The Great Crossing of the Alps also known as the Alps Raid or the Haute Route (High Road) of the Alps is and incredible and challenging cycling adventure.
Made famous by the Tour de France, the Alps is the most popular cycling destination in France. The mountain passes are long, challenging and sometimes reach high elevations.
This great Alps crossing will take you over 16 mountain passes, six of them towering over 2,000 meters high.
You'll cycle from the Lake Geneva beach of Thonon-les-Bains bordering Switzerland to the Mediterranean coastal town of Menton in the French Riviera.
You'll climb the legendary Telegraph, Galibier, Iseran, Izoard, Bonnette and many others frequently featured in the Tour de France and Giro d'Italia world races.
The 500 miles separating the Swiss border from the Mediterranean Sea will reveal the French Alps incredible diversity in landscape, culture and history.
The Haute-Route may be done in 7 very challenging days or in 8 to 10 days to better enjoy this cycling experience.
Challenge yourself by riding this RAID across the Alps on the High Road!
You may also be interest in our RAID crossing of the Pyrenees Tour.
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