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High Altitude Week

Our “High Altitude” weeks are located at our base in the French Alps. Each camp is limited to 8 places so you have a very personal experience both out on the road and when back at the accommodation. You focus on riding, we look after everything else.

  • Catered chalet
  • French Alps —Valmeinier
  • Activity Type
    • With guide
    • Training camp
    • Fixed base
  • Groups up to 8
  • Features
    • Bike shop nearby
    • Bike stand
    • Bike tools
    • Bike wash
    • Covered bike maintenance area
    • Drying space
    • Emergency spares
    • Private parking
    • Restaurant
    • Secure bike storage
    • Table tennis table
    • Terrace
    • TV/DVD
    • Uncovered bike maintenance area
    • Wifi

Service

Spectacular Cycling Terrain and Warm Weather. As Tested by the Pros.

Whether you’re training for an event like La Marmotte or L’Etape du Tour or just want to enjoy yourself whilst getting a lot of climbing in over a week and seeing a lot of the alps in the process, these weeks are a great way to achieve this.

Each of the Alps based High Altitude weeks will cover between 450 to 600KM of riding over 5 days and include up to 14,000 meters of climbing. The rest day is usually a Wednesday weather depending and this allows you to freshen up and prepare for a great final two days of riding. We can help with plans for rest day and also have two slots available for bike fitting in the studio.

We are used to riding with groups of varied abilities and our carefully planned rides ensure that everyone gets the most out of the trip and achieves their personal goals.

The High Altitude weeks are designed to be challenging and time on the bike will vary between five and six hours a day. On certain days we leave the mini bus at the base of the final climb or other strategic position to ensure there’s always a get out clause if you’d like to save yourself for the following day.

All of our rides are with a British Cycling Level 3 qualified Road & Time Trial coach so if you need some hints and tips on climbing, descending and on bike nutrition we’re here to make sure you get the most from your week.

The following is included in the price of each camp:

  • 7 Nights Accommodation
  • 5 days guided riding (1 rest / free day)
  • Breakfast
  • 3 course evening meal
  • Afternoon tea with home made cake
  • Our local knowledge
  • Our relaxed approach
  • Geneva airport transfer

Accommodation

The chalet is located at 1700 meters in altitude and is set up specifically for road cyclists.

Our bedrooms are comfortable and a place get a great nights sleep after a day in the mountains.

One of the main features of our chalet is the huge south facing terrace that offers stunning views across to the Col du Telegraphe and is a firm favourite with everyone to relax after the rides.

You’ll find tools and just about everything else you need when away with your bike right here, even a professional bike fit studio.

Location

We maintain a flexible itinerary for these weeks to take into account the weather but visit many of the following cols and more throughout the season (conditions permitting):

  • Col du Galibier
  • Col du Telegraphe
  • Col de la Madeleine
  • Col de la Croix de Fer
  • Col du Glandon
  • Col du Mollard
  • Alpe d’Huez
  • Col du Chaussy
  • Col de l’Iseran
  • Col d’Izoard

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