Bike Alp 2022 - Road cycling holidays Alps
Aside from our mtb trips, we're also ideally situated for the ultimate in road cycling holidays too! Situated in the centre of Briancon, our luxury catered chalet is at the foot of some of the biggest and most iconic names in the cycling world - the Col du Galibier, Lautaret, Izoard, Granon and Telegraph. We're also very close to Alpe d'Huez, the Glandon, Croix de Fer, Sestriere and more, and we can assist with all the vehicle, mechanical and logistical support you need during your stay.
A regular stop for the tour de France - last in 2019 and again for next summer in 2022, the medieval city of Briancon is a great hub to cycle the high alps and watch Le tour as the circus comes through town. Briancon will host 2 stages of the tour in 2022 as well as 'L'Etape', so it's really the place to be if you want to ride in their footseps next summer. Stage 11 from Albertville takes in the telegraph and Galibier before finishing above the town on the huge Col du Granon. Stage 12 then starts in Briancon, passing over the mighty Col du Galibier once again, before finishing on the iconic Alpe d'Huez. You can see the stage profiles below.
Not only can you ride these incredible routes straight out the door, but we can assist you with longer tours too. For example you could ride south taking in the Col de Vars and the Bonnette, where we can pick you up and bring you back to the chalet for a soak in the hot tub! The possibilities are pretty endless from our base here in Briancon and we can provide all the support you need so that you can just concentrate on the riding with minimal fuss.
Our chalet which is situated right in the town centre sleeps up to 10 people in 5 ensuite bedrooms, with outside hot tub, large living area with UK tv, secure workshop and stunning mountain views.
We offer a discount on our regular mtb trips for cycling holidays, at just 600 euros per person catered, which includes 7 nights accommodation, delicious and hearty breakfast and evening meals, and all the vehicle support you need. Airport transfers from Turin are an extra 100 euros per person.
The Tour de France stage 11 and 12 for 2022
Staying in our luxury chalet in the centre of the beautiful, medieval walled city of Briancon - the home of Alpine road biking, you'll have easy access to the biggest Cols in the biking world - the Col de Galibier, the Izoard, Telegraph, Granon, Lautaret and Alpe d'Huez. There's also an endless amount of stunning and less well known routes right out the door, but with our dedicated vehicle support there's no need to just ride a loop from the chalet. For example you could head as far south as you like taking in the Col de Vars and the biggest of them all - the Col de la Bonnette, where we'll pick you up and bring you back to the chalet for a delicious meal and a soak in the hot tub! Or head out west for a loop around the emerald glow of the lac Poncon. It really is as good as it gets as a road biking package and we're there all the way as backup with vehicle and mechanical support, and anything else you need for a truly epic trip!
Briancon is totally unique in the alps, a busy, medieval town all year round with a large range of local and international cuisine, cosy bars within the citadel walls and the true home of road biking in the alps. You'll find more cyclists here than anywhere else in the else in the Alps during the summer months so you're sure to find other like minded riders and a real good buzz around the town. It's a regular on the Tour de France route and 2019 is no exception, with stage 18 passing through on a brutal route from Embrun to Valloire, taking in 3 hors categorie climbs en route.
Our luxury chalet in Briancon features a quiet town centre location in walking distance to all the bars, restaurants and ski lifts, with outside hot tub, secure bike workshop and storage, ensuite rooms, garden and large balcony where you can eat delicious home cooked meals, sip some local wine and take in the incredible views over the mountains!
Our road cycling holidays run from June until October. Prices are per person and include accommodation in our chalet, breakfast and evening meals and any vehicle support we need.
We offer a 5% discount for returning customers and 2 week bookings.
1 week - 650 euros
A week's stay with us includes 7 nights accommodation, breakfast and evening meals and all the vehicle support you need.
Long Weekends - 490 euros
Long weekends include up to 4 nights accommodation and as much riding as you can get in depending on your arrival and departure times.
We offer airport transfers from Turin airport for 100 euros per person return. A 50 euro supplement applies for single travellers.
