Critérium du Dauphiné week

The Critérium du Dauphiné, is an annual cycling road race in the Dauphiné region in the southeast of France.  The race is run over eight days during the first half of June and often passes through or very close to our base in Morzine.  It is part of the UCI World Tour calendar and counts as one of the foremost races in the lead-up to the Tour de France in July, along with the Tour de Suisse in the latter half of June.

FromToPrice ppWeekBookDifficulty
Sat 2ndSat 9th June£550Critérium du Dauphiné weekEnquireMixed ability, fully supported, a level of cycling fitness and ability recommended

The race was inaugurated in 1947 by a local newspaper, the Dauphiné Libéré, which served as the event’s title sponsor until 2009.  Since 2010 the race has been organized by ASO, which also organizes most other prominent French cycling races, notably the Tour de France, Paris–Nice and Paris–Roubaix.

Join us for a fully supported week between Saturday 2nd and 9th June 2018 (TBC) and we’ll take you to some of the famed climbs of the Dauphiné, many of which were tests for the Tour de France riders.  For example the setting of the official start of the 2016 Critérium du Dauphiné, Les Gets was the first mountain pass taken by the riders on the Route des Grandes Alpes.  The 4km uphill time trial from Les Gets to Mont Chéry gave Alberto Contador the opportunity to win the inaugural stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné for the first time in his career on a steep course that suited the climbers.  Richie Porte came in second and Chris Froome in third.  This is a really accessible climb from the chalet and a some of our guests opt to take the challenge on the rest day!

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This is a testing little climb with some seriously quick times to compare yourself against!

Alberto ContadorTinkoff11' 36"
Richie PorteBMC Racing Team11' 42"
Christopher FroomeTeam Sky11' 49"
Daniel MartinEtixx-Quick Step11' 57"
Thomas VoecklerDirect Energie13'02"
Ian StannardTeam Sky14'30"
Sam BennettBora-Argon 1816'43"

The climb starts at Les Gets which is a summer and winter resort between Lake Geneva and Mont-Blanc.  It’s part of the French-Swiss Portes du Soleil ski area which covers 650km of piste.  One of the most beautiful views in the region is from the top of Mont Chéry, where on a good day you’ll see Mont-Blanc and the Dents du Midi range.

What’s Included:

Our weeks have been put together to help you get the best out of your time with us.  A stunning French Alps location, fantastic chalet accommodation, professional coaching and expertise – all delivered with a relaxed and friendly approach.  Whether you’re a cyclist or a triathlete, here’s what you can expect from your week with us:

  • Stunning chalet with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, sleeping up to 12 people
  • Breakfast with picnic lunch in the mountains or back at the chalet
  • Salads made by our chef 2-3 times per week
  • 2 course evening meal with wine on 6 nights of the week
  • Full support vehicle to carry extra layers, food and fluid
  • Home made energy bars for rides
  • Laundry facility for cycling/tri kit
  • Optional made-to-measure bike hire through Torico from €200
  • Optional Sports Massage

Prices are based on 2 people sharing a double or twin room.  An additional 40% supplement is applicable if you require a private room.

Morzine is a fantastic place to explore, with several spa options, a golf course, walking trails and plenty of bars and cafes.  So if you want to take some time out with your other half without cycling please get in touch and we’d be happy to arrange a discount for you and/or your children.

Get in touch with us and we’ll help find the best cycling holiday week for you.

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