Epic European Cycling Tours in the French and Italian Alps with Cycling-Inform and Sierra Sports and Tours.

Experience cycling in Europe with experienced guides and tick off the best bucket list climbs that France and Italy have to offer.

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EPIC FRENCH and ITALY ALPS CYCLING TOURS

Sierra Sports & Tours and Cycling-Inform are pleased to present two packages for cyclists wanting to crush the most epic cols in France and mountain passes in Italy. We’ll kick things off with a French Alps cycling adventure before moving immediately over to Italy to conquer the Dolomites and Stelvio National Parks. The tour groups will be capped at 15 riders to keep the experience intimate and to able to provide excellent support to all our guests.

The Sierra experience in Europe and the coaching support from Cycling-Inform will help you go back-to-back over the French and Italian Alps!

Experienced team to guide you on your cycling tour

David and Jodie from Cycling-Inform have 17 years successfully preparing recreational and age group riders for the challenges of their lives; getting riders over WTF corner at Peaks Challenge ride, 25 Bright Boot Camps in the Victorian High Country, training cyclists for the world’s biggest gran fondos including Europe’s famous Haute Route events and preparing hundreds of clients for their own European cycling adventure. Now combined with the logistical support from Paul and his Sierra team, their European base and equipment, plus 10 years of rolling out first-class cycling tours this Sierra / Cycling-Inform joint venture is a match made in cycling heaven.

The collaboration with Sierra Sports and Tours

Our story dates back to 2014 when we met at Peaks Challenge to assess ideas for future collaboration. By 2015 Paul from Sierra Sports and Tours was riding a Cycling-Inform Bright Boot Camp to kick start his European cycling guide training. Jodie and David in the same European spring were conquering the cobbles and pave at Flanders and Roubaix with Paul as their guide. In 2017 Cycling-Inform was back in Europe with Sierra on some of the biggest alpine passes at La Vuelta a España. To follow the professional riders, Cycling-Inform also joined Sierra at the 2019 Criterium du Dauphine.

We are pleased to present to you all the EPIC FRENCH ALPS and EPIC ITALY ALPS of your lifetime!

Household names such as Alpe d´Huez, Col du Galibier, Col d’Izoard, Sella Ronda, Stelvio Pass, Mortirolo and Umbrail Pass are all there for the taking. All of these climbs have shaped the history of the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia and are iconic, epic and bucket-list worthy!

Between tours, there will be a two night Venice stopover, to make it easy for those who want to double up on the cycling action.

You get to choose to attend either or both tours.

The tours are fully supported with comfortable nine-seater vans, experienced lead cycling guides, accredited cycling coaches (that’s us), bike mechanics and massage therapists.

Additionally, we have designed a non-rider tour package so if your partner wants to join you but does not ride, we will have a dedicated tour guide for them and an itinerary that you’ll be envious of.

Each tour is capped at 15 cyclists so make sure you get in quickly!

EPIC FRENCH ALPS TOUR

From Alpe d’Huez to Mt Ventoux

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Here is a classic cycling tour to challenge all recreational cyclists looking to tick off a complete bucket list of epic climbs in the French Alps.

It all kicks off in Grenoble, the capital of the French Alps and concludes on Mont Ventoux, affectionately known as the ‘Geant de Provence’. This iconic route includes some of the biggest household name climbs, with Alpe d´Huez, Col de la Croix de Fer, Col de l’Iseran, Col du Galibier, and Col d’Izoard all dotted along the route path. There is no doubting that the giants of the French Alps will have you gasping for oxygen; Col de l’Iseran (2770m altitude), Col de la Bonette (2715m altitude) and Col du Galibier (2642m altitude).

But what adds to this epic cycling adventure are the lesser known climbs such as Col de la Sarenne, Lacets de Montvernier and Col du Murs.

All await breathtaking scenery, challenging climbs, awesome descents, and the quiet backroad experience!

Additionally we have designed a non-rider tour package so if your partner wants to join you but does not ride, we will have a dedicated tour guide for them and an itinerary that you will be envious of.

EPIC ITALY ALPS TOUR

From Monte Grappa to Mortirolo

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Click here to download the detailed Epic Italian Alps itinerary for non-riders

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Welcome to the roads of cycling legends! This cycling tour will take you through the Veneto Prosecco wine region, up and over the epic Dolomites and Stelvio National Parks before finishing on the beautiful shores of Lake Como.

This tour is perfect for cyclists who would like to challenge themselves on some of Europe´s biggest climbs. You will enjoy amazing bucket list climbs, such as, Sella Ronda (Pordoi, Sella, Gardena & Campolongo), Passo Giau, Passo Falzarego, Passo Fedaia, Passo dello Stelvio, Passo Gavia and Passo Mortirolo!

The tour has also been designed to give you the time to relax and enjoy northern Italy. With multiple nights in Valdobbiadene, Arabba and Bormio there will be many opportunities to soak up the Italian summer and explore this beautiful part of the world at a leisurely pace.

As a special treat escapes to tackle Monte Grappa, Monte Cesen, Passo San Boldo, Passo Ghisallo and the Sormano wall also await. From the mythical Giro d’Italia roads to the race defining climbs from Giro di Lombardia this tour has it all!

Additionally we have designed a non-rider tour package so if your partner wants to join you but does not ride, we will have a dedicated tour guide for them and an itinerary that you will be envious of.