Time Megeve Mont Blanc 2018

TIME MEGEVE MONT BLANC 2018

The Time Megeve Mont Blanc 2018 will be the 15th edition of this popular sportive. The event will take place in early June 2018 in the northern French Alps(Date to be confirmed) starting and finishing in the charming alpine village of Megeve. The Time Megeve Mont Blanc offers cyclist’s the opportunity to test themselves on some of famous Tour de France climbs such as the Col de la Forclaz, Col du Pre and the Col des Saisies.

TIME MEGEVE MONT BLANC 2018

For the Time Megeve Mont Blanc 2018 we will be offering a 4-night package staying at a luxury chalet in Megeve from Thursday (TBC) to Monday(TBC). This will also include a guaranteed enter into the event, return airport transfers from Geneva Airport, continental breakfast each morning, afternoon snacks and two course dinner with complimentary wine each evening.

Please note that the Time Megeve Mont Blanc is now part of the Grand Trophee Series making it a very popular early season event with places selling-out on the official website very quickly. If you are interested in doing this event we recommend booking your place early in order to avoid disappointment.

PRIVATE FEED STATION

The Time Megeve Mont Blanc takes place on a “rolling road closure” system, so unfortunately we can not have a support vehicle following you around the route. However, we will have a private feed station at the top of the Col des Saiaies consisting of fresh water, energy drink (in a powder format), energy bars, gels, fresh fruit and some light snacks. You can also place a “goodie bag” on the vehicle containing energy products that work best with you.

There will also be a range of tools and spares just incase of any emergency repairs are required to get you to the finish of the event.

So, if you have a good level of fitness / stamina and looking to challenge yourself, we would be delighted to welcome you on our Time Megeve Mont Blanc 2018 package.

BASIC ITINERARY

Day 1
Meet at Geneva Airport, transfer to Megeve, Assemble Bikes
Day 2
Col des Saisies Ride
Day 3
Short Ride & Race Registration
Day 4
Time Megeve Mont Blanc 2018
Day 5
Depature, transfer to Geneva Airport of a midday flight

ITINERARY

This is a general itinerary to provide you with some idea of how the Time Megeve Mont Blanc Package is structured. If you would prefer to shorten or extend your stay please contact us, we are willing to provide you with a package that meets all your needs.

DAY 1

THURSDAY – ARRIVAL

You will be met by a member of the Classic Cycling Tours team in the arrival area on the Swiss side of Geneva Airport. The transfers time to our chalet in Megeve will take approximately 2hrs 15 mins.

Once at the chalet there will be the opportunity to assemble your bike. We have a good selection of tools, track pumps and bike stands available for your use. Once your bike is assembled there will be an option to go for a short ride to ensure that everything is working order.

Before dinner there will be a introductory briefing outlining the schedule for those riders who intend to ride the Col des Saisies on Friday.

DAY 2

FRIDAY – COL DES SAISIES RIDE

Regardless of which distance you decide to do every route will involve descending down the Col des Saisies. This ride will give you a chance to experience the climb and more importantly the final run into Megeve prior to race day.

Distance 47kmAscent
1209m
Descent 879mRide Time
2hr 20mins
Refreshments Vehicle SupportLink to RideCol des Saisies

Before dinner there will be a briefing outlining the schedule Saturday.

DAY 3

SATURDAY – SHORT RIDE & REGISTRATION

If you would like to give your legs a final gentle stretch prior to tomorrows big event, we will be offering a optional short ride. The Col des Aravis is a beautiful 11km climb just above Flumet. Once at the summit there will be the opportunity to stop for some lunch before descending back down to Flumet.

Registration for the Time Megeve Sportive will open at 10am, you will need your Race Confirmation Letter and Medical Certificate.

Distance 33.5kmAscent
868m
Descent 753mRide Time
1hr 30mins
Refreshments Vehicle SupportLink to RideCol des Aravis

Before dinner there will be a briefing outlining the schedule and route for Time Megeve Mont blanc 2018.

DAY 4

SUNDAY – TIME MEGEVE MONT BLANC 2018

The Time Megeve Mont Blanc provides the option of 4 courses over differing distance in order to cater of all abilities.

142km Time Megeve Mont Blanc Granfondo

The race starts in the centre of Megeve and heads out toward the the small village of Queige and the first climb of the Col de la Forclaz (871m). After desending, the road climbs slightly up to Beaufort and the start of the second climb the Col du Pré (1703m) and the highest point of the race. After such a tough climb you are rewarded with stunning views of Lac de Roselend before the final climb of the “hors category” Montee de Bisanne (1682m). With all the tough riding behind you, its an long descent of the summit of Col des Saisies and the final 10km to the finishing line in Megève. This course involves 3950 metres of climbing

117km Time Megeve Mont Blanc Mediofondo

The race follows the same route out of Megeve as the Granfondo and includes the climbs of the Col de la Forclaz (871m) and the Col du Pré (1703m). Once at Lac de Roselend rider descend down the Beaufortain Valley before climbing the Col des Saisies(1650m) avoiding the Montee de Bisanne. With all the tough riding behind you, its an long descent off the summit of Col des Saisies and the final 10km to the finishing line in Megève. This course involves 3200 metres of climbing

