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The Velo Vercors Challenge

As 6 day cycling itinerary to give you a flavour of what rides the Vercors have to offer.

During the 6 days you will take in some of the most magnificent cliff top roads, gorges and mountain passes, including Col de Bataille, Col de Tourniol, Col de Romeyere and Col des Limouches all ridden in the Tour de France. 500kms with a total of 9000m ascent. (Mount Everest stands at 8850m/29,035').  No col-baggers, cafe and restaurant stops and endless photo opportunities, to boot!

A Typical Week

  • Arriving on Saturday and if there is time a short introductory 1 hour 28km loop.
  • On Sunday the real fun begins with a ride into the heart of the Vercors with a 70km ride taking in Europe's biggest and most spectacular Gorge - the Combe Lavel.
  • Monday and Tuesday routes ranging from 70-120km along some of quietest, awe-inspiring cliff top roads and hairpin descents.
  • The week will build to a crescendo on the Wednesday with a 163km /3399m ascent taking in the southern Provencal Drome, including the spectacular 21km switchback Col du Rousset (featured above)
  • On Thursday a less taxing day with a 60-70km ride.
  • Friday sees another big ride to end the week.
  • Saturday departure after breakfast

Latest News

When Cyclist discovered the Vercors

Back in September 2014 Cyclist Magazine visited the Vercors to discover for themselves what an unbeatable destination it is for cyclists Read more...

New 'Green' cycling route along the Isere river valley

New dedicated 42 km 'Green' cycling route along the valley of the Isere river from St.Nazaire-en-Royans to Chateauneuf-sur-Isere. Perfect for all the family as well as seasoned athletes. Read more...

Thrills and Spills

I write this on the ferry back to Belgium after a pretty busy May on the bike. I raced in Belgium at the Circuit de Wallonie, then in Italy at the 5 day Giro della Fruili (Featuring 2 stages in the dolomites) and then the An Post Ras in Ireland. Read more...

Nations Cups and the aftermath

Haven’t written a blog in a while so apologises. Here is a quick update on what I’ve been doing. Read more...

Special Offers

Family Offer 2017

Velo Vercors do not charge more during school holidays. Prices start from £1,340 for one week, based on a family of 4 sharing. Price includes 7 nights accommodation in a gite, bike and helmet hire, mapped family-friendly cycle routes throughout your stay, transfers from Lyon St.Expury and a home-cooked, seasonal evening meal on the day of arrival. Offer available until 31st March 2017. 

Velo Vercors

Montee des Usines

26190 St Jean-en-Royans

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