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La Marmotte 2024 - Entry Only Wave 1 - Prices from £225.00pp

La Marmotte 2024 - Entry Only Wave 1

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The original European sportive and still one of the hardest. The Marmotte takes in four giant alpine climbs, all legendary from the Tour de France finishing with the mighty Galibier and then Alpe d’Huez. A serious challenge! 2021 saw a tweak to the classic route and a new Ultra route option with over 6500m of climbing.

We offer Marmotte entry in Wave 1 as well as Wave 2 with 07.00 and 07.30 starts.

Entry for Wave 1 with start at 07.00

Access to our private feed stations on the Col du Galibier and the Alpe d’Huez climb

Access to our clothes drop in Bourg d’Oisans (bag will be returned to reception of one of our hotels in Alpe d’Huez to be collected)

*Please note* If you are taking part in a running or cycling event in Italy or France, you will be required to produce a valid medical certificate in order to collect your race number. What you need to do and how to get your medical certificate is outlined here.

Our team are looking forward to again helping our customers make this brilliant cycling event a success. 

Book this experience and you'll get:

  • Guaranteed entry in Wave 1 with start at 07.00
  • Access to our private feed stations on the Col du Galibier and the Alpe d’Huez climb
  • Access to our clothes drop in Bourg d’Oisans (bag will be returned to reception of one of our hotels in Alpe d’Huez to be collected)
Event Includes

Book this experience and you'll get:

  • Guaranteed entry in Wave 1 with start at 07.00
  • Access to our private feed stations on the Col du Galibier and the Alpe d’Huez climb
  • Access to our clothes drop in Bourg d’Oisans (bag will be returned to reception of one of our hotels in Alpe d’Huez to be collected)
Your Itinerary

Sunday 30 June 2024: The 2024 Marmotte

The Marmotte start is done in waves. You will be allocated a start pen with a time that you have to enter the pen plus a start time. Previous editions have started between 07:00 and 08:30.

  • 06:00 – 07:00 – Start check-in
  • 07:00 – Start 1st wave
  • 07:30 – Start 2nd wave

Today we provide:

A clothing drop-off at the start

Private feed stations

Need to Know

Medical certificate

Please note that you need a medical certificate to take part in the 2024 Marmotte Gran Fondo -  Marmotte Medical Certificate

Registration

The race is open to all male or female riders that are at least 18 years old. Participation is subject to provision of a medical certificate: a certificate of fitness to practice competitive cycling (certificates for other types of sports such as triathlon, duathlon, athletics, etc. are not valid)

How to book

Please make your booking by clicking the orange book now button. Please ensure that you select the correct number of entries for all members in your party. 

Marmotte Rules

The full set of rules for the (2023 Version) Marmotte should be read, and can be downloaded from here.

Location

How to get to Alpe d'Huez

Flying plus transfer from the airport

The nearest airport to Alpe d'Huez is Grenoble Isere airport but there are virtually no international flights here in the summer. Your nearest option is Lyon followed by Geneva. The transfer from Lyon takes about 1.45 hours and from Geneva about 3 hours. Even though the transfer is slightly longer, Geneva offers a larger selection of airlines and better prices. 

Train

Lyon Airport has a TGV station. Grenoble also has a train station but you'd need to make your own arrangements from there by renting a car or booking a private transfer which can be costly. There are also buses that go from Grenoble and Lyon to Alpe d'Huez.

Driving

From the Uk driving from Calais to Alpe d'Huez will take about 9 hours and cost in the region of £75 in tolls one way. Once in Alpe d'Huez there's plenty of free parking.

Alpe d’Huez

One of the most iconic climbs of the Tour de France and of cycling in general. The 21 hairpin bends up to the ‘Ile au Soleil’ are on every cyclist’s bucket list. A popular ski resort in the winter, the resort turns into a cycling mecca in the summer. Apart from the Marmotte, other events in June/ July 2024 include: the Haute Route Alpe d’Huez, the Etape du Tour, the Megavalanche and the Alpe d’Huez Triathlon.

Alpe d’Huez featured in the Etape du Tour for the last time in 2011 with a 109km stage from Modane/ Valfrejus. It last featured in the Tour de France in 2018 when Geraint Thomas was victorious. Geraint Thomas became the first British winner at Alpe d’Huez on the occasion of the 30th finish in the ski resort of the Oisans. He was also the first rider to win a road stage to Alpe d’Huez with the yellow jersey. He outsprinted Tom Dumoulin, Romain Bardet, Chris Froome and Mikel Landa to extend his lead in the overall ranking.

For training, Alpe du Zwift on Zwift is a fairly accurate representation of the climb so ideal to get stuck into over the winter!

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