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Marmotte Granfondo Pyrénées

Overview

Company: SportActive
Coaches: In House
Start Date: 27/08/2021
End Date: 30/08/2021
Sports: Cycling
Location: France
Price from: €829

Details

Look Marmotte Granfondo Pyrénées: 29th August 2021

165 km, 5500+ altlimetres, 5 legendary cols known from the Vuelta and  Tour de France

Test your Limits in the French Pyrénées - Test your Climbing Skills - Ride your 'Tour de France'

August Bank Holiday weekend in 2020 is the 5th edition of the Marmotte Granfondo Pyrénées. After only four successful editions it is a sportive that is shining on the international circuit.

You can now ride this Sportive supported by SportActive. Feel like a Pro.

Featuring a long distance of 165km and 5,500+ altimetres it is one of the toughest amateur cycling events you can do, together with his big sister, the Look Marmotte Granfondo Alps (in July).

 

The Route on the Day

You start in Argelès Gazost and ride a 19 km warm-up on the flat and slight climb to Luz St Sauveur. That's were you will find the start of the well known Tourmalet pass (18 km, 2115m) by Barèges.

From the summit you descend on the technically demanding Sainte Marie de Campan road before the second climb of the Granfondo: la Hourquette d'Ancizan (17km, 1564m). You then have a short rest before you start the Aspin pass (12 km, 1489m) and then it's back to Ste Marie de Campan. You're now about to start the impressive ride to the summit of the Tourmalet (17km, 2115m).

Then comes the ultimate difficulty, the Luz Arddiden (1720m); you have to fight the 14 km, meeting 7% gradients, to reach the finish line and become a Marmotte Granfondo Pyrénées Finisher. Well done!

 

The Climbs

- Col du Tourmalet from Luz St Sauveur : 2115 metres, 18km, 7.4% average, 12% max
- La Hourquette d'Ancizan : 1564 metres 22km, 4% average, 12% max
- Col d'Aspin: 1489 metres, 12km, 6.5% average, 9.5% max
- Col du Tourmalet from Ste Marie de Campan : 2115 metres, 17km, 7.4% average, 10% max
- Luz Ardiden: 1720 metres, 13km, 7% average, 12% max

 

Logistics - We've got you covered
Our logistical mastery secures your race number and entrance into Marmotte. We handle your airport transfers for you and your bike (check details), and our mechanic helps you building your bike when you arrive, ensuring it is in full working order. All your accommodation is secured by us. We've got you covered.

 

Sportactive support vehicle's location:

vehicle 1: Col du Tourmalet
vehicle 2: Col d'Aspin
vehicle at the finish line in Luz Arddiden

 

Check out our exceptional assistance on the DAY!

With our reputation of quality and efficiency all you will have to do is turn up and ride. (You will need to have trained before though!). A SportActive team leader, a mechanic, and two backup cars will give the SportActive riders support, coaching advice (if needed) and security. Martin, our expert SportActive pro cycling coach, will depart with the group offering coaching and pacing to those who require this help.

 

Main Sportive data

Date : 29/08/2021 -
Start : 07:30 in Argelès Gazost
Finish : Luz Ardiden
Distance & altimeters : 165 km, 5500+ altimeters
Organizer Refreshment stations : Col du Tourmalet | Cadeac | Col du Tourmalet |
Time limit : 11:30 Ste Marie de Campan, 18:15 Luz St Sauveur 

Date of the Sportive: Sunday 29th August 2021
3 nights package: Friday 27th to Monday 30th August 2021

The 2020 sportive was cancelled due to Covid-19 and postponed to 2021. Therefore, the prices below are still 2020 prices. We have not yet been in time to recaclulate them for 2021. 

EB*: 829 €/pps
R**: 879 €/pps
Single suppl. : 52 €/night.
Ride both Marmotte Pyrénées and Marmotte Alps (5h July) in 2020. Receive 80 € discount on the sum of both package prices.

 

You will get:

Registration to the Sportive
- Pre-event information meeting, on Saturday morning, in which we hand out your race number and provide strategy tips. Benefit from our sportive experience.
- Full support including 2 back-up cars carrying your spare clothes, refreshments, spare parts, and drinking water. We've got you covered.
- SportActive bike mechanic for assistance when assembling your bike
Secure bike storage
- Transport back to the hotel on Sunday after the sportive
Transfers airport-hotel-airport for you and your bike. Check details

 

Prices shown per person sharing (pps) are based on 3 nights B&B, double occupancy, support, foods & drinks during the rides, transfers airport-hotel-airport
EB* = Early Bird for deposit received before 31.01.2021
R** = regular price after 1.02.2021

 

 

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