The Short Break Road Cycling Holiday Specialist

 

La Grand Bo 2019 – Haute-Savoie Mountain Cyclosportive

Sunday 30th June 2019

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 in Le Grand Bornand, just down the road from our home base, giving 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

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 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!

You can read more about this weekend break here>>>

 

 

‘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.

 


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