An exceptional round trip

At the heart of the most beautiful french mountains



Its privileged geography provides the massif a greater  average hours of sunshine than the french Riviera

Give yourself 8 days of light therapy with amazing surroundings, where high peaks and summits sits next to the emerald green or turquoise blue waters of mountain lakes. How to resist to it after successfully and easily climbed the Izoard, Lautaret or Galibier pass ?

Discover the pass


With balanced stages and discovery activities along the circuit

With an average length of less than 30 miles, every stage of the tour do represent, at maximum, 3h on the saddle each day, without rush. Cool enought to stroll around, take huge lunch breaks, while your solar bike refill in UV. When the afternoon come, benefit a last sunbath on the terrasse, with the mountains in the background. Or, alternatively go and have a swim in the lake next door, plunge into warm natural waters, discover a via ferrata,… Most of our hosts do propose relaxing activities : massages, sauna, hammam, jacuzzi… And the day always end with traditionnal diner to discover local products. So what are you wainting for ?

Recharge your batteries with the Sun


Beeing welcomed in the best places of the area

Our hosts and hostess live the mountain every day, and are commited in a savvy way of life with the natural ressources they belong (some of them use the solar energy, others are isolated during monthes in winter). Each of our stop have been selected with extreme care, and is a remarkable spot of the region : Gite 3 epis, charming house, historical building,… and the encounter with people who give them life make every evening a pure moment of conviviality and genuiness.

Get introduced to our hosts

Key figures

200 miles

roadbook in the mountains

7 nights

in memorable spots

2360 m

highest point of the trip

4000 Wh

solar Energy produced during the tour


> Day 1

Welcome along the afternoon at the dwelling “La Crémaillère” in Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur, France, 1025m high. At 5pm, presentation of the tour, technical briefing and solar bike testing. To finish with a dinner 100% local products prepared with love.

> Day 2

Profil-Etape-1Start of the first stage. After a short sail along the Drac and Champsaur mountain pastures, the roadbook brings us to the first pass of the trip, the Moissière Pass. From there, we begin the loop around the Ecrin massif and initiate a long descent towards Serre-Ponton lake, 825m, where we spent the rest of the day on the Saint-Michel beach.

> Day 3

The day start with the ascent tProfil-Etape-2o Saint-Apolinnaire village where we discover a amazing panorama of the lake. From there, we go down to Embrun to cross the river Durance, follow its “balcony” until the gateway of the Queyras, in Risoul, where a bio dinner is waiting for us.

> Day 4

For this 3rd stage, we quit briefly the massProfil-Etape-3if of Les Ecrins for a long intrusion into the massif of Queyras, via the mythic Izoard Pass and its lunar landscape, altitude 2360m. From there, we go down to Briançon, where we can enjoy its incredible mountain fortifications. Then, few miles from there, we join Saint Chaffrey for the stop of the day, in an old village house from the XVII century, with magnificent wooden rooms.

> Day 5

Profil-Etape-4After a country ride in Serre-Chevalier valley, we join the Lautaret pass road, easy-going, which brings us to 2000m and an incredible view on Les Ecrins glacier. Volunteers will then pursue to the mythic Galibier pass 600m higher. We move then down to the Haute-Romanche valley, along the La Meije peak, to settle down in Bourg d’Oisans.

> Day 6

A short stage who only starts in the lateProfil-Etape-5 evening…
To give time to the one’s up early to enjoy the ascent of the famous Alpe d’Huez ascent and its 21 hairpin bends. Then the crossing of the green valley of Ornon pass allow us to rally the Valbonnais village for a final swim, walk, or nap…

> Day 7

For this final stage, we will join first Profil-Etape-5the Sautet lake, and then choose, to close the Ecrin loop, between 2 itineraries: the Souloise gorge and the Devoluy massif, or the overhanging balcony of the Napoléon’s road. Back to “La Crémaillère” at the end of the afternoon for the last supper.

> Day 8

Exchange and feedbacks. End of the trip after breakfast.

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