HotChillee Alpine Challenge | Fully Supported Cycling Tour - French Alps

HotChillee Alpine Challenge

16 - 20 JUNE 2021 enter now

“The HotChillee Alpine Challenge is the best thing I’ve ever done on a bike.”
Rob Hoyles, Cycling Plus

 

Looking for your next mountain challenge? Want to take on some of the iconic climbs of the Tour de France in a fully supported environment? Join us for the HotChillee Alpine Challenge 2021, an epic 3 day cycling tour of the French Alps.

We know that whilst some of you will be tracking Strava segments not everyone is interested in being the first up the climbs, so we’ll help everyone get there in a fully supported environment and, more importantly, make some new friends along the way.

STAGE 1: MORZINE – MORZINE

STAGE 2: MORZINE – MEGÈVE

STAGE 3: MEGÈVE – MEGÈVE

4/5 difficulty

Places limited to 65 entrants

 

Riders will be timed at an ITT Prologue on the first day and seeded into one of three speed groups for the remainder of the event.

Each speed group will be supported by the HotChillee Ride Captains and followed by a support vehicle and a mechanic. A medic will also be roaming the route in radio contact with the HotChillee Ride Captains who will be on hand to assist with any support, moral boosting or (for some!) a little push here and there. Carefully selected lunches will be arranged each day where you will find one of our professional sports therapists to help you on your way!

At the end of the day you can hand your bike to our mechanics (if there are any issues), otherwise head straight to the therapists before sampling the excellent wines and regional cuisine.

The Alpine Challenge has been running since 2010 and has taken place in the French Alps, the Italian Alps, the Dolomites and the Pyrenees.

 

 


ENTRY OPEN – LAST FEW PLACES AVAILABLE!


Individual Rider Entry from €1560

Entry can be paid in full, or by a deposit followed by monthly instalment plan. Entry price is based on riders sharing a twin room.

HotChillee CC members save 10% on entry. Find out more here.

 

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If it’s been on your bucket list to climb some Cols, or you’re missing the call of the mountains, now is your chance to join us!

HotChillee can transport your E-bike to / from the UK and take all of the stress out of travelling. Option to book bike transfer is available via your registration form.

E-Bike Entry starts from €1560

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The event is restricted to roadworthy road bicycles or E-Bikes only. If you are in any doubt then contact the organisers whose decision is final. The ride takes place on tarred or cobbled roads.

Note that no bicycle is permitted to have unconventional handlebars including triathlon bars, aero bars, clip-ons, prayer bars, and cow bars.

  • 4 nights accommodation (twin sharing with another rider. Single supplement available at registration)
  • All meals
  • Airport transfers
  • Baggage and bike box forwarding
  • GPX files
  • Dedicated Mechanics and technical support per group
  • 24 hour medic support
  • Dedicated support car per route
  • HotChillee Ride Captain support
  • Sports therapists at start line, lunch, event hotels
  • Digital photo and event video coverage
  • Event t-shirt
  • Finishers medal
  • Celebration dinner
  • 6 month HotChillee CC membership for non-members

What’s NOT included

  • Alcohol and soft drinks
  • Travel insurance
  • Flights

Additional Purchases (available at registration)

  • Bike Transport* €175 – We’ll transfer your fully built bike to and from the event. Only 32 places available. Bike drop off/ Pick up from Imber Court, Esher.
  • Single Room Supplement - €350
*This service is being provided by European Cycle Events. Bikes will be covered up to £5000, any extra insurance will cost £5 per additional £1000 or part of.  Cover is for Total Loss only.  Participants are asked to check their bike insurance covers when the bike is handed to a third party.

6 months free membership to HotChillee CC is included in event entry for non-members!

You'll then have access to exclusive discounts and offers from our partners, priority access and discounts on future HotChillee events, access to the HotChillee Community Platform and more!

We'll include your 6 month discount coupon in your event confirmation email. Find out more about HotChillee CC here.

There are many benefits from entering a multi-day cycling experience for your company and its employees. whether it’s as part of a reward scheme, health and well being programme, team bonding experience or an opportunity to host clients we can put together a bespoke package for you. Previous participants include corporate decision makers from a variety of industries including banking, technology, finance, law and media.

For corporate enquiries please email [email protected]

You must be 18 years or older on 16th June 2021 to enter. 

As there is a lot of climbing and descending involved you will need a good level of fitness. If you are in doubt as to your fitness then we recommend you have a medical check-up before registering.

The nearest and recommended airport is Geneva. Airport transfers are included in your entry and times are as follows:

Wednesday 16 June 2021: Transfer from Geneva Airport at 13:00 (Transfer approx 1.5hrs. Includes luggage and bike box*)

Sunday 20 June 2021: Transfer from Event Hotel to Geneva Airport at 12:00 (Transfer arrives at Geneva Airport at 13:30. Includes luggage and bike box*)

*If you have booked bike transport as part of your registration, you will be emailed details nearer the time. You do not need a bike box for this service.

Yes! We ask that all riders take out travel insurance

Our preferred insurance partners, One Pro Insurance Solutions offer flexible cover and protection for you and your cycling lifestyle. Their mix and match bike and accessories policy means you only buy the cover that you need, whether that’s for one bike or five! Choose from a selection of optional additional covers such as public liability, legal expenses or personal accident. Created by cyclists for cyclists, getting a policy is quick and easy online. Find out more here.

With over 300 members worldwide, a digital platform packed full of virtual rides and events on and off the bike (including Pilates, mindfulness, coffee stops with pro's and more!) exclusive discounts and offers from our partners and sponsors and priority access to all HotChillee events, HotChillee CC is more than your average cycling club.

Find out more here.

While we're still in lockdown, the HotChillee Ride Captains will be leading a series of structured training rides both on Zwift and Zoom via the HotChillee Community Platform. Once group riding outside is allowed, HotChillee CC will also have plenty of rides throughout the year to keep you motivated, both on the road and off it!

Our coaching partners Njinga Cycling also offer all HotChillee events participants a 5% discount on all of their services including indoor classes, benchmark testing, pedal technique coaching, off bike conditioning and more! Find out more here or contact [email protected] for more information.

 

tour info

Itinerary
  • Wednesday 16 June 2021 - Transfers

    Transfer from Geneva Airport at 13:00 (Transfer approx 1.5hrs. Includes luggage and bike box)

  • Thursday 17 June 2021: ITT & Stage 1 Morzine - Morzine

    Col de Joux Verte (ITT)
    Col de la Ramaz
    Col de Joux Plane (HC)

  • Friday 18 June 2021: Stage 2 Morzine - Megève

    Col de la Colombière (HC)
    Col de la Croix Fry
    Col des Aravis

  • Saturday 19 June 2021: Stage 3 Megève – Megève

    Col des Saisies
    Col du Pre/ Col de Meraillet
    Signal de Biasanne (HC)

  • Sunday 20 June 2021: Transfer from Event Hotel to Geneva Airport

    Transfer leaves Event Hotel at 12:00 (arrives at Geneva Airport at 13:30. Includes luggage and bike box)

Choose how you ride
Race

Contest for a leader's jersey or category award.

Ride

Enjoy the fully supported experience with less of an emphasis on racing.

Conquer!

Focus on completing the course in a fully supported environment.

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