Date September 5, 2020
Nights 3 to 4 Nights
Book From £299pp Deposit
Price From £499pp
La Marmotte September 5, 2020 France The Big Six

La Marmotte with Sportive Breaks

The original European sportive and still one of the hardest. The Marmotte takes in four giant alpine climbs, all legendary from the Tour de France finishing with the mighty Galibier and then Alpe d'Huez. A serious challenge!

Weekend Highlights

Weekend Highlights

  • Three Private Feed Stops: Drop off your day bags & get OTE nutrition and savoury food on the Glandon, Galibier & final climb.

  • Mechanic support: Expert mechanics on hand all weekend or hire one of our Ridley Fenix SLs with 11/34 rear cassette.

  • Guided Warm Up Rides: On Thursday & Friday before the sportive to some great local routes close to Alpe d'Huez.

Sportive DistanceSportive ElevationSportive Difficulty
Long Route174km5180m 5/5

What's Included

Accommodation

Your choice from self catered to 4* hotels

Transfer

From Lyon airport (LYS)

Included Meals

Breakfast & dinner or self catered available

Guided Warm Up Ride

On Thursday & Friday

Private Feed Stop

Three private feed stops on the route

Sportive Entry

Delivered to your hotel

Bike Rental

Ridley Fenix SL available (£139)

Mechanic

On hand all weekend

Reviews

La Marmotte

La Marmotte is known to be one of the hardest sportives to participate in. Taking place in September this year, our travel packages include tackling the four alpine climbs which have become legendary thanks to the Tour de France. This route is a serious challenge and a fantastic achievement.What is La Marmotte Sportive? La Marmotte is the ultimate cycling test and also the oldest sportive in the cycling calendar. At 174km, this one-day classic includes conquering famous climbs from the Tour de France including the Galibier, and the Glandon.First held in 1982, this is still one of the most popular cycling events in the world and a bucket list sportive all riders should try at least once.

Itinerary

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3rd Sept : Arrival Day

Arrival day. Fly into Lyon where our team will meet you (transfers depart11.00am and 5.45pm) . The transfer takes just over 2 hours. If you are on the earlier arrival, we will run a short (but punchy) guided ride down Alpe d'Huez, over the Balcons and back up the Sarenne departing Alpe d'Huez at 2.30pm. We will collect race packs and deliver them to you on the Friday.

4th Sept : Warm Up Day

We will lead a short guided ride down to Bourg d'Oisans and back up via Villard Reculas. We will leave at 9am and aim to be back by lunch so you have the afternoon to relax. We will be having a (slightly competitive) game of boules if you want to join. In the evening we will have a race briefing where you can drop off anything you want us to store at our feed stop.

5th Sept : Sportive Day

Race day. Our entries are in pens 1 to 3 and we will have feed stations near the top of the Glandon, Galibier & then half way up Alpe d'Huez.

6th Sept : Departure Day

Departure day, time your flights to leave after 5pm. Our transfer leaves Alpe D'huez at 12pm.

Accomodation

Hotel le Castillan

268 Route de la Poste, 38750 Alpe d'Huez

Our base in Alpe d'Huez is the lovely Hotel le Castillan. Number one rated on Tripadvisor for a reason. The family that run the Castillan are friendly and the hotel has everything you need for a great cycling break.

Airport Transfers

Lyon airport is the closest airport to Alpe d’Huez. Transfers depart from Lyon at 11:00 on Wednesday and 11:00 and 17:15 on Thursday. All flights into Lyon should be arranged to arrive a minimum of 30 minutes before transfer departure.

Airport
Arrival Times
Departure Times
Lyon (LYS)
Transfers depart from Lyon at 11:00 and 17:15 on Thursday
Transfers will arrive in Lyon at 15:00. Book flights departing after 17:00

Date's & Book Now

3 Nights: 3 - 6th Sep 2020
Hotel Le Castillan
Return transfers from Lyon
Marmotte Entry
3 breakfasts & 3 dinners
Single Room £749 £749 Book Now
Hotel Le Castillan
Return transfers from Lyon
Marmotte Entry
3 breakfasts & 3 dinners
Twin Room For 2 Persons £1399 £1399 Book Now
4 Nights: 2 - 6th Sep 2020
Hotel Le Castillan
Return transfers from Lyon
Marmotte Entry
4 breakfasts & 4 dinners
Single Room £899 £899 Book Now
Hotel Le Castillan
Return transfers from Lyon
Marmotte Entry
4 breakfasts & 4 dinners
Twin Room For 2 Persons £1599 £1599 Book Now

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