La Grand Bo – Haute-Savoie Mountain Cyclosportive
Saturday 23rd June 2018
There is a long tradition of road racing in France, so it’s not uncommon to come across a cycling event on any given weekend, particularly during the summer months.
Our most local event, ‘La Grand Bo’ takes place around the last Sunday in June and gives riders the opportunity to ‘race’ up some of our local cols, made famous by the Tour de France.
Whether you want to pit yourself against some very competitive locals, or enjoy a ride around some amazing terrain with likeminded companions, why not give our local event a crack?
La Grand Bo Sportive – 4 Night Bike Weekender Special Package
From Thursday 21st of June to Monday 25th June 2018 we’ll be running a special Bike Weekender break at the Aravis Lodge to allow you to take part in this event.
All Bike Weekender trips include:-
- Airport transfers
- Bike friendly en-suite accommodation
- Fully catered with great cycling food
- Full route guides & support
- Quality road bike hire available
Join our La Grand Bo weekend break Thu 21st – Mon 25th June 2018 and ride La Grand Bo sportive with us.
You can put in a warm up ride on Friday to familiarise yourself with the area and pick up tips on climbing, pacing, descending, nutrition and all the other skills essential to do well at an Alpine sportive, before joining the Peloton early on Saturday to ride around some spectacular scenery in a competitive environment.
Use Sunday and Monday as recovery rides to further explore some of our favourite rides, before heading home for a well earned rest!
If you would like to experience the atmosphere of riding in a French Cyclo-Sportive first hand, why not join us for a weekend of fabulous cycling, culminating in a ‘competitive’ timed ride along with 600 other cycling enthusiasts through some magnificent scenery- and have some great fun to boot!
‘La Grand Bo’ Sportive – Circuits
Petit Circuit – 70km with 1660m vertical
Climbing the Plateau de Glieres, the Col des Fleuries and the Gorges du Borne, this leg stretcher is by no means straightforward.
Moyen Circuit – 97km with 2752m vertical
Climbing the Plateau de Glieres, the Col des Fleuries, Mont Saxonnex and finally the Col de la Colombière before the long descent to Grand Bornand, experience some of the legendary climbs of the Tour de France.
Grand Circuit – 110km with 3320m vertical
Cimbing the Plateau de Glieres, the Col des Fleuries, Mont Saxonnex, the brutal and challenging Col de Romme and finally the Col de la Colombière, this serious ride with challenging climbing takes in the last 110kms of 2018s Etape du Tour.
Find out more about ‘La Grand Bo’ sportive here.