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Road Biking in Serre Chevalier

The Briançon region is a 'mecca' for road biking enthusiasts.

 

You will discover amazing scenery full of contrasts, from small winding roads to great open routes and some of the most famous climbs and descents in the world of cycling.

 

The Tour De France regularly passes through the valley of Serre Chevalier so come here to cycle around Briançon along the roads used by some great cyclists, such as Eddy Merckx, Fausto Coppi and Lance Armstrong.

 

  • The Col du d’Izoard (2361m) is one of the most famous road cycling routes. Our accomodation is situated on the Col d'Izoard in the Beautiful village of Fontchristianne, just above Briançon, which is where the Col d'Izoard begins. The road climbs up through beautiful forests and arrives at the pass where you get panoramic views of the Briançon and Queyras region. From here you can descend from the Col going down a 'moonscape' in the heart of the Alps. Length 20km – Height gain 1141m.

  • The Col du Galibier (2645m) is a beautiful mountain pass. When you reach the top of this huge monument that nature created you get super views of the glaciers and summit of the Meije (3987m). Start at Col du Lautaret – Length 8.5km – Height gain 585m.

  • The Col du Granon (2413m) was a part of the Tour de France in 1986. From the top you are will have magnificent views over the Guisane valley, the Barre des Ecrins (4102m) and the Meije and after this beautiful climb up, you’ll really appreciate the cycle down! Length 16.7km – Height gain 1200m.

 

There are a range of other cycling routes that are even closed to cars in the summer for your convenience and a great experience.

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