PAIANI-So : Alpine cols bike trip with a former pro rider

Cols des Alpes

Climb the most beautiful alpine passes.
Follow your guide to discover scenic routes and receive professional advice to improve your cycling skills.
Cols des Alpes is an on demand trip and can be custom.

  • Duration
    From 2 days
  • Dates
    May to November
  • Added night
    From 215€
  • Easy access
    Geneva airport


Program Alpine cols trip

On Tour de France routes 
95km - 2230mD+

Enter the mind of a Tour de France riders while climbing of le col de la Colombière (1613m) and le col des Aravis (1487m), regularly taken by le Tour de France.
You can admire the alpine pasture, where reblochon is produced. The reblochon is a cheese only pruduced in the Aravis and made with cow milk. 

On the roads of alpine pasture in Beaufortain region 
110km-3300mD+

Besides being famous Tour de France Alpine passes. Le col des Saisies and the routes du Cormet de Roselend appart of the mythical tour du Mont Blanc. 
At lunchtime, we regained strengh at the top of le col des Pré which will provide you a stunning overhanging view above the barrage de Roselend. We could taste the alpine pasture Beaufort, The cheese speciality of the region.

In the heart of wild Aravis
90km-2300mD+ 

Col de l’Arpettaz is clearly one of the less known passes in the Alpes but it’s my favourite! Its tiny road car less, will drive you from the forest to the Aravis prairies on the top of the passes.
At the end of the day, relaxation area with sauna, jacuzzi and swimming pool will offer you a deserved well-being moment and it will help you recover from your efforts.

Chamonix Mont Blanc
90km - 1600mD+
We will ride to Chamonix by typical narrow roads who offered an amazing overview on all the Mont Blanc peaks. This will be awarded by a lunch at the foot of the Mont Blanc in Chamonix resort. our come back will go through the mythical climb of la côte de Domancy climb (2,7km with max gradient of 15%) where Bernard Hinault "The badger" was crowned in 1980. 
Alpine Lake
à partir de 45km 
Around lac d’Annecylac du Bourget or Leman lake. Discover breathtaking sceneries. Water, the mountains and old cities will give give you amazing contrast during your ride. 

Custom your trip cols des Alpes

Alpine Lake

Discover the Lac d’Annecy, Lac Leman, Lac de Serre Ponçon. From a 30km ride, let us organise your experience.

Tour de France mountain passes
From your accomodation, climb the most beautiful alpine passes. Follow your guide to discover scenic routes and receive professional advice to improve your cycling skills. 
Sportives

Prepare for your next race and/or sportive event and recon routes of you next sportive event and improve yourself with advice from a former pro cyclist on how to best manage your effort and have the best nutritional strategy before, during and after your sportive event!

For all riders
Electric bikes for beguiners or road bike for fitter riders. Challenge yourself! Get professionnal advice to improve yourself and ride in security.  
Our area of expertise
We are certified guide & coach and can provide with all that you require while you are riding with us including airport transfers - bike rental - best accomodation.

Your cycling guide : Jean-Lou PAIANI, a former pro cyclist from the Alps

Team Saur Sojasun - Sojasun - Roubaix Lille Métropôle

30th of Paris Roubaix – 21th of Belgium Tour - 3th of stage on the Tour de l’Ain and on the Volta Portugal >- Winner of stage on the Tour de l'Avenir - 6th de Paris Roubaix and 7th of Tour des Flandres U23 - 2 times winner of the Time Megève Mont Blanc and SerreChe Luc Alphand - 15th of the Etape du Tour 2017 - 2nd on general classification Haute Route Alps 2015.

Atypical cyclist specializing in classic races was born in the heart of the French Alps in Megeve. « Cycling in the mountains gave me a force of character essential for the classic races. The routes are radically different, but the commitment is always the same. Now, I am a certified cycling instructor and would like to share my cycling experience with you and assist you in improving your cycling performance and reach and exceed your fitness goals.»


What do you need to bring?

Your bike
Your bike cleaned in good mechanical working order! We strongly advise you that you have good tires and brakes that work. If you prefer to travel without your bike please contact us and we will look to supply a quality road ride bike for your ride.
Your helmet
Your cycle helmet that we required you to wear at all times on the bike.
Insurance
PAIANI Sport Organisation insists on insurance for yourself and equipment. Cycling on open alpine roads can be dangerous. In the event of medical support, lost baggage or if you need to cancel your trip, insurance can be essential. Please ensure your insurance covers you for sport. In addition it is recommended that EU Nationals hold an EHIC card for reciprocal health care provision within the EU.

Alps climbs cycling trip accomodation partner : Chalet & Hotel La Griyotire **** in Praz sur Arly (Haute-Savoie)

A delightful hotel which gives you the perfect welcome in a tranquil setting, at the gateway to Megève... As soon as you come through the door, the Alpine spirit will draw you in with the warmth of its cosy and intimate decor, which reflects the local way of life. In the chalet 4*, 16 fully-equipped rooms and family suites with plenty of eiderdown. quilts to keep out the cold. In the new residence 4*, 5 furnished apartments of 45m2 will seduce you by their mountain decoration intimist and modern with a corner stay with equipped kitchen and lounge, 2 big rooms, a bathroom or showers and toilets separated, of a big balcony or a terrace.


Include in your cols des Alpes bike trip

  • A certified guide on the day ride.
  • A roadbook with a description of the routes.
  • A choice of our best hotel partners.
  • The unlimited acces to their wellness area.

Non include in your cols des Alpes bike trip

  • Airfare to and from the trip & trip insurance.
  • Your individual training program on demand.
  • Massages in hotels, ask us to book it.
  • Bike rental on demand.


Our area of expertise for your best cycling trip

Our Team
In our previous lives, we were professionnel cyclists. Today, we are certified cycling guide & trainer and can provide you with all that you require while you are training with us including : airport transfers, bike rental, accommodation, meals and sport nutrition. Let us share our cycling experience with you and assist you in improving your cycling performance and reach and exceed your fitness goals. 
Routes
Depending on your level, routes are designed to show you the best view of the region. We ride mostly on quiet and tiny roads for safety reasons. 
Nutrition
You can improve your performance level with advice from Jean-Lou and his team on how to best manage your effort and have the best nutritional strategy before, during and after your sportive event.
The D-day
How would you climb mountain passes? How would you manage your effort? Let us share our cycling experience with you and assist you in improving your cycling performance and reach and exceed your fitness goals.
Coaching
You want to be the best in the D-day? How to get a smart training plan? Whether one day or multiple days camp, we will provide you with advice adapted for your fitness goals. To go further, we provide you with individual training plan and daily workouts to improve your fitness capacity.
Bike fitting
Ask us to choose the best bike adapted to your fitness, goals and rides.

Cycling personnal trainer