• A POINT TO POINT TRAVERSE OF THE FRENCH AND ITALIAN ALPS

    Experience the very best of the Alps

  • 850KM OF INCREDIBLE CYCLING OVER 6 DAYS & 7 NIGHTS

    Averaging 130km per day

  • 18,000m OF ELEVATION OVER EUROPE'S MOST EPIC COLS

    Average 3000m of climbing per day

Welcome to ALPRAID 2025

ALPRAID is the biggest and most epic cycling tour we've ever designed. With a completely unique route designed by BoC, over 6 back to back days, you'll traverse the French and Italian Alps, ascending the most magical Cols, the most picturesque valleys, and you'll experience the mountains like never before. ALPRAID 2025 is a point to point adventure. Each day you will arrive in a new location, cross many of Europe's most breathtaking Cols, all fully supported by the BoC ride and van support team.

This, is BoC ALPRAID 2025.

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ALPRAID WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE END OF JUNE 2025

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BoC ALPRAID 2025

BoC ALPRAID 2025

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Booking Option

TOTAL PRICE : Early Entry: £1990 (Shared room) When booked before 30th Sept 2024.

Escape Pricing

£250 non refundable deposit secures your place on the Escape. Book before 30th September 2024 and save £120 with an early booking. Total Cost £1990. Book after 30th September and the cost is £2110.

Refund Policy

Please view our cancellation and refund policy. We offer a simple and flexible policy which allows you to simply transfer to any other future Escape in the current or following calendar year (subject to availability) should you need to cancel, even at short notice.

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  • DAY ONE

    140km + 2300m

    Bourg St Maurice to Pont Saint Martin

    Day 1 takes us from Bourg St Maurice into Italy, via the famous Pink Road in La Rosiere, and the Col du Petit St Bernard. Once we cross the border at the summit, we face a thrilling descent to La Thuile. From here, a steep climb of the Colle San Carlo awaits, before a super steep descent down into the Aosta Valley, ending the day near Pont Saint Martin.

    Climbs

    The Pink Road

    Col du Petit St Bernard

    Colle San Carlo

  • DAY TWO

    150km + 2700m

    Pont Saint Martin to Cuorgne

    Day 2 is about one climb, and this one climb was the driving force in creating ALPRAID, for this climb is perhaps the greatest road in Europe. The Colle del Nivolet. If you've never heard of the Nivolet then we wouldn't be surprised. It's never been in the Tour de France, it's been in the Giro d'Italia just once, and even then it only featured half the climb. We'll leave you to discover it on the ALPRAID.

    Climbs

    Colle del Nivolet

  • DAY THREE

    161km + 3400m

    Cuorgne to Briancon

    A huge day today as we face one of the toughest climbs in Europe. The Colle delle Finestre. Scene of Chris Froome's epic attack to win the 2019 Giro, this climb is 19km long, averaging 8% with the final 9km on gravel. Two more climbs await, as we climb into the ski resort of Sestriere, and finally back into France via Montgenevre, finishing our day in Briancon.

    Climbs

    Colle delle Finestre

    Sestriere

    Montgenevre

  • DAY FOUR

    137km + 3400m

    Briancon to Briancon

    We take a break from hotel swapping for a night as we spend our second night in Briancon. Today we reach the southern point of ALPRAID, and take on Europe's 2nd highest Paved Col, the Col Agnel, as well as the beautiful lunar landscapes of the Col d'Izoard. A big day, with an ever bigger Queen Stage to come.

    Climbs

    Col Agnel

    Col d'Izoard

  • DAY FIVE : QUEEN STAGE

    170km + 3900m

    Briancon to Albertville

    Words and images cannot do this stage justice. A monumental ride today, over 5 of the most beatiful Cols in the Alps. We begin with the combined Col du Lauteret and Col du Galibier, which needs little introduction. An amazing descent to Valloire and short climb of the Col du Telegraphe awaits before 3 more ascents await, including the short, switchback filled climb of Lacets de Montvernier.

