Geneva to Turin TransAlpino Ride Picture 1
Geneva to Turin TransAlpino Ride Picture 1

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Best Time of Year: April - October

Max alt:  964m

Dist:  461.8

Min age: 

Duration:  5

Ride Geneva to Turin via Classic Cols Tour de France

Bike Adventure

Join us for an epic Alpine adventure, taking in some of the world's most stunning, and challenging, roads. From Alpine lakes, to deep-cut glacial valleys, to ancient medieval villages, to some of the highest road passes in Europe. This ride has everything, and if you're up to the challenge, you will be rewarded with some of the best riding of your life!


Our ride begins with a warm-up out of Geneva, quickly crossing into the French countryside and arriving into Annecy before continuing down the lake and over the fairly tame Col de Tamie, and into Albertville.

The second day of cycling takes us on a stunning ride over the mighty Col de Glandon before dropping down into the world famous Valley of Bourg D'Oisans at the foot of Alpe d'Huez.

 

We have the rest of the day to descend down tothe city and our finish in Turin. 

 


Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival Day - Meet at Geneva Airport and meet the team from AC - transfer to Hotel

Day 2 Geneva to Albertville - 119.1km / 1928m

Day 3 Albertville to Bourg d'Oisans - 132.8km / 3213m

Day 4 Bourg d'Oisans to Briancon - 83.9km / 2357m

Day 5 Briancon to Turin - 1260.0km / 1565m

Day 6: Return to UK. 

 

Route Map


Accommodation

We will be accomodated in comfortable hotels in twin and triple rooms.

 

 

 

Visas / Redtape

Non EU citizens should seek advice.

 

Included In Trip

Pre event support (training plans and guidance).

5 nights comfortable hotel accommodation in twin / triple rooms.

5 breakfasts.

Adventure Cafe cycle leader (mechanic + first aid).

Adventure Cafe support vehicle.

Adventure Cafe support driver (mechanic + first aid).

4 picnic-style lunches.

Baggage transfers between hotels.

 

Excluded From Trip

Evening meals (we will reserve a table for the group each night).

Flights.

Airport transfers (dependant on flight times Adventure Cafe will be able to collect your bike from the airport).

 

Equipment Required

Kit lists specific to your trip dates and location will be issued upon enquiry...below is our guide advice to give an idea of what you should bring on a multi--day ride in Europe

Bike Items
Road Bike / Hybrid Bike (with puncture resistant tyres) - please call us for guidance on type of bike on a trip by trip basis
2 X Water Bottles (bladder system/cycle water bottles)
Cycling Gloves, Bike Lock, Neck Scarf, Inner Tubes*, Multi-Tool (with allen keys)*
Day Bag for support vehicle, Small Holdall (for overnight gear)
Bike Lights (front and rear, head torch can be worn)
Saddle Bag (recommended - can be used to carry asterisk* items)
Puncture Repair Kit*, Spare parts for your bike (specialist parts and spokes), Pump (suitable for your valve type)

Helmet (compulsory)
Personal Medikit  Suncream, Plasters, Vaseline, Painkillers, Sunbloc, Insect Repellant

Washkit

Warm Clothing Medium Weight Softshell, Long sleeve Jersey / insulating layer Lightweight Gloves.

Cycle  Clothing
Padded Lycra Cycling Shorts, Cotton Shorts, or Long Cycling Trousers (Tights/Tracksuit Bottoms)
Short Sleeve Cycling T-Shirts (wicking type material) or Cycle Top with rear pockets
Cycling Shoes (approach shoes or sturdy traners suitable), 

Spare Shoes/Sandals for after ride

Casual Evening Wear - tracksuits, jeans, T shirts, fleece ...

Waterproof Clothing
1 Outer Fully Waterproof Jacket (gore-tex, e-vent) - comfortable to cycle in

Other
Travel Documents, EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) Credit Cards, Cash, Local Currency, Mobile Phone, chargers, EU plug adaptor, Sunglasses
Snacks for Cycling Days (dried fruits, nuts, flapjacks, cereal bars etc)
Travel insurance (not included), Passport

Important
Make sure you do not ‘over pack’ - bring only what is essential for the trip. It is advisable to check that your travel insurance covers the value of any expensive items of kit that you chose to bring along with you. 

A final kit list will be provided in your ‘Final Joining Instructions’ pre-departure

 

Safety Information

Helmets are compulsory. 

Please ensure you have had your bike serviced before departure.

 

Weather

We can expect calm and clear weather; make sure you pack sunscreen and sunglasses. As with any trip, we always hope for the best but plan for the worst. Particularly in the Alps the weather can change quickly; make sure you bring waterproofs and a warm layer for the descents. We may even have a sprinkle of snow on the summits.

 

Optional Extras

Single Supplement 

Airport transfers

Return Bike Transport from the UK 

Certificates 

Event Clothing

 

Notes on Cycling Events

This is our standard range of Cycling Challenges in the UK, Europe and further afield. However, we offer completely tailormade itineraries to your specification. Call us to discuss! Please note that for overseas point to point cycling challenges we can transport soft cases for bike transport - but not hard cases, due to space limitations on board our support vehicles. On all our cycling events, please pack sensibly and bring a reasonably sized soft holdall type bag. To participate in an overseas Adventure Cafe challenge - you must carry Travel Insurance (to be for the activity you are participating in, and to include repatriation to the UK). Please also note that you should have a good level of cycling experience and be competent to handle your bike. We ride on roads shared with other vehicles - and you need to be able to deal with this safely.

 

Adventure Cafe Booking Terms and Conditions

By booking an event with Adventure Cafe, you agree to these standard terms of booking. Please ensure that you read the appropriate document for your type of event carefully.

Adventure Cafe Terms & Conditions - For all types of event


To Reserve Your Space on this Challenge

You should fill in the Google Form - linked here below, and then please call us on 01823 444 246 to advise of your payment method. We can accept card payments over the phone, or Bank Transfer. Please note that your space is not confirmed until you have received your booking receipt.

CLICK HERE: Adventure Cafe Challenge Booking Form - For Challenge Events

 

 

Guide price

Price on Application

Difficulty
Info

 

This Challenge is for exclusive group departures – please call us for more information


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Geneva to Turin TransAlpino Ride Picture 2
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