The Dauphiné - best known from the Critérium du Dauphiné pro tour - is a region in the French Alps, located between Savoy in the north and Provence in the south, in the middle of the range, as it were. So much of the French High Alps, with classics
that we know from the Tour de France, such as the Galibier, Izoard and Croix de Fer, belong to the Dauphiné, and you can discover them with us. But another special highlight are the fairly undiscovered foothills of the Alps, such as the Vercors with its incredible gorges, and the part-wild, part-lovely Dévoluy.
So the trip falls somewhere between mainstream and secret tips. Are you keen to do the world-famous 21 hairpins up to Alpe d'Huez? Or do you fancy bagging the completely unknown Col du Noyer? Based in Isère's capital Grenoble you'll get to know both these sides of the French Alps over seven stages.
Explore the contrasts.