And climb the iconic climbs from Bourg d’Oisans such as Alpe d’Huez and the Col de la Croix de Fer.
Start your cycling week in Bourg d’Oisans at the More Than 21 Bends newly refurbished bed and breakfast before transferring fully supported to the base of the Colle di Sestriere to watch the huge and probably decisive penultimate stage of the 2020 Giro d’Italia on the 30th May 2020.
Book your tour and bike hire at the same time and receive a ten percent discount on your bike hire. Hurry though spaces are limited to just 8 lucky cyclist.
Although we would like it if you hired a bike from us for the holiday you are also very welcome to bring your own bike along for tour. More than 21Bends are also happy to have e bike riders and non cyclists
Finish your summer in style – 05 October 2019 to 12 October 2019
This is the first running of More Than 21 Bends Alpe d′Huez to Lake Como cycling tour and we are looking for keen cyclist to try the route with us using our preloaded GPX files. The self guided tour is a mixture of back to base and point to point riding. On the point to point part of the tour your luggage and belongings are transfered fr you each day.
The finish of this tour coincides with the Il Lombardio Gran Fondo sportive and pro-race, which you may wish to stay on longer to take part in or watch.
The tour itinerary is as follows
Saturday – Arrive in Bourg d’Oisans for the first night.
Sunday – Ride Alpe d′Huez and the Col de Sarenne and return to Bourg d′Oisans (70KM, 1500m of climbing).
Monday – Bourg d′Oisans to Briançon over the Col du Lautaret with optional detour of the Col du Galibier (80KM 2000m of climbing). Luggage transfer to Briançon.
Tuesday – Briançon to Pinerolo (Italy) over the Col du Montgenevre and the Colle Sestriere. Luggage transfers to Pinerolo (90km 2000m of climbing).
Wednesday – Pinerolo to Santhia just north of Turin. (150km mostly flat). Luggage transfers to Santia.
Thursday – Santhia to Cantù near Lake Como. (150km mostly flat). Luggage transfer to Cantù.
Friday – Cantù to Cantù on Lake Como. Follow the route of the classic Il Lombardia Cycle Race and tackle the Muro di Sormano and the Ghisallo. (109KM with 2000m of climbing).
Saturday – Depart Cantù or make your own arrangements to stay for the Il Lombardia race. We are happy to find you extra accommodation if required.
More Than 21 Bends are also able to arrange the following for an extra fee
Extra nights stay if required in Cantù or Bourg d′Oisans.
For those who want to return to Bourg d′Oisans we will also be travelling back on Monday 14th October.
10% discounted bike hire for the trip if booked at the same time through PROMPT.CC. Sorry but we are unable to transport hire bikes from other companies.