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La Marmotte Granfondo Alpes 2024

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20 December, 2023

La Marmotte Granfondo Alpes 2024

Europe's toughest Granfondo

The La Marmotte Granfondo Alpes is an annual one day cycling challenge in the French Alps for amateur cyclists. First held in 1982 it is one of the oldest, toughest ,and most popular events in the world.

4 Nights & Guaranteed entry

La Marmotte Granfondo Alpes is a 4 night package staying in luxury accommodation in Alpe D’Huez with guaranteed race entry

Event Stats

The legendary “La Marmotte GranFondo Alpes” 177km with over 5000 of climbing making it one of the toughest cyclosportive’s in the world.

Private Feed Station

This will provide energy bars, fresh water and energy drinks to keep your performance levels to their maximum. 

La Marmotte Granfondo Alpes

La Marmotte Granfondo Alpes 2024

For the La Marmotte Granfondo Alpes 2024, we will be offering a 4-night package staying at a luxury chalet in Alpe d’Huez from Thursday 27th June to Monday 01st July 2024.

This package will also include a guaranteed entry into the event, return airport transfers from Geneva Airportcontinental breakfast each morning, afternoon snacks, and a two-course dinner with complimentary wine each evening.


Sorry this event is now sold out, if you would like to be added to are waiting list just in case anyone drops out please register here. 



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The very best Climbs

For many cyclist’s the La Marmotte Grandfondo Alpes is considered to be the ultimate single-day cycling sportive in Europe.

Featuring three HC climbs, Col du Glandon, Col du Telegraphe, Col du Galibier, and Alpe d’Huez totalling 5,180 metres of climbing, and 174km of riding the La Marmotte is one of the toughest sportive courses in the world.

Each year the event attracts around 7,500 riders from across the globe with the fastest riders completing this demanding course in under 6hrs.

Private Feed Station

The La Marmotte Grandfondo Alpes 2024 will be run 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 du Lautaret consisting of freshwaterenergy drink (in a powder format), energy barsgelsfresh 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 in case of any emergency repairs are required to get you to the finish of the event.

Base Itinerary

DAY 1 – Meet at Geneva Airport, transfer to Alpe D’Huez, Assemble Bikes

DAY 2Grimpee Alpe D’Huez (optional)

DAY 3 – Local Ride & Registration

DAY 4La Marmotte Grandfondo Alpes 2024

DAY 4 – Departure, transfer to Geneva Airport for a midday flight


Return Geneva Airport Transfers

Guaranteed Race Entry

Private Feed Station

4 Nights Accommodation

4 Evening Dinners

4 Continental Style Breakfasts

Post Ride Afternoon Snacks (Bread, Cheese, Ham, Pasta, Cake)


Grimpee Alpe D’Huez Entry

Visas (If Required)

Travel Insurance

Personal Injury Insurance

Spare Parts

Medical Cover

Alcoholic Drinks / Coffee Stops

Bike Hire

Coffee / Lunch Stops

The La Marmotte Granfondo Alpes is concerned by many to be one of the toughest cyclosportive in Europe so you will need to have a good standard of fitness to finish the event within the cut off time.

Obviously, the best way to prepare is to get out on your bike and include some long rides in hilly terrain. However, swimming, running and circuit training are also good ways to develop your aerobic fitness and stamina.

You will be accommodated on a shared room basis whilst on the “La Marmotte Granfondo Alpes” cycling holiday. Individuals travelling alone will be paired up with someone of the same gender. If there is no one of the same gender we will provide you with a single room.

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.

If you decide not to bring your own bike, we recommend using  “Bcyclet” for your bike hire. They provide a great selection of carbon bikes made by Scott. For your own comfort we recommend bring your own saddle and pedals. For pricing and availability please use the following link: Bcyclet

We recommend you bring at least the following items of clothing and equipment:


Cycling Helmet (This is mandatory, no helmet no riding)

Sunglasses / Eye Protection


Base Layer

Cycling Jersey

Long Sleeved Cycling Jersey (Optional)

Good Padded Cycling Shorts

Lightweight Waterproof Jacket



Arm Warmers

Cycling Gloves

Long Fingered Cycling Gloves (Optional)


Full Length Leg Warmers

Knee Length Leg Warmers


Cycling Shoes

Cycling Overshoes

Cycling Socks


Sun Screen

Bike Bottles

Cycling Computer

Di2 Charger


At Classic Cycling Tours the safety and well-being of our guests is of the upmost importances to us. Unfortunately due to the nature of cycling and the terrain you will be riding in accidents can occur. Therefore, it is mandatory that you have Personal Injury Insurance that covers you in the event of an accident whilst on a cycling holiday. If you do not have any cover we recommend using “Yellow Jersey” cycle protection.


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Steve & Anna, Owners

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