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La Marmotte Gran Fondo 2023

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Here at Sportive Breaks we are proud to be an official partner of La Marmotte. We have years of experience of organising travel packages to the Marmotte and we’re looking forward to welcoming amateur cyclists again in France on Sunday June 25th 2023 in Alpe d’Huez.

Our team on the ground are local to the area and have years of experience to ensure that you get the most out of your Marmotte experience with us. Our product director Alex lived in Alpe d’Huez for 6 years so he knows what he’s talking about!

Our travel packages afford you all the choice and flexibility that you need as you can select the services that you require. Our reservation system allows you to build your package with the elements that you need so there is no need to pay for services that you won’t use.

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. Our package is for 3 or 4 nights in Alpe d’Huez. 

Book this experience and you'll get:

Private Feed Stops: Avoid the crowds, drop off your day bags and get access to our feed stops with real food.

Clothes drop in Bourg near the start: Descend in warm clothing and drop your kit off with us in Bourg d'Oisans before you start

Mechanic support for you and your bike: Masseurs are on hand to see to your body’s mechanics. Expert mechanics on hand all weekend to see to your bike. 

Prices

3 nights (Fri - Mon)

Hotel La Belle Etoile on B&B basis

£399pp based on sharing a twin (2 single beds) or double room (1 bed for couple)

£110 per person single supplement

Hotel La Castillan on B&B basis

£449pp based on sharing a twin (2 single beds)

£80 per person single supplement

Langley Hotel Le Petit Prince on B&B basis

£399pp based on sharing a twin (2 single beds)

£165 per person single supplement

4 nights (Thu - Mon)

Hotel La Belle Etoile on B&B basis

£439pp based on sharing a twin (2 single beds) or double room (1 bed for couple)

£180 per person single supplement

Hotel La Castillan on B&B basis

529pp based on sharing a twin (2 single beds) 

£100 per person single supplement

Langley Hotel Le Petit prince on B&B basis

£489pp based on sharing a twin (2 single beds)

£220 per person single supplement

Included with your weekend

  • 3 or 4 nights in Alpe d’Huez
  • The services of our local expert guides and bike mechanic 
  • Team Sportive Breaks activities (see below)
  • Detailed itinerary

Optional extras:

  • Guaranteed entry for the Marmotte in Wave 1 @ 0700 set off (limited availability) or @ 0730 start off at £110
  • Guaranteed entry for the Marmotte Ultra at £110
  • Airport transfers from Geneva airport at various times for you and your bike. Available both one way and return - £60 one way/ £120 return
  • Group meal night at Smithy’s tavern at £25pp per night
  • Massages – bookable locally

Be part of Team Sportive Breaks : team activities include:

  • Guided warm up rides
  • Day bag service on Marmotte day
  • Private feed stations
  • Meal nights and Marmotte celebration party at the famous Smithy’s tavern in Alpe d’Huez on Sunday night

Sounds good, right! Click 'Book Now' to be part of #Sportive Breaks in ADH.

Your Itinerary

Thursday 22nd June 2023: 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).

Optional Airport Transfers

Fly into Geneva where our team will meet you. The transfer takes just over 3 hours from Geneva. Our transfer times will be :

Geneva Airport

  • Transfer 1 : Depart Geneva Airport at 11.00 (for flights arriving by 10.00)

This evening we will meet in Smithy's tavern for our group meal night which is bookable as an extra at £25 per night.

Friday 23rd June 2023: 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

Optional Airport Transfers

Fly into Geneva where our team will meet you. The transfer takes just over 3 hours from Geneva. Our transfer times will be :

Geneva Airport

  • Transfer 1 : Depart Geneva Airport at 11.00 (for flights arriving by 10.00)
  • Transfer 2 : Depart Geneva Airport at 16.00 (for flights arriving by 15.00)

Our hotel

We are staying at your choice of our hotels in Alpe d’Huez. 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 Smithy’s tavern. For £25 per person per night, you will get a basic but copious two course meal plus the opportunity to socialise with your fellow Marmotters.

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 14.30.

This afternoon you have the opportunity to 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 in Smithy’s Tavern.

Saturday 24th June 2023 : 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 down 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 Smithy’s for the meal night where there will be plenty of carbs on offer.

Sunday 25th June 2023 : The Marmotte

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

2023 Gran Fondo La 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. 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.

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 at Smithy’s for the meal night. After the meal we’ll have a celebratory get together at Smithy’s bar to celebrate your achievement.

Monday 26th June 2023 : Departure

After breakfast we offer our optional transfer back to Lyon or Geneva airport. If you book on to one of our transfers, they will operate as follows :

Geneva Airport

  • 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 certificate

Please note that you need a medical certificate to take part in the 2023 Marmotte Gran Fondo -  Marmotte Medical Certificate

Time limits

There are 2 points on the route with a time limit. If you don't get there before the below times then your number will be taken from you and your name will not feature in the event's official rankings.

  • Time limit 1: 16:00 top of the Galibier
  • Time Limit 2: 18:00 bottom of the Alpe d'Huez climb

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 room type for all members in your party plus all the required extras. When you book, we will require a deposit to confirm your place. 

Payments

We offer all our customers a payment schedule where you pay in instalments without fees. When you confirm your booking, we will take a deposit payment. Subsequent payments are taken automatically. The cost of the event entry is non-refundable.

Marmotte Rules

The full set of rules for the 2023 Marmotte Gran Fondo 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.  Once at the airport, you can take our airport transfers or if the times don't suit, 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

For latest prices and availability, hit 'Book Now' at the right of your page.


  • 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

    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 Chalethotel

    Rue du Coulet 38750 Alpe d’Huez

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    Chalethotel 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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