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Cycling in La Grave – La Meije

La Grave is also synonymous with legendary Tour de France mountain stages with Col du Lautaret, Col du Galibier, Col du Telegraphe via Galibier, Col d’Izoard, and Alpe-d’Huez have left their mark on this race, and are part of its living legend. The Tour de France usually passes very close to the lodge, making it a perfect stop for those who combine watching a stage or two and from our patio.

Bikers Lodge is an excellent home base for the passionate road cyclist and the perfect retreat to stage your climbing camp. Step out the front door and jump into one of the famous Alpine passes of the region, onto roads that have seen dramatic Tour de France contests and millions of avid cyclists.

Famous Alpine passes of the region Col du Lautaret – 2058m, Col du Galibier – 2646m, Col de Montgenevre – 1860m, Col de Sestrieres- 2033m, Col Agnel- 2744m, Col d’Izoard – 2360m, Col du Telegraphe – 1566m, Alpe d’Huez – 1830m, Col de la Croix de Fer – 2067m, Col du Glandon – 1924m, Col de Sarenne – 1900m, Col d’Ornon – 1367m, La Berarde – 1711m and Col du Molard – 1638m to name a few.

The myriad of lesser-known climbs on beautiful and quiet secondary roads offers endless recreational riding and training opportunities. Keep in mind when planning your trip that all road cycling routes that commence in the village of La Grave require challenging climbs and descents. The riding is spectacular, and it requires a high level of fitness to enjoy. If you plan and gear accordingly, these roads will not disappoint.