    Climbs

    Col du Lauteret

    Col du Galibier

    Lacets de Montvernier

    Col du Chaussy

    Col de la Madeleine

  • DAY SIX

    100km + 3000m

    Albertville to Bourg St Maurice

    The Final Stage of ALPRAID 2025, brings us back our start town of Bourg St Maurice, over a trio of incredible climbs. First is the Col des Saises, a quiet and scenic Alpine ascent. A descent into Beaufort takes us directly onto the brutal Col du Pre, with a final climb of the Cormet de Roselend being all that separates us from the finish line, and a strong drink in the hotel bar.

    Climbs

    Col des Saises

    Col du Pre

    Cormet de Roselend

A POINT TO POINT TRAVERSE

ALPRAID 2025 is a 6 day journey across the French and Italian Alps. Almost every day you'll arrive in a new town, experience a new landscape, and ride cols that are usually impossible to ride without our trusted support team. A 2 night stay in Briancon midweek allows more recovery time.

7 Nights Accommodation

Your place on ALPRAID 2025 includes 7 nights of accommodation in shared twin rooms (with en-suites) ALPRAID hotels are carefully chosen for a combination of their location, services, hospitalty, and suitability for cycling. All of our hotels are 3 or 4 star rated. Single Rooms can be requested after booking, but cannot be guaranteed in each location due to the size of each hotel. More information can be provided following your confirmed entry into the ALPRAID.

Van + Rider Supported Rides

ALPRAID is a fully supported Tour, with 2 ride guides from Band of Climbers on the road with you. 2 Support vans and mechanical assistance are also on hand to support your rides, and transport your kit from hotel to hotel each day. Need a break on a ride? Simply jump in the van. Mechanical issue? A full tool kit is in each van. Carry minimal kit with you as your cold weather kit is ready and waiting in the support van whenever you need it, as are energy gels, bars, snacks and water.

Airport Transfers Included

Airport transfers to and from Geneva Airport and our Hotel in Bourg St Maurice are also included (at specified times) Please read our recommended flight plans below for more information.

ALPRAID CLIMB GALLERY

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KEY DETAILS + INCLUSIONS

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN ALPRAID

  • 7 nights accommodation in a shared twin room in hotels across the French and Italian Alps
  • Daily breakfasts and dinners (usually 3-4 courses)
  • Daily supported rides and mechanical support
  • Transport of kit from hotel to hotel
  • Ride Guides from Band of Climbers
  • All energy gels, drinks and bars from OTE Sports
  • Airport transfers to and from Geneva Airport in private vehicles
  • 1 x Exclusive Band of Climbers Escape Jersey
  • 1 x Exclusive personalised Band of Climbers T-Shirt
  • Comprehensive Digital Road Book with all GPX / Strava Files for each ride
  • Printed Road Book to keep as a souvenir
  • Early access to book any BoC Escape the following year

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights
  • Personal Travel or Bike Insurance
  • Spare parts or equipment
  • Medical Cover
  • Bike hire
  • Coffee or lunch/cafe bought snacks during rides
  • Drinks over dinner
  • Additional nights accommodation if arriving early or departing late

RECOMMENDED FLIGHT PLANS

Arrivals : Please fly into Geneva Airport BEFORE 12pm on Saturday 28th June 2025, in order to join our scheduled transfer for our riders at circa 12.30pm

Departures : Please book a return flight AFTER 10am from Geneva Airport on Saturday 5th July to your chosen destination. Our scheduled transfer is based on the earliest flight time of all guests. But your flight should not be before 10am due to the transfer time to the airport (3 hours) Any flights booked before 10.00am will require a private transfer at an additional cost of £300.

ACCOMODATION ITINERARY

Alpraid Full Itinerary:

Day Zero : Saturday : Arrival Into Geneva and Transfer to Bourg Saint Maurice to our Base Hotel. Non Riding Day.

Day One : Sunday : Overnight stay near Pont Saint Martin in the Aosta Valley.

Day Two : Monday : Overnight stay near Cuorgne near Turin.

Day Three : Tuesday : Overnight Stay in Briancon

Day Four : Wednsday : Overnight Stay in Briancon : 2 nights in the same hotel

Day Five : Thursday : Overnight Stay in Albertville

Day Six : Friday : Overnight stay in Bourg St Maurice, back at our Base Hotel.

