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Cyklist Alps Challenge 2022

In Brief

Cyklist the Eindhoven cycling cafe organizes its first Alpen Challenge. A challenging cycling vacation in the French Alps on the road bike. This vacation is the world's most popular cycling area and takes you over the mythical cols in the French Alps.

Highlights:
- Stay in luxury chalets
- Travel on full board basis
- Follow car and support
- Climbing mythical Alpine cols
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June 04, 2022 / June 09, 2022
Road bike
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€795,00 - €1.049,00

6 days
450 km
Incl. lodging

Additional options

Bikewash service by Dynamic

Every day after cycling, let your bike be pampered. Make use of our bikewash service!

49,95

49,95

Early check-in full board

Do you want to start your cycling vacation well rested? That's possible; make use of our early check-in and arrive a day earlier. This offer includes dinner, overnight stay and breakfast.

125,00

125,00

Sports massage

Take care of your body during a Cycle Travel cycling vacation and take advantage of our professional masseurs.

59,95

59,95

Laundry service bicycle clothing

After cycling, leave your clothes in the provided laundry bag. Our staff on location will make sure your clothes are clean and dry for use the next day.

9,95

9,95

4Gold starter pack bicycle tour

  • Experience box with 4Gold supplements
  • Discover our gastrointestinal friendly sports nutrition
  • Perfect to get acquainted with our products or to give as a gift.
  • Contents:
    • 4 Energy Bars
    • 4 Isotonic Gels
    • 6 Single Servings Carbo Electro
    • 2 Golden Bottle 600 ml

33,95

33,95

Medical examination advice

A medical examination is advised prior to travel! Make an appointment at Ancora Health. They have a Health studio in both Eindhoven and Amsterdam. For this trip it is advisable to have a sports medical examination. Our advice is to go for at least "Basic Plus" but we always advise to go for an extensive sports medical examination (USMO). Ancora is affiliated with SMI Federation and SCAS certified. This means that you can get money back from most Dutch health insurers for the Ancora packages. An average reimbursement is easily € 150, -. On the site of Ancora you can calculate your own reimbursement.

Details

Cyklist the Eindhoven cycling cafe organizes its first Alpen Challenge. A challenging cycling vacation in the French Alps on the road bike. This vacation is the world's most popular cycling area and takes you over the mythical cols in the French Alps.

Cyklist offers a super location in the French Alps for cycling vacations in the mountains. In the center of Saint Francois Longchamp is the small 4-star vacation park Parc Madeleine. The luxury chalets and apartments are located directly on the Col de Madeleine (hors category climb in e.g. the Tour de France & Paris-Nice) and is also known as the Grand Domaine ski area (165km). During your cycling vacation in the French Alps, all facilities are at your disposal. Enjoy the restaurant and be pampered after a bike ride. The park is about 9 hours drive from Eindhoven.

Saint-François Longchamp is located in the heart of the largest cycling area in the world. Set off for a fantastic adventure in the heart of the Alps. Parc Madeleine is located right on the legendary Col de la Madeleine and is surrounded by as many mythical mountain passes such as the Col du Glandon, Croix de la Fer, Col du Galibier. Only the Col de Madeleine can be climbed on three different routes under completely different conditions. This makes the mountain extra special and challenging for cyclists who like variety. In our cycling vacation routes we also include the lesser known but equally beautiful climbs. Let us surprise you in this beautiful area!

Program Saturday, June 4 to Thursday, June 9, 2022

There is a possibility to book an early check in on Friday, June 3 with an additional fee of €125, - including dinner, overnight stay and breakfast.

Additional services to be booked;
-BikeWash from €49.95; every day your bike will be checked, cleaned and lubricated. Set off safely and make use of this great service by our mechanics.
Sports massage €49.95; schedule a well-deserved sports massage during the week. Recover better from your efforts. If you want to book an extra session, you can do so on the spot for only €29.95.
-Bikewearlaundry service; after cycling, hang your clothes in the matching laundry bag at the reception. We'll make sure your laundry comes back to your room nice and clean! You can book the laundry service for €9.95 per day.
-4Gold sports nutrition package; take good sports nutrition with you on your trip, take advantage of a 4Gold offer and we'll make sure you have enough nutrition during your trip.

The cycling program is subject to, among other things, weather conditions of course. We can adjust the program if necessary.

Day 1 - Saturday, June 4
Travel day and arrival in the afternoon with guided tour, introduction, briefing and coffee on top of the Col de Madeleine
For the early check in participants we have set out a short route for Saturday, June 4, to get used to it. At the end of the day we will join the rest.
19:30: Dinner followed by briefing

Day 2 - Sunday, June 5
08:30am: Breakfast.
09:30am: Departure at the bottom of the parking lot.
Route with Valmorel (short route) or Meribel (long route) Col de la Madeleine north side
19:30h: Dinner followed by briefing

Day 3 - Monday, June 6
08:30am: Breakfast.
09:30am: Departure at the bottom of the entrance to the parking garage.
Route with Col du Glandon, Croix de la Fer, Col de la Madeleine via Montgellafrey.
19:30: Dinner followed by briefing

Day 4 - Tuesday, June 7
08:30am: Breakfast.
09:30am: Departure at the bottom of the parking lot.
Route with Col de Chaussy, Les Lascets de Montvernier, Col de la Madeleine south side.
19:30: Dinner followed by briefing

Day 5 - Wednesday, June 8
08:00am: Breakfast.
09:00am: Departure at the bottom of the entrance to the parking garage.
Route with Col du Mollard, Croix de la Fer, Col de la Madeleine via La Chambre.
19:30: Dinner followed by briefing

Day 6 - Thursday, June 9
07:00am to 09:00am: Breakfast.
We say goodbye and start our return journey.


