Our tour starts with the original European sportive and still one of the hardest. The Marmotte takes in four giant alpine climbs, all legendary from the Tour de France, finishing with the mighty Galibier and then Alpe d’Huez. A serious challenge! Also part of the Marmotte weekend are the Grimpee Time Trial on Friday and the Ultra route option with over 6500m of climbing which takes place alongside the Marmotte on Sunday.
Stay in Alpe d’Huez with us for 3 nights. Our support includes mechanic service, guided rides and private feed stations. We also include Marmotte entry in wave 1 with a 07:00 start, a group meal night and airport transfers from Geneva airport.
Please book an extra night on Thursday if you want to take part in the Grimpee de L’Alpe; Alpe d’Huez Time Trial on Friday morning.
2024 Tour de France
After its Grand Depart in Italy, the 2024 Tour de France comes into the French Alps with a stage from Pinerolo to Valloire followed by a stage start in St Jean de Maurienne the day after. Before we move to Nice for the Etape, we will watch the riders of the Tour as they tackle the same roads as you did on the Marmotte. We'll move from l'Alpe d'Huez to Bourg d'Oisans for 3 nights to get the most out of your Tour de France experience.
2024 Etape du Tour
The 2024 Etape du Tour will take place in Nice on Sunday 7th July. The start is in Nice and the finish is on the Col de la Couilolle, located 90km north of Nice. Stage 20 of the 2024 Tour de France is 132 kilometres long, but packs in 4 climbs. The finish is situated at the Col de la Couillole, 15.7 kilometres long with an average of 7%. The other climbs are the Col de Braus (10 kilometres at 6.6%), the Col de Turini is the longest climb of the day with 20.7 kilometres at 5.7% with the highest point at 1,608 metres above sea level. The Col de la Colmaine is roughly 20 kilometres long and averaging almost 5%.
Stay with us in Alpe d'Huez and enjoy the beautiful French Alps before moving to Nice on the Cote d'Azur. The dates of the Marmotte, the Tour de France's first Alpine visit and the Etape du Tour are perfect for a Marmotte, Etape double trip in July 2024.
Included with your tour
- Entry for the Marmotte in Wave 1 and Etape entry delivered to you
- 3 nights at hotel Pop Alpe Alpe d'Huez (Fri - Mon)
- 3 nights at hotel Milan in Le Bourg d'Oisans (Mon - Thu)
- 4 nights at hotel Chastellan in Valberg (Thu - Mon)
- Local expert guides and bike mechanic
- Breakfasts and evening meals
- Airport transfers from Geneva and back to Nice at set times
- Guided rides
- Private feed stops on Marmotte and Etape day
- Bag drop at the Marmotte start
- Transport to Valberg from Bourg d'Oisans
- Transport to Etape du Tour start
- Detailed itinerary