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La Marmotte 2024

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2024 Marmotte Gran Fondo with Sportive Breaks

The date for the 2024 Marmotte Gran Fondo is Sunday 30 June 2024.

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! Also part of the Marmotte weekend are the Grimpee Time Trial on Friday..

Stay in Alpe d’Huez with us for 3 or 4 nights. We offer a choice of hotels. Our support includes mechanic service, guided rides and private feed stations. We also offer Marmotte entry in wave 1 with a 07:00 start or wave 2 with a 07.30 start, a group meal night and airport transfers from Geneva airport.

Please book the 4-night package if you want to take part in the Grimpee de L’Alpe; Alpe d’Huez Time Trial on Friday morning.

Hotel options – all available for 3 or 4 nights or longer on request

  • Hotel Le Castillan (4 nights only) – prices from £579
  • Hotel Le Petit Prince – prices from £449
  • Chalet La Belle Etoile – prices from £399
  • Hotel Pop Alp - Prices from £399
  • Entry without hotel available
  • Guaranteed entry in either Wave 1 with a start at 07:00 or Wave 2 with start at 07.30
  • Access to our private feed stations on the Col du Galibier and the Alpe d’Huez climb
  • Clothes drop in Bourg d’Oisans before the start (must be collected from hotel Petit Prince in Alpe d’Huez after the event)
  • Spread your payments: Our payment plan is an interest-free payment method where you will have the opportunity to spread payment for your booking.
  • Guaranteed Entry: In Wave 1 or 2. Guaranteed entry available the Gran Fondo (07:00 or 07:30 start wave). Entries for the Grimpee (Time Trial) on Friday also available.
  • Private Feed Stops: Drop off your day bags, re-energise with sports nutrition + savoury food on the Galibier & the final climb. Bag drop at the start in Bourg d’Oisans also available
  • Mechanic support: Expert mechanics on hand all weekend.
  • Guided Warm Up Rides: On Friday & Saturday before the sportive to some great local routes close to Alpe d’Huez.

*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. We offer guided warm up rides on Friday and Saturday. The Alpe d’Huez Time Trial (La Grimpee de L’Alpe) is on the Friday and the main event is on the Sunday. You can choose between staying 3 or 4 nights in Alpe d’Huez. Extra nights are available on request.

Packages and Prices

Stay with us in Alpe d’Huez and enjoy the beautiful French Alps. The Marmotte Alps Gran Fondo is one of the oldest Cyclo-Sportives and still one of the toughest. This event requires dedication and good preparation and that’s where Sportive Breaks come in.

Prices

Chalet La Belle Etoile** (basic accommodation)

From £399 per person based on two people sharing a twin (2 single beds) and 1 double room (1 bed for couple)

From £499 per person based on single occupancy of a room.

Hotel Le Petit Prince***

From £449 per person based on two people sharing a twin (2 single beds) and 1 double room (1 bed for couple)

From £729 per person based on single occupancy of a twin room. Note that twin rooms consist of two separate beds 

Hotel Pop Alp*** -SOLD OUT

From £399 per person based on two people sharing a twin (2 single beds) and 1 double room (1 bed for couple)

£619 per person based on single occupancy of a room.

Hotel Le Castillan***

4 nights only (Thu – Mon)

£579 per person based on two people sharing a twin (2 single beds) and 1 double room (1 bed for couple)

£679 per person based on single occupancy of a room.

Included with your weekend

  • 3 or 4 nights at a choice of accommodation in Alpe d’Huez
  • Local expert guides and bike mechanic
  • Breakfasts
  • Guided warm up ride
  • Private feed stops on Marmotte day
  • Bag drop at the start
  • Detailed itinerary
  • ABTA protected

Also available

  • Group airport transfers from Geneva at set times at £150pp return/ £100 one way at set times as per itinerary
  • Guaranteed entry for the 2024 Marmotte with choice of start pen (optional) – see below
  • Bike rental

Entry prices if purchased with our package

  • Wave 1 @ 07.00 : £150
  • Wave 2 @ 07.30 : £120

Included with your Gran Fondo Entry

  • Start number
  • A road book
  • A souvenir
  • Timing with chip
  • Access to private feed stations along the route
  • Breakdown assistance and first aid
  • General rankings and rankings per category
  • Diploma available
  • Finisher medal
  • Pasta party at the finish

Bike rental

You can bring your own bike as we have made arrangements to transport bike boxes on our optional airport transfers. Alternatively, you can rent a bike with us for the weekend. The following is available 3 day rental

  • Ridley Fenix SLIC Shimano Ultegra Di2 12 speed disc 
Your Itinerary

Thursday 27 June 2024: Optional early arrival day

Please make your way to Alpe d’Huez today or make use of our optional airport transfer from Geneva airport where our team will meet you. The transfer takes 3 hours from Geneva. Please arrive today if you would like to do the Alpe d’Huez Time Trial tomorrow (Grimpee de L’Alpe).

