For thousands of years, the forbidding beauty of the range that runs along France’s eastern border has been a siren’s call to adventurous spirits. Today, climbs like the Galibier, Izoard, and Alpe d’Huez are inextricably woven into the lore of cycling—say “TDF,” and the Alps come immediately to mind. Each year, the world’s best cyclists battle for the yellow jersey, and each year, the most riveting and decisive stages take place right here, in Europe’s quintessential mountains.
Nourishing and satisfying Alpine fare to fuel our epic rides, including raclette cheese, tartiflette, fondues, and fresh Alpine lake fish
Delicate Pinot Noir from Savoie, craft beers, and the aromatic aperitif génépi