Improve your cycling performance in this iconic setting, from the majestic Col de la Croix de Fer and Col du Glandon to the Alpe d'Huez climb to 1,860 metres, and Les Balcons d'Auris

When you join one of our cycling camps you not only benefit from being in one of the most famous cycling areas in the world but also from the expertise of our team. Our cycling camps are for 6 – 8 people and include: 

  • Daily tailored training sessions and guided routes 
  • Support vehicle on every ride
  • Individual support to enhance your cycling performance: Bike adjustment and setup to improve comfort, pacing on the bike to aid endurance, making the most of your nutrition to sustain you during a long ride and how to build confidence and performance so you can better enjoy your rides
  • Fully catered accommodation 
  • Lunch and energy drinks/snacks provided on the go 
  • Transfers to/from Lyon airport (including your bike!)
  • Arranging bike hire (if needed)
We base ourselves in the alpine village of Vaujany, on the Col du Sabot, where you will be looked after in our chalet. The training programme is tailored around the level of the group with options for shorter or longer rides.
 

Meet the team

Find out more about our team, from who will help you train to who will look after you from the moment you arrive in France.

A typical day

We aim to cover around 100km of cycling per day and can book other activities if you still have the energy after that!

Dates and prices

We are now taking bookings for 4-day camps in 2019.
Available dates are 25 July to 30 July 2019.

Meet the team

Michael Mergler 2

Michael Mergler

 Michael has a life-long passion for cycling and triathlon. Over the last 35 years he has competed in many stage races, criterium and long distance sportives. He has completed 10 full Ironman races, including the Kona world championships. Michael is an experienced cycle guide who will help you get the most out of your holiday training camp.

Henrietta Bennett

Hen has been running Vaujany Ski Chalets and Alpine Escapades for the last 2 years. She knows the area inside-out and will make sure your trip to the Alps is one to remember. She will organise your arrival to and departure from Vaujany, run the support vehicle and help you to book any additional activities and generally discover everything this area has to offer.

A typical day

All training camps are tailored to meet the needs of the individuals involved so that everyone gets the most out of them. The camps run from a Thursday to a Tuesday with full guided training rides on the Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Thursday is used to arrive, settle in and prepare your bikes (picking up hire bikes if required) and a short local ride to gain familiarity with the area and altitude. 

The evenings are your opportunity to relax in the chalet, look back on the day and enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal with a glass or two of your favourite tipple.

Our daily programme includes:

  • A hearty breakfast to fuel you with a briefing on the day ahead
  • Training and guided cycle route (c. 80 – 100km)
  • Lunch in the mountains
  • Space and time to do your own thing on our return to the chalet
  • An evening debrief session over drinks before a restorative supper
  • Opportunity to watch the Tour de France highlights

Accommodation and prices

Available cycling camp:

  • Thursday 25 July 2019 to Tuesday 30 July 2019

Super-king or twin room with shared bathroom

Shared occupancy - €1,550 per person
(additional €200 for single occupancy)

En-suite super-king or twin room

Shared occupancy - €1,750 per person
(additional €200 for single occupancy)

Prices include:

  • 5 nights luxury accommodation
  • Breakfast and supper in the chalet
  • Packed lunch and energy snacks
  • 4 days of training and guided routes
  • Support vehicle
  • Transfers to/from Lyon airport with large, covered trailer for bike boxes
Various airlines fly into Lyon from across the UK and we offer a transfer time on your arrival and departure day to coincide with the majority of routes. We would be happy to talk to you about the best options for flights.

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