ALPE ‘D HUEZ TRIATHLON
An exceptional triathlon training camp in the French Alps. Finish off the camp with the unforgettable Alpe 'd Huez triathlon.
9 NIGHT PACKAGE
9 NIGHT PACKAGE
This is a challenge like no other. The distance, the landscape and the route itself, situated in the heart of the Alps and the Oisans valley, never fail to stun the participants who come every year to brave the most iconic race in the European triathlon calendar. As well as the mythic climb of Alpe d’Huez’s 21 bends, the spectacular scenery and the difficulty of the race have forged the reputation of the Alpe d’Huez Triathlon as an essential experience for every triathlete looking to prove themselves.
LONG DISTANCE TRIATHLON, 30 JULY 2020
SWIM 2,2KM, BIKE 118KM, RUN 20KM
TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS
- Airport transfer from Geneva Airport
- All transfers with bicycle and luggage
9 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION
6-nights - Les Saisies resort (self catering)
3-nights - Alpe d'Huez (self catering)
1 Welcome dinner included
Expert tour manager and coach
Vehicle support for all rides, transport to lakes, swimming pools and runs
SPECTATOR TOUR + EXTRAS
• Afternoon visit to Megeve
• Afternoon visit to Annecy
• 1 Day access to gym Aqua Centre Les Saisies
Race entry included
Arrive at Geneva International Airport and Transfer to Camp Les Saisies at Residence le Very.
Training Day and Welcome dinner
Cycling around Les Saisies, going to Col des Aravis, Grand Bornand and back via Crest Voland. 90 km Elevation 1500 m.
Welcome dinner in Les Saisies
Long run (20 km) up to col de Very. Join us for an afternoon swim session in Beaufort swimming pool. Cycle back to Les Saisies via Col de Bizanne (20 km 1000 m elevation).
Long cycle day, to Bourg st Maurice via col du pre, cormets de roselend, return via Col des Saisies. (100 km elevation 2000 m).
Training Day and visit to Annecy
Ride down to Annecy and around the lake, followed my swimming session in the lake. Afternoon in Annecy to explore
Training Day and visit to Megeve
Easy run at Les Saisies, swim in Megeve. Free afternoon to explore Megeve
Training Day and Transfer
Ride to Col du Joly, Beaufort. Afternoon transfer to Alpe d’ Huez
Race Day – Long Distance (30 July 2020)
2,2 km swim – One 2.2km lap in the crystal clear waters of Lac du Verney is the first epic stage of an unforgettable day. The lake is home to an EDF hydroelectric power station, which stops running during the race (swimming is forbidden here the rest of the year).
118 km bike – The 118km boasts 3200m of positive ascent, and starts by a fast pedal down the Oisans valley to join the foot of Alpe du Grand Serre (15km at 6.5%). This is followed by a long segment in the rolling hills of the Valbonnais valley and an ascension of the Col du Malissol (2.4km at 8.5%). Here the legend begins, with the conquest of famous 21 bends of Alpe d’Huez (13.9km at 8%).
20 km run – On mixed terrain (both road and trail). Sitting at an altitude of 1800m, the running route is as gorgeous as it is demanding.
Race Day – Medium Distance (31 July 2020)
1,2 km swim – With only 1.2km to tackle, the swim of the Alpe d’Huez Triathlon M is as fast as it is intense. The lake is home to an EDF hydroelectric power station, which stops running during the race (swimming is forbidden here the rest of the year).
28 km bike – The cycle route is split into two parts. First of all the triathletes ride a short 15km section along the stunning valley between Lac du Verney and Bourg d’Oisans. Next is the famous Alpe d’Huez climb. The 21 bends are the biggest challenge of the day, winding their way up 13.9km of 8% gradient.
6,7 km run – Sitting at 1800m altitude and taking in 100m of ascent, the running section of the Alpe d’Huez Triathlon M is worth every second.
Relaxing morning in Alpe d’ Huez
Transfer to Geneva Airport for various departures