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
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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