Getting to and from the Alpine Classic Cols
Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 February 2011 14:29
Start and end point: Hotel Florentin, Bourg D'Oisans
Hotel Florentin: Rue Thiers, 38520 Bourg-D'Oisans. Tel: 0033 (0)4 76 80 01 61.
Travel by Air
There are many flights in/out of Geneva from regional UK airports and further afield, so you may wish to choose alternative flights to the Recommended ones that tie in with the group transfers. There are too many options to list here for those coming from the UK or elsewhere, but if you are coming into and leaving from Geneva Airport at times that do not suit the group transfers, then train travel from Geneva to Grenoble is very plausible, thus opening up this option.
Travel by Train
Lessen your carbon footprint and take the train to Grenoble (nearest station to Bourg d'Oisans). We may then be able to pick you up from the station, or you can take a taxi to the Hotel Florentin.
Booking train tickets and train timetable information
1. Phone Raid Europe on 08708 371 371 (UK number)
2. Try the DB Rail (German rail network) website. You will need to ring them up to book a ticket (english speaking).
Train travel with a bike
Depending on which French train company you are travelling with, you may have to pay for your bike.
Travel on any train with a boxed bike. Travel with an assembled bike is restricted to certain trains (marked on individual timetables).
Other Train Lines
You will need a bike ticket, available to purchase over the phone from Rail Europe on 0844 848 5848. There is a flat rate booking fee of £8 (2010 price) regardless of number of bikes or journeys.
Travel by Road
If you decide to drive out, it is best to drive to the start hotel Airport, where you can leave you car in the hotel car park for the week of the holiday. You can pick it up on your return to the hotel at the end of the holiday.