SUGGESTED ROUTES

Below are a selection of ChainLynx proposed routes.  We work closely with you and your group  to choose itineraries and cols that suit you and incorporate routes that you are particularly keen to achieve...... The selection of rides below are in distance order with the shortest distance first.

Ride 01 - Col de Sestriere circuit - 43kms - 1400+m

 

A great arrival day leg warmer plus the chance to open your lungs and soak up the beautiful scenery.  

It is possible for you to experience this route in the early evening or late afternoon after a bite to eat and your bike build.  The descent will be featuring in 2018 Giro d'Italia stage 19.

Ride 02 - Alpe d'Huez & Col de Sarenne circuit - 50kms - 1600+m

 

The mecca of all climbs.  The classic HC of Alpe d'Huez is a must whilst in the area.  We have also linked in Col de Sarrenne to this route.

A challenging and relatively short circuit in distance...as seen in the 100 year celebration of the Tour.

Ride 03 - Col de l'Echelle circuit - 68kms - 1400+m

 

As with ride 01, this is another great arrival day warmer or mid week breather.  A local hidden gem.  This can be linked with Ride 01 to create an interesting 100km route.

 

Ride 04 - Col de Lauteret, Galibier, Valloire to Modane - 101kms - 2460+m

 

Either used as a one way route from Montgenevre with a breathtaking descent down the valley into Valloire or simply a return trip from Monty to Galibier.

Ride 05 - Tour of Lake Serre Poncon - 100kms - 2600+m

 

This stunning ride tours around Europe's largest manmade lake taking in the Ubaye National Park. Various roads and climbs were ridden during the stages 18 and 19 of the TDF 2017

Ride 06 - Colle delle Finestre - 116kms - 2900+m

 

A truly stunning Italian ride.  A favourite amongst the team at Chainlynx. A challenging climb to this ever demanding summit, 9kms of compact gravel. Featured in the Giro d'Italia in 2015 and will be making yet another appearance in stage 19 of the 2018 Giro.

Breathtaking mountain wilderness with a great alpine climb.

Ride 07 - Col d'Izoard circuit - Briancon or Guillestre climb - 120kms - 2650+m

Another Grand Tour Classic.  The clockwise circuit (Briancon climb) is an 'easier' climb to the Izoard summit.  The anti clockwise route (Guillestre climb) is a much more challenging ascent for the brave! Featured as Stage 18 and the Etape du Tour summit finish in the TDF 2017

Cols not mentioned :

Vars - Risoul - Larche - La Bonette - Agnel - Mont Cenis - Télégraphe - Granon

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HELLO

Due to current climates it is with this sad news that ChainLynx Cycle Tours LTD has ceased trading as a UK registered company

During this time we will be keeping our presence on the internet and social media whilst we figure out our next step in these difficult times

We are based in the French Alps year round and these Iconic Cycling Giants will never leave us  

 

If at all you would like to get in touch, by all means email us and we will help you in any way we can

 

Until then - Keep pedaling and keep safe

 

From myself personally - Craig Parkin 

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