Tour d’Alscace

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pie is a cycling events company delivering amazing bespoke bike rides throughout the UK and Europe. We create, develop, manage, operate and deliver fully supported guided group cycling trips for companies, charities and groups of individuals.  All to your specific brief.

This region is not only geo-politically important with exquisite culinary heritage, it also has a long cycling history reflected in the Tour de France 2019 Stages 5 & 6 held here.

 

Choice of daily routes

380km /440km total distance

5000m / 7000m ascent

3.5 days guided cycling

Full support crew

Itinerary

Day 1 –  Travel day and warm up loop 52km & 650m ascent

We arrive into Basel-Mulhouse-Freiberg airport and exit out onto the French side of the airport, where pie staff will meet everyone before we transfer to the hotel in Durbach. We’ll have a chance to meet the rest of the pie crew over lunch before having a briefing and getting out on our bikes for a few hours in the afternoon, depending on flight times. The warm up loop will take the riders out into the rural countryside, passing through vineyards and orchards. There are several hill top schloss (castles) to be admired along the journey.

Day 2 – Durbach to Freiburg: 141km & 1700m ascent / 152km & 2220m ascent

We head south from Durbach to Schloss Reinach, set in a tiny village 15km to the south west of Freiburg im Breisgau. Along the way we tackle Schafersfeld Pass, a cheeky 5k climb of 9%; Hallener Hohe suitable for all with a height gain of just 500m over 18k; and Thurner with a 3% climb over 18k.

Day 3 –: 129km & 1600m ascent / 141km & 2100m ascent

Today is the day we leave the hills of Germany to cross the flat lands between Germany and France, and make our way across the Rhine to the Tour de France climbs in the Vosges National Park. The Grand Ballon, a Stage 6, Cat 3, Tour de France climb beckons at just 1325m.

Day 4 –: 124km & 1550m ascent / 143km & 2100m ascent

Our last day riding and the focus is on the Route des Vins and more Tour de France climbs for any cyclists who think they need more punishment. Le Petit Ballon at 1163m is another spectacular climb along with the Cote des Cinq Chateaux. We finish the Tour d’Alsace in the medieval village of Obernai, where we toast our celebrations over a well earned meal.

Day 5 – Travel home

Today is a free day to enjoy all the historic village of Obernai has to offer before your return flight back to the UK.

More Information

Interested? Please contact us for more details. Call 01932 460090 or email info@pieevents.co.uk and download the event summary sheet.

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pie delivers fully supported bespoke guided rides throughout the UK and Europe for the discerning cyclist.

Every ride is designed completely to your needs so your cyclists, no matter what standard they are, will have a fabulous time.

We’re known for our efficiency, integrity, and our passion to get it right. From your 1st contact with us, to the last cyclist’s arrival, we will make your event as effortless and awesome as possible.

Your cyclists will be led in small groups of similar standards by our team of amazing guides on bikes who are in turn supported by our experienced crew of tour leaders and medics.

The end result is stunning scenery, challenging ascents, incredible descents, perfect hotels, great food, like minded company.

In short, an amazing ride.

Download the Summary Sheet for more details

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