The Col de la Loze (2304 m) was opened in 2020. The road connects the winter sports resorts of Meribel and Courchevel. From both sides, the last 7 kilometres are car-free with some very steep passages. This col is a must-do.
In the granfondo you ride the Col de la Loze even twice. First via Meribel, the toughest side. The final climb goes via Courchevel. In theory a little easier, but not in practice. This cyclo is comparible to La Marmotte!
Besides the Col de la Loze, the gran fondo has two shorter climbs to La Thuile and Champagney-en-Vanoise. Look around, because the view over the valley is breathtaking.
Do you think this long distance is a bit too much? There are also three shorter distances: 53 km, 46 km and 30 km. A day earlier, you can loosen your muscles in a time trial to Pralognan-la-Vanoise. A beautiful climb of 26 km and 1100 m+.
Just three days after the gran fondo (on Wednesday, July 19), the Tour de France will pass by for stage 17, in which the riders will, of course, also climb the Col de la Loze. The perfect opportunity to combine riding a gran fondo with watching the Tour.
But it gets even better, as another day later (on Thursday, July 20) there will also be the stage start of stage 18 from neighboring Moûtiers.
With the 7-night package you will be present for the gran fondo, the Tour finish in Courchevel (19-7) and the start of the next stage in Moûtiers (20-7).
Enter code LozeHBA2023 when booking the apartment and you will receive an email with free entry for the gran fondo.
Collection from CycloWorld