Immerse yourself in the true essence of the Alps. Cyclists travel from near and far to cycle one of the worlds most majestic mountain ranges – and while many may pass, few truly get to discover the deeper awe-inspiring nature of Europe’s highest and most extensive arcs. Rippling across Europe like a whales backbone, the Alps links Nice to Vienna in a single swoop. For those drawn to Italy bike tours, the Alpine heights are the ultimate quest.
A Tale of Two Countries
This epic cycling tour is designed to showcase a tale of two countries – both the finesse of French and Italy cycling. An array of epic passes, and a plethora of wonderful routes punctuated with pretty places, historic splendor, and the finest cycling history; our French and Italian Alps cycling tours will take your breath away. While Tour de France enthusiasts will find plenty of enticement exploring the Epic Climbs of the Alps, there is so much more to these mountains than the famed Alpe-d’Huez and Galibier.
Authentic and Intimate Itineraries
For private group cyclists craving an authentic and intimate experience, discovering the endless passes, climbs and glorious places of these stunning cycling routes connecting France and Italy, you are sure to be wowed by this dramatic tour.
A Joie de Vivre Cycling Tour in France
Of course, it wouldn’t be alpine glory without including those world-famous Tour du France climbs. Cyclists looking to take a leaf out of the history books will be pumped to pedal the routes steeped in cycling history – including the glory of Galibier, the giant of the Tour du France – the Col d’Izoard, and the third highest pass in Europe – the Col d’Agnel.
A Splash of La Dolce Vita For Italy Bike Tours
But its not just joie de vivre, this all-encompassing cycling tour delivers dollops of la dolce vita on our Italy bike tours. On this private and purpose-built custom tour of the French and Italian Alps, cyclists can ride to their delight – discovering and traversing some of the famous passages that make up the amazing Giro d’Italia.
Sophisticated and Homely Specialties
When you aren’t pushing your power, strength and physical prowess to epic new levels, there is still plenty of time to soak up the amazing culture of two of Europe’s favored places. France and Italy are both striking destinations; laden with fascinating history, jaw-dropping scenery, and some of the very best cuisine in the world. On this blend of epic France bike tours and Italy bike tours, you are invited to taste the most sophisticated and homely specialties – from nutty cheeses to melt in the mouth cured meats, mountain meat stews and fresh homemade pasta.
See Your Own Side of These Mountains
Every inch of this French-Italian bicycle tour is custom-built to spec. Whether you want to focus on climbing the greats or if you prefer to go off-piste, our novel-thick knowledge of cycling the Alps on all sides will ensure that you discover the side of these mountains that speaks to your cycling soul. Those who want to add even more layers of Alpine lore to their trip can also combine with the Epic Climbs of the Alps and the Tour de Mont Blanc.