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Sportive Date 25th August 2019
Nights Available 4 Nights
BOOK FROM £299pp DEPOSIT
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Marmotte Pyrenees Luz St Sauveur France
Sportive Overview
Marmotte Pyrenees By Sportive Breaks
Routes & FAQs
Travel Packages
Tour Overview

Marmotte Pyrenees

The sister sportive to the mighty Marmotte. The Pyrenees edition is even harder over an iconic route. The ride takes you twice over the Tourmalet and also includes the Aspin, the beautiful Hourquette and the Hautecam. Join us for 4 days of riding in the Pyrenees, in the warm up days we ride some lesser known climbs in the area right in the heart of our favourite mountain range for cycling.

High Mountains

Terrain

Mountains

France

Country

France

Hard

Difficulty

Hard

Riders

Riders

1,500

Sportive Weekend Highlights

Sportive Weekend Highlights

  • Ride in the heart of the Pyrenees

    The Marmotte Pyrenees takes you to some of the most famous climbs in the region including the Tourmalet, Aspin and Hautecam. These legendary climbs of the Tour de France are as stunning as they are difficult and makes for an iconic sportive route.

  • Discover lesser known Pyrenees climbs

    In the warm up days we take it easy but spin out to some stunning areas including Gavarnie and the Spandelles.

Itinerary

Possibly the hardest sportive of the year. The Marmotte is the original mountain sportive and this sportive over the classic climbs of the Pyrenees maintains the character and spirit of the original event.

Why Book With Us

  • Easy logistics for the sportive - a shuttle to the start and hotel by the finish
  • Mechanical support & extra feed station on the route
  • Guided warm up rides before the sportive
  • Guaranteed entry

Itinerary

Thursday 22nd August

Arrival day. Get to Toulouse for our transfer, the journey takes 2 hours. Our mechanic is on hand to help build your bike. We meet at dinner and run through the itinerary for the weekend.

Friday 23rd August

Warm up ride one. After a hearty breakfast we ride up to Gavarnie for some spectacular views. We will have a coffee stop here, for those wanting some more climbing there is an option to keep going up 15km to close to the Spanish border.

Saturday 24th August

A shorter ride today up to the Spandelles, a beautiful quiet climb just above Argeles Gazost. We get back early to get the bikes all ready for tomorrow and we have a brief in the evening to run through everything about the Sportive.

Sunday 25th August

Sportive day. After an early breakfast we get a transfer to Luz Saint Sauveur. We have an extra feed station on the route.

Monday 26th August

Departure day.

Hotel

Other Services

  • Bike Rental

    We will have a range of bikes available with Ultegra, 50/34 and 11/32 to give you all the help you need in the mountains.

     
Routes & FAQs

The Routes

There is just one option for the Marmotte Pyrenees. The ride starts in Luz St Sauveur (a transfer is provided from our hotel) and goes straight up the Tourmalet. It finishes after 3 more climbs in the Hautecam before you roll down back to the hotel.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Getting There

Flights are into Toulouse where we will meet you for the transfer.

Documents Required

You will need a medical certificate certifying your fitness for a cycling event. We will go to the race village on Saturday to collect entries.

What to Pack

You go above 2,000m so pay close attention to the weather and pack accordingly. There are long climbs but few steep sections so normal gearing is fine.
Travel Packages

Popular Packages

Join us in Argeles Gazost at the base of the Hautecam for 4 nights of Pyrenees cycling. In the warm up days we take in some lesser known but spectacular climbs, keeping the riding easy so your legs are saved for the big day.

All Packages Include:

  • Return airport transfers from Toulouse
  • 4 nights half board accommodation in Argeles Gazost
  • Entry to Marmotte Pyrenees
  • Warm up rides and mechanical support.
4 Nights: 22 - 26th Aug 2019
Summary Price Quantity Total  

Single Package for 1 person
4 nights single room in Hotel Les Cimes
Return Airport Transfer
1 x sportive entry

£699 £699 Book Now

Twin / Double Package for 2 people
4 nights twin / double room in Hotel Les Cimes
Return Airport Transfer
2 x sportive entry

£1399 £1399 Book Now
Stephen, Tour of Flanders, 2017: "Organisation was perfect and marshalling superb. Hotel was great, staff were brilliant - definitely the right move to stay in Oudernaarde and will go back. "

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