87km Time Megeve Mont Blanc Mediofondo

The route starts from Megève heads out toward the village of Queige and over the col de la Forclaz (871m). The route then follows the valley road to Beaufort and the final climb of the Col des Saisies (1650m), after a long descent off the summit its just 10km to the finishing line in Megève. This course involves 2150 metres of climbing

64km Time Megeve Mont Blanc Rando

The final route starts in Megève and heads down the valley to the village of Flumet and up to the “hors category” Montee de Bisanne (1682m). The route then descends form the Col des Saisies to the finishing line in Megève. This course involves 1570 metres of climbing

Distance 142kmAscent
3950m
Descent 2950mRide Time
6hr 20mins
Refreshments Vehicle SupportLink to RideCol du la Forclaz
Col du Pré
Montée de Bisanne

DAY 5

MONDAY – DEPARTURE

Unfortunately your Time Megeve Mont Blanc week-end as come to an end, we will provide a return Geneva Airport transfer to meet a midday flight.

HOLIDAY INFORMATION


Return Geneva Airport Transfer
Guaranteed Time Megeve Mont Blanc Entry
4 Nights Accommodation
4 Evening Meals with Complimentary Wine
4 Continental Breakfasts
Afternoon Snacks
Private Race Feed Station
Flights
Visas (if required)
Travel Insurance
Personal Injury Insurance
We will provide you with a continental style breakfast each morning and after every ride there will be afternoon snacks consisting of bread, cheese, ham, pasta and cake. On six evening, we will serve a delicious two course evening dinner with complimentary wine.
A member of the Classic Cycling Tours team will be in the arrivals area on the Swiss side of Geneva Airport to meet you. We kindly ask you to arrange your inbound / outbound flights to arrive / depart as close to midday as possible.
Whilst on the Classic Climbs of the French Alps week you will be accommodated on a shared twin room basis. If you are travelling by yourself you will be paired up with someone of the same gender. If you would prefer a room to yourself then a single supplement charge will be added, please contact us for prices. Please note this option is only available subject to availability.
You will accompanied on the road by English speaking guides. We will also provide a support vehicle carry a range of tools, fresh water, energy bars, energy drink (powder form) and an extra clothing you would like to have at your disposal.
We strongly recommend that you have your bike serviced to guarantee it is in perfect working order prior to your cycling holiday. If you are not mechanically minded, get your local bike shop to service it for you. Areas of particular importance are:

Check rims and if they are worn, cracked or badly dented replace them with news rims or complete wheel.

Check and, if required replace brake blocks.

Check wheels are “true” and spoke tension is correct.

Check and, if required, adjust, grease or replace ALL bearings and quick release skewers.

Check and, if required replace brake and gear cables.

Check and, if required tighten all bolts (esp. crank, bottom bracket, headset, stem and handlebars.

Check chain, cassette and chainrings for wear.

We also recommend that you familiarise yourself with some basic repairs, like changing an inner-tube and fixing a puncher. We will also be there to help, but having these basic skills will help keep delays down to minimum.

If you decide not to bring your own bike, we have a number of bikes for hire. All our bike have carbon frames and are fitted with shimano 105 gearing and compact chain sets. For your own comfort we recommend bring your own saddle and pedals. For pricing and availability please contact us.
HEAD

Cycling Helmet (mandatory)
Sunglasses / Eye Protection

UPPER BODY

Base Layer
Cycling Jersey
Long Sleeved Cycling Jersey (optional)
Good Padded Cycling Shorts
Lightweight Waterproof Jacket
Lightweight Gillet

ARMS & HANDS

Arm Warmers
Cycling Gloves
Long Fingered Cycling Gloves (optional)

LEGS

Full Length Leg Warmers
Knee Length Leg Warmers

FEET

Cycling or Touring Shoes
Cycling Socks
Cycling Overshoes

The better condition you are in, the likely you are to enjoy your cycling holiday. We recommend you adopt an achievable weekly exercise programme that includes some long rides in hilly terrain. Getting out on your bike is obviously the best way to prepare for your holiday. However, swimming, running and circuit training are good for developing your aerobic fitness and stamina.
At Classic Cycling Tours the safety and well-being of our guests is of the upmost importances to us. Due to the nature of cycling and the terrain you will be riding in, unfortunately accidents can occur. Therefore, it is mandatory that you have Personal Injury Insurance that covers you whilst on a cycling holiday. If you do not have any cover we recommend using “Yellow Jersey Cycling Insurance”.

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY THROUGHOUT THE TIME MEGEVE MONT BLANC 2018 PACKAGE

The best views come after the hardest climbs

Quick Glance

£6204- Day Package
Time Megeve Mont Blanc 2018
  • Geneva / Nice Airport Transfers
  • Guaranteed Time Megeve Mont Blanc Entry
  • 4 Nights Accommodation in Meribel-Les Allues
  • 4 Continental Style Breakfasts
  • Afternoon Snacks
  • 4 Two Course Evening Dinners
  • Private Feed Station

The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare

Guest Reviews

Thank you so much for the fantastic holiday my bike has taken me to some memorable places but you, your staff and your bikes took me to breathtaking places. I enjoyed every minute of the trip, the meals, the service and the friendliness of everyone was incredible take care.
Graeme H