EACH TOUR IS UNIQUE.
AND HERE IS WHAT THEY HAVE IN COMMON:
The offer is all inclusive:
> 1 Guide and 1 Expert, fluent english, for a small group of 6 to 7 person maximum;
> The e-bike and its complete solar system with all the accessories (top-range hardware, laboratory tested and validated – to total more than half of the costs of the tour)
> Hosting in the best rooms in each area visited.
> Breakfast, Lunch and diner – table d’hôte with a selection of local gourmet specialties of the region;
> Insurance and Technical Assistance;
> Solar Adventures activities: drinks, well-being, hot waters, sauna, hammam, jaccuzi, billiard,… (may vary according to the week).
The price do not include:
> Guide tip;
> Transportation to the starting/arrival point of the tour, located in Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur, 55 miles from Grenoble, France (please contact us if you need assistance);
> The extras: shopping, massages, liqueurs,…
Cancel without charge
> You can order your trip without risks: if within the coming 10 days you change your mind, we reimburse you without any question or condition.
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions:
Calendar 2017 :
– from april 29th to may the 1st
– from may the 6th to 8th
– from june the 3rd to the 5th
keyboard_arrow_rightDates: Half tour
– from june the 17th to 24th
– from july the 8th to 15th
– from june 29th to august 5th
– from july the 19th to august 26th
keyboard_arrow_rightDates: Grand tour
Calendar 2017 :
– from july the 2nd to the 6th
– from july 23th to 27th
– from august the 13th to 17th
keyboard_arrow_rightWhat does a typical day looks like ?
Each group has the opportunity to collectively set the time schedule he wants, and there is no obligation to follow the same schedule every day. However, the days traditionally consist of two periods of 1 to 2 hours of cycling. One in the morning and one after lunch , punctuated with breaks to enjoy the beautiful scenery.
More details on the page une journée type.
keyboard_arrow_rightDoes the Tour requires to be sporty ?
No ! The power assistance makes the course accessible to all, including cyclists without training. The only requirement is to be able to pedale during 3 hours a day with limited efforts, and not to be in very bad condition!
keyboard_arrow_rightWhat happens if the sun does not shine?
No problem. Our bikes are equipped with two batteries that provide sufficient autonomy to move through each step. If unfortunately there’s not enough solar energy during a day to fill your batteries, there are two alternatives. You can either save the batteries for the next day by selecting a power assist mode less “greedy” (and therefore a little more pedaling) or continue with the maximum assistance and use in the evening an emergency charger which allows recharge batteries in house, and so benefit from two full batteries the next morning. In summer, around the Tour des Ecrins, days without sun are very rare.
keyboard_arrow_rightThings to take
Aventures Solaires provides each participant with a suitable waterproof bag in tow. This can contain 90L which is more than enough for one week. Cycling shorts, sneakers, sunglasses, fleece jacket for the evening, a windbreaker for the descents and a rain jacket as a precaution. A swimsuit can be useful as well as hiking clothes. The helmet is provided. And do not forget the sunscreen!
Other questions?Contact us !
Hosts of the tour
They warmly welcome us
Les Gîtes du Grand RenaudCottage and covered
Haven of peace, with calm and spaced chalets, in the middle of the trees, at the bottom of the twists of the l’Alpe d’Huez ascent.
Le Beau SiteCottage and covered
Jean-Pierre and his historical building, already dedicated to welcome travelers at the beginning of the last century, are delivering a rustic, warm and typical regional atmosphere. With the promise to enjoy a unique sunset on the green beach!
Les chambres du soleilCottage and covered
Once done with the solar bike, the solar shower is waiting for you at the “Rooms of the sun”! Valerie and Christophe propose an incredible atmosphere in the ancient house, special cooking, and even unforgettable massages. A ticket for paradise in Serre-Chevalier ski area…
Ax Hotel & SpaCottage and covered
What could be better to finish the sunny summer day than a place dedicated to your well-being, body and soul? An address also well known in the area for the gourmet palates…
To live your solar adventure
The Half-Tour, a long week-end to live an experience who give the best of “Les Ecrins” in a 5-days format, a perfect fit, with not-so-much compromises compared to the Grand Tour.
Pedal around the “God finger” (La Meije – 3984m), the Obiou (2789m), the Pao-de-Acucar (3208m),
the Grand Morgon (2384m) and the Barre des Ecrins (4102m).
The original “Grand Tour des Ecrins” designed by Aventures Solaires.
Pour ceux qui prennent le bon wagon…
Le Col du Parpaillon est un col de légende Situé à la limite des Alpes de Haute Provence et des Hautes Alpes, il culmine à 2637m sur une crête séparant la vallée de la Durance et celle de l’Ubaye. Ce col a été ouvert par les troupes du Génie Militaire comme beaucoup d’autres passages jalonnant la Grande Traversée des Alpes entre Thonon et Nice