05-03-2022 | Herman Nekkers

Join CycloWorld and Cycle Travel to the Granfondo Col de la Loze

In cooperation with our travel partner Cycle Travel we offer a great trip to the next big thing in the gran fondo realm: the Granfondo Col de la Loze by Brides-les-Bains. With the concept Living like a pro you don't have to worry about anything except riding the gran fondo yourself.

Cycle Travel

Cycle Travel is a new tour operator that focuses on high-end cycling trips. With the Life Like a Pro concept the participants only have to worry about the cycling itself. Really everything around it is taken care of. In cooperation with CycloWorld, Cycle Travel organises trips to cyclo's. Our experience with events combined with the knowledge of the travel world of Cycle Travel.


The Granfondo Col de la Loze by Brides-les-Bains is the first cyclo trip we offer together. And we will certainly not stop there, expect more in the future.


Granfondo Col de la Loze by Brides-les-Bains

This gran fondo was organised for the first time 2 years ago, but due to corona it has not gained much fame so far. This will probably not last long, because the varied route demands to become a classic. Just think: the longest distance has 117 kilometres and 4377 metres of elevation. The start is in the cosy town of Brides-les-Bains and the finish line is drawn at the Col de la Loze. The route consists of two beautiful loops through the valley of Les 3 Vallées, each with a short climb. The highlight, however, is the double climb of the Col de la Loze. First from Meribel and the final climb from Courchevel. How cool, finishing at 2304 metres. In terms of intensity, it is comparible to La Marmotte or Les 3 Ballons.

There are also three shorter versions: 53km/2424m+, 46km/2141m+, 30km/741m+. There is nothing wrong with doing these. Or to take along your cycling buddy who is a little less trained.

Col de la Loze

This col was opened in 2019 and is the most difficult climb in France. From either side it is over 22 kilometres, of which the last 7 kilometres are only accessible to cyclists. The tarmac is really perfect, but count on some very steep passages. Such a traffic-free col is unique in the world. In the Tour of 2020, Roglic defeated Pogacar here in a blistering sprint.


The area of Les 3 Vallées may well become the cycling hotspot of France in the future, because they are already working on another car-free col: La Tougnète. We have written about this before.


The trip

If you want to participate in this cool gran fondo without having to worry about the preparation, this trip is highly recommended.

Date

From July, 13 to 18 July, 18 2022.

Date gran fondo: July 17.

AccommodationChalets de Vallandry.

Program

Guided tours:

  • Discover the Col de la Loze route.
  • Queen's ride over the Col du Pre and the Cormet de Roselend (one of the most beautiful cols in France).
  • Free program on the day before the gran fondo.
  • The gran fondo.
What is included?

Living like a pro:

  • Entry fee and registration for the Granfondo Col de la Loze by Brides-les-Bains on July 17.
  • Living like a pro package powered by CycloWorld.
  • Accommodation on full board basis in luxury chalets (lunch from the follow car on the routes).
  • Mechanical support during the vacations.
  • Follow car or tour guide during the tours.
  • Bikewash; every day the bikes are cleaned and checked.
  • Sports massage; during your stay you may schedule one free sports massage. Would you like to schedule more massages? See additional services to book.
  • Bicycle clothing laundry service; after cycling, hang your clothes in the matching laundry bag at the reception. We'll make sure your laundry gets back to your room quickly and nice and clean!
  • Customized sports nutrition package.
  • Enclosed storage for bicycles.
  • Bicycle maintenance location.
  • Parking garage for the car.
  • Towels.
  • Bedding.
  • Reservation fees.
  • Final cleaning.
Service during the granfondo
  • Own refreshment station.
  • Opportunity to drop off a bag of gear or water bottles at the care station or to leave gear behind.
  • Repair service: if you have a breakdown we will come and help you (not possible on the car-free part of Col de la Loze).
  • GPS tracking: we track our participants and know where everyone is.
  • Photo service: we take photos of our participants along the way.
Extra service

Extra services to be booked easily:

  • Sports massage from €59.95; schedule an extra well-deserved sports massage during the week. Recover better from your efforts.
  • Early check-in for €125 per day; start your preparation earlier and explore the cols in the area.
  • Late check-out for €125 per day; add a few days and enjoy the cols in the area in peace....
  • Bicycle navigationfor only € 25, - deliver a top product from Wahoo, the Elemnt Bolt V2. If you like this one you may take it over after the granfondo with a nice discount.

GPX-routes for the extra days to be delivered.

Prijs

Early bird price up and until May, 31: €1099

From June, 1: €1199

Alle info

All information and bookings via Cycle Travel


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