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
Please book the 4-night package if you want to take part in the Grimpee de L'Alpe; Alpe d'Huez Time Trial on Friday morning.
Private Feed Stops: Drop off your day bags, re-energise with sports nutrition + savoury food on the Glandon, Galibier & the final mighty climb.
Mechanic support: Expert mechanics on hand all weekend
Guided Warm Up Rides: On Friday & Saturday before the sportive to some great local routes close to Alpe d'Huez.
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Back to back long days with plenty of climbing. Suitable for good club riders.
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. The Marmotte is a race with one cut off point. You need to have passed the start of the Alpe d’Huez climb in Bourg d’Oisans before 18.00 otherwise you will be eliminated from the race. If you’re eliminated your bike will go on a bike trailer and you will be transported to the finish in Alpe d’Huez. Once you finish in Alpe d’Huez, there’s no need to worry as you are staying near the finish.
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.
Very challenging: multiple tough sectors and a full day epic ride.
Langley Hôtel Le Petit Prince
Route de la Poste, 38750 Alpe d’Huez
Langley Hôtel Le Petit Prince is a family-friendly 3-star hotel. The town centre of Alpe d'Huez, with a bank, newsagent, small supermarket, outdoor swimming-pool, and sports centre is within a 5-minute walk. All rooms are modern and cosy, some of which have balconies overlooking the beautiful valley.
Our optional transfers take just over 2 hours from Lyon and 3 hours from Geneva.
Transfer 1 : Depart Geneva Airport at 11.00 (for flights arriving by 10.00)
Transfer 2 : Depart Geneva Airport at 16.00 (for flights arriving by 15.00)
Transfer 1 : Depart Lyon Airport at 11.00 (for flights arriving by 10.00)
Transfer 2 : Depart Lyon Airport at 17.15 (for flights arriving by 16.15)
Transfer 1 : Depart Alpe d’Huez at 07.00 (for flights departing after 12.00)
Transfer 2 : Depart Alpe d’Huez at 10.00 (for flights departing after 15.00)
Depart Alpe d’Huez at 13.00 (for flights departing after 17.00)
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