September arrives with glorious sunshine and a cool breeze – perfect cycling weather. The annual excursion of Men in Lycra commences to tackle the Tour de France ascents. 2014 schedule includes the Glandon, Croix de Fer, Telegraph, Galibier and Madeline – not for the faint hearted but equally accessible – 20 minutes drive from the residence maximum.
Transit vans hired from Lyon airport to accommodate bikes and provide support, underground secure parking overnight helps with maintenance. Although the apartments have great kitchens to self cater, the guys appreciate the wide range of restaurants happy to feed 15 hungry guys in Modane or St Michel.