9-Day ride to the Alps

  • Planned for 19 – 27th September 2020 – fingers crossed this will go ahead – it has to, I’m already going stir-crazy!!

This is a week long ride, Saturday to the following Sunday, 9-days, with four days in one location based in the Alps for us to explore. Combining wonderful alpine scenery with those sought after roads, we spend our time exploring.

Note: overnight stops may change slightly depending on numbers and availability of rooms.

Day 1 – Saturday – Depart UK via Eurotunnel for a mid-day crossing – head to Charelois in Belgium for our first overnight stop.

Ride to the Alps Day 1
Day 1 – Ride to Charleroi in Belgium

Day 2 – Sunday – We head to Besancon.

Ride to the Alps Day 2 Luxembourg city
Day 2 – Head to Besancon via Luxembourg city

Day 3 – This is Monday, arrive at our hotel in Chatel.

Ride to the Alps Day 3
Day 3 – Arrive in Chatel. Avoiding Switzerland and expensive road tax

Days 4 – 7  – Tues – Friday – Exploring the Alpine roads with day trips out on circular rides. And of course, just having a rest and spending the day exploring if you like.

Day 8 – Saturday – we depart Chatel and start our homeward journey stopping overnight in Troyes.

Ride to the Alps Day 8
Day 8 – start our journey home via one of my favourite roads between Dijon and Troyes

Day 9 – Sunday – we blast to the Eurotunnel to catch our train back home.

Ride to the Alps Day 9
Final Day – arrive at the Eurotunnel late afternoon for our train home.

We plan to avoid using toll roads wherever possible; though depending on time, weather etc, we may have to use them every now and again.

Our cost for the Run to the Alps trip is around £1150 per person based on two people sharing a twin room.

Evening meals, fuel, RoSPA test, insurances, toll roads, vignettes, entry to any attractions and daily sustenance are not included.