What about my bike?

You can bring your own bike as we have planned to transport bike boxes on our airport transfers. Our mechanic will be available this afternoon at the hotel to assist you with building your bike after travel. Bikes can be safely stored at the hotel.

Group airport transfers from Geneva Airport - £150 return/ £100 one way.

Today we offer one airport transfer which departs Geneva Airport at 14.00. When you make your booking, you can add this group airport transfer. Please book a flight that arrives before this time. You can book our group airport transfer for £100 for a single journey and £150 for a return journey per person with luggage and bike.

Contact us for a quote on a private airport transfer at another time from Geneva Airport or from Lyon Airport. Below you will find some guide prices for private airport transfers. The below also applies to Thursday arrivals

Geneva Airport

1 – 4 persons with bike boxes - £350 single journey/ £700 return journey

5 – 8 persons with bike boxes - £400 single journey / £800 return journey

9+ Please Contact us

Lyon St Exupery Airport

1 – 4 persons with bike boxes - £250 single journey/ £500 return journey

5 – 8 persons with bike boxes - £300 single journey / £600 return journey

9+ Please Contact us

Group Meal Night

This evening we will meet for our group meal night at a local restaurant which is bookable as an extra at £25 per person per night.

Our hotels

We offer 3 hotels for your stay in Alpe d’Huez with us:

Hotel Le Castillan – Only available for 4 nights (Thu – Mon)

Hotel Petit Prince – Available for 3 or 4 nights

Hotel Pop Alp - Available for 3 or 4 nights

Chalet La Belle Etoile (basic accommodation) – Available for 3 or 4 nights

Your stay will be for 3 or 4 nights and will be on a bed and breakfast basis so with breakfasts included. You will have an early breakfast on Marmotte day. You have the option to come and join us at our meal night at a local restaurant. For £25 per person per night, you will get a basic but copious two course meal.

Friday 28 June 2024: Arrival Day and Alpe d'Huez ITT

For those of you who arrive on Thursday, you can take part in the Grimpee de L'Alpe. After breakfast descend to Bourg d’Oisans and from 09.00 you can set your PB on the Alpe d’Huez climb during the official Alpe d’Huez TT, the Grimpee de L’Alpe.

Friday arrivals

Fly into Lyon or Geneva where our team will meet you. The transfer takes just over 2 hours from Lyon and 3 hours from Geneva.

Please make your way to Alpe d’Huez today or make use of our optional airport transfer from Geneva airport where our team will meet you. The transfer takes 3 hours from Geneva. Please arrive today if you would like to do the Alpe d’Huez Time Trial tomorrow (Grimpee de L’Alpe).

Group airport transfers from Geneva Airport - £150 return/ £100 one way.

Today we offer two airport transfer which depart Geneva Airport at 11.00 and at 16.00. When you make your booking, you can add this group airport transfer. Please book a flight that arrives before the transfer time. You can book our group airport transfer for £100 for a single journey and £150 for a return journey per person with luggage and bike.

Private Airport transfers - see above for guideline pricing 

What about my bike?

You can bring your own bike as we have planned to transport bike boxes on our airport transfers. Our mechanic will be available this afternoon at the hotel to assist you with building your bike after travel. Bikes can be safely stored at the hotel.

Group Meal Night

This evening we will meet for our group meal night at a local restaurant which is bookable as an extra at £25 per person per night.

Guided ride

If you are on the earlier arrival, we will run a short (but punchy) guided ride down Alpe d'Huez, over the Balcons and back up the Sarenne departing Alpe d'Huez at 15.30.

This afternoon you can go to the expo to collect your race bib for tomorrow. This afternoon and early evening, our tour leaders and bike mechanics are available for you. The evening is free for you to eat out in one of Alpe d’Huez’s many restaurants or you can join us at our meal night at a local restaurant (£25pp).

Saturday 29 June 2024: Preparation Day

After breakfast and preparing the bikes, we will take you on a supported, guided ride that takes in the Vilard Reculas climb which is the easiest way to get back up to Alpe d’Huez. We will descend to Bourg d’Oisans, ride along the valley floor and climb back up to Alpe d’Huez.  

We’ll be back at the hotel in the afternoon for you to rest and get prepared for tomorrow. This evening our bike guides will do a race briefing to run through Marmotte day logistics and of course the route.

The evening is free for you to eat out in one of Alpe d’Huez’s many restaurants or you can join us at a local restaurant the meal night (£25pp).

Sunday 30 June 2024: The 2024 Marmotte

We have an early start this morning. Early breakfast is arranged in the hotel restaurant.

