A fully flexible tailor made E-biking holiday! Discover the secrets of the Alps on an E-bike and try out a range of other activities for a week of fun and adventure in the mountain sun!
Location: Champsaur Valley, Southern French Alps
Months available: May, June, July, August, September, October, November
There are so many amazing cycle rides to do in the Southern French Alps, that you will be spoilt for choice. Exploring this magnificent area on an E-bike gives you the flexibility to go further and see more for the same amount of effort as you would on a road bike. For non-cyclists it opens up a whole new world to discover on two wheels - the Alps are now accessible to all!
Because of the huge variety of rides possible and the different levels of cyclists we tailor make your itinerary to suit you.
For mixed ability groups, E-biking is great as it is up to you how much extra boost you give yourself so you can all go at the same speed but with different amounts of effort! If there are really fit cyclists in your group, we can even replace their E-bike with a classic road bike! However, beware, an e-bike will go up steep hills at about 20km/h whilst even the fittest road bikers will be at 7 - 8km per hour - unless you are a Tour de France cyclist of course!! Roadies may be better off sticking with an e-bike but putting the assistance down to eco whilst the other e-bikers go to turbo so everyone get's their work out and can go up at similar speeds!
We include 3 vehicle supported rides with this trip where we accompany you on the ride with the minibus so you can keep your spare clothing, snacks and repair kit in the vehicle and ride light weight.
As the area has so much to offer we have also included 5 activity points with this trip which you can exchange for a range of activities. After a morning's ride, jump into clear pools of pristine alpine water, canyoning and cool off your hard worked legs. Or test your head for heights on a via ferrata and give your muscles a good stretch! There's plenty to choose from, from paragliding to going on a nature walk so you can be adventurous as you like!
If you would like to join a group e-biking trip on fixed departure dates, then have a look at the "King and Queen of the Mountains - no sweat", e-biking trip which takes in four major Tour de France cols and a time trial. This is also a great itinerary to use for ideas for this tailor made trip!
As this is a flexible itinerary where you will have some free time to do your own self guided rides and also try out other activities or go sightseeing around the 3 vehicle supported rides, we highly recommend you self drive for this trip.
We can price up a transport included trip once we know your complete itinerary though, so please do ask if you are interested in this option.
To get here, the nearest train station is Gap, which has rail links from Paris via an overnight sleeper and links to the main TGV station: Grenoble, Aix-en-Provence and Lyon.
The nearest airports are Marseille (2 - 21/2 hrs), which has a regular shuttle directly from the airport to Gap every 2 hours, Lyon (3 hrs), Grenoble (2-21/2 hrs) and then Nice (4 hrs) and Geneva (4 hrs).
You can also hire a car, either at a nearby airport or directly in Gap, the main city in our area. Check out our partner's hire car rates.