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La Marmotte 2024

Sunday 30 June 2024

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Date

Sunday 30 June 2024

173km | 5,000m of climbing

From

£399 GBP

2024 Marmotte Gran Fondo with Sportive Breaks

Pre-book your 2025 La Marmotte tour now for £100 with our refund guarantee

If you still need accommodation, entries or meals for 2024 please get in touch for availability. Contact us by calling 0161 676 0390 or email us by clicking here.

The date for the 2025 La Marmotte is Sunday 29 June. Dates are still to be confirmed. Book your guaranteed 2025 La Marmotte place now with Sportive Breaks for £100. Click here for more information.

The original European Sportive and still one of the hardest. La 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! Also part of La Marmotte 2024 weekend is the Grimpee Time Trial on Friday.
Stay in Alpe d’Huez with us for 3 or 4 nights, with our choice of hotels. Our support includes mechanic service, guided rides and private feed stations. We also offer La Marmotte 2024 entry in Wave 1 with a 07:00am start or Wave 2 with a 07:30am start, a group meal night and airport transfers from Geneva Airport.

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.

Hotel options – all available for 3 or 4 nights or longer on request

  • Hotel Le Castillan (4 nights only) – prices from £579
  • Hotel Le Petit Prince – prices from £449
  • Chalet La Belle Etoile – prices from £399
  • Hotel Pop Alp – prices from £399

Group Meal Nights

For the duration of the 2024 Marmotte Gran Fondo weekend we offer a convenient buffet dinner at Hotel Petit Prince. The hotel is conveniently located near all our hotels. The buffet dinner will consist of a 3-course buffet with starter, main course and dessert, served as a buffet. It will be served between 18:30pm and 21:00pm. Drinks are not included but can be purchased on site.

Entry without hotel available 

  • Guaranteed entry in either Wave 1 with a start at 07:00am or Wave 2 with start at 07:30am
  • Access to our private feed stations on the Col du Galibier and the Alpe d’Huez climb
  • Clothes drop in Bourg d’Oisans before the start (must be collected from Hotel Petit Prince in Alpe d’Huez after the event)

Spread your payments: Our payment plan is an interest-free payment method where you will have the opportunity to spread payment for your booking.

Guaranteed Entry: In Wave 1 or 2. Guaranteed entry available to either the Gran Fondo (07:00am or 07:30am start wave). Entries for the Grimpee (Time Trial) on Friday also available.

Private Feed Stops: Drop off your day bags, re-energise with sports nutrition + savoury food on the Galibier & the final climb. Bag drop at the start in Bourg d’Oisans also available.

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 the Alpe d’Huez.

Bike rental: Scott Addict, 12 speed Di2 fitted and delivered at £265.

What's Included?

Accommodation

Choice of 3* hotels and 2* Chalet

Meals Included

Bed and Breakfast

Guided Warm-up Rides

On Friday & Saturday

Private Feed Stops

On Gran Fondo Day

Mechanic

Expert mechanic on hand all weekend

Marmotte Entry

In Wave 1 at 07:00am £150 or Wave 2 at 07:30am £120.

Additional Extra - Transfer

From Geneva Airport (GVA) at set times available at £150pp

Marmotte Entry Without Hotel Package

In Wave 1 at 07:00am £225 or Wave 2 at 07:30am £175 

Group Meal

Group Meal Night at £25 per night

Packages and Prices

Stay with us in Alpe d’Huez and enjoy the beautiful French Alps. The Marmotte Alps Gran Fondo is one of the oldest Cyclo-Sportives and still one of the toughest. This event requires dedication and good preparation and that’s where Sportive Breaks come in.

Prices

Chalet La Belle Etoile**

  • £399 per person based on two people sharing a twin (2 single beds) and 1 double room (1 bed for couple)
  • £499 per person based on single occupancy of a room.

Hotel Le Petit Prince***

  • £449 per person based on two people sharing a twin (2 single beds) and 1 double room (1 bed for couple)
  • £210 per person based on single occupancy of a room.

Hotel Pop Alp***

  • £399 per person based on two people sharing a twin (2 single beds) and 1 double room (1 bed for couple)
  • £619 per person based on single occupancy of a room.

Hotel Le Castillan***

4 nights only (Thu – Mon)

  • £579 per person based on two people sharing a twin (2 single beds) and 1 double room (1 bed for couple)
  • £679 per person based on single occupancy of a room.

Included with your weekend

  • 3 nights at a choice of accommodation in Alpe d’Huez
  • Local expert guides and bike mechanic
  • Breakfasts
  • Guided warm-up ride 
  • Private feed stops on Marmotte day
  • Bag drop at the start
  • Detailed itinerary
  • ABTA protected

 Also available

  • Airport transfers from Geneva at set times at £150pp return
  • Sports Medical Certificate Online Service – More info here
  • Group meal nights at Hotel Petit Prince. Three course buffet for £25.00 per person, per night
  • Guaranteed entry for the 2024 Marmotte with choice of start pen (optional) – see below
  • Bike rental

Entry Only

We offer guaranteed entry for the 2024 Marmotte Gran Fondo without the need to purchase a hotel package. You can choose which entry pen you want to start from. The start is in Bourg d’Oisans, with the finish in Alpe d’Huez.