Here's what a few guests have had to say in the last few years...
"What a holiday! Briancon is certainly an undiscovered gem and should be on everyone's list. The amazing trails, food and chalet (loving that hot tub!) have really raised the bar on previous trips. That epic line from La Grave was the highlight I think, a megavalanche on acid! Broken but buzzing from another great stay with you. Big thanks to Steve, Eleanor and Maeva.- Simon M, August 2018
"Another belter of a trip with Bike Alp! So many new trails every year, what a place. Cheers guys!- Chris D, July 2018
"The best mtb setup you'll find in the alps - incredible riding and incredible accommodation and food. Can't ask for any more - definitely coming back!- Rob B, August 2018
"The best biking holiday weve ever experienced, the riding is as diverse as you can possibly imagine, truly epic and endless Alpine trails. Steve's knowledge of the area is frankly astonishing. Eleanor's great cooking tops off the day! Awesome, loved every minute of it, we will be back! - Steve S, August 2016
"Amazing singletrack! - Scott G, August 2016
"Best single track I've ridden for a long time , one of my top spots in the world fantastic week guiding and top food , can't wait for next year! - Chris F, August 2016
"A huge thanks for the guiding in Briancon - we all agreed it was the best riding we've done in the Alps for real, natural terrain. - James, August 2017
"Been going for 3 years now to this beautiful location which offers a good mix of riding for DH and enduro. Steve and Eleanor are perfect hosts and dish up some super food after riding. Steve's local knowledge of the hidden trails around the mountains makes the difference. We will be back for sure!! - Shane, June 2012
"Steve showed us around some epic Alpine routes - amazing. So far, probably the best riding i've ever done!" - Tom, August 2015
"A totally amazing week. You both made our trip an unforgettable one. Our confidence has improved immensely on the bike and it has advanced us by years. Without you Steve, we wouldn't have looked and any of those jumps or ridden so fast on the trails. Eleanor, the food was unbelievably good every single day. Perfect food after a perfect day. a massive thank you for being such perfect hosts and for a trip I'll remember forever!!" - Chris, July 2013
"Absolutely Fab time - awesome riding in an amazing area. 10/10 Steve & Eleanor. Many thanks" - Joff, July 2015
"Fantastic food ;-) Great yard to tinker with the bike after a day of shredding. The guiding was spot on, especially the secret trails. Riding in Samoens with Steve has helped me progress like I would never dreamt of. Thanks to Steve I am hitting higher drops and sending it on wider gaps and overall just shredding that much harder. The personal touch and the ability to cater for all styles of riding and making it all fun is what will bring me back, regardless if I have to ride with people of different skill sets" - Oli, June 2012
"Amazing holiday guys, thanks so much. Steve provides you with great knowledge of the local terrain, along with a confidence giving calm demeanour - apart from telling us the cable car once fell, whilst we were in it! Eleanor provided superb hospitality and food, can't fault this holiday! - Kev, July 2015
"Best Bike vacation of my life... Food was restaurant quality, the best tour guide in all of France. Accommodation is excellent. It was my first time on a DH MTB. Great time! Definately I will repeat... The best... Thankx! - Luis, July 2012
"Just a quick thanks for the trip, it was awesome fun!! we will def be back next year!" - Paul, August 2012
"Hi steve had the best time of my life! I will be back when i get my new bike. Thanks guys." - Josh, July 2012
"Samoens has to be some of the biggest and best natural terrain riding in Europe. With Steve's guiding you will cover more vertical than you could imagine in the time you have. Overall Bike-Alp provides great riding and great hospitality". - Chris B, August 2012
"Great riding with a real good mix of terrain. Only outdone by the fantastic food every night! Thanks guys for a great week" - Toby, August 2012
"Just wanted to drop you an email on behalf of the boys to say thanks for a cracking week - riding, chalet, company and most importantly the food were excellent! Plus a nutty cat thrown in for good measure!" - Tom, September 2012