Join us in the French Alps at the base of Alpe d’Huez for a week of triathlon training in the mountains.
This year we are running two training weeks based in the beautiful village of Bourg D’Oisans situated below Alpe d’Huez. Both training weeks will be a challenging, taking advantage of the stunning training arena that the alps have to offer. We have some of the classic climbs including the 21 bends up to Alpe D’Huez on our doorstep along with the the beautiful mountain trails and excellent swimming facilities.
23rd - 29th July 2019
We will be using the Alpine playground as an effective means of putting in a focussed block of training before those who would like to compete at the Alpe d’Huez Triathlon may do so on either the long or short course. This week will have some quality training, discussions around race tactics tailored to your own ability and an opportunity to ride to the relatively nearby Tour de France Stage Starts taking advantage of everything that the summer Alps has to offer. This training camp is a must for all cycling lovers!
Difficulty = Moderate/Challenging
Style of camp = Race week with Tour de France spectating
Price = £795 pp
20th - 27th June 2019
We will use the higher altitude of the Alps to improve our ability to generate more red blood cells, while recovering in the lower Bourg D’Oisans valley. There will be altitude sessions in cycling, running and (weather permitting) swimming. Furthermore, there will be key, specific workouts designed to give you that mid season boost. Coaching for this camp will be conducted with Take3 Triathlon Coaching, experts in video analysis and technique, so there will be a healthy balance of conditioning and technical improvement during the camp.
Difficulty = Moderate/Challenging
Style of camp = Coached training camp
Price = £725 pp
Bourg D’Oisans is the ideal base for cycling up Alpe D’Huez, being only two minutes ride from the bottom of the legendary Tour de France climb. With other Tour greats on our doorstep such as the Col Du Galibier, Col du Glandon, Col de la Croix de Fer, & many others within cycling distance, it makes Bourg D’Oisans the ideal base for cycling in the Alps.
The valley base means that you will always end your ride with a downhill…no small advantage given the size of the climbs. The Oisans area is also known as the 6 valleys - with all the climbs on offer there is no need for transfers - we will have it all on our doorstep.
Bourg d’Oisans, home of La Marmotte, is the main town in the region is less than 2km away, and offers cafes, restaurants, and also a large number of bike shops!
The large house (239 sq.m plus double garage) has a spacious lounge and dining area, plus 70sq.m outdoor deck with spa (giving you a great view of the mountains, of course!), plus UK TV, wifi / internet, and home cinema (projection onto 2.2m equivalent screen). There is secure bike storage, work stand, tools and track pumps available.
All bedrooms are ensuite, with three double / twin rooms, as well as two larger family rooms which sleeps up to three adults or four as a family.
Breakfast will be a selection of home baked croissants & pain au chocolat, bio yoghurts (made in house), a range of cereals, home made muesli, porridge, fresh bread and home made jams as well as ham, cheese, orange juice, tea and coffee. Our aim is to ensure that you are well fuelled and ready for the day!
For those wishing to travel with a non-training friend or partner, the location is perfect for those wanting to enjoy the outdoors but with a lower level of effort than some of our sessions! So do please bring them along!
Coaching & Facilities
The focus of this camp is high-precision training, with sessions designed to either build more strength or extend your endurance with sessions that you might shy away from if you were on your own! The coaching team have put together a gruelling training package which should challenge even the best athletes while encourage those who are wanting to take their first step into this type of training.
Coaching with highly experienced British Triathlon coaches (Take3Tri) and local guiding (Cycling Ascents) in June and the Tri Training Harder Coaching team in July.
Dramatic mountain landscape, ideal for cycling and running
HD video analysis in Swim and Run with feedback
25m Outdoor Swimming pool
Opportunity to watch part of the Tour de France
Opportunity to race under the guidance of our coaching team and get meaningful feedback on your race tactics.