Marmotte granfondo alpes


  • The most well organised sportive we’ve ever done.
  • Ascending Mont Ventoux to a summit finish and traversing some of the best, most scenic countryside the area has to offer.
  • 10 minutes ride time to the start.
  • Excellent marshalling.
  • Post race food is excellent.
  • Massage available.
I really can't recommend Véloventoux highly enough. They are about 15km from the foot of Ventoux, so a great warm up, plus there are lots of other good routes from there round the mountain or along the Gorge de la Nesque etc. There are lots of places to eat around, I mean, it is France. But Vaison la Romaine is my favourite place to eat of an evening, and a stunning village to walk round.
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Ascending the Col du Glandon, The Col du Telegraphe and The Mighty Galibier before a summit finish on Alpe d’Huez the ‘Marmotte’ Cyclosportive is the original and arguably the most difficult Alpine Cyclosportive with almost 5000m of climbing over 174 km (110 miles).
There are three courses to choose from:

  • Granfondo. 122km. 3600m
  • Mediofondo. 100km. 2600m
  • Piccolofondo. 44km. 1900m


3 nights. 10th to 13 June 2022

Extra nights available


From €535.00 per person

Single Supplement €155.00

What's included

  • 3 nights bed, breakfast and evening meals.
  • Return transfer from Marseille airport.
  • Private feed stop.
  • Guided warm up ride on Saturday.

Not included

  • Flights.
  • Lunches during the day.
  • Insurance.
  • Bike rental.


Friday 10th: Travel day / short ride

A transfer from Marseille airport (1h 30m) is included and we’ll be doing a morning and afternoon transfer. 
Those arriving in the morning can assemble the bikes and you’ll will get the chance to do a leg stretcher ride of 45km to the perched village of Brantes with magnificent views of the north face of Ventoux.
Dinner tonight will be a group BBQ at  the Veloventoux house.

Saturday 11th: Warm-up Ride

This morning we’ll go down to the  athletes village in the Vaison la Romaine town square to register and collect your jersey and goodie bag.
After taking in the atmosphere we’ll have aquick lunch in the square then back to the Vélo Ventoux accommodation where there will be an optional 2 hour leg stretcher ride.
Dinner tonight is a pasta=party at the Vélo Ventoux house.

Sunday 12th: The Granfondo

Breakfast at 6am then at 6:45 we’ll ride down to the start in Vaison just 10 minutes away. The Vélo Ventoux vehicle will come with you in case of mechanical issues and punctures.
You will be directed to your starting pen ready for the official start at 7:30.
The Granfondo finishes on the Ventoux summit. After descending to Malaucene it’s a flat 12km back to the athlete’s village in Vaison where a meal in the town square is provided.
Transport back to your accommodation will be provided so feel free to have a well earned beer or two.

Monday 13th: Departure Day

Transfer back to Marseille airport with tired legs and big smiles. Transfer time is approximately 1h30m.

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Granfondo Quick Questions

Yes, subject to availability. There will be a single occupancy supplement and the cost for this is with the itinerary.

On the first day, after you have assembled your bike we will store all bike boxes until the last day of the tour when you need to dismantle your bike.

We plan our tours to coincide with the optimum time of year to get the best weather. The Alps tours are run in July, end of August and early September when the high passes are guaranteed to be open. With tours through Provence we have more flexibility and can run these through May, June and the end of September.
Neverthless, any kind of weather can be experienced at any time, especially in the High Alps. There will ne details of what clothing to bring in the tour notes.

You need a good level of fitness for our Alpine tours, especially The Raid.  4 – 5 hours riding time in the high Alps every day is tough.
Thetour from Ventoux to Alpe d’Huez is hilly but less challenging. We can provide help and advice with your fitness.

Yes of course. We have GPX files for your GPS devices and we can email them to you prior to the tour start date.