The Raid Alpine is a 740km & crossing an incredible 31 cols, 6 of which are over 2000 meters high. This
cycling randonnee crosses over the Alps from Lake Geneva to Nice on the Mediterranean.

The 740km route takes in lots of the legendary Alpine climbs including the two highest
(the Col d'Iseran and the Cime de la Bonette).

The Raid Alpine route goes from Lake Geneva to the Cote Azur through the Southern Alps. We will
follow the original and official route set out by Georges Rossini the route creator, for your efforts get
awarded with a medal on successful completion of the randonnee in 7 days which is an average of
100km per day.

Accommodation has been booked at locations on the route at an average 100km apart, on Half-Board
basis (Bed, Breakfast and evening Meal).

There will be a support vehicle, which will give rider support and it will also act as a back up for any
serious mechanical breakdowns.

Raid Alpine Profile:


Friday 2nd August:

Collections:

Leeds Train Station (Short Stay Car Park)
Manchester Victoria Train Station
Birmingham (N.E.C. International Train Station)
Watford Gap Services (M1 Southbound)
London, Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, 2 Bridge Place (Near Victoria Train Station)
Dover Eastern Docks (Ferry Terminal)

We can collect at other service stations along the motorway network.

We take a mid-afternoon sailing from Dover to Calais and arrive in Paris at approximately 20.00hrs
where we spend the night on bed and breakfast basis.

Saturday 3rd August:
We shall continue our travel to the Alps and the town of Thonon-les-Bains. Where we shall overnight at
the Hotel Cote on Half-board basis (Bed, breakfast and evening meal).

Sunday 4th August:
Thonon les Bains to Les Saisies. Where we shall overnight at the Hotel Le Tetras on Half-board basis.

Course Details:
Distance                 130.42km           Ascent                  3387 meters
Descent                  2166 meters       Start Elevation       431 meters
Finish Elevation       1652 meters       Minimum Elevation  430 meters
Maximum Elevation  1652 meters      

Monday 5th August:
Les Saiaies to Val-d Isere. Where we shall overnight at Hotel Ormelune on Half-board basis.

Course Details:
Distance                 94.77 km            Ascent                  2664 meters
Descent                  2474 meters       Start Elevation       1647 meters
Finish Elevation       1838 meters       Minimum Elevation  700 meters
Maximum Elevation  1964 meters    

Tuesday 6th August:
Val-d Isere to Susa. Where we shall overnight at the Hotel Napeoleonon Half-board basis.

Course Details:
Distance                 84.88km             Ascent                   1666 meters
Descent                  3013 meters       Start Elevation        1849 meters
Finish Elevation       503 meters         Minimum Elevation   503 meters
Maximum Elevation  2751 meters    

Wednesday 7th August:
Susa to Col du Vars. Where we shall overnight at Hotel le Vallon on Half-board basis.

Course Details:
Distance                 116.78km           Ascent                   3560 meters
Descent                  2406 meters       Start Elevation        498 meters
Finish Elevation       1652 meters       Minimum Elevation   502 meters
Maximum Elevation  2345 meters   

Thursday 8th August:
Col du Vars to Auron. Where we shall overnight at the Hôtel Edelweiss on Half-board basis.

Course Details:
Distance                 83.65km             Ascent                    2371 meters
Descent                  2444 meters       Start Elevation       1653 meters
Finish Elevation       1580 meters       Minimum Elevation  1154 meters
Maximum Elevation  2692 meters    

Friday 9th August:
Auron to Grasse. Where we shall overnight at Hotel Le Prejoly on Half-board basis.

Course Details:
Distance                 162.4km             Ascent 3546 meters
Descent                  4908 meters       Start Elevation 1579 meters
Finish Elevation       217 meters         Min Elevation 217 meters
Maximum Elevation  1663 meters    

Saturday 10th August:
Grasse to Nice. Where we shall overnight at the Campanile Nice Airport on Half-board basis.

Course Details:
Distance                 36.13km           Ascent                  208 meters
Descent                  408 meters       Start Elevation       217 meters
Finish Elevation       17 meters         Minimum Elevation   2 meters
Maximum Elevation  260 meters 

Sunday 11th August:
We shall leave Nice and travel home, making an overnight stop over arriving in Reims at approximately
20.00hrs where we spend the night on bed and breakfast basis.

Monday 12st August:
We shall continue our travel home, taking the 12:35hrs sailing to Dover.
with approximate arrival times in:
London 15:00hrs,
Birmingham 18:00hrs,
Manchester 20:00hrs,
Leeds 21:00hrs.









Includes:
10 nights Bed & Breakfast, 8 Evening Meals
Transport from & back to the UK
Support vehicle throughout
Support of our rep
Bike & Luggage transport from the UK
Transport of Luggage from hotel to hotel
Entry Fees
Official carnet
Coloured Route Maps
GPS routes
Ferry fares & Port Taxes
O.T.E. Energy products

Not Included:
Travel insurance
Bike insurance
Any meals and hotel extras not included in the above

Alternatively you can take the flying option.

Saturday 4th August:
Arrange your own flight to Geneva. On arrival you will be met by our representative for the event
(Jonathan Baxter) who has more than 20 years experience of the Raid Alpine. We will operate transfers
the short distance to our hotel in Thonon les Bains at 15:30hrs.
You can check flight times from your required airport to Geneva with Skyscanner:

Sunday 5th August: As Above

Monday 6th August: As Above

Tuesday 7th August: As Above

Wednesday 8th August: As Above

Thursday 9th August: As Above

Friday 10th August: As Above

Saturday 11th August: As Above

Sunday 12th August:
Free shuttle transfer from the hotel to Nice airport for your return flight.
You can check flight times to your required airport to Nice with Skyscanner:

Includes:
8 nights Bed & Breakfast, 8 Evening Meals
Support vehicle throughout
Support of our rep
Transport of Luggage from hotel to hotel
Entry Fees
Official carnet
Coloured Route Maps
GPS routes
O.T.E. Energy products

Not Included:
Flights to Geneva
Flights from Nice
Travel insurance
Bike insurance
Any meals and hotel extras not included in the above

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