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Morzine Bank Holiday Special

Make the most of your precious August bank holiday time with this Morzine road cycling holiday in the mountains of the Haute Savoie. Leave work far behind and immerse yourselves in the very best riding experience with our careful selected routes, attentive support service and a fully catered package.

Overview - Morzine Bank Holiday Special

Based in the thriving mountain town of Morzine we are in the perfect location to help you squeeze out the most from your Bank Holiday Weekend. We’re lucky enough to be surrounded by some of the finest riding in the Alps and we’ve used our knowledge of the area to put together 3 days of riding that blend our favourite climbs and backroads with stunning scenery, classic Tour de France climbs, velvet descents, medieval towns and great food and accommodation.

Arrive on the 24th August and enjoy a fully catered package of accommodation, food and 3 days of fully supported riding. No need to take any time off work as we will return you to the airport for an evening flight on Monday the 27th

We provide a professional and attentive support service offering regular refreshments, water and food along with a selection of energy products. Picnic lunches are provided each day at a carefully selected location. The Velovation minibus is on hand for your full use whether thats a water top up, mechanical assistance or for access to extra clothing. It’s also there if everything becomes a little too much and you feel like you need a break. Both members of the support team are professionally qualified mechanics and trained in emergency first aid. We are here to help and support you along the way making your adventure relaxed, fun and stress free.

 

Key Climbs - Morzine Bank Holiday Special

Col de Joux Plane – Samoens

  • Distance 11.6 kilometers
  • Elevation 892 meters
  • Max Grade 13%
  • Avg. Grade 8.5%
  • Cat 1

Col de la Colombière – Scionzier

  • Distance 18.2 kilometers
  • Elevation 1154 meters
  • Max Grade 12.5%
  • Avg. Grade 6.1%
  • Cat 1

Col de la Croix Fry – La Clusaz

  • Distance 7.2 kilometers
  • Elevation 427 meters
  • Max Grade 10%
  • Avg. Grade 6%
  • Cat 3

Col de Feu – Lullin

  • Distance 2.9 kilometers
  • Elevation 273 meters
  • Max Grade 12%
  • Avg. Grade 9.4%
  • Cat 3

Col des Moises – Orcier

  • Distance 7.6 kilometers
  • Elevation 499 meters
  • Max Grade 10%
  • Avg. Grade 6.5%
  • Cat 3

Col de Saxel – Boëge

  • Distance 5 kilometers
  • Elevation 216 meters
  • Max Grade 6.1%
  • Avg. Grade 4.1%
  • Cat 4

Dates & Prices - Morzine Bank Holiday Special

DatesPricesInformation
23/8/2019 - 26/8/2019£795Priced based on two people sharing. Single room supplement of £60 can be booked.

Itinerary - Morzine Bank Holiday Special

    Day 1 - Arrival

    Arrive at Geneva airport where you will be met before the short drive up to Morzine.


      Day 2 - Sixt Fer a Cheval - Col de Joux Plane Loop

      Key Climbs

      • Distance 86.1 kilometers
      • Elevation 2584 meters


      Day 3 - Morzine to Annecy

      Key Climbs

      • Distance 107.6 kilometers
      • Elevation 2672 meters


      Day 4 - Morzine to Yvoire & Departure

      Once we arrive in Yvoire we will pack up the bikes and you will be driven to Geneva in time for your flight home. Should you wish to stay in Morzine for another night and travel home on the Tuesday then is in perfectly possible. Please enquire for availability and cost.

      Key Climbs

      • Distance 86.3 kilometers
      • Elevation 1762 meters


      What's Included - Morzine Bank Holiday Special

      Hotels & Accommodation

      All accommodation has been arranged for the dates highlighted in the tour. If you wish for accommodation before or after the dates, let us know and we can try to help you.  We have chosen the hotels for their comfort and location to make your trip as straightforward as possible.

       

      Refreshments & Lunches

      The support vehicle will always make itself available to provide you with your refreshments. If you need a water refill on a climb, we will stop in a convenient place to help you out. We also provide picnic lunches on all of our rides as well as snacks to help you on your way.

       

      Evening Meals

      We provide all the evening meals along with wine and soft drinks either at the hotel or out at carefully selected restaurants . Our tours aren’t just about great cycling they’re also about great food.

       

      Airport Transfers

      We will pick you up and drop you off at the required airports. If it’s a shared tour we will ask all the clients to arrive at a certain time to enable us to collect everyone and avoid people waiting for too long at airports.

       

      Welcome Packs

      We will give you a welcome bag at the start of each tour. This can be used as your kit bag to keep all the extras in in the support van. It will contain maps and ride profiles, Tailwind energy and recovery products to help you on your way and a Velovation jersey made by Bodhi. This Jersey can be customised to you or your tour just ask us about it when booking.

       

      Photo Package

      The support driver isn’t just driving and feeding you the whole time, he will also be taking photos of you the whole time which will be carefully edited and shared with you after the tour is finished so you can keep looking back at the amazing time you had. Have a look through some of our photos on Instagram and follow us.

       

      Bike Storage

      We understand how much you love your bike and we will do everything we can to help keep them safe.  Each hotel we stay at has good quality bike storage and we supply additional chains and padlocks to ensure excellent security.

       

      Maps

      Every day we will provide each rider with a map and profile of the days route, along with any other relevant and useful information.

       

      GPS Routes

      As well as having maps, a support rider and support van in close proximity we will also provide you with the routes so you can load them onto you navigation device. If you don’t have a navigation device we can rent you one.

       

      Tools

      We carry a comprehensive tool kit in the back of the support vehicle along with a number of basic replacement parts.  Each member of our team is capable of helping with bike maintenance and basic repairs.  We do advise however that you know how to disassemble and assemble your own bike and have the tools to do so.  Please bring spare inner tubes and a puncture repair kit.

      What’s Needed:

       

      Fitness

      Riding in the Alps is tough and we create our weekend tours to ensure maximum levels of achievement which comes hand in hand with maximum physical exertion.  For this reason we recommend a decent level of fitness and motivation.  We will happily create routes for any level of fitness and experience so if you have any concerns please feel free to contact us, together we can come up with the best possible options to suit your needs.

       

      Bike

      For these weekend tours we suggest that you bring your own bike.  While we can advise you on hiring a bike here in France it is generally better that you have your own.  You need to be comfortable on your bike for long periods of time.

       

      Helmet

      We expect you to wear a helmet at all times while riding.

       

      Clothing

      Please bring appropriate clothing, the climbs can be hot but the long fast descents can get cold especially if you are damp from the hard climb.  Extra layers can be kept in the support vehicle so that you don’t have to carry them but please ensure that you bring good quality kit.

      It is also advisable to bring good sun protection.

      Testimonials - Morzine Bank Holiday Special

      Justin Page

      “Being guided by Mark who poses an insanely in-depth knowledge of the most stunning cycling routes of the alps is a great experience.

      Velovation takes out the hassle and stresses of organising the day to day and logistic of a fantastic days cycling. Stress free, stunning routes, valuable knowledge and great backup creates the best experience possible.

      Velovation provides just that.”

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