July 5- 8

Hotel Alp Azur

From € 430

Hotel Pic Blanc

From € 635

Bike Hire


Race entry only

€ 195

Geneva airport transfers

€ 145

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Gran Fondo La Marmotte 2019

Guided cycling Tour Gran Fondo La Marmotte 2019. From July 5 until July 8

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Guided cycling Tour Gran Fondo La Marmotte 2019 on road bike

La Marmotte is one of the most challenging cyclosportives in the world and also called “the Queen mother” off all cyclosportives. The famous Gran Fondo La Marmotte is a 170 kilometres road cycling race. The La Marmotte 2019 includes many legendary cols of the Tour de France. Some this great cols are Bourg d’Oisans, Col du Glandon, Col du Galibier , Col du Lautaret and the Alpe d’Huez. The date of the Gran Fondo La Marmotte 2019 is confirmed for Sunday July 7. Every year the Gran Fondo La Marmotte 2019 will take place on a tough course in French Alps around the Alpe d’Huez.

When you book by us you will get guaranteed entry with choice of start pen, top notch staff support, airport transfers and a variety of hotels in Alpe d’Huez. You can choose between 3 star hotels and 4 star hotels. You can also choose to stay 3 nights or 4 nights. Apart from the fully supported packages you can also book without a hotel in Alpe d’Huez like guaranteed entry only, medical certification or airport transfers from Geneva.

Ride Gran Fondo La Marmotte 2019 and cycle all those historical mountain summits

  • Taste the atmosphere before and after the event in Alpe d’Huez
  • Cycle the great Gran Fondo La Marmotte 2019 on a course of 170 km
  • Cycle the great cols like Bourg d’Oisans, Col du Glandon, Col du Galibier , Col du Lautaret and the Alpe d’Huez
  • Choose between 3 star and 4 star hotels or to stay 3 nights or 4 nights in your hotel
  • Join on July 7 over more then 7000 participants during this Gran Fondo La Marmotte 2019
Day 1
Friday - Check in
Arrival day for all hotels is Friday and you can choose to make your own way to Alpe d’Huez or to book your arrival transfers. Today you will have the additional option of participating in the Grimpee de L’Alpe, a 13km event to get your very own time climbing Alpe d’Huez. Ride your bike down to the start from the hotel and try to set a PB on the timed ascent of the Alpe. We advise to arrive a day early to ensure you don’t miss this event. Geneva Airport Transfers
  • Friday July 5 Transfer coaches from Geneva Airport, at 14:00 and 1900 from the airport to your hotel in Alpe d'Huez. It takes around 3 hours to complete the journey to the hotel.
  • Monday July 8 The first bus will leave at 07:00 from Alpe d'Huez so please book flights after 12:00.
  • The second bus leaves at 10.00 for flights departing after 15.00.
Day 2
Saturday - Registration
Registration will be on Friday between 14.00 and 20.00 and Saturday from 10.00 until 20.00. This will be across from the Palais des Sports in Alpe d’Huez. There will be plenty of time today to build your bike and make some last minute adjustments if required. The staff will be on hand to assist you. This morning you will get the race briefing at the Palais des Sports near the registration area.
Day 3
Sunday - Marmotte day
The start of La Marmotte is in Bourg d’Oisans so after an early breakfast you ride down to the start before undertaking the 170km of the 2019 Gran Fondo La Marmotte. In the morning it can be chilly on the way down to the start. You can collect the items you use on the descent from you. You will be located 100m before the roundabout at the bottom of the Alpe d’Huez descent. The bags will be kept and delivered back at night to your hotels. You will provide additional feed stops near the Col du Galibier (full feed stop) plus on the climb up to Alpe d’Huez (liquids and gels only).
Day 4
Monday - Departure day
There will be running airport transfers today back to Geneva airport. If you have another transport to the airport we wish you an good fly back.
Day license OR UCI National Cycling Federation Card/Licence To take part in the Gran Fondo Sanremo-Sanremo you must either hold a UCI Recognised National Cycling Federation Racing licence (including the medical element) OR take out a day licence. We have included the day licence in the package price. MEDICAL CERTIFICATE Additionally, all riders taking the Day Licence must have a Medical Sports Certificate which was issued within 6 months of the event, which must be presented at race registration. This should state : 'the data of the athlete the indication of the sport for which it was required the visit to the doctor: CYCLING the statement of the sport doctor that THE ATHLETE , ON THE BASE OF THE MEDICAL CONTROL, DOES NOT HAVE CONTRADICATIONS'


  • The Airport of Geneva is a very important International Airport and there are many flights to/from Europe.
  • France’s main airports in Paris are Charles de Gaulle and Orly International Airport. There are many flights to/from all over the globe.
  • Other very important airports are the airport of Lyon (Saint Exupéry) and Grenoble.


  • There are regular fares between Geneva and Grenoble Railway station; it takes roughly two hours and thirty minutes.
  •  From Lyon’s main Railway station it’s only a one and a half hour ride to/from Grenoble, every hour a train departs to Grenoble.


  • When you take the flights with the Airport of Geneva there will be an bus depart from/to the Airport of Geneva.
  • From Grenoble to l’Alpe d’Huez is it only 1 hour with the car.
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Booking Information

  • You need to pay in Pound Sterling
  • Bookings can only be submit online through the book now page you will be redirected to the bookings website of the touroperator.
  • All prices are based on double rooms
  • Race Entry only € 195 -
  • Geneva Airport Return Transfers to and from Alpe d’Huez € 145

Extra Information

  • Please do not make travel plans until you receive your confirmation from the touroperator.
  • Please be advised that we make every effort to ensure that all the information given on this site is accurate. All statements and information has been researched and supplied by third parties.
  • The information given is accurate and reliable, to the best of our knowledge. Should errors be found, we will rectify them as quickly as possible. However, we accept no responsibility for errors or inaccuracies.
  • 3 or 4 nights at your chosen hotel in Alpe d’Huez
  • 3 or 4 breakfasts including an early one on Marmotte day
  • 3 or 4 evening meals (if you book a hotel which includes this)
  • Bike storage at your chosen hotel
  • All hotel taxes
  • An cycling jersey made by Santini
  • Staff service
  • A Marmotte race briefing at the Palais des Sports
  • Mechanical support from the professional mechanics
  • 2 additional feed stations on the Galibier and on the Alpe d’Huez bends A day bag service on Marmotte day with bag available at the food stop on the Galibier
  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Single supplement 3* Hotel
  • Single supplement 4* Hotel
  • Race Entry only € 195 -
  • Geneva Airport Return Transfers to and from Alpe d’Huez € 145




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