The breathtaking scenery coupled with the quiet roads and beautiful villages of the Giffre Valley makes Samoens a road bikers favourite. Not only that but we boast some of the toughest and famous Tour de France Climbs starting right in the centre of our village.
The Col de Joux Plane has been used 12 times in the past including last year on July 23rd when it featured as the deciding stage of Le Tour De France. Starting from Chalet Giffre Samoens the Col de Joux Plane is 12km long with an average percentage of 8.5% and a maximum gradient of 10% and believe me feels relentless. The riders name still spray painted onto the tarmac make doing the climb yourself even more thrilling.
As you climb the views over Samoens and of Mt Blanc are perhaps some of the best you can get and go a little way to take your mind off of the pedalling. When you reach the top be sure to get a picture of the Col de Joux Plane sign (Altitude 1700) before you are met with a beautiful lake and a fantastic restaurant in which you can re fuel and enjoy a well earned beer.
We can arrange all of your bike and equipment hire before your arrival so all you have to do is turn up and get riding!
If you want to bring your own bikes then we can provide safe storage and transportation.
We can offer Transfers from Geneva to Samoens.