TDF Stars @ 2016 Criterium Dauphine in French Alps
Who will win the 2016 Tour de France, find out in the stunning French Alps this June to see how the TDF professional stars of cycling are shaping up @ 2016 Criterium du Dauphine French Alps with your cycling & non cycling tours! Escape and experience the very best of summer cycling in Annecy France with over 10 yrs of bike race tours to the Criterium Dauphine on our ‘local’ roads!
JOIN US at the spectacular Tour de France warm up race week in the Alps!
View the Criterium du Dauphine stage 4 Tain-l’Hermitage > Belley (Circuit Finish)
Distance 105km, Ascent 2000m route Grand Colombier(1505m)
Distance 80km, Ascent 750m route Jongieux
Distance 65km, Ascent 400m route Belley
NON CYCLING GUEST: Share all the Tour day & spectacular Criterium du Dauphine action!
Todays stage of the Criterium du Dauphine is the last of the flat roads for the peloton with the final week-end stages full of great Cols. We can take advantage of our first ride together with some extra km’s in the Rhone Valley and the opportunity to catch the speeding peloton race action live on two separate occasions! Local knowledge is everything in ‘Cycling Paradise’ and for the mountain goats looking to climb today….the TDF 2016 Grand Colombier is on route! The PB team rank this as one of the most difficult Cols in France. What do you think? Great riding deserves its reward with a local secret Restaurant Lunch spot compliments of Practice Bicycle Bike Tours.
June 10th – View the Criterium du Dauphine stage 5 La Ravoire > Vaujany (Alps Finish)
Distance 52km, Ascent 2000m route Col du Glandon(1942m) + Vaujany (1223m)
Distance 45km, Ascent 1000m route Gieres
Distance 15km, Ascent 500m route Vaujany (1223m)
NON CYCLING GUEST: Share all the Tour day & Criterium du Dauphine Stage in the Alps!
Today the Criterium Dauphine route challenges the best stage race riders in the world with a total of 7 categorised Cols on route to the final summit finish at Vaujany (1223m). Be apart of the live action on the final slopes of a classic alps stage, but first we too must enjoy this great race with our own choice ride route, keep it short and sweet with the final km’s of the stage route to Vaujany a Col that many don’t have on their hit list or take on the monster of the Glandon (1942m) for a very difficult ride in the magnificent French Alps.
Change, relax and discover lunch together at another of Practice Bicycle’s favourite restaurants of the area. Before we check out our favourite climbers and see who will win the Criterium Dauphine 2016.
June 11th – View the Criterium du Dauphine stage 6 La Rochette > Méribel Alps Finish)
Distance 95km, Ascent 1200m route Moutiers
Distance 41km, Ascent 1400m route Frasses (1028m) – Meribel (1454m)
Distance 20km, Ascent 1000m route Meribel (1454m)
NON CYCLING GUEST: Share the Tour day sights & Criterium du Dauphine Alpine Stage
Yesterday the Dauphine tested the climbers, today Stage 6 will test them to their limit with no where to hide during this classic French Alps Cols stage including 5 major Cat 1 Cols on route to the finish line at the famous winter ski station of Meribel. It wouldn’t be a great bike tour in the style of Practice Bicycle if we didn’t enjoy great riding ourselves with options to suit all levels of tired legs, take on one Cat 1 or take on two! The team are there to support you every pedal stroke will a world of cycling experience to assist you. It won’t be long before the race action hits the final slopes and the Dauphine leader takes the yellow jersey. Get out of the lycra and refuel in style with Lunch included at a highly regarded local restaurant to cap off a great day at the Criterium du Dauphine.
June 12th – View the Criterium du Dauphine stage 7 Le Pont-de-Claix > Superdévoluy (Stage Start)
Distance 80km, Ascent 1300m route Chamrousse (1750m)
Distance 50km, Ascent 300m route Pontcharra
NON CYCLING GUEST: Share the Tour day sights & Criterium du Dauphine Stage Depart (Start)
Our ride route destination today is the Criterium du Dauphine final stage Depart (Start). This is a perfect opportunity to see the stars of professional cycling before they begin a difficult day of racing, time when many riders are approachable for a friendly photo. The Dauphine is a very unique sporting event in that the very best cyclists in the world are easily accessible to the public, which is often not possible one month later in July at the Tour de France.