des Grandes Alpes”. As well as offering challenging climbs, the route offers you the chance to experience riding at high altitidue together with spectacular views. You will hear your chainring purr as you climb one mountain after another and descend into long valleys. Six days later you will swim in the Mediterranean Sea in Nice.
Recently, our Geneva to Nice heroes did exactly that. Cycling a minimum of 70 kms and a maximum of 120 kms each day, they took on and conquered eleven Alpine passes. This included the famous Tour de France mountains of Télégraphe, Galibier, l'Izoard, and Bonette. They tackled gradients over 9%. Many of the other passes have been used in other cycling tournaments. Nobody should underestimate their achievement.
Along the way we gave them full support. We moved their luggage, we performed roadside repairs, and we carried other essential supplies such as clothes and food. With every kilometre they conquered we were by their side.
It takes dedication and a good level of fitness to ride Geneva to Nice. You are riding at high altitude so the chances are this will be quite a new cycling environment to you. The roads are unfamiliar as will be the strenuousness of the climbs. To cover this kind of distance and make it up to the top of the most challenging climbs in cycling, pacing is vital.
Martin, our head cycling coach ensures you have the advice and encouragement to ride the French Alps. He keeps the group small to make this possible.
Geneva to Nice is a journey few cyclists have completed. Like Mont Ventoux, it is a challenge that demands respect. It is also a challenge that has to be experienced. The location and its history with cycling combines to make it a route that has to be ridden. Although everyone wants to ride the mountains, the countryside and the surrounding landscape is just as beautiful in its own way.
To be able to say you’ve ridden “La Route des Grande Alpes” simply click here and book. If you want to learn more about the route, browse the map, and get the full picture on riding six hundred kilometres in six days, then click here and download the brochure.
Geneva to Nice will test you and take your cycling to new levels. It will give you an experience you will never forget. You will find you could ride far beyond what you thought you could, and you will make new friendships along the way.