Road biking in the Alps– guided or self guided.
Our road cycling holidays are perfect for people who want to explore some of the most stunning (and challenging!) road cycling routes there are, it is also a great way of seeing the mountains from a different approach.
Everywhere you look there is an impressive mountain to climb, and a smooth steep road to take you to the summit. The Alps were made for cyclists, and our chalet is the ultimate place to relax and refuel after a big day climbing the famous Cols that surround it.
At Jack & Jill we have a massive passion for road biking, and with first hand knowledge and experience of the area and the local routes, we offer advice and tips for planning each day of your holiday. So whether you’re tackling world famous Cols, trying to beat the timed ascent up to Avoriaz or enjoying a valley cycle with views and a picnic, there really are routes for everyone.
Jack & Jill… raced each other to the top of the Col.
- 7 nights luxury accommodation in a twin/ double room
- Continental breakfast every day
- Afternoon tea with homemade cake
- Delicious 3 course evening meal (for 5 of the 7 nights)
- Unlimited wine with your meal
- Safe and secure bike storage and use of bike tools
- Advice on routes and daily riding plan
Also available at an additional cost
- Local bike hire
- Qualified bike guide
- Other local mountain and air activities
Top 3 Cols to conquer… by Jack & Jill
Col de Ramaz
Distance – 16km
Elevation gain – 970m
A stunning climb starting from Taninges that winds up steadily, becoming steep and alpine after around 8km. There are fantastic views as you cycle along the edge of a cliff leading up to the Praz de Lys ski resort, giving impressive views over to Mont Blanc.
Col de Joux Plane
Distance – 11km
Elevation gain – 989m
This is one of the most notorious road biking climbs around, and it starts in the beautiful town of Samoens. A tough climb due to its steepness not its length, the beginning and middle sections are graded well into the teens.
Col de Colombière
Distance – 16.3km
Elevation gain – 1108m
The fairly moderate start from Cluses makes you think it will be a nice steady climb up… don’t be fooled. After the first section it gets steeper and more demanding, opening up into bright green mountain pastures. It’s the last kilometer that is the toughest, with an incline of over 10%!