We recommend that you fly to Geneva. If you have booked a transfer, Love Velo will collect you from the airport and take you to the hotel in Alpe d'Huez. The hotel is very close to the race villa...Show More
Today is a day to spin your legs and also go to the race village which to register.To pick up your registration pack and race number, you will require:
1. Your medical certificate or race lice...Show More
It's an early start this morning. Breakfast is served from approximately 5.15am and you must be in your start pen between 6-7am. You will be cycling down Alpe D'Huez to the start so please remem...Show More
Home to some of the most iconic climbing in Europe, the Alps offers famous climb after famous climb with Alpe D'Huez and its 21 hairpins being the most revered.
Climb the Glandon, the Telegraphe and the Galibier and experience the euphoria of conquering passes and climbs conquered by legends of the Tour.
The Alps are best ridden from the early summer months of May and June, through to autumn. Any earlier or later is difficult as the temperature in the mountains is likely to be cold with the threat of bad weather.
It is important that you check the weather before you go as even with this information, unseasonable weather can catch the best of cyclists out. Although irregular, it is not unheard of for some cols and passes to sometimes be closed due to inclement weather in the summer so check before you travel.
Your stay will be at the Royal Ours Blanc Hotel in Alpe D'Huez. The hotel is brilliantly located for the race finish and the race village. We can upgrade your room or offer single occupancy, subject to availability. Just ask our cycling experience team when you make your enquiry.
Your stay will be bed and breakfast.
The Marmotte is 174km of tough riding across some monumental climbs. We have the route in GPX format for you to download to your GPS enabled device.. The race is held on partially closed roads but you should ride carefully as you will see the odd car coming up a climb as you descend.
Race entry is guaranteed with Love Velo.
The race is expertly organised with full medical assistance on the route.
Travel to France is not included but please ask our cycling experience team if you would like us to book flights for you.
We consider travel insurance to be essential. Accordingly, it is a condition of making a booking through us that you have suitable insurance cover for the booking you have made and any activities which you expect to take part in. Please note that sportives can often be classed as races by insurers and so you need to ensure you are covered to race. The insurance should also as a minimum cover cancellation, baggage loss, accidents and health issues while you are away. We also recommend that you take your policy details with you when you travel. Please ask our cycling experience team if you would like us to arrange travel insurance for you.
Travel to the Alps is not included but can be arranged from Geneva airport. Please ask our cycling experience team when you make your enquiry.