Day Seven : Saturday : Departure Day. Transfers back to Geneva Airport. Non riding Day.

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FAQ'S

How fit do I need to be?

BoC Escapes are not races, they're an adventure. We ride socially, with a cafe/coffee stop midway through each ride.

That said, BoC Escapes are tough. You'll ride 6 back to back big days with up to 4000m of climbing (13,000ft) per day.

We would suggest you should be capable of climbing for at least 90 minutes at a gradient of 7% without stopping. Average speeds are very difficult to gauge, but most riders on our Escapes will average at least 10kph per hour (6mph) on a climb of 7%. Some will ride much quicker of course, but you are free to ride at your own pace.

We would suggest the trip is for intermediate or above level riders, or those with at least some experience of riding in the mountains and a decent level of fitness. At no point will any rider be left behind on their own for too long, as our guides will be on the road with you at all times and will always be close by.

We aim to ride as a group, although on long climbs we usually split up, before regrouping at the summits, or cafe stops if the temperatures at the summits are too cold.

Of course, some riders will be faster than others, but we try to keep any waiting times between the first and last riders reaching the summits to a minimum. You are free to ride at your own speed. This is not a race. It's a chance to test your own legs at your own pace.

Can I attend as a solo rider?

Absolutely! Around 95% of all our Escape riders come on their own. Making new friendships is a big part of our Escapes.

How do shared rooms work?

1. We do not mix males and females in shared rooms (unless booked as a couple or on request by both parties)

2. All rooms are twin beds, with en suite bathrooms

3. Rooms are allocated at random, unless booked as pairs or couples.

4. We can allocate rooms to friends on request (email us once booked)

5. If we have one single female, on a trip of 10 male riders, the female will be given a single room, to avoid sharing with a male (unless requested). Likewise, if we have a trip with 10 females, a solo male will be given a single room.

6. 95% of our guests come as solo riders. Making new friendships is a big part of our Escapes. 

Can I have a Single Room?

Single rooms may be available in some locations, but cannot be guaranteed in all locations as some of the hotels we use are small, rural hotels. Once your entry into ALPRAID is confirmed, we can endeavour to provide you with a single room upon request, subject to a £75 single room occupancy charge per night of each single room.

What support is available?

You will have 2 BoC ride guides on the road with you at all times. We'll ride with the group, and ensure no rider is left behind.

We also have 2 support vans on which carry tools, spares, and your bad weather kit, plus energy gels and food. So you don't need to carry anything for too long.

If your legs decide to give up, or you need a rest, you are welcome to ride in the van and miss a climb or section if you need to, or end your ride early.

Is bike rental available?

We can help you to rent a road bike in all of our Escape Destinations.

We can offer Basso Bike Rental in Mallorca, the Dolomites and the French Alps.

We do not rent bikes ourselves, but we have recommended rental partners in each destination and we can assist in the rental, pickup and return of your bike.

Are meals included?

All of our Escapes include Breakfasts and evening meals. In most locations, a set menu is offered with a 3 to 5 course evening dinner. Wine and Beer is included in some locations, but alcoholic drinks are extra in others.

We can cater for all dietary requirements including vegetarian, vegan, gluten free etc...

Each day, we eat breakfast and dinner together, around one table. This allows further friendships to form away from the road. The dining experience is a big part of our Escapes!

Lunch is not included, as we stop at a cafe mid way around each ride. A typical lunch stop will take 30-40 minutes, and you are free to eat/drink whatever you choose from our planned cafe.

Cancellations and Refunds

Please view our cancellation and refund policy. We offer a simple and flexible policy which allows you to simply transfer to any other future Escape (subject to availability) should you need to cancel, even at short notice.

Who is a typical Escape rider?

Our riders travel from all over the world. We've had riders from South America, Australia, Asia, North America and across Europe. usually very keen cyclists, most Escape riders are aged between 25 and 55, although we've had younger, and older too!

Most riders travel individually, but we've had small groups of friends, married couples, and father son combos too.

Can I bring a non riding partner?

ALPRAID is not suitable for a non riding partner.