Full circuit of the Marmotte Sportive and more including Alpe d'Huez, Galibier, Telegraphe, Glandon, Madeleine, Montvernier & Chaussey
Available exclusively as a private tour in 2018, the Marmotte Tour route traces a full circuit of the infamous Marmotte Sportive, starting and finishing in Morzine.
Half-board accommodation is included throughout in exceptional cycle-friendly hotels with a delicious 3 or 4 course meal every evening and a substantial breakfast every morning (always with plenty of carbs). We will also provide your transfers from Geneva airport – just get to Geneva and we will do the rest!
Each day on tour you will ride two world-class climbs. Expect to climb from a lush warm summer Alpine valley surrounded by every hue of green to find yourself, after a long and grueling ascent, surrounded by snow-capped peaks in a wilderness on top of the world. Tuck in to a spine-tingling descent for an entire kilometre vertical, and then do it all again.
We have a maximum of 14 guest places on this tour, with a support team of two riders, two vehicles and a mechanic. Our staff in support minibuses continually leap-frog the group with chilled water, High 5 energy gels & bars, fresh & dried fruit, Haribos, spare kit etc., and are on hand to assist with mechanical issues should they occur. Feel free to hitch a ride if you would prefer to save yourself for later. We manage the group so that everyone can ride at the pace that they are comfortable with, and will regroup regularly, and always at the top of a col.
We are not here to beast you, but rather to encourage you, and share in the challenge and triumph of the conquest. We dine together every evening to celebrate the latest victories and share the stories of the day, and maintain a high staff to guest ratio to ensure your needs are always well catered for.