Date July 3, 2022
Nights 3 Nights
Book From £99pp Deposit
Price From £289pp
La Marmotte July 3, 2022 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! 2021 saw a tweak to the classic route and a new Ultra route option with over 6500m of climbing

Weekend Highlights

Weekend Highlights

  • Three Private Feed Stops: Drop off your day bags & get 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 Friday & Saturday before the sportive to some great local routes close to Alpe d'Huez.

Sportive Distance Sportive Elevation Sportive Difficulty
Long Route 177km 5180m 5/5

What's Included


Your choice from self catered to 4* hotels


From Lyon (LYS) and Geneva airport (GVA)

Included Meals

Bed and Breakfast or Half Board

Guided Warm Up Ride

On Friday & Saturday

Private Feed Stop

Three private feed stops on the route

Sportive Entry

Delivered to your hotel

Bike Rental

Ridley Fenix SL available


On hand all weekend


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.



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Thursday : Arrival day

Please make your own arrangements to arrive at our hotel in Alpe d’Huez today. Our team will be available to meet you at the hotel. If you plan to fly then we offer airport transfers for you, your luggage and your bike from Lyon or Geneva airport. Lyon or Geneva arrival Fly into Lyon or Geneva where our team will meet you. The transfer takes just over 2 hours from Lyon and 3 hours from Geneva.

1st of July : Arrival Day and Alpe d'Huez ITT

Distance Elevation Difficulty
Short Route 14 1125 4/5

Arrival day. Fly into Geneva or Lyon where our team will meet you. The transfer takes just over 2 hours from Lyon and 3 hours from Geneva. Grimpee de L'Alpe For thoswe who arrived yesterday, you have the option to take part in the Grimpee. After breakfast descend down to Bourg d’Oisans and from 09.00 you can set your PB on the Alpe d’Huez climb during the official Alpe TT, the Grimpee de L’Alpe.

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2nd July : Warm Up Day

Distance Elevation Difficulty
Short Route 45 1203 2/5

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.

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3rd July : Sportive Day

Distance Elevation Difficulty
Long Route 175 5516 5/5

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

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4th July : Departure Day

Departure day. Make use of our airport transfers to Geneva or Lyon today


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. All flights into Lyon should be arranged to arrive a minimum of 30 minutes before transfer departure.

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

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