LEPAPE Marmotte Granfondo Alpes
Every cyclo tourist has come across fascinating stories during these renowned cyclo’s: some regarding the fantastic ambiance, others on the melting pot of nationalities or over the stunning and challenging courses, including the ascents of 4 legendary cols of the Alps. Conclusion: this LEPAPE Marmotte Alps has everything a cyclo-lover is looking for!
The LEPAPE Marmotte Granfondo has became the new international and essential cycling event meeting! This is the one day cycling event most important of the summer in the Alps, right after the Tour de France. The organisation limits the number of available spots to 7.500. The majority of participants come from abroad: 88% or 6600 international cyclo-fans.
Participants of the LEPAPE Marmotte Granfondo Alps have often spent hours and hours on their bike training to be able to finish on the legendary Alpe d’Huez, whilst conquering 21 hairpin bends. It demands courage, dedication and determination to even attempt this challenge across Glandon, Télégraphe, Galibier and Alpe d’Huez.
L’enchaînement de 5 des cols les plus mythiques de France : la Croix de Fer, le Télégraphe, le Galibier, le Lautaret, et enfin l’ascension finale de l’Alpe d’Huez. Whether they aim for a certain time or just to be able to finish, every participant leaves Alpe d’Huez with a satisfying feeling knowing they have conquered this challenge.
News LEPAPE MARMOTTE GRANFONDO ALPES
Start: Bourg d'Oisans
Bourg d’Oisans is the ideal basecamp for all outdoor activities, situated in the heart of ‘les 6 vallées de l’Oisans’ and the ‘Parc National des Ecrins’. Delimited in the North by ‘le Massif des Grandes Rousses’, the village expands all along the open plane, situated at an average altitude of 730 meters (old glacial lake) and is crossed by the ‘la Romanche’ river. On top of all its outdour activities Bourg d’Oisans also has a rich and diverse collection of minerals. Bourg d’Oisans is part of the international cycling heritage by contributing to the legend of the Tour de France and as host-city of infamous cycling challenges as ALPE d’HUZES and LA MARMOTTE.
Finish : L'Alpe d'Huez
Alpe d’Huez and its ski resort are situated on a south-oriented high plain, at an altitude of 1.860 m where one can practically always enjoy the sun.
One day pass to access the Pic Blanc glacier at an altitude of 3,300m.
Enjoy the panoramic view over the Alps.
Get your discounted passes from the SATA sales desks, Rond point des Pistes, by presenting your Marmotte bib. Valid for 1 race participant and up to 2 companions. (+keycard 2€)