During our bike rides, a follow car will be present. We take spare materials with us, provide the necessary sports drinks, water and food along the way. At fixed locations during the bicycle tours we will make a stop with food. A permanent tour guide is present during these tours.

The sporting aspect is suitable for anyone who has an average or good physical condition. We take into account the differences between us, this is also normal in the mountains. The most important thing is that we will all have a great week of cycling. The accommodation and facilities are top, the surroundings are great!


You can register or sign up at:
Cyklist cycling cafe, NRE Terrain, Gasfabriek 3, Eindhoven.
Cycle Trend, Duivendijk 5a, Nuenen.
Directly on this site from Cycle Travel

Location: Saint-François-Longchamp, Parc Madeleine (France)

Cycling in the French Alps in a very beautiful ambience on the Col de la Madeleine. Climb all the mythical mountain passes in the largest cycling area in the world.

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Explanation sports level

MTB:

1star: beginner 50km2star
: above beginner 60km3star
: average 70km4star
: advanced 100km5star
: pro 160km



Road bike:

1star: beginner 50km2star
: above beginner 60km3star
: average 70km4star
: advanced 100km5star
: pro 160km



Level 1: Starter-Beginner;
You are just starting out in this sport, have no experience nor background as an athlete

Level 2: Beginner-Medium;
You are just starting with this sport, however you already have experience with other sports so you start with a good basic condition. You cycle 1 or 2 times a week.

Level 3: Average;
You are a sporty person, don't shy away from a challenge, exercise at least 2 to 4 per week, you can also already make some altitude gains and ride at higher averages.

Level 4: Advanced;
You are a trained athlete, you are looking for a challenge in sports, you are active at least 3 to 5 times a week, altitude meters and a higher average are not a problem

Level 5: Advanced/Performance oriented;
You train towards goals, challenges and also leave something for it you do not mind, you are driven and several times longer sport per week are no exception, you are performance oriented

Level 6: Advanced Plus;
As a highly trained person, you want to really test yourself to your limits, you seek challenges and are also willing to live for them, exercising is a part of your daily life.

Explanation luxury level

Level 0-1.5: Tour without overnight stay.

Level 2-2.5: Cycle Travel provides an overnight stay in a 2-star accommodation.

Level 3-3.5: Tour with overnight stays in the better bed and breakfast or 3-star hotel, hostel accommodations. Overnight stays on a half-board basis are a 3.5 rating.

Level 4-4.5: Cycle Travel provides a 4-star accommodation or boutique bed & breakfast. Optional full board booking (upgrade to level 4,5 appreciation).

Level 5-5.5: Cycle Travel will provide a more luxurious 4-star or 5-star accommodation or boutique hotel. We can upgrade the level of lunch, on-road catering or dinner to 5.5.

Level 6: Cycle Travel will provide a more luxurious 5-star accommodation, boutique hotel or luxury pop-up location. We can upgrade the level of lunch, on-road catering or dinner to 6+ level if required.

Explanation guidance level

Our team of passionate guides is always there for you. For any type of trip, event or clinic, Cycle Travel will provide the right accompaniment. We have an excellent network of professionals.

With the ranking from 1 to 6, we indicate to what extent the guidance is provided on a trip. Interested in an upgrade? Please let us know! Then we will gladly look for a suitable solution.

Level 0-1: a self-guided tour without guidance. Cycle Travel provides the routes on GPX.

Level 2-2.5: a self-guided tour without guidance including routes on GPX and tips for the road. Cycle Travel has a goody bag or contact person at the locations visited that you will receive as a traveler.

Level 3-3.5: a self-guided tour without guidance including routes on GPX and tips for the road. Cycle Travel has accommodation on the basis of a 3-star hotel or bed & breakfast. There is someone on site who is familiar with our clients and is personally available for you (level 3,5)

Level 4-4.5: a guided tour including routes on GPX and tour guide on the bike or in a follow car.Cycle Travel has accommodation based on a 4-star hotel, hostel or bed & breakfast. During a guided tour it is optionally possible to book a mechanic and masseur. (The valuation then amounts to 4.5)

Level 5-5.5: A fully catered vacation with a complete support team consisting of tour guide, mechanic and masseur. A follow car is provided including care on the road during the rides. Accommodation will be in luxury chalets, hotels or boutique bed & breakfasts.

Level 6: The ultimate luxury cycling vacation with top locations and carefully selected accommodations. Only the very best counts for us and you as our client! Get carried away on a next level cycling vacation.

Explanation gravity level

We roughly determine the heaviness of a trip based on a variety of circumstances. Severity can be determined by distances or by the altitude meters in distances. In addition, you experience a ride on a gravel or mountain bike already 'heavier' than a road bike ride.

Per category this is approximately what you can think of. Always discuss with us alternatives or modified routes which also influence the heaviness.

Road Bikes - Race bikesDistance max - Distance MaxAltitude indication
Level 170 km700-1100
Level 280 km1100-1500
Level 3100 km1500-2200
Level 4120 km2200-2800
Level 5150 km2800-3800
Hors Category175+ km3800-5500
Mountain Bike - MTBDistance max - Distance MaxAltitude indication
Level 130-50 km700-1000
Level 240-60 km1000-1300
Level 350-75 km1300-1800
Level 455-90 km1800-2400
Level 560-100 km2400-3300
Hors Category150+ km3800-5500
GravelDistance max - Distance MaxAltitude indication
Level 130-50 km700-1000
Level 240-60 km1000-1300
Level 350-75 km1300-1800
Level 455-90 km1800-2400
Level 560-100 km2400-3300
Hors Category150+ km3800-5500

Location: Saint-François-Longchamp, Parc Madeleine (France)