HotChillee Alpine Challenge | Fully Supported Cycling Tour - French Alps

HotChillee Alpine Challenge

UPDATED DATES COMING SOON

 

DEFERRED TO 2021 DUE TO COVID-19

 

Over the past few days COVID-19 policy has been updated to include non-essential travel and social distancing, with the peak of infections projected in 12 weeks time.
We have therefore decided not to hold the event in 2020, running it instead at the same time in 2021 (date to be confirmed). Riders have been contacted and offered the option to defer their entry free of charge to 2021, to use their entry as credit on another HotChillee event in 2021.

 


 

“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 2020 and 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. Due to the amount of climbing and descending involved, we have rated this event a 4/5 difficulty.

Places will be 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.

 


E-Bike Entry now open!

Ride your own E-Bike or test ride a Specialized Turbo Creo SL as part of your entry.

Find out more below.

 

Specialized Turbo Creo SL


 

DEFERRED TO 2021 DUE TO COVID-19

Over the past few days COVID-19 policy has been updated to include non-essential travel and social distancing, with the peak of infections projected in 12 weeks time.
We have therefore decided not to hold the event in 2020, running it instead at the same time in 2021 (date to be confirmed). Riders have been contacted and offered the option to defer their entry free of charge to 2021, to use their entry as credit on another HotChillee event in 2021.

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! E-Bike riders will need to take part in the Prologue to be seeded in to a group, the same as all other riders.

We have 5 E-Bike entries available with the option of test-riding a Specialized Turbo Creo SL as part of your package! We’ll take care of getting the bike there and back so all you need to remember are your pedals, your shoes and your helmet! If you'd prefer to ride your own E-Bike, HotChillee can transport it to and from the event for you, but you will need to book via your registration form.

Register for your E-Bike entry here

  • 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

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. 

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 LONDON-PARIS 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 20th June 2020 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:

Saturday 20 June 2020: Transfer from Geneva Airport at 13:00 (Transfer approx 1.5hrs. Includes luggage and bike box*)

Wednesday 24 June 2020: 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.

The event is restricted to roadworthy road bicycles 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.

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, exclusive discounts and offers from our partners and sponsors, priority access and discounts on all HotChillee events and a FREE HotChillee CC Jersey included in your membership, HotChillee CC is more than your average cycling club.

 

Find out more and join HotChillee CC here.

HotChillee CC have plenty of rides throughout the year to keep you motivated, both on the road and off it! You can find our calendar here, rides for the following month are usually posted two weeks in advance. HotChillee CC members have 48hr priority entry but you don't have to be a member to join the rides if you're signed up to an event.

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
  • Saturday 20 June 2020 - Transfers & ITT

    Transfer from Geneva Airport at 13:00 (Transfer approx 1.5hrs. Includes luggage and bike box)
    Individual Time Trial – Le Bettex at 17:00

  • Sunday 21 June 2020 - Stage 1 Megève – Megève

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

  • Monday 22 June 2020 - Stage 2 Megève – Morzine

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

  • Tuesday 23 June 2020 - Stage 3 Morzine – Morzine

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

  • Wednesday 24 June 2020: 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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