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Haute Route Training Camp Week

Enjoy our weeklong special Haute Route training camp and ride across the best routes of the French Alps.

  • Half board hotel
  • French Alps —La Clusaz
  • Activity Type
    • With guide
    • Training camp
    • Fixed base
  • Groups up to 16
  • Features
    • Bar
    • Bike shop nearby
    • Bike stand
    • Bike tools
    • Bike wash
    • Covered bike maintenance area
    • Ensuite rooms
    • Family rooms
    • Hot tub
    • Indoor pool
    • Pool table
    • Private parking
    • Restaurant
    • Sauna
    • Secure bike storage
    • Steam
    • Terrace
    • Wifi

Service

The training camp will help develop both the skills and endurance you will need for the race. During the week you will ride the equivalent of up to 75% of the Haute Route, finishing with the Time Megève sportive, which at 144km and 3800m is comparable to a full stage in August.

All of our coaches are experienced Haute Route competitors and will help you prepare for this challenging event.

The program

Sunday May 29.

  • Arrive in Geneva; pick-up and transfer to la Clusaz: set up bikes; briefing for the week.

Monday May 30. Tour de la Tournette - 85km - 2125m

  • 9h depart La Clusaz (on the bike)
  • 2-3pm return to La Clusaz
  • PM: relax, swim, massage (optional extra)
  • Major climbs: Col de la Croix-Fry (East), Col de la Forclaz

Tuesday May 31. Tour du Bargy - 115km - 2500m

  • 9am depart La Clusaz (on the bike)
  • 3-4pm return to La Clusaz
  • PM: relax, swim, massage (optional extra)
  • Major climbs: Col des Fleuries, Mont Saxonnex, Col de la Colombière

Wednesday June 1. Three Cols - 90km - 2350m

  • 9am depart La Clusaz (on the bike)
  • 12pm-1pm return to La Clusaz
  • PM: relax, swim, massage (optional extra)
  • Major climbs: Col de Plan Bois, Col de l’Epine (South), Col de la Croix-Fry (West)

Thursday June 2. La Clusaz to Megève - 80km - 1980m

  • 9am depart La Clusaz (on the bike)
  • 1-2pm arrive in Megève
  • PM: relax, swim, massage (optional extra)
  • Major climbs: Col du Marais, Balcons de l’Arly

Friday June 3. Balcons du Mont Blanc, Côte de Domancy - 55km - 1500m

  • 9am depart Megève (on the bike)
  • 12pm-1am return to Megève
  • PM: relax, swim, massage (optional extra)
  • Major climbs: Côte de Domancy, climb to Saint Gervais

Saturday June 4. Magève to Megève - 105km 2670m or 45km 915m

  • 9am depart Megève (on the bike)
  • 11.30am return to Megève (short)
  • 3-4pm return to Megève (long)
  • PM: relax, swim, massage (optional extra)
  • Major climbs: Col des Aravis, Col de la Croix-Fry (East), Col de l’Epine (North)

Sunday June 5. Time Megève sportive - S 85km 2000m M 111km 2800m L 144km, 3800m

  • 7.15am depart Megève
  • 8.30am race starts from Sallanches
  • 12-3pm return to Megève
  • 17pm depart to the airport
  • Major climbs: Col de la Colombière, Col des Aravis, Col des Saisies

The One Week Alpine Cols package includes:

  • On-the-bike coaching (maximum group size 8 cyclists per coach, usually much less)
  • On-the-road support vehicle with free energy drinks, gels, bars and snacks, spare wheels and space to offload extra clothes and other kit.
  • Mechanical assistance throughout your stay
  • Alpine Cols Elite cycling jersey
  • Coach’s Corner evening sessions on cycling performance, power meters, climbing/descending techniques, nutrition, recovery and more
  • A full set of photographs taken during the week “Tea and Tall Tales” each afternoon at the Beauregard
  • Seven nights in the hotel(s) with free Wi-Fi and access to the swimming pool and spa (sauna, hammam and Jacuzzi)
  • All meals, including unlimited soft drinks, wine or beer during the meal, with the exception of Wednesday lunch
  • Pick-up from Geneva airport, transfer to your hotel and return.

The One Week Alpine Cols package does not include:

  • Bike, power meter or high-performance wheel hire.
  • Lunch on Wednesday.
  • Minibar and drinks at the hotel bar.
  • Sports massage at the end of the day.
  • Travel from where you live to and from Geneva airport.

*Single supplement: €300

Accommodation

Your luxury Alpine home away from home

We loved the Beauregard at first sight. Our guests stay here in June and September each year. Our flagship partner hotel is a charming chalet on the edge of the village of La Clusaz. Built in traditional Alpine wood and stone and tastefully decorated throughout, it is set on a slight rise and nestled in a copse of trees, giving it a secluded and exclusive feel. This is a great place to be on holiday!

Helpful staff

The staff are lovely people, warm and welcoming, and thoroughly understand the needs of cyclists. The “Symphonie” restaurant is a real high point, offering excellent food that is great for hungry cyclists. The chef is very flexible and is always ready to cater to specific needs and requests. He also knows how important it is to start the day with an excellent breakfast!

The terrace

The terrace is THE place for evening cocktails in La Clusaz, with breathtaking views to the forested slopes of Beauregard on the other side of the valley. Many of the recently-refurbished rooms enjoy this view from their private balconies. Luxurious and comfortable, they provide an excellent night’s sleep after a day on the cols.

Pool and mini-spa

Swim in the pool or relax in the sauna, hammam or Jacuzzi: all perfect for soothing away the aches and pains of a hard day’s ride. As at its sister hotel Alpen Roc, access to all facilities, as well as free Wi-Fi, is included in your stay.

The top hotel in La Clusaz

For us, the 4**** Beauregard is the top hotel in La Clusaz. After a week here with us, we are sure you will understand why.

Location

  • Tour de la Tournette
  • Tour du Bargy
  • Three Cols
  • La Clusaz to Megève
  • Balcons du Mont Blanc, Côte de Domancy
  • Time Megève sportive

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