KEEP WHAT YOU LOVE, LOSE WHAT YOU DON’T
If you’ve ridden any of the monuments of the grand Sportives you know there are some great elements and some not-so-great elements to them: the logistical hassles, the 4 a.m. rise, the one-chance-only pressure of the Etape or Marmotte, the do-or-die demands (and cost) of the Haute Route, that usual superfluous climb in the frankly unnecessary final 50km.
With CONCOURS DES ALPES we want to keep the things you love and lose the things you don’t, making it as simple and as fun as possible.
Nestled in the valley between Les Arcs and La Plagne (just below the Vanoise Express cable car for those familiar with the area), the chalet has a huge open-plan living room and dining area with an adjoining balcony which captures the afternoon sun and has stunning views of the surrounding mountains. You can relax in style enjoying the facilities which include en suites in every bedroom, secure bike storage, free wifi and UK TV channels so you can watch all of the major cycling races after your day in the saddle.
‘Ride & Eat & Sleep & Repeat’ is your mantra during the event. You can focus purely on your riding and we’ll take care of the rest. An on-site massage service, provided by Massage Me will be available after each stage.
We have a carefully-planned, cycling specific menu providing the right balance of carbohydrates and proteins, so you will be ready for each day’s ride. Any specific dietary requirements will be taken care of.
We have a washing machine and drying area so if you need to wash your kit during your stay that’s not a problem. Hopefully you won’t have any wet days in the saddle but being in the mountains there’s no guarantee.
This is true Alpine living in a typically rural French mountain village with farmers and other folk going about their daily business, keeping the local economy ticking over. It’s a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of city life and stories of insider trading and banker’s bonuses, although you may see the odd Lamborghini cruising around the village!
If you are a cheese fan, this is also the place for you. We have several locally produced cheeses that come from the milk of the cows which graze in the fields near the village and are sold in the cheese shop up the road.
Take a look at our Chalet 1330 photo gallery to the right to see more photos of where you’ll be staying during Concours Des Alpes.