Why Alpine Cols?

We know very well you have a choice when it comes to selecting a partner for your training camp or cycling holiday.

This is our list of reasons why you should choose us, but don’t take our word for it, read what our guests have to say!


Improve your cycling.

We are not guides, we are fully-qualified coaches and highly-experienced competitive cyclists in our own right. This is one of the reasons we were chosen in 2013 to be the official coaching and training partner to the Haute Route, the highest and toughest sportives in the world. During our coaching camps, we provide pro-team support and expert coaching so that you can improve your cycling.


Have fun.

We believe that performance, fun and friendship go hand-in-hand, and do everything possible to make your training camp as enjoyable off the bike as it is on the bike. We hope that you will come as a guest and leave as a friend. Families are very welcome and we can organize dozens of things for them to do in La Clusaz while the cyclists are on the road.


A fantastic location.

The hotel Beauregard in la Clusaz is an outstanding 4* hotel, comfortable, with its own pool and spa, great food and above all outstanding staff, while La Clusaz, just 1h15 from Geneva airport, offers direct access on the bike to 13 famous Tour de France climbs. With five different routes in and out, there is no need for long minibus transfers, and no need to change hotel every night!


Last but not least, for peace of mind

If you come to us you know that you have chosen a bona-fide, legally-compliant company that guarantees full satisfaction or your money back.

  • All our coaches possess a French state diploma to coach road cycling, which involves 1600 hours of training. This is both a guarantee for you and a legal requirement to accompany groups of cyclists on the road in France.
  • Alpine Cols S.A.S. is a limited liability company established in France and registered at the Chamber of Commerce in Bourg-en-Bresse (registration number 799 370 291, VAT number FR 61-799-370-291).
  • We are registered as an official Tour Operator under the registration number IM001140003 with the French Tourist Development Agency Atout France, which proves that we have in place both a financial guarantee and a comprehensive professional liability insurance policy. These are guarantees for you and legal requirements in France.
  • We have in place a Financial Failure Insurance policy that guarantees your reimbursement in the event of our financial failure between the date when you pay for your holiday and the date your holiday is due to start. This means any money that you pay us in advance is fully protected: you will either receive the holiday you have paid for, or, in the worst case, you will be reimbursed by the Underwriter. Details are below:

Financial Failure Insurance

International Passenger Protection Limited
Claims Office
IPP House
22-26 Station Road
West Wickham
Kent BR4 0PR
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0)20 8776 3750

In order to deal promptly with any claim hereunder it is essential that you retain or have copies of all bills, receipts and other documents relating to your travel arrangements. Download Claims Form


The experience with Alpine Cols was excellent. I have done several cycling camps in France, Spain and Italy, and I must say this one was close to perfection. (Stephanie, Paris)