La Marmotte and Etape du Tour Albertville 2012
Do the double! The Marmotte and the Etape du Tour
We can offer La Marmotte and Etape du Tour 2012 in a 4 night package. You have the option of adding coach transfers, starting and finishing at Geneva Airport, although you have the option to drive yourself to our hotel in Alpe d'Huez
Thursday 5th July
Arrive at our hotel of take the option to fly into Geneva Airport. We will be operating one transfer coach at 15:30 from the airport to our hotel in Alpe d'Huez (£50 return). Please note, if demand dictates, we may operate a later coach, but this will be dependent upon us having enough customers for it. It takes around 3 hours to complete the journey to the hotel. Evening meal at our hotel.
On arrival you have to register for the Marmotte at the sportscentre in Alpe d'Huez which is open between 14.00 and 20.00.
Friday 6th July
Today we will operate a retrun minibus transfer to Albertville to register for the Etape du Tour Albertville 2012.
You can also still register for La Marmotte on Friday from 10.00 until 20.00. This will be in the Palais de Sports in Alpe d'Huez or in Bourg d'Oisans in the coach parking at the bottom of the Alpe d'Huez road. According to how energetic you are, you can ride down to register and come back up after.
Saturday 7th July - La Marmotte
The start of La Marmotte is in Bourg d'Oisans so after an early breakfast you will ride down to the start before undertaking the 174km of the 2012 Marmotte. Just like the L'Etape du Tour, there are rolling road closures, feed stops etc, before finishing in Alpe d'Huez. You will get your own personal time for the event, together with a classification. This is what people riding the Marmotte strive for - will you get a gold, silver or bronze? Our hotel is well situated in Alpe d'Huez, so you wont have too far to go afterwards from the finish.
We will get ready using a courtesy room at one of our hotels in Alpe d'Huez and transfer directly to Chambery where we will get you back in time for an evening meal. Upon arrival to your hotel, you can choose to do what you wish.
Sunday 8th July
This is it, Act 1 of L'Etape du Tour 2012, the day of your dreams, your chance to a classic Alpine mountain stage of the 2012 Tour de France, 10000 participants, closed roads, feeding stations and Mavic assistance, just like the real thing……Start time is anticipated to be 07.00hrs, so after an early breakfast you will be taken to the start in Albertville. Our reps will be waiting for you at the finish in La Toussuire to meet you. After the event has finished (19.00hrs) we shall return to the hotel in Chambery.
Monday 9th July
After breakfast, leave the hotel or opt for our transfer back to Geneva Airport, with it leaving at 07:00 and arriving at the airport around 10:00. We advise not booking flights before 12:00.
Included in your Basic travel package are:
- 4 nights accommodation with 2 nights in Alpe d'Huez and 2 nights in Chambery on half board basis.
- Services of the experienced Sports Tours International team in Alpe d'Huez.
- Minibus transfers from Alpe d'Huez to Albertville and back.
- Return airport transfers between Geneva Airport and your accommodation for yourself and one normal-sized suitcase.
- Your journey to France.
- Any meals and drinks not noted above.
- Any extras at your accommodation.
- La Marmotte Entry fee
- Etape du Tour entry fee
- Travel Insurance - highly recommended.
Return coach transfer between Geneva airport and the hotel: £50.
Entry to 2012 La Marmotte: £50 - limited number available.
Entry to 2012 Etape du Tour Albertville £50 - limited number available.
HOW TO BOOK
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At time of booking we require a non-refundable deposit per person plus any applicable entry fee. The balance of your travel package must be paid, at the latest, 12 weeks before departure to avoid the cancellation of your trip.
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