TRAVERSING THE ALPS - july 24th 2018
With 844 kilometers and almost 23,000 metres of climbing, this tour travels from point to point most days. This trip’s route was designed for optimal cycling.
It traverses remote areas in order to offer the most spectacular experience for avid cyclists. We do not encourage non-riding companions to join this trip, as the focus is on the riding.
July 24 – August 02, 2018 (12 – 21 Av)
Total Distance: 844 km / 524 mi. Average per day: 105 km / 66 mi.
Vertical Climb: 22,991m. / 75,430 ft. Average per day: 2,874 m. / 9,429 ft.
July 24 – 30, 2018 (12 – 18 Av)
Total Distance: 503 km / 313 mi. Average per day: 100 km / 63 mi.
Vertical Climb: 14,007 m. / 45,955 ft. Average per day: 2,801 m. / 9,191 ft
Tuesday, July 24 / 12 Av
Distance: 127 km / 79 mi.
Total Vertical Climb: 2,722 m. / 8,930 ft.
Col: Col de la Colombiere (19 km / 12 mi. length, 1,164 m. / 3,819 ft. climb)
We will gather at Geneva (Cointrin) Airport in the morning, load our belongings into the vehicle, and have a mechanic make sure our bikes are in working order. We then cross into France and ride towards our first climb: Col de la Colombiere and our first lodgings at S Jean de Sixt.
Wednesday, July 25 / 13 Av
Distance: 84 km / 52 mi.
Total Vertical Climb: 2,806 m. / 9,206 ft.
Cols: Col des Aravis (10 km / 6 mi. length, 509 m. / 1,670 ft. climb)
Col des Saises (15 km / 9 mi. length / 801 m. / 2,628 ft. climb)
Col de Méraillet / Cormet de Roselend (22 km / 14 mi. length / 1,415 m. / 4,642 ft. climb)
Thursday, July 26 / 14 Av
Distance: 121 km / 75 mi.
Vertical Climb: 2,735 m. / 8,973 ft.
Col: Col de l’Iseran (48 km / 30 mi. length, 2,256 m. / 7,402 ft. climb)
Friday July 27 / 15 Av
Distance: 72 km / 45 mi.
Vertical Climb: 2,129 m. / 6,985 ft.
Col: Col du Galibier (35 km / 22 mi. length, 2,095 m. / 6,873 ft. climb)
Shabbos July 28 / 16 Av
Rest and Relaxation – and maybe a nice Shabbos farbrengen
Sunday July 29 / 17 Av
Distance: 99 km / 62 mi.
Vertical Climb: 3,615 m. / 11860 ft.
Cols: Alpe d’Huez + Col de Poutran (20 km / 13 mi. length, 1,443 m. / 4,734 ft. climb)
Col de la Sarenne + Col de Cluy (20 km / 13 mi. length, 1,487 m. / 4,879 ft. climb)
Monday July 30 / 18 Av
Those on the shorter version return to Geneva Airport in the morning. A group taxi will leave in the morning to transport you, your bike and your luggage to the airport.
Distance: 99 km / 62 mi.
Vertical Climb: 2,667 m. / 8,750 ft.
Cols: Col Dlzoard (20 km / 13 mi. length, 1,195 m. / 3,921 ft. climb)
Col de Vars (20 km / 13 mi. length, 1,138 m. / 3,734 ft. climb)
Border of Hautes Alpes and Alpes de Haute Provence
Tuesday July 31 / 19 Av
Distance: 117.5 km / 73 mi.
Vertical Climb: 3,274 m. / 10,741 ft.
Cols: Col de la Cayolle Topo (29 km / 18 mi. length, 1,295 m. / 4,249 ft. climb)
Border of Alpes de Haute Provence and Alpes Maritimes
Col de S Anne / Col de la Couillole (27 km / 17 mi. length, 1,201 m. / 3,940 ft. climb)
Wednesday August 01 / 20 Av
Distance: 120 km / 75 mi.
Vertical Climb: 3,043 m. / 9,984 ft.
Cols: Col S Martin (15 km / 9 mi. length, 1,030 m. / 3,379 ft. climb)
Col de Turini (15 km / 9 mi. length, 1,177 m. / 3,862 ft. climb)
Thursday August 02 / 21 Av
All good things must come to an end. After breakfast, our van will leave in the morning to transport you, your bike and your luggage to the Nice Côte d’Azur airport. We hope that you’ve had an amazing trip; one you’ll remember fondly for a long time to come.
As some say, “every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” This means it’s time to plan your next Kosher Cycle Tours adventure. Will it be Cycling the Peaks of Israel? The Dolomites? Switzerland? Or back in the Alps next summer?
Rider Price for Full Tour: 20,997₪ (approx. equivalent $5,999)
Rider Price for Shorter Tour: 17,497₪ (approx. equivalent $4,999)
Israelis add 17% (VAT)
KCT accepts payment by:
Israeli Shekel check
Bank transfer: The transfer must be made in Israeli Shekels in the amount of the deposit / the balance due for the tour. Contact KosherRides@gmail.com for bank account information.
Credit card: Credit cards will be charged in Shekels. (KCT does not accept Diners).
With 844 kilometers and almost 23,000 metres of climbing, this tour travels from point to point most days.
This trip’s route was designed for optimal cycling. It traverses remote areas in order to offer the most spectacular experience for avid cyclists.
We do not encourage non-riding companions to join this trip, as the focus is on the riding.
The price for non-riding participants is $5,699.
- Meeting and start at Geneva airport.
- Drop off, including bike and luggage, at Nice airport. For those on the shorter tour (until July 30), drop off will be at Geneva airport
- Tour fully accompanied by our SAG vehicle
- All accommodations – see below
- All meals
- Nutrition and drink while on the ride. Nutrition will include Nature Valley bars, Larabars, pretzels, gels, drink powder and candies.
- 1 Kosher Cycle Tours bike jersey (and a limited-time promotion code for 10% off other gear)
- Kosher Cycle Tours Traversing the Alps gpx files for Garmin use
What’s not included
- Airfare and/or excess baggage charges
- Travel documentation including passport and visas
- Travel, medical and personal insurance of any type
- Additional hotel expenses, such as phone charges, laundry, mini-bar or extra drinks, gratuities to guides, hotel staff, drivers, etc.
- Bicycle and required bicycle parts and equipment and bicycle maintenance (over and above basic initial tuning)
We will stay in chalets throughout our trip, and kosher hotels when possible. This means tour participants may have a single room, a double occupancy, or a room with more people. While we look forward to as comfortable a stay as possible, our real goal is to cycle.