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Here at Destination Sport Experiences 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 July 3rd 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 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 for the 2022 Marmotte in Starting Pen 1 - bibs between 401-2000
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Sunday 3rd July, 2022 : The Marmotte

2022 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.



Need to Know

Medical certificate

Please note that you need a medical certificate to take part in the 2022 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


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. 


Full payment will be required at time of bokoing. The cost of the event entry is non-refundable.

Marmotte Rules

The full set of rules for the 2022 Marmotte Gran Fondo should be read, and can be downloaded from here.


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. 

  • 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!

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