La Marmotte Gran Fondo
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La Marmotte Weekend

05 July 2018 to 09 July 2018

Based just 100 metres from the start line of the 2018 La Marmotte


Self supported bed and breakfast long weekend cycling holiday to compete in La Marmotte Alpes Gran Fondo 2018


  • Thursday 5th July- Arrival in Bourg d′Oisans after 4PM only. (Transfers available please contact us for more information)
  • Friday 6th July - Ride the Alpe d′Huez time trial or do your own ride in the area
  • Saturday 7th July - Vehicle transfer up to Alpe d′Huez to get your race number  or do your own ride in the area.
  • Sunday 8th July - Compete in La Marmotte 2018
  • Monday 9th July - Late checkout from Bourg d′Oisans by 1PM

Price includes

  • Price is based on a per person rate in shared rooms. Limited single supplements are available.
  • Breakfast.
  • Advice and encouragement from our knowledgeable staff .
  • English TV (Watch Football World Cup and Tour de France) and WiFi

Optional Extras

  • Single supplement
  • Airport Transfers (please contact us for more information)
  • Event Entry (If you choose this option then you will receive an invoice to pay this immediately after we receive your booking.
  • Cycle Hire with PROMPT.CC
  • Massage
  • Additional days stay in the bed and breakfast either before or after the event.

Guaranteed Event Entries

  • You can reserve an entry with us at the time of booking. You will be requested to pay for this entry via a paypal invoice. PLEASE NOTE : All entries are non refundable / non transferable and only valid if you are staying on this holiday.


  • £300GBP per person

Optional Extras

  • Jersey - £50.00GBP per person
  • Energy Packs - £15.00GBP per person
  • Transfer (Grenoble Station) - £80.00GBP per person
  • Single Supplement - £200.00GBP per person
  • Event Entry - £100.00GBP per person
  • 30 Minute Massage - £40.00GBP per person
  • 60 Minute Massage - £60.00GBP per person
  • 90 Minute Massage - £90.00GBP per person

Bikes available for this package

Please click on the photo of the bikes to retrieve more information on the bike from PROMPT CYCLE CULTURE

You can book the bikes directly through PROMPT CYCLE CULTURE or when you make a reservation with us through More Than 21 Bends. If you make the reservation through us you will receive a preferential rate. The preferential rate only applies if you book a bike at the same time as your More Than 21 Bends holiday


Cinelli Dos Rats Tandem (M/S) Size:15inch [ID: CMS1]
Battaglin Faster - Carbon bike with Ultegra 22 speed Compact Size:47cm [ID: B47A]
Battaglin Faster - Carbon bike with Potenza 22 speed Compact Size:50cm [ID: B50A]
Battaglin Faster - Carbon bike with Ultegra 22 speed Compact Size:53cm [ID: B53B]
Prompt D211 - Carbon bike with Ultegra 22 speed Compact Size:54CM [ID: P54C]
Battaglin Faster - Carbon bike with Potenza 22 speed Compact Size:55cm [ID: B55A]
Battaglin Faster - Carbon bike with Ultegra 22 speed Compact Size:55cm [ID: B55B]
Battaglin Faster - Carbon bike with Potenza 22 speed Compact Size:58cm [ID: B58A]

Tour Reviews

Jim & Denise 07/07/2015

Hi Helen and Phil, We would like to let you know how much we enjoyed the tour. I thought it was well structured and invaluable that we did the course over two days. Although Denise was not taking part in the event she enjoyed the rides she did & her main goal was to climb Alp d Huez. We also enjoyed the company of everyone in the house & Denise was in her element playing "Mother". We enjoyed the BBQ evening especially as the Aussies took over..........they know a bit about BBQs! We will return to Bourg again but next time without the pressure of the Marmotte. Once again thanks to you & all your staff for all your help. Jim & Denise xx

Don 07/07/2015

Hi Helen and Phil, The cycling trip you organised really couldn’t have been any better. It offered excellent preparation for La Marmotte, in knowledgeable and enjoyable company and over superb terrain. To have cycled all the route before the event ensured there were few surprises on the day. Well done! The assistance you offered as I struggled up to the top of the Croix de Fer on one of the recce days was most welcome – I really did need someone to hold my cycle for me at the top while I almost fell off! It was also good to cycle in the company of several very experienced road men – I learn’t a lot! If you’re able to, please pass on my kind regards to Craig; his company was especially welcome and we both enjoyed reminiscing about climbing in the 70’s and 80’s.

Simon 05/07/2015

Helen - thanks for all your help and support last few days for our trip. You guys were very kind and extremely hospitable - a very warm welcome. Wish you well with future development and we′ll follow you guys on twitter et al with interest! Best wishes Simon

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Who are the holidays aimed at ?

The holidays are aimed at all keen cyclists. We are happy to take individual, couple or group bookings. Do not worry if you are coming on your own. We get lots of individuals on our holidays and by the end of the first day you will have experienced the same climbs as everyone else.

Tour Level Guide

Each Tour has a set of chainsets under the main title. This is our grading system to show you the difficulty of the riding and the typical length of any ride that will take place on that tour. Most of our rides take place in the high mountains and this can seriously decrease the length of ride that you are able to do. If you are concerned about your abilty please contact us before making a booking.

Very Hard Tour - between 75 and 200KM per day. The day will typically include more than two high mountain passes, a sportive such as the La Marmotte or a longer multi day tour such as the Route des Grandes Alpes
Hard Tour - between 75 and 150 KM per day. The day will typically include more than one high mountain pass. For example Alpe d'Huez and the Col du Galibier
Medium Tour - between 75KM and 100KM per day in high mountains. The day will include at least 1 high mountain pass such as Alpe d'Huez
Easy Tour - maximum of 100KM per day on mostly flat or medium sized mountains
Very Easy Tour - Maximum of 50KM per day on mostly flat terrain.


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