Included with Entry Only

  • Entry with all inclusions
  • Choice of start time
  • Bag drop at the start (will be delivered back to hotel reception of one of our hotels)
  • Access to private feed stations

Entry prices if purchased with our package

  • Wave 1 @ 07:00am – £150
  • Wave 2 @ 07:30am – £120

Entry prices without hotel

  • Wave 1 @ 07:00am – £225
  • Wave 2 @ 07:30am – £175

Included with your Gran Fondo Entry

  • Start number
  • A road book
  • A souvenir
  • Timing with chip
  • Access to feeding stations along the route
  • Breakdown assistance and first aid
  • General rankings and rankings per category
  • Diploma available
  • Finisher medal
  • Pasta party at the finish

Marmotte Gran Fondo Photo Gallery

Itinerary

Please make your way to Alpe d’Huez today or make use of our optional airport transfer from Geneva Airport where our team will meet you. The transfer takes 3 hours from Geneva. Please arrive today if you would like to do the Alpe d’Huez Time Trial (Grimpee de L’Alpe) tomorrow.

What about my bike?

You can bring your own bike as we have planned to transport bike boxes on our airport transfers. Our mechanic will be available this afternoon at the hotel to assist you with building your bike after travel. Bikes can be safely stored at the hotel.

Group airport transfers from Geneva Airport – £150 return/ £100 one way

Today we offer one airport transfer which departs Geneva Airport at 14:00pm. When you make your booking, you can add this group airport transfer. Please book a flight that arrives before this time. You can book our group airport transfer for £100 for a single journey and £150 for a return journey per person with luggage and bike.

Please contact us for a quote on a private airport transfer at another time from Geneva Airport or from Lyon Airport. Below you will find some guide prices for private airport transfers.

Geneva Airport

  • 1 – 4 persons with bike boxes – £350 single journey/£700 return journey
  • 5 – 8 persons with bike boxes – £400 single journey/£800 return journey
  • 9+ – Please contact us

Lyon St Exupery Airport

  • 1 – 4 persons with bike boxes – £250 single journey/£500 return journey
  • 5 – 8 persons with bike boxes – £300 single journey/£600 return journey
  • 9+ – Please contact us

Group Meal Night

This evening we will meet for our group meal night at a local restaurant which is bookable as an extra at £25 per person per night.

Our hotels

We offer 4 hotels for your stay in Alpe d’Huez with us:

  • Hotel Le Castillan – Only available for 4 nights (Thu – Mon)
  • Hotel Petit Prince – Available for 3 or 4 nights
  • Hotel Pop Alp – Available for 3 or 4 nights
  • Chalet La Belle Etoile (basic accommodation) – Available for 3 or 4 nights

Your stay will be for 3 or 4 nights and will be on a bed and breakfast basis. You will have an early breakfast on Marmotte day. You have the option to come and join us at our meal night at a local restaurant. For £25 per person per night, you will get a simple and plentiful two course meal.

For those of you who arrive on Thursday, you can take part in the Grimpee de L’Alpe. After breakfast, descend to Bourg d’Oisans and from 09:00am you can set your PB on the Alpe d’Huez climb during the official Alpe d’Huez TT, the Grimpee de L’Alpe.

Please see our transfers sheet for full transfer details.

Friday arrivals

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.

Please make your way to Alpe d’Huez today or make use of our optional airport transfer from Geneva Airport where our team will meet you. The transfer takes 3 hours from Geneva. Please arrive today if you would like to do the Alpe d’Huez Time Trial tomorrow (Grimpee de L’Alpe).

Group airport transfers from Geneva Airport – £150 return/ £100 one way.

Today we offer one airport transfer which depart Geneva Airport at 11:00am and at 16:00am. When you make your booking, you can add this group airport transfer. Please book a flight that arrives before the transfer time. You can book our group airport transfer for £100 for a single journey and £150 for a return journey per person with luggage and bike.

Private Airport transfers

Please contact us for a quote on a private airport transfer at another time from Geneva Airport or from Lyon Airport. Below you will find some guide prices for private airport transfers.

Geneva Airport

  • 1 – 4 persons with bike boxes – £350 single journey/£700 return journey
  • 5 – 8 persons with bike boxes – £400 single journey/£800 return journey
  • 9+ – Please contact us

Lyon St Exupery Airport

  • 1 – 4 persons with bike boxes – £250 single journey/£500 return journey
  • 5 – 8 persons with bike boxes – £300 single journey/£600 return journey
  • 9+ Please contact us

What about my bike?

You can bring your own bike as we have planned to transport bike boxes on our airport transfers. Our mechanic will be available this afternoon at the hotel to assist you with building your bike after travel. Bikes can be safely stored at the hotel.

Group Meal Night

This evening we will meet for our group meal night at a local restaurant which is bookable as an extra at £25 per person per night.

Guided ride

If you are on the earlier arrival, we will run a short and exciting guided ride down Alpe d’Huez, over the Balcons and back up the Sarenne departing Alpe d’Huez at 15:30pm.

This afternoon you can go to the expo to collect your race bib for tomorrow. In the afternoon and early evening, our tour leaders and bike mechanics are available for you. The rest of the evening is free for you to eat out in one of Alpe d’Huez’s many restaurants or you can join us at our meal night at a local restaurant (£25pp).

After breakfast and preparing the bikes, we will take you on a supported, guided ride that takes in the Vilard Reculas climb, which is the easiest way to get back up to Alpe d’Huez. We will descend to Bourg d’Oisans, ride along the valley floor and climb back up to Alpe d’Huez.  

We’ll be back at the hotel in the afternoon for you to rest and get prepared for tomorrow. This evening our bike guides will do a race briefing to run through Marmotte day logistics and the intricacies of the route.

The evening is free for you to eat out in one of Alpe d’Huez’s many restaurants or you can join us at a local restaurant for our meal night (£25pp).

We have an early start this morning. Early breakfast is arranged in the hotel restaurant.

The Marmotte start is done in waves. You will be allocated a start pen with a time that you must enter the pen at, plus a start time. 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 18:15pm 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 or you can still climb Alpe d’Huez and finish in your own time.

Once you finish in Alpe d’Huez, there’s no need to worry as your accommodation is located close to the finish.

This afternoon and early evening we’ll assist you with re-packing your bikes ahead of travel.

The evening is free for you to eat out in one of Alpe d’Huez’s many restaurants or you can join us for our meal night at a local restaurant. After the meal we’ll have a few drinks at a local bar to celebrate your achievement.

After breakfast, we offer our optional transfer back to Geneva Airport.

Geneva Airport Transfers:

Transfer 1: Depart Alpe d’Huez at 07:00am (for flights departing after 12:30pm)
Transfer 2: Depart Alpe d’Huez at 10:00am (for flights departing after 15:30pm)

Please do not book any flights that depart before 12:30pm. If your flight departs earlier, please consider booking a private transfer.

2025 La Marmotte

2025 La Marmotte

Pre-book your 2025 Marmotte entry now for £100 with our refund guarantee – Book Now

The 2025 Marmotte will be held on Sunday 29 June. Sportive Breaks is an official premium tour operator of the 2025 Marmotte. Please note that dates are still to be confirmed. Pre-book to secure your 2025 Marmotte hotel and entry now with Sportive Breaks for £100.

Book your 2025 Marmotte entry risk-free now 

  • Early registration guests will be the first to know when we launch our packages and then be able to choose their preferred option.
  • Get the first pick of our hotels when we launch our packages for the 2025 edition of La Marmotte.

Risk-free booking

Get a full refund if you don’t like our packages.

Enjoy the best pre-race preparation with Sportive Breaks

With Sportive Breaks you will benefit from the best service for the Marmotte:

  • Hotels in the best places
  • Bed and breakfast and half board options
  • Room options from single rooms, to twin rooms, doubles, and family rooms
  • Mechanic service to help you set up your bike after travel
  • Private feed stations, guided rides on the route and social events
  • Option to add extras such as bike rental and airport transfers
  • We welcome all nationalities and solo travellers are more than welcome.

Riders tackling a climb during the 2025 Marmotte

More About the Event

La Marmotte

La Marmotte 2024 is known to be one of the hardest Sportives to participate in. Taking place in June this year, our travel packages include tackling 4 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 conquers famous climbs from the Tour de France including the Galibier, the Glandon and the Croix de Fer. The Marmotte has one cut off point. You need to have passed the start of the Alpe d’Huez climb in Bourg d’Oisans before 18:15pm 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.

Sportive Options

The famous Marmotte Granfondo Alps finishes with the legendary Alpe d’Huez. The famous 21 hairpin bends must be conquered before the final release of the finish. It takes courage to overcome the 174 kilometres and 5,000 altimeters of this epic cycling challenge.
The route features 6 of the most legendary passes in France; in order of appearance on the route – the Glandon, the Croix de Fer, the Telegraphe, the Galibier, the Lautaret, and finally the final ascent of Alpe d’Huez. Whether you aim for a certain time or you just want to finish, every participant leaves Alpe d’Huez with a satisfying feeling and bragging rights knowing that they have conquered this challenge.

 DistanceElevationDifficulty
Long Route175km5516m5/5

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Logistics covered

We know the routes, we know the roads. We know how the event works and the best hotels for the start and finish. We organise everything for you; transfers, bike transport, additional feed stops, rep support and more.

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