The Marmotte start is done in waves. You will be allocated a start pen with a time that you must enter the pen plus a start time. The Marmotte is a race with one cut off point. You need to have passed the start of the Alpe d’Huez climb in Bourg d’Oisans before 18.00 otherwise you will be eliminated from the race. If you’re eliminated your bike will go on a bike trailer and you will be transported to the finish in Alpe d’Huez or you can still climb Alpe d’Huez and finish in your own time.

Once you finish in Alpe d’Huez, there’s no need to worry as you are staying near the finish.

This afternoon and early evening we’ll assist you with re-packing your bikes ahead of travel.

The evening is free for you to eat out in one of Alpe d’Huez’s many restaurants or you can join us for our meal night at a local restaurant. After the meal we’ll have a few drinks at a local bar to celebrate your achievement.

Monday 1 July 2024: Departure Day

After breakfast, we offer our optional transfer back to Geneva airport.

Airport Transfers: Geneva Airport on Monday

Transfer 1: Depart Alpe d’Huez at 07.00 (for flights departing after 12.00)

Transfer 2: Depart Alpe d’Huez at 10.00 (for flights departing after 15.00)

Need to Know

Medical Certificates

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.

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.  Once at the airport, you can take our airport transfers or if the times don't suit, you can book a private transfers or you could rent a car and drive.

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 2022 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!

Hotel Options

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  • Langley Hôtel Le Petit Prince

    Route de la Poste, 38750 Alpe d’Huez

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    Langley Hôtel Le Petit Prince Hotel is a family friendly 3 star hotel. The town centre of Alpe d'Huez, with bank, newsagent, small supermarket, outdoor swimming-pool, and sports centre is within 5 minutes’ walk. All rooms are modern and cosy, some of which have balconies overlooking the valley.

    Important Room Type notes

    Twin Room for Sole use - note that this will be singles beds, not a large bed

    We have a number of family rooms that can take upto 4 guests. These rooms have 2 twin beds and a bunk bed. The bunk beds are suitable for adults.

    If you would like to choose this type of room, depending on how many people will travel, you should choose either  :

    'Family Room for 2 people'

    'Family Room for 3 people'

    or

    'Family Room for 4 people'

    We can offer up to 2 children free of charge in our family rooms, if not all beds will be used by adults. Simply book the number of adults that you require then contact us after booking to add the children into your room.  For example, if you are a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children aged 16 or under) then book 'Family Room for 2 people' and let us know that you'll be travelling with 2 children. 

    No more than 4 people in total can fit into any one room

    Airport transfers are not included and need to be paid for separately.

    Breakfasts for children to be paid for in resort.

     


    Key Features:

    • WiFi
    • On-site Parking
  • Belle Étoile Chalet

    Rue du Coulet 38750 Alpe d’Huez

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    Chalet Belle Étoile features a sauna, sun terrace and outdoor spa where you can enjoy magnificent views of the valley and the mountains. The rooms are comfortable and are available exclusively as single (1 double bed) or twin rooms (2 single beds). Each room has its own bathroom and toilet, duvets and hairdryer. The entire chalet is non-smoking and there is free WIFI.

    The hotel also offers a sauna and a spacious outside area where it is possible to relax after a long day’s ride.

    Belle Étoile is located in the old town of Alpe d'Huez. Here there is a particularly charming atmosphere with authentic houses in stone and wood. There is a string of cosy cafes, international sports bars and top-notch restaurants. It's all within a few minutes walk.

    What you get when you stay at Chalethotel Belle Étoile

    • Cozy chalet atmosphere
    • Central location in Alpe d’Huez
    • Sauna
    • Outdoor hot tub

     

    Key Features:

    • WiFi
    • Wellness Area
  • Hotel Le Castillan

    268, route de la poste 38750 Alpe d’Huez France

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    Since 1955, the Castillan family has been looking after the well-being of its guests in the heart of the resort! The 3rd generation, composed of Julien and his wife Stéphanie, continues the tradition of hospitality. The 3-star hotel close to the slopes offers a magnificent view of the Oisans Massif and the Alps.

    Ideally located in the centre of the resort, the charming hotel Le Castillan allows you to take advantage of the countless sports and cultural activities associated with Alpe d'Huez in both summer and winter. At your feet, the ski slopes, the hiking trails, the 21 mythical bends of the Alpe for an unforgettable bike ride!

    There's nothing like a caring hotel, run by the same family since 1955, to make your stay in Alpe d'Huez a success. Its privileged location in the Vieil Alpe district, its comfort and friendliness invite you to enjoy the good life!

     

    Key Features:

    • WiFi
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • On-site Parking
    • Gym
    • Spa
    • Wellness Area

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