Alpine Workshop / Christen the Cols
Our Alpine Workshops are a great way to enjoy great riding and learn at the same time. Spectacular guided rides in the day under the watchful eye of a qualified coach. Evening lectures to inform and improve performance. The perfect combination for the keen rider wishing to get better.
This trip combines the coaching the aspect of the Alpine Workshop with the opening of the big cols as they are cleared of snow. A spectacular finale is likely on this trip with snow lined cols waiting to be conquered.
Sunday May 26
Arrive Geneva airport (aim to book a flight arriving between 1300 and 1600). Collection by minibus and return to our Tarentaise base (transfer time approx 2 hours). Make up bikes, briefing, dinner
Monday May 27 - Friday May 31
These 5 days will each involve rides of 90-120km and 2000 -2500m of climbing. A typical day will involve a ride start at around 9am. In the saddle for 4-5 hours with breaks on top. The exact itinary will be dependant on weather and rider levels. This is an exciting time of year when ,typically, the big cols are starting to open after the winter snows are cleared. Climbs that are likely to be on the agenda will be Col du Petit St Bernard, Cormet de Roselend, Col de la Madeleine, Col de Tamié and Col des Saisies. Each day's riding will be followed by afternoon tea back at base, optional massage (additional cost) followed by a review/lecture on diferent subjects each day. These will include such areas as climbing/descending techniques, training plans, tactics, bike set up and mental approaches to improving performance.
Saturday June 1
After breakfast, we'll leave to Geneva airport at around 10am with a view to catching flights from 1400 onwards.
- Transfers from and to Geneva airport
- nights half board accommodation (twin share)chalet or neighbouring gites
- Breakfast, afternoon tea, 4 course dinner including wine
- 5 fully guided rides with vehicle support (subject to minimum 4 riders)
- Energy drink powder, bananas, pastries in the vehicle
- Evening lectures from qualified coach
What's not included?
- Lunches (these will tend to be very inexpensive at bakeries/snack bars etc
Who is this trip aimed at?
This trip will suit all rider levels. Our Alpine Workshops are the most inclusive of all out r trips. This trip is ideal for anyone who wants to ride the Alps but has not done so before. A rider who perhaps aspires to one of our bigger trips might use this as an entry point to gauge their fitness, moving onto bigger things the following year/trip. Stronger riders will enjoy this trip too, especially as a training block for events to follow later in the season.
Contact us to find out more and to make a booking