La Marmotte Cyclosportive


£100.00 per person*

($138.00 USD or $173.00 AUD)

£100.00 deposit

£0.00 single room supplement


There are currently no scheduled dates for this tour, but please contact us if you want to schedule a private tour for six or more people.

Contact Us

"Simon and Team, Firstly, many thanks indeed for a fantastic weekend, I thought you and your team were first class, very helpful, friendly and extremely efficient which all made for a truly excellent weekend.

-- Scott, Nottingham, England


The stunning Col du Glandon

Le Col du Télégraphe

The legendary Col du Galibier

The 21 hairpins of L'Alpe d'Huez

Joining the tour


Lyon Airport or Grenoble station


Lyon Airport or Grenoble station

We recommend car hire from Lyon or Grenoble. 

Cycling level

10 out of 10

One of the hardest cyclosportive events. 5,000m climbing over 175km in one day.

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The doyenne of cyclosportives, La Marmotte has rightly earned its place in the pantheon of famous rides. Covering the long climb from the Romanche valley over the Col du Glandon, the route then descends to the Maurienne valley before the Col du Télégraph and the fearsome Galibier. As if this were not enough, after the relentless descent from the Col du Lauteret to Bourg d’Oisans, riders can look forward to the legendary 21 hairpin ascent of l’Alpe d’Huez.

French Cycling Holidays has teamed up with Sportcommunication to provide entries for the event.  We can also provide assistance with accommodation booking and advise on the best transfer options. We can also advise on bike hire options. 

Please phone on +44 1923 894305 or email us at to secure your place. 

Make your own way to L'Alpe d'Huez on Saturday 1st July to collect your race numbers and timing chip.

Race start is from 7:30 on Sunday 2nd July. 

What’s included

  • Entry to event
  • Assistance and advice with accommodation and bike rental if needed


Entry only.



 Below we answer all the most common questions that you might ask before choosing a French Cycling Holidays tour. If you have any further questions then please get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.

How fit do I need to be?

La Marmotte is 175km long, climbing over 5000m in total during the day. You don’t need to have ridden the full distance before the event, and it’s very hard to get the vertical distance in anywhere apart from the French Alps! However, ideally you should be comfortable riding 100 miles (160km) and being in the saddle for 5+ hours. Any climbing you can do in training will be beneficial.



"Hi Simon! did my first big sportive with your company and was very impressed,the build up and the day were very well organised."

Duncan, London England

 "Thank you, brilliant organisation. Without the help of the ice and a bit of TLC at the Telegraphe feed I would not have got round!"

Greg, Devon, England

"Hi Simon. I really enjoyed myself (and beat my 2014 time by almost an hour).Thanks again for a well organised trip - I can't imagine how I would cope without the FCH feed stations! RegardsTim"

Tim, West Bridgeford, UK 

"Thank you for a fantastic Marmotte trip. Great hotel, supportive crew and slick transfers"

Lucy, Gateshead, UK

 "I've just come back from doing the Marmotte with French Cycling Holidays. All I can say is that it was an amazing few days with unbelievable service from all involved. Nothing was too much trouble from start to finish. Hotel was superb (Pic Blanc - Alpe D'Huez) and in a brilliant location for the finish. The food was excellent and the whole place had recently been refurbished so it was like it was brand new!For those riding, nothing was overlooked. The feed stations were well stocked and had exemplary service from the staff. Having your own bag at each one made a big difference for the ride. Not sure I'll ever do the Marmotte again as it was brutal but I will certainly be travelling with French Cycling Holidays again!! Thanks to all the staff involved for a never to forget experience!"

David, Bishops Stortford, UK

 "Great support and service while doing the Marmotte this year- made everything (except getting up the hills) easy. Thanks very much!"

Will, London England