From 14 -to 21 July 2024 (Sunday to Sunday)
French Alps Cycling Trip - Tour de France

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Experience the Tour!

Have you ever dreamt of conquering the most famous climbs of the Tour de France, and have the chance to feel like a pro rider, with daily massages, nutrition, powermeter, coaching, service vehicle? Join us on this epic trip, for an experience of a lifetime, and ride the legendary cols of the French Alps!

8 days, 7 nights
Photos & Videos
15 - 30°C
460 - 490km
11100 - 11900m

What's included

This camp is slightly different from the ones we organize all year in Mallorca, as the bike hire is not included. If you don't want to travel with your own bike, renting one here is possible with extra costs. If you have any questions, please send us a message.

Your stay

  1. High standing chalet
  2. 7-nights’ accommodation
  3. All inclusive basis (drinks included)
  4. Private chef
  5. Tourism taxes
  6. Transfers from/to Geneva Airport or Thonon-les-Bains train station

On the bike

  1. 6 team rides
  2. 2 different group levels (2 guides) Depending on the level of participants or fatigue, we will be able to split into two different group levels (two different paces), each group led by one of our two guides.
  3. Support vehicle
  4. Sports nutrition
  5. Safety briefing
  6. Daily bike maintenance

Supplied

  1. Carbon bike hire
  2. Stages powermeter
  3. Bike computer & HR monitor
  4. Gobik cycling kit
  5. Abus AirBreaker helmet
  6. Chamois cream & sun protection

And more

  1. 6 massages
  2. Compression boots & Compex system
  3. Pre-camp Training Plan
  4. Ride analysis & coaching workshops
  5. Riders Roadbook
  6. Photos & Videos

Schedule

Depending on weather conditions, ability of the group, and level of fatigue, the following plans are subject to change. This is a bespoke training camp, so we adapt everyday, like a pro team!

Sunday

Day 1

After picking you up at the airport, we will drive you to our base camp, in Morzine, where you will meet your new teammates, the staff, and have your first dinner as a team. A photoshoot session will follow dinner, to take pictures of all the riders with the Sa Calobra Cycling Club jersey on, while bikes will be set up and adjusted by our bike mechanic, Paul.

Tour du Roc d'Enfer
Monday

Day 2

After having your first 100% homemade breakfast, receiving equipment, and getting briefed about the week to come, we will head out for our first ride of the week: the Tour du Roc d’Enfer, climbing Col de Jambaz and Col de Fry, a third and second category climb to warm up!

Distance 82Km
elevation 1265m
Climbs Vernaz (cat 3), Jambaz (cat 3), Fry (cat 2)
Plateau des Saix
Tuesday

Day 3

Daily routine: breakfast, briefing, ride, lunch, recovery with compression boots and Compex, massage, workshop and dinner. It's time to live like a pro! Stay focused on your training and your recovery, we will take care of everything else, from cleaning bikes to washing kits. That’s the pro team experience!

Distance 72Km
elevation 2275m
Climbs Joux Plane (cat 1), Plateau des Saix (cat 1)
Vallée verte
Wednesday

Day 4

Our third ride will be less difficult but longer than the two previous ones. The climbs here are a bit more rolling than the days before, except for the Col du Feu, a short (2.7km) but very steep climb (9.3% average) that will require appropriate mountain gearing and strong determination.

Distance 94Km
elevation 1750m
Climbs Perret (cat 2), Terramont (cat 4), Feu (cat 3)
Vallée d'Abondance
Thursday

Day 5

This fourth ride will take us to the Vallée d'Abondance, with two relatively secret but pretty challenging climbs: the Col du Corbiet and the Col du Grand Taillet, with a spectacular view at the top over the lake of Annecy. And for the riders who want an extra challenge, we will add the climb up to Avoriaz (12k at 6.6%)!

Distance 66Km
elevation 1530m
Climbs Corbier (cat 2), Grand Taillet (cat 2), Avoriaz (HC)
Joux Plane
Friday

Day 6

It may be the shorter ride of the week, but definitely not the easiest one! The Col d'Encrenaz offers some very steep sections, but also amazing views over the mountains. An amazing climb for riders who like quiet roads. The second climb of the day, Joux Plane, has been tackled many times by Tour de France riders. It is one of the most difficult climbs in the Alps!

Distance 60Km
elevation 1735m
Climbs Encrenaz (cat 2), Joux Plane (HC)
Queen Stage
Saturday

Day 7

We call it the Queen Stage! For the final ride of our cycling camp, we will go climbing two of the most legendary Cols of the Tour de France. The Col de la Ramaz from Mieussy (14k at 7%), and the Col de la Joux Verte via the lake of Montriond (14k at 6%). An epic ride to conclude this incredible week of cycling in the French Alps!

Distance 90Km
elevation 2535m
Climbs Ramaz (HC), Joux Verte (HC)
Sunday

Day 8

It's time to say goodbye see you soon! After collecting equipment, giving back your pedals and saddle, we will drive you to Geneva airport to catch your flight. Hope you had a blast on and off the bike, made new friends, and will come back soon to the Sa Calobra Cycling Club!

Watch this

We’ve all seen those epic photos and videos of pro riders climbing with breathtaking mountain views. That's what you will get - free of charge - at the end of your training camp. Our team will capture all those moments for you with 4K cameras and very cinematic drone shots, edited with great soundtracks that will make all your friends jealous!

Prices

We have four registration phases: the Breakaway, the Peloton, the Gruppetto and the Broom Wagon. The earlier you book, the better price you get! You can find all the details below.

Phases Registration dates Price
BreakawayUntil 14 April 20242590€
Peloton15 April - 14 May 20242670€
Gruppetto15 May - 14 June 20242750€
Broom wagonFrom 15 June 20242830€
Registration will be closed at the latest on: 01 July 2024.

Frequently Asked Questions

What's the minimum level of fitness required to participate?

This camp will be a bit more difficult than the ones we organize in Mallorca. With some of the most incredible climbs of the Tour de France, it will be a challenging and rewarding week on the bike. Lots of elevation also means lots of descents. Therefore, it is important to feel comfortable downhill as well.

Will there be different group levels available?

Depending on the level of participants or fatigue, we will be able to split into two different group levels (two different paces), each group led by one of our two guides.

Can we change group during the week?

Of course! You will be able to change group every day, depending of your level of fatigue.

What gearing would you recommend?

To be able to tackle long and steep climbs, we recommend you to use mountain gearing for this cycling trip, with a 50/34 compact chainring, and an 11/30 or 11/32 cassette.

How do I book?

To reserve your spot, please email us at hello@sacalobra.cc or call/text us at +33 688 699 160 (WhatsApp is ok). We will send you a registration form within one business day to complete your reservation. Payment is required in two installments. A deposit of 500 euros is required at the time of booking to secure your place for this camp. The remaining balance is due 4 weeks prior to the event. If you are booking within 4 weeks of the event date, payment is required in full. Please see our Terms & Conditions for more information on how to book and our cancellation policy.

What if I have to cancel my trip?

Please review our Cancellation Policy for more details.

Why are the Alps more expensive than Mallorca?

The costs of organization are completely different in the Alps than in Mallorca. The chalet we rent is a lot more expensive (but also super luxurious with a jacuzzi and a sauna), the cost of travel for the staff and all the equipments is high, and we will also have more staff working in the Alps, including a second guide on the road. It's a different experience.

Is the kit included in the price of the camp?

Yes, bib shorts, a jersey, and a pair of socks are included (worth 190 euros). You can also purchase other items (gilet, base-layer, etc) on site, at the wholesale rate. Read More

Can I come with my husband/wife who doesn't cycle?

Yes, there are options for non-riders on certain dates but we can not accommodate children. If you would like more information on this, please consult our non-riders package.

Where will we stay?

Our camp base this week will be located in Morzine, in the French Alps. Having hosted the Tour de France more than 20 times since 1975, Morzine is the ideal place for road cycling, offering an easy access to some of the most legendary climbs of the Tour de France, like Joux-Plane, Encrenaz, Joux Verte, Col de la Ramaz!

What meals are included?

Three meals a day are included: breakfast, lunch and dinner. On the first day, arrival day, only dinner is included. On the last day, the departure day, only breakfast is included.

What kit or accessories should I bring?

We provide the following items to each rider : bib shorts, short sleeved jersey, socks and helmet. We also recommend for you to bring some extra warm clothes like a rain jacket, arm warmers, or some winter clothes. Black items and accessories are prefered. For more information, consult our How to Pack page.
IMPORTANT: Bike, helmet, GPS, and heart rate monitor must be returned in good conditon at the end of the week, so please make sure to take care of it!

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From 14 -to 21 July 2024 (Sunday to Sunday)
French Alps Cycling Trip - Tour de France

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