Ngai Deckard - Tour de France Cols on an E-Bike

July 2018

Overview

Undiscovered Mountains certainly deliver!

I had been looking for a biking tour that took in the French Alps for a while when I came across Undiscovered Mountains ebike tour of famous Tour de France routes. Being a huge TDF fan I was immediately hooked.



Accommodation

La Grange des Escrins was our base for the week and here we experienced the wonderful cooking of Meg and Jean. Beautiful rooms, lovely surroundings, excellent advice and general care and attention was the order of the week. 

Activity

As I knew I was physically unable to get up the mountains on an ordinary bike I was intrigued by the option of using an ebike, something which I had not used before. What sold me on this trip though was the care behind this. Personalised, accompanied tours where I could go at my own pace really appealed. What I then experienced in May 2018 was a once in a lifetime dream. I got to climb up Alpe de Huez on a bicycle!

From the moment we arrived in the Champsaur Valley to the day we left we experienced impeccable service. 

JB, our guide was not only our chauffeur but also our tour Guide and Coach. We got to explore a fairly hidden part of France which would rank amongst the most beautiful places in the world. The options that Undiscovered Mountains give you allow great flexibility in your holiday. We were there only for the biking, but the options of hiking, climbing, water sports are all there too.

If you are similar to me and like the idea of going for a cycle tour but cannot quite manage it on an ordinary bike then this ebike tour is for you.