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Etape du Tour Weekend Training Camp

Discover the route for the Etape du Tour, Stage 20 of the 2016 Tour de France and ride the Morzine Haut Chablais sportive.

  • Half board hotel
  • French Alps —La Clusaz
  • Activity Type
    • With guide
    • Training camp
    • Fixed base
  • Groups up to 16 in 4 bedrooms
  • 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
    • TV/DVD
    • Wifi

Service

Arrive on Thursday June 16th and depart on Sunday June 19th, with a two night stay in the 4* Beauregard Hotel in La Clusaz and a one night stay in Morzine.

  • Pick-up is from Geneva airport between 2 and 4pm on Thu 16 June.
  • Drop-off is at Geneva airport before 7pm on Sunday 19 June.
  • It is possible to arrive and depart on different days if we have sufficient notice.

Etape du Tour

This weekend includes reconnaissance of the route for the Etape du Tour, Stage 20 of the 2016 Tour de France. The route goes directly past our hotel in La Clusaz, starting in Megève and crossing the col des Aravis, the col de la Colombière, the col de la Ramaz and the col de Joux-Plane. This is a very challenging route with each climb getting successively tougher: Joux-Plane has the reputation of being the hardest climb in the northern Alps. The last three descents are unusually challenging for the Etape du Tour, being steep, fast, technical and therefore potentially dangerous.

If you are riding the Etape du Tour in July, prior knowledge of the route through a proper reconnaissance will make a huge difference to your performance and enjoyment of the day.

Morzine Haut-Chablais

On Sunday you will ride in the Morzine Haut Chablais sportive. We highly recommend this local Alpine event. It includes the col de la Ramaz, which will also be in the Etape du Tour and the Tour de France in 2016. There’s no better way to prepare for an Alpine sportive than riding in one…

The Long Weekend or Sportive package price includes:

  • Pick-up from Geneva airport, transfer to La Clusaz, transfer to Morzine and return to the airport.
  • Entry to the sportive.
  • Three or four days of cycling (as per your reservation, including the sportive, if applicable, with the opportunity to ride parts or the entire race route in advance).
  • Tips and advice from your race-experienced coach.
  • Three or four nights in the hotel (as per your reservation) with free Wi-Fi, swimming pool and spa (sauna, hammam and Jacuzzi)
  • All meals including unlimited soft drinks, wine or beer during the meal.
  • “Tea and Tall Tales” each afternoon (at the Beauregard)
  • On-the-road support vehicle, with free energy drinks and snacks, spare wheels and space to offload extra clothes and other kit. Please note that the organisers do not permit on-the-road support during the sportive itself.
  • Mechanical assistance throughout your stay.
  • Alpine Cols Elite cycling jersey.
  • A full set of photographs taken during the weekend.

The Long Weekend or Sportive package price does not include:

  • Bicycle, power meter or high-performance wheel hire.
  • 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.

Accommodation

Hotel Beauregard

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

  • Col des Aravis
  • Col de la Colombiere
  • Col de la Ramaz
  • Col de Joux-Plane and many others… There are at least 27 different climbs reachable on the bike from La Clusaz!

F.A.Q.