Ever wanted to ride the Telegraph, Galibier and Alpe d'Huez?
I would like to invite you along on my La Marmotte trips in 2018. This 5 day trip between 6th and 10th July 2018 will allow you to ride the official La Marmotte sportive and ride up the magical Glandon, Telegraph, Galibier, Lautaret, and the final climb of the 21 bends of Alpe d'Huez over 3 different distances of 174km, 76km or 13km. Places are limited to only maximum of 8 so book now to ensure your place.
Climbing: Glandon (1918 m), Telegraph (1570 m), Galibier (2642 m), Lautaret (2057 m), and the final climb of the 21 bends of Alpe d'Huez (1880 m).
Breakfast and dinner included from Thursday evening to Tuesday morning
Transfer to Alpe d'Huez from the UK by car OR airport transfer from/to a local airport on the Thursday afternoon and Tuesday morning. Entry to the event
Safe bike/luggage transfer from the a UK central pickup point.
Complementary pre-event, during event and post event ride food throughout the trip.
Choice of distances, 174km, 76km or 13km
Hands on advice from Dan Bennett about pre-event preparation, how to ride the event, feeding, tactics and assistance with mental preparation. Staying in local accomodation in a wonderful chalet in Alpe d'Huez near the finish. Go to photos of the accommodation
The fee to attend the trip is £ 850.
The 174km route includes 5000 meters of climbing -- Traverses the Isere, Savoie and Hautes-Alpes, from the mythical passes of Glandon (1918 m), the Telegraph (1570 m), the Galibier (2642 m), the Lautaret (2057 m), and the final climb of the 21 bends of Alpe d'Huez (1880 m) with arrival at the Palais des Sports.
Supplies: Glandon (35km), Valloire (97 km), Bourg d'Oisans (161 km)
Whats not included
Flights to local airports
Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks (apart from race drinks)
Travel Insurance (please supply us with a copy of your insurance policy)
Our happy clients came along to La Marmotte sportive and kindly wrote these words about their experiences.
'How could I ask for more. Chaufered down too alps, accommodation excellent (hot tub especially), great warm up riders and a musette handed up during the Marmotte itself, felt like a professional. Oh and I managed a 7hr 19min gold time which was, in itself, was the cherry on the excellent cake. Already looking at something for next year as cannot get better value for money anywhere else.'
'I choose Dan for two main reasons, firstly he offered a flexible approach to getting to the Marmotte, and secondly he is a cycle coach, so can help with the preparation.
The Marmotte is a tough ride, and having a stress free build up goes a long way to help with completing the event. Dan had all the details covered, and the chalet was an excellent choice. Being there with plenty of time to check out bits of the route, and eating the excellent food on offer were almost as good as the event itself.
The advice offered in preparation and the attention to detail during the trip showed Dan's experience both as a coach and cyclist
I would strongly recommend you join this trip, the memories of La Marmotte will last a long time, and for good reason.'
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