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La Marmotte Granfondo Sportif 2016

Covering amazing country side through the La Marmotte Granfondo Sportif

  • Catered chalet
  • French Alps —Les Houches
  • Activity Type
    • Route advice only
    • Sportives/races
    • Fixed base
  • Groups up to 11
  • Features
    • Bike tools
    • Ensuite rooms
    • Family rooms
    • Hot tub
    • Music system
    • Private parking
    • Secure bike storage
    • Terrace
    • TV/DVD
    • Uncovered bike maintenance area
    • Wifi


La Marmotte is likely the world’s toughest cyclosportive, taking in 170km’s and 5000M of climbing finishing at the summit of the legendary Alpe D’Huez.

The event sells out within 24 hours hence it’s important to plan early.

In 2016 we will again base ourselves at the summit of Alpe D’Huez, minutes from the registration and finish of La Marmotte.


  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Evening meal with wine
  • Transfers to and from Geneva/Grenoble
  • La Marmotte entry

Optional Extras

  • Bike Hire
  • Guides


Thursday June 30th (Arrival)

  • Geneva airport flights landing 12.00 latest or Grenoble airport / train station. Eurostar St Pancras to Geneva may be possible for groups) for inclusive transfer to our 5* Alpe D’Huez summit Chalet

Friday July 1st (Warm up Ride)

  • Registration and shakedown ride

Saturday July 2nd La Marmotte

  • Ride La Marmotte

Sunday July 3rd Alpe D’Huez

  • Optional ride the Alpe D’Huez hill climb, the timed ascent of this legendary mountain or enjoy a recovery ride

Monday July 4th (Departure)

  • Monday 4th July morning departure from Alpe D’Huez to Geneva Airport (or Grenoble airport/SNCF) for flights leaving 13.00 onwards


Our centre based cycling holidays are located at Chalet Annabelle, Chamonix Valley, France. Chalet Annabelle is a modern alpine chalet in a spectacular location and we are also kitted out with secure bike storage and maintenance facilities. We provide a laundry service for cycling gear.

Chalet Annabelle is a peaceful retreat with the convenience of a just a short drive to the centre of Chamonix, Mont Blanc.

Guest accommodation is spacious. The large patio windows, balconies and terrace afford spectacular views of the Chamonix Mont Blanc Valley and the breathtaking Aiguille du Midi. The chalet sleeps eleven adults comfortably.

  • Log fire, with UK Satellite TV, movie channels, DVD & film library, wii machine and toy chest.

  • Separate TV/Games Room for children and adults alike, for movies, wii machine, games and play area. Free unlimited wifi throughout

  • Large south facing decking, sunny spot, with sunken 6 man hot tub overlooking the Mont Blanc Massif.

  • 5 individually designed bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, all beds are fully flexible for ether king, twins or singles. Eqyptian cotton bedlinen, plentiful towels, bathrobes, complimentary slippers and toiletries.

  • Extensive private parking on two driveways for 6+ vehicles, on a no-through road, with large garden area.

  • Private semi rural setting with 360 degree mountainous views, overlooking the Mont Blanc Massif, on a quiet no-throug road, yet close enough to enjoy the amenities of the busy Chamonix town centre.


Chalet Annabelle has the best of both worlds, it is situated in a quiet residential area away from the main village road and valley highway, semi rural with amazing mountainous 360 degree views, although close to amenities with the local supermarket being just 2 minutes drive away.

The busy Chamonix town centre is just a short drive way either on the valley highway or quieter B road, where you’ll finds lot of bars, restaurants, shops and tourist activities. The village is just a short drive or walk which also has a great tourist information centre, and a selection of bars and places to eat.