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Classic Cols of the Alps

Classic Cols of the Alps

Classic Cols of the Alps Overview

Spectacular views of mountain peaks, alpine valleys and hanging glaciers make the long twisting climbs worthwhile.

This short but intensely demanding cycle challenge takes us through the heart of the French Alps, tackling a series of classic mountain climbs made famous by the Tour de France. Our challenge ends with two of the toughest and most renowned ascents in the region: the demanding Col du Galibier and the steep hair-pin bends of Alpe d’Huez. Conquering these mountains will earn you a life-long sense of achievement and give you something in common with the most elite cyclists in the past 100 years!
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