The Alpine Challenge

The Alpine Challenge is a 4 stage Alpine endurance event designed using the same formula as the famous LONDON-PARIS. Based out of the beautiful lakeside town of Annecy in the Savoie, the scenery and riding is breathtaking ... and testing with about 8,000m of climbing.

Riders enjoy the benefits of rolling road closures, motorbike outriders and lead vehicles, whilst riding in seeded groups commensurate with ability and supported by a professional crew including masseurs and a full mechanic team.

This event provides the opportunity to ride a series of mountain stages (approximately 110km per day) and about 8,000m of climbing, and offers a Tour de France multi mountain stage experience.

Following a stunning warm up ride around Lake Annecy on arrival, the events starts with a timed mountain Prologue which is used to seed riders into the appropriate groups. Thereafter comes 3 mountain stages follow, scaling some of the famous Tour de France mountain climbs such as the Cols des Aravis and the Col de la Crox Fry.

Each day there is a flagged timed climb, of which the aggregate time determines the Leaders Jersey winners (male and female) for the next stage. Teams also compete for the Best Team award.

Specialist cycling events company, HotChillee have a world class reputation for professionalism and camaraderie. The HotChillee peloton combines amateur, professional and celebrity riders.

Whats included:

  • Rolling road closures
  • Mechanics and technical support
  • Paramedic and ambulance support
  • Motorbike outriders and lead cars
  • Timing
  • Professional Support Crew
  • Digital photo and film
  • Event t-shirt

Sign On (9 September 2015)

  • Transport from Geneva airport (bike included) at fixed times.
  • Accommodation (includes extra night at Sign On)
  • Dinner

Prologue & Stage 1 (10 September 2015)

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch (during Stage)
  • Dinner at hotel
  • Accommodation

Stage 2 (11 September 2015)

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch (during Stage)
  • Evening at leisure - riders enjoy going out to enjoy the beautiful old town
  • Accommodation

Stage 3 (12 September 2015)

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch (during Stage)
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Finale Celebrations
  • Celebration BBQ

Rest Day (13 September 2015)

  • Breakfast
  • Transport to Geneva Airport (bike included at fixed times)

What's NOT included:

  • Alcohol and soft drinks
  • Dinner after Stage 2 (evening at leisure)
  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Strong legs

Questions? Please read our FAQ

For more information on registration and entry please click here

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Events

The Alpine Challenge 2015 - 9-13 Sept 2015