Geneva to Milan

an Alpine adventure

A classic cycle tour with a twist.  While many would take the picturesque but gentler roads eastwards from Geneva, through Switzerland before turning south to cross into Italy, Viva Velo has opted to design this new tour with a French col or two in mind.  Crossing the alps via the Telegraph and Galibier, made famous in many a Tour de France, means this tour is bound to present a challenge but one we think will be more than manageable to the amateur keen to pedal in the wheel tracks of the pros .  Scheduled over 5 days you’ll take on the Alps before speeding towards your final destination in Milan across the flatter lands of northern Italy.  For those with a little less time we are also offering a shortened version of the tour which finishes in four days in the delightful Piedmontese city of Asti, famous for its sparkling wine.  What better way to celebrate the end of an epic cycle tour than with a glass of the local fizz?   

This tour will run from 12-18 September (12-16 September for the shorter version) .  To register your interest you can contact us via email by clicking the button below, or fill in the contact form.

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The Itinerary:

Day 0. Arrive Geneva. Prepare bikes

Day 1. Geneva to Chateauneuf  (122km - 1350m)

Day 2. Chateauneuf to Valloire  (94km - 1950m)

Day 3. Valloire to Pinerolo (146km - 2,300m)

Day 4. Pinerolo to Asti  (87km - 400m) or Pinerolo to Alessandria (130km - 450m)

Geneva to Asti clients depart Milan

Day 5. Alessandria to Milan (110km - 300m)

Day 6. Depart Milan

For a more detailed itinerary and other information on this stunning tour, check out the online brochure

What you will get:

  • Quality accommodation in distinctive 3 and 4 star hotels
  • Return transfers to Geneva and Milan Malpensa airports
  • Full vehicle support to transfer your baggage as required
  • A qualified mechanic to support you
  • Our experienced ride leaders to guide you all the way
  • Full itinerary and route information in advance
  • GPX files on request

Cost from £950

This is based on 2 sharing a twin room and does not include flights, drinks or evening meals although the following are available on request:

  • Single room supplement – £260 pp (short tour) £390 (long tour)
  • Halfboard - £35 pppn

Please note that this tour requires a minimum of 8 participants.  If you are enquiring as an individual or smaller group then we are always happy to introduce you to others to make up the required party size.

 

 Photo of Pinerolo by  Francofranco56    

Photo of Pinerolo by Francofranco56

 

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