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France Cycling Camp 2019-02-06T10:28:23+00:00

FRANCE CYCLING CAMP 2019

The France Cycling Camp in 2019 will take you on the roads of the Tour de France, and you will ride 3 days on and around the Grand Colombier, through traffic light road with breathtaking sceneries, whilst enjoying French culture at its finest. The Bugey region is an undiscovered gem of a region, with amazing cycling opportunities that will challenge the best of riders.

Staying in a modernly decorated villa, we will also host nutrition and strength training workshops. This cycling camp is the perfect way to kickstart your season, and get ready for your summer event! Ride on the same roads as the Tour de France, and train like a pro on the famous Lacets du Grand Colombier.

If some of the tours appear too difficult, we have options to “cut” the stages shorter. On the flat sections, it’s very important we ride as a group. On the climbs, everybody goes at their own pace. The first ones at the top can cycle back down to fetch the last ones!

DAY 1 : LE BUGEY

Starting in Virieu-le-Petit, the tour will be discovering the Bugey region, going through the Plan D’Hotonnes biathlon stadium, before crossing the Col de la Rochette , for a short stop in Hauteville-Lompnes.

We then head to Artemare, the starting point for one of the Grand Colombier ascent, before going back to base camp.

Places of interest : Plan d’Hotonnes Biathlon Stadium, Col de la Rochette, Hauteville-Lompnes, Artemare

93KM

DISTANCE

2000M

ELEVATION

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DAY 2 : LAKE TO SKY

The Queen stage brings us to the the Lac du Lit du Roi before riding on the Via Rhôna through the picturesque town of Chanaz, and climbing over to the other side where we will ride along the Lac du Bourget, to the Abbaye de Hautecombe, a 12th century