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2024

La Marmotte Gran Fondo Alpes

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Every year the Marmotte Gran Fondo takes place on a tough course in the French Alps around Alpe d’Huez. We offer guaranteed entry with top notch staff support and airport transfers. Benefit from a variety of hotels in Alpe d’Huez and our private feed stations on race day. Focus on the riding whilst we look after the rest!

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Why stay in Alpe d'Huez?

The Marmotte is one of the toughest one day cyclo-sportives. There is 177km to ride with 5000 metres of ascent to be conquered. Climbs scaled are: Col du Glandon (1924m), Col du Telegraphe (1570m), Col du Galibier (2645m), Col du Lautaret (2058m) and Alpe d’Huez (1880m).

We provide excellent travel packages with staff support so you can focus on the riding. We have 3* & 4* hotels available in near the finish. Hotel stays are available for 3 or 4 nights. We also offer airport transfers from Geneva airport.

The town is the venue of the event expo, registration and the finish and after you finish the Marmotte, you will only have to go a short distance back to your hotel. It tends to be a lot cooler at altitude which will enhance your sleep quality and the atmosphere before and after the event is great in Alpe d’Huez.

Included in your package

  • 3 or 4 nights at your chosen hotel in Alpe d’Huez
  • Bed and Breakfast included
  • A pre race briefing
  • Mechanical support from our professional mechanics throughout your stay
  • An additional feed station
  • Bike storage at your chosen hotel
  • Daily hotel visits from our team of bike guides
  • Airport transfers available
  • Sports Tours cycling jersey
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Hotel
Hotel Alp’Azur
Hotel Alp’Azur

Offering panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, this traditional 3 star chalet-style hotel is located in the heart of Alpe d’Huez. The hotel features a bar and rooms with free Wi-Fi internet access. Guestrooms at the Alp Azur are soundproofed and have a traditional Alpine decor. Each is equipped with satellite TV, a telephone and desk. Breakfast is served each morning in the hotel’s breakfast room offering panoramic views of the Meije mountain and the Ecrins National Park.

Your stay here will be on a bed and breakfast basis with 3 breakfasts included. You will have an early breakfast on Marmotte day. At the hotel Belle Aurore which is right next door there is a bike room and our mechanics use the hotel as their base so mechanical assistance is on hand when you need it.

Amenities:

Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Skiing
Babysitting
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Ski In / Ski Out
Newspaper
Soundproof rooms
Safe
Telephone
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer

Hotel Le Pic Blanc
Hotel Le Pic Blanc

The Pic Blanc is a 4 star hotel in Alpe d'Huez, named after the 3,330m Pic Blanc mountain. At the heart of this stunning resort is a charming chalet with cosy lounge areas, open fires, spacious suites and bedrooms, indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, gym, restaurant, bar and large living rooms. Your stay here will be on a half board basis, so you can relax in the hotel's Le Gypaete restaurant, located above a waterfall with views looking out over the mountains. The indoor swimming pool is open to all guests, and you can book locally for a session in the sauna, hammam or jacuzzi.

Amenities:

Indoor swimming pool
Parking on site
Spa and wellness centre
Free WiFi
Family rooms
Restaurant
Skiing
Non-smoking rooms
Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
Fabulous breakfast

3 nights
£645
£739
4 nights
£839
£869

* Please note that the price is based on 2 people sharing a room with double bed or 2 single beds. Single supplement fee for a single occupancy of a room.

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27 June

Early Arrival Day

Airport transfers are available on request at 18:00 from Geneva Airport.

28 June

Arrival day

Airport transfers are available from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Alpe d’Huez at 18:00 from the arrival areas, please note, we cannot accommodate for flights arriving after 17:00. Alternatively, make your own way to the hotel and let our representatives know when you have arrived at the reception.

 

29 June

Bib collection

Today, we will escort you to collect your bib for the race on Sunday. We will be providing a mandatory race briefing in the evening for all riders.

2 June

Race Day!

An early breakfast will be arranged from around 05:00 with the start of the race from 07:00 and pen closure at 06:30. The race will take part on closed roads and there will be several La Marmotte feed stations available as well as one additional and private Sports Tours feed station. At the end of the race you will ride the short distance back to your hotel and pack away your bike ready for tomorrows departure.

1 July

Departure day

Airport transfers are available to Geneva Airport (GVA) at 9:00am for flights after 15:00. Please note, we cannot accommodate for flights departing before 12:00 noon.

 

Entry +

£149 per person in all pens when booked within a hotel package

Airport transfers +

From Geneva to Alpe d’Huez –

27/06 at 18:00 £75.00 each way

28/06 at 18:00 £75.00 each way

01/07 at 09:00 £75.00 each way

Plane +

Nearest airport is Grenoble followed by Lyon but there are not many flights from the UK. Just 30 minutes further is Geneva Airport with a large variety of low cost flights

Shuttle +

From Geneva we provide arrival airport transfers on Thursday and Friday and departure transfers on Monday

Car +

It takes around 9 hours to drive from Calais to Alpe d’Huez for a distance of around 930km. Most of the driving is on the auto route

Train +

Arrive by train into Geneva and catch our airport transfer from Geneva Airport. It’s easy to get from Geneva train station to Geneva airport train station

Does my luggage get transported to my hotel? +

If airport transfers are included in your package, we will transfer you and your Luggage to the hotel. If you are on a cycling holiday, we will also transfer your bike.

Do you cater for children? +

Children are welcome on our trips with the exception of some Hospitality packages.

Can Vegetarians, Vegans or special diets be catered for? +

Any dietary requirements e.g., Vegetarian or Vegan etc needs to be advised to us at booking stage. We will then request the meals with the relevant hotel.

Can I extend my stay along the way? +

Stays can be extended beyond our standard packages subject to availability at the relevant hotel.

How can I pay for my holiday? +

Packages can be paid for online or over the phone by Credit/debit card or Amex, payments can also be made by Bank transfer.

Do I need travel insurance? +

Travel insurance is always advised and is best taken out at the time of making a booking.

What happens if I have to cancel? Will I lose money? +

Cancelation charges are applicable in the event you cannot travel. Please refer to the booking conditions page.

Can I change the date after I’ve booked? +

Subject to amendment fees and hotel availability dates can be changed after initial booking.

Will anyone from your team meet me during my stay? +

Dependent on the trip booked we will have representatives on the package this will be outlined in the individual tour. If we have no representation a 24-hour telephone number will be provided.

Can I travel on my own? +

Yes, we cater for solo travellers, we can offer single rooms or twin share rooms

What is twin to share? +

On many of our travel packages we offer our free ‘Twin to Share’ service where you pay to share a room rather than the supplement for a single room. We encourage single travellers to join our tours and rooms for single occupancy are available on all our tours, but we also offer the opportunity to book our ‘Twin to Share’ service. This option which means that we pair you up with another athlete of the same sex so you can enjoy the event without having to pay the single occupancy supplement.

Is the entry guaranteed? +

All our entries are Guaranteed there is no ballot, lottery or fundraising required once your entry is paid it is guaranteed.

Do I need to pay a deposit? +

A deposit will be required at time of booking to secure your place.

How do I manage a Sports Tours booking? +

Once booked online you will be able to view and make payments on your account.

When will I receive my tickets? +

Itineraries will be sent on all trips around 14 days prior to departure

What is included in the price? +

What is included in the price will be shown under each individual package.

What is not included in the price? +

What is not included in the price will be shown under each individual package.

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