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The Marmotte is an epic challenge in the heart of the French Alps, taking in some of the most famous Tour de France climbs.
We have been going to the Marmotte for more years than we care to admit and have a wealth of experience and advice to pass on to our clients – regarding the event and also riding in the Alps.
Whether you choose the Marmotte or the whole Trophee de l’Oisans, we guarantee it’ll be a trip to remember!
Marmotte special offer: self-drive packages from £595
With its awe-inspiring alpine climbs and outstanding atmosphere and scenery, taking part in the Marmotte is a fantastic experience for any cycling enthusiast – this video, courtesy of Duncan Gross of Switchback Publications, will give you an idea!
The Marmotte course includes: the col du Glandon (1,924m), col du Télégraphe (1,570m), col du Galibier (2,645m), and the all-conquering Alpe d’Huez (1,880m).
We have a huge amount of experience of the Marmotte sportive – both riding it (Stuart has done it 17 times, having first ridden it in 1988!) and taking groups. We have support vehicles and a feed station on the course, and provide everyone with a time schedule and advice regarding how best to pace yourself to finish in your best possible time. And we have a very high finish rate: 97% of our entrants managed to finish this epic course in 2017, 98% in 2016, a fantastic achievement. However, this event is one of the toughest sportives in the world, and is not to be undertaken lightly. You will need to prepare for the challenge!
All packages include:
Please note that most of the rooms at the hotel are twin rooms, although it is possible to request a triple or quad. Single rooms cost an additional £60, subject to availability.
We are taking bookings now – a £100 deposit per person is required to secure the booking.
For those requiring airport transfers: we will collect and return you to Geneva airport on Friday and Monday, respectively.
Transfers between Geneva and Alpe d’Huez take 3 hours so please ensure you book flights that fit with these transfer times. All return flights should depart Geneva no earlier than 4pm. We regret that we are unable to accommodate other arrival or departure times.
We will also be offering a bike transfer service from London to Alpe d’Huez for £70 per bike; please contact us for further details.
We guarantee race numbers between 2000 – 4000: i.e. in the second wave which usually starts at 7.30am.