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Trophee de L'Oisans 2014

28th June to 7th July 2014

The Trophee de L'Oisans is made up of 4 fantastic cycling events in the Alpe d'Huez area and includes over 500km of sportive riding in just over a week.

The races you will take part in are:

The Vaujany Master, a 173km cyclo-sportive from Le Verney (Vaujany) to Vaujany on the 29th of June:
This is a beautiful route through Oisans and Valbonnais area. You will go through the Taillefer Massif and pass the Alpe du Grand Serre. From there the route goes along the Ecrins via the Col d'Ornon and it returns past Rochetaillee, Villard Reculas and the Alpe d'Huez ascent of the mighty Col de Sarenne (2000>m) before the final climb to Vaujany (1235m).

ELEVATION: 3850 m
START: 29/06/2014 - 07:15 Le Verney
FINISH: Vaujany
PIT STOP: Valbonnais - L'Alpe d'Huez

Prix des Rousses, a 40km event from Bourg d'Oisans to Vaujany on the 2nd of July:
40 km and 1600m of elevation for a timed course which links Bourg d'Oisans via the Alpe d'Huez, Villard Reculas

ELEVATION: 1600 m
START: 02/07/2014 - 09:00 Bourg d'Oisans
FINISH: Vaujany
PIT STOP: Vaujany

Marmotte Granfondo, a 174km Cyclo-sportive from Bourg d'Oisans to Alpe d'Huez on the 5th of July:
Runs through Isere, Savoie and the Alps, climbing over mythical passes such as the Glandon (1918m),the Telegraphe(1570m), le Galibier(2642m), le Lautaret(2057m), and the famous 21 hairpins of the Alpe d'Huez(1880m) to the finish.

ELEVATION: 5000 m
START: 05/07/2014 - 07:00 Bourg d'Oisans
FINISH: Alpe d'Huez
PIT STOP: Glandon - Valloire - Bourg d'Oisans

Grimpee de L'Alpe, a time trial up the 21 switchbacks of Alpe d'Huez from Bourg d'Oisans on the 6th of July:

ELEVATION: 1100 m
START: 06/07/2014 - 09:00 Bourg d'Oisans
FINISH: L'Alpe d'Huez
PIT STOP: Alpe d'Huez

Our travel package for The Trophee de L'Oisans consists of 7 nights at the Hotel Belledonne in Rochetaillee which is 11km from Vaujany and near Bourg d'Oisans followed by 4 nights at the Hotel Beau Soleil in Alpe d'Huez. This makes is easy for you to access the different events and to get back to the hotel straight after the finishes.

Please note that the Marmotte has now sold out on the official website. Get your entry and travel package before we sell out.

Hotels:
Hotel Belledonne - 5 night stay on half board
The Hotel Belledonne is in Rochetaillee at 11km from Vaujany and 7km from the centre of Le Bourg d'Oisans. Breakfasts and evening meals are included when you stay at this hotel. There is a mechanic and Sports Tours rep on hand at the hotel.

Sporthotel Beau Soleil - 4 night stay on half board with Monday departure
The Sporthotel Beau Soleil is at the top of the resort near the main ski gondola. The venue of the event registration and village is just donw the road at the Palais des Sports. The hotel has mountain venue and balcony rooms with south facing view available. You will stay here on half board. Our staff are based at this hotel for your convenience.

Planned itinerary:

Saturday 28th of June:
You will arrive at the hotel today or take the option to fly into Geneva Airport and make use of our transport. We will be operating one transfer at 14:00 from the airport to our hotel Belledonne. It takes around 2.5 hours to complete the journey to the hotel. There will be an evening meal at the hotel tonight where you can meet your fellow riders and our staff.

We will have done your registration for tomorrow's event for you and your numbers will be waiting for you.

Sunday 29th of June - The Vaujany Master
After an early breakfast our minibus with bike rack will take you up to Le Verney which is about 10km up the hill from the hotel. We will make sure that we get there in time for you to get into your pen. The start is at 07.15.

At Valbonais and Alpe d'Huez we will be waiting for you to hand you any items that you may need like energy products, items of clothing etc. At the finish we will shuttle people back to the hotel depending on the finish time.

This evening enjoy a rest and a massage at the hotel plus the evening meal.

Monday 30th of June:
After having breakfast together we will leave this morning free. We will take the minibus and have a look around either Bourg d'Oisans or Grenoble if the group wants to venture a bit further afield.

In the afternoon we will go for a short ride along the Isere valley either towards grenoble or towards the Col du Lautaret. The evening meal will be together at the hotel tonight.

Tuesday 1st of July:
After breakfast we will gauge how you are feeling and we can do a number of things as there are so many different cols within easy access. One option would be to ride from the hotel to Les Deux Alps, the scene of one of Marco Pantani's great victories. The outdoor pool there is great. If you are skiers or snowboarders you may even want to hire some skis and go up to the Glacier for a ski in the morning.

After today's activities we will return to the hotel and have the evening meal together.

Wednesday 2nd of July - Prix des Rousses
Today is the Prix des Rousses which is a 40km timed ride between Bourg d'Oisans and Vaujany. We will take you over to Bourg for the start at 09.00.

After everyone has finished in Vaujany we will collect you and take you back to the hotel. This afternoon is again at leisure and you can have a massage again if you wish.

Thursday 3rd July:
After breakfast please be ready with your suitcases and your bikes to head up to Alpe d'Huez as the Marmotte is coming ever closer. We suggest that we take your cases up there for you and that you ride up there today as we will not be able to check in until 12.00.

For those who want to, we can make today into a bit of a longer ride and go as far as the Col du Lautaret before heading up the Alpe.

This evening all those who are riding the Marmotte will be arrving in Alpe d'Huez.

Friday 4th July:
Registration will be on Thursday between 14.00 and 20.00 and Friday from 10.00 until 20.00. This will be in the Palais des Sports in Alpe d'Huez. There will be plenty of time today to make some last minute bike adjustments if required. Our staff will be on hand to assist you.

This evening there will be race briefings at each individual hotel.

Saturday 5th July - Gran Fondo La Marmotte 2014
The start of La Marmotte is in Bourg d'Oisans so after an early breakfast you ride down to the start before undertaking the 174km of the 2014 Gran Fondo La Marmotte. As it can be chilly on the way down you will want to wear some warm clothes for the descent. We will take the clothes that you use for the descent from you and keep in our vehicle for you and take it back to the hotel.

Sunday 6th July - La Grimpee de L'Alp
Today you will have the option of participating in the Grimpee de L'Alpe, a 13km event to get your very own time climbing Alpe d'Huez. Ride your bike down to the start from the hotel and try to set a PB on the timed ascent of the Alpe.

Monday 7th July:
After breakfast, leave the hotels or opt for our transfer back to Geneva Airport, with it leaving at 07:00 and arriving at the airport around 10:00. We advise not to book any flights before 12:00.

Useful Information:

Day bag service:
You can give us items that you want to have available in the race when you stop at our first STI support station at 1km from the summit of the Col du Galibier so you don't have to carry it all the way with you. You have to use the bag we give to you for this purpose. This could be food, energy drink etc. We will not be able to transport items in between different support stations on the day.
Please note that all these items have to be disposable or you need to use them as we can't bring them back.

Descent to Bourg d'Oisans:
In the morning it can be chilly on the way down to ths start. We can collect the items you use on the descent from you. We will be located 100m before the roundabout at the bottom of the Alpe d'Huez descent. Please note that we can not be held responsible for the loss of any valuable items so please don't put any valuables in the bags. We will not be able to transport items in between different support stations. The bags will be kept and delivered back at night.

Just like the Etape du Tour, there are rolling road closures, feed stops etc, before finishing in Alpe d'Huez. You will get your own personal time for the event, together with a classification. This is what people riding the Marmotte strive for - will you get a gold, silver or bronze? Our hotels are well situated in Alpe d'Huez, so you wont have too far to go afterwards from the finish. Upon return to your hotel, you can choose to do what you wish, so either relax or celebrate!

Massages:
Like in 2013, we will have massage therapists available pre- and post event. You can put your name down for this on arrival. The price last year was €20 for 20 minutes and payable locally. Included for Trophee d'Oisans riders

Support stations:
We will do 2 STI support stations. Our first station will be at 1km from the top of the Galibier and we will have food and drink here as well as the items that you want to give us to have available for you. Our second support station will be on bend 7 on the final climb to Alpe d'Huez. We will have drinks and gels only here (and a friendly face and encouragement).

Please note that if you want to get round in a good time, it pays to be as self sufficient as possible and to keep stops quick and efficient.

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Hotel Belledonne 5 nights and Hotel Beau Soleil 4 nights:
£1,499 based on two people sharing a twin room.
£ 349 supplement for the sole occupancy of a twin or double room

Available on all travel packages:
After you finish the Marmotte (or the Grimpee), you will get your chip money refunded by the organisers.

Twin to share:
Do you want to come and ride the Marmotte but your friends haven't put in the training?
Do you want to come and ride the Marmotte but you are on your own and you don't want to pay the sole occupancy charge?
If the answer is yes to any of the above questions then you can make use of our 'twin to share' option. We will pair you up with another rider (of the same sex) and you can enjoy the event without having to pay extra.
Simply click on the green button and select the twin to share option.

Included in your Basic travel package are:

  • Entry into the Vaujany master, the Prix des Rousses, the Marmotte Gran Fondo and the Grimpee de L'Alpe
  • Return airport transfers between Geneva airport and your accommodation for yourself and your bike and one normal-sized suitcase
  • 5 nights at the hotel Belledonne in Bourg d'Oisans on half board basis
  • 4 nights accommodation in Alpe d'Huez at the Beau Soleil hotel on half board basis
  • Bike storage at each hotel and mechanical assistance
  • A Sports Tours International jersey and goodie bag
  • Day bag service on race day
  • Services of the experienced Sports Tours International team in Alpe d'Huez.
  • Private support stations on the route
  • Complimentary energy products
  • Option to purchase guaranteed entry to the event

Not included (not exhaustive):

  • Travel Insurance - highly recommended. Don't forget to insure your bike.
  • Lunches

HOW TO BOOK:
Click on the green button below.
At time of booking we require a non-refundable deposit per person plus any applicable entry fee. The balance of your travel package must be paid, at the latest, 12 weeks before departure to avoid the cancellation of your trip.

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Important Information:
Visas are not required to enter France. You need a passport to enter France. As a British passport holder you may stay as a visitor for three months. General Travel Information is available also.
All other non-UK passport holders must check their own country's entry requirements for France.
For details of insurance for the our travel packages, please visit our insurance page. There is additional information about our other Concierge Services on our special web page.

 

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