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Aiguebelette

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Aiguebelette

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Name:Aiguebelette
Location:Rhône-Alpes
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Sports:Rowing

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Summary

Introduction

Aiguebelette is an ideal location and lake for a rowing training camp. This stunning 2000m, 6 lane course is set on a 3k natural lake.

It was home of the 1997 World Rowing Championships and again hosted WRC in 2015.

Excellent cycle routes around the area offer the possibilities for cross training camps. There are some good land training facilities along with an indoor rowing tank


Travel

By Air; Chambery airport (CMF) 9km - Grenoble-Isere (GNB) 42km
           Lyon St. Exupery airport 45 minute drive - Geneve Cointrin airport 1 hour drive

By Rail; Express train Paris to Lyon 3 hours and from Lyon 1 hour

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Accommodation

 

There is no on-site accommodation but to find accommodation near to the Lake, please see here ....


Places of Interest

Chambery, "secteur sauvegarde" is 9km away, has the castle, museum and cathedral.

Chambery Castle was the home of the Dukes of Savoy until 1562. It is now home of the local council but guided tours are available.

Chambery Cathedral is 13 century and holds the largest collection of trompe-l'oeil paintings in Europe.

Chambery Museum, a large part of which is dedicated to paintings by Italian Renaissance artists.

In Aix-les-Bains, 19km away, there are the ancient thermes, the Grand Casino and the Arc de Campanus.

Nances "ville fleurie 4*" is 6km away.


Hints & Tips

 

As with all lakes surrounded by mountains, the lake is open to sudden high winds. Understand the signs and talk with the locals. Accommodation near to the lake is limited so transport may be required


Training Facilities

Rowing

The 2000m, 6 lane buoyed course is set in the middle of the 3k lake
The course offers 500m markers
Coaching is from launches, petrol and electric
Maximum of 4 launches on the lake at any given time (excluding the electric catamaran)
Indoor rowing tank
There are 2 weights rooms offering
- Weight machines and loose weights
- Ergos, dynos and static bikes


Gym

Indoor rowing tank
There are 2 weights rooms offering 
- Weight machines and loose weights
- Ergos, dynos and static bikes


Cycling

There are numerous cycling routes available 
Col du Blanchet, Col de la Crusille, Col de la Lattaz, Col du Mont Tournier, and Le Collet are all along a smaller mountain ridge just to the west of the giant climb up Mont du Chat.

Route your ride

Col Hunting Near Lac d’Aiguebelette 


Coaching

Coaching

Enhance your camp with more intensive coaching. We can put you in contact with accredited rowing coaches, experienced in coaching at all levels from beginners through top domestic and up to international and Olympic standard, who will work with your own coaches to further extend the gains you make on your camp.


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