Chamonix Cycling Long Weekend - French Alps Cycling Trip
Price£699 Shared occupancy
AbilityIntermediate to Advanced
When3 - 6 August 2017
RG Active are very excited to start our adventures in the Alps. With a team based in Chamonix we can offer that little bit more than the usual training camp providers that are UK based.
If you fancy a long weekend of cycling in a very safe and controlled environment with the support that you would get as a professional Tour de France rider then this could be the trip for you.
The team RG Active have in Chamonix are English and have 30+ years of experience in the cycling industry so you won’t find anyone better to guide you around some of the most amazing roads and scenery you could ever wish to ride your bike on and in.
Included in the price:
Bed and Breakfast in the Hotel
1:5 ratio of riders and ride leaders
Support car on all rides
Lunch included on ride days
Sports Nutrition (limited)
*Single occupancy is available on request at an additional costs
NOT included in the price:
Flights to and from Geneva
Spares equipment and sports nutrition**
*We will either eat in the hotel or explore the local restaurants of Chamonix
** Will do offer bike spares and sports nutrition for sale to save you the hassle of bringing it out with you and wasting valuable baggage allowance.
The schedule for the involved riding from Chamonix each morning, but on each day taking in a different route that incorporates a number of the French Alps most famous and spectacular mountains.
The rides each day will be lead by our RG Active staff and local guides that live and work in the area so know the roads and routes inside out. All of the routes are tried and tested and to give you even more peace of mind we will have our RG Active team car and mechanic out with us every day for support and safety.
Some of the climbs that you will conquer over the 4 days will include:
Col de la Colombiere 1613m (11.7km at 5.9% average)
Col de la Ramaz 1610m
Colle San Carlo 1971m (10.5km at 9.9% average)
Barrage d’Emosson 1932 (13.8km at 5.8% average)
Cols des Montets 1461m
Col de Joux Plane 1691m (11.6km at 8.5% average)
Plus many more, that’s a lot of climbing in 4 days!
Because of the climbing, altitude and the hours in the saddle that completing these days will require we have decided to badge this long weekend as ‘intermediate to advanced’. That means that we suggest you considering yourself a confident road cyclist being comfortable riding for 5-7 hours in a single day.
If you are not sure whether you are ready for this trip then please contact us and ask. And remember we are a coaching company so if you want to come then we are the perfect people to get you fit and ready to join us!
The camp will be based in the stunning town of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (usually shortened to Chamonix). A resort area near the junction of France, Switzerland and Italy and at the base of Mont Blanc, the highest summit in the Alps. It’s renowned for its skiing, but more recently for it’s cycling and it is fast becoming the centre for extreme/action sports in Europe.
The hotel we will be staying in is to be announced very shortly, but it is a brand new hotel that only opened it’s doors in December 2016, so we are extremely excited to starting a working relationship with this exciting new hotel.