Parpaillon’s pass

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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

stock8 bikes available

distance240km roadbook

Ensoleillement 79

accompagnateurThomas, Renaud

Fee: start from 0 € /day!
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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:

  • keyboard_arrow_rightDates: Week-ends

    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

    Calendar 2017:
    – 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 Renaud

Cottage 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 Site

Cottage 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!


Le Castillan de la Grave

Cottage and covered

Who never dreamt of having tea-time face to “La Meije”, the last major peak in the Alps to be summited. Gaëlle Castillan and her family welcome since generations alpinists, skiers, travelers and mountain-lover in the middle of les écrins.


Les petites sources

Cottage and covered

Pauline and Nathalie are the guardians of the small fountain of youth for our happiness. They propose a local and family cooking. Relaxing in the garden, evening at the billard, or a moment of calm in the Jacuzzi, your choice…


Comme un Ecrin

Cottage and covered

Our base-camp, starting and end point of the tour. Warming welcome, intimate atmosphere, facing the mountains, with the Devoluy as horizon. Excellent food from Frédéric and Florence, based on fresh local food, coming directly from the kitchen garden or the henhouse. Recycling the green waste. Simply good for the soul.


Les chambres du soleil

Cottage 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 & Spa

Cottage 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…


House of Joséphine

Cottage and covered

Matthieu welcome us in this two-hundred-year old village house, but surprisingly those old stones hide a sauna, a library, and many other secrets. A local and bio food is proposed, to regenerate before next move.