Road cycling is a passionate addictive sport that leaves you always wanting more!
It doesn't matter how tough the last climb was, or how you felt when you hit the wall just before a 500m climb home, you will still want to go out on your bike tomorrow. Once you have got the cycling bug it is there to stay!
You do need a good level of fitness for the big cycling climbs but it is also possible to cycle on some of the lower valley roads and do shorter distances if your legs and lungs are just not up for the tough stuff!
E-bikes are also a great alternative and in the French Alps there is a veritable e-bike revolution going on. Read our blog about why e-biking is taking off in the Alps. The new generation of e-bikes have longer battery power and look great!
They can provide assistance up to speeds of 25kmph, making them great for any uphills. It is up to you how much extra oomph you take from the battery and how much you pedal. This flexibility has made them extremely popular with cyclists and mountain bikers alike.
We also love cycling and e-biking here at Undiscovered Mountains and have put together a range of cycling trips with the flexibility to tailor make them to suit you.
Tick off the famous Tour de France cols on an Alps cycling holiday or get off the beaten track and explore the mountain roads on your bike. Cycling in the mountains is pure cycling pleasure and we are here to help you discover it and make the most of the mountain roads using our local experts!
Cycling clubs and groups looking for a training week in the Alps, will like our fully inclusive cycling training week taking in the big Alpine climbs. This trip can also be fully customised to your club.
For 2018 we have also launched a new e-biking holiday taking in the Tour de France cols as well as a customisable e-biking trip.
You can do a pure Alps cycling holiday or mix and match it with a range of other activities.