raid alpine

Conquer many of the most famous Alpine cols in this unforgettable cycling experience that takes you from Thonon Les Bains on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland through the French Alps, skirting the border of Italy on your way to Nice on the beautiful Mediterranean.

The Raid Alpine is one of the most challenging and rewarding Raids, allowing you to experience the true contrasts and beauty of the Alps, from relaxing Alpine meadows to the extreme, rocky landscapes surrounding some of the most iconic climbs from the Tour de France. No other Raid takes in as many hors-category climbs as this one; cols include Col de la Colombiere, Col de l’Iseran, Col du Galibier, l’Alpe d’Huez, Col de l’Izoard passing the famous Fausto Coppi & Louison Bobet memorial on the Casse Desert and of course, the highest road pass in Europe, the testing Col de la Bonette, with a final climb up the Col de la Lombarde to finish.



1460€ per person based on sharing a twin room in the hotels.

Single occupancy is available, subject to availability, for an additional 310€.


What’s included

  • Transfers from Geneva airport and return to Nice airport, including bike transfer – see below for details of required flight times
  • 8 nights half-board accommodation – bed, breakfast and evening meal
  • Support vehicle throughout the trip
  • Luggage transfer
  • Packed lunches on riding days

 This year, I am pleased to announce that the Raid Pyrenees will we run in association with Stuart Hall Cycling. Stuart and his team have been offering cycling tours for over 20 years, and we have collaborated in the past.

Please check out their website



  • Arrival day: Arrive Geneva airport, transfer to Thonon Les Bains, build bikes, pre-ride briefing
  • Ride Day 1: Thonon Les Bains to La Giettaz, including Col de Gets, Col de la Colombiere, Col des Aravis
  • Ride Day 2: La Giettaz to Val d’Isere, including Col des Saisies, Cornet de Roseland
  • Ride Day 3: Val d’Isere to Valloire, including Col de l’Iseran, Col du Telegraph
  • Ride Day 4: Valloire to Alpe d’Huez, including Col du Galibier, l’Alpe d’Huez
  • Ride Day 5: Alpe d’Huez to Guillestre, including Col du Lauteret, Col de l’Izoard
  • Ride Day 6: Guillestre to Isola, including Col de Vars, Col de la Bonette
  • Ride Day 7: Isola to Nice, including Col de Saint-Martin, Col de Turini, Col de St. Roch
  • Departure day: Return transfers to Nice airport


Flights and airport transfers


On the arrival day, we will collect you and your bike from flights landing in Geneva mid-afternoon.


On departure day, we will transfer you to Nice airport for the flight home. Please ensure you book flights that depart after midday.

For alternative flights, please check with us before booking to ensure we can accommodate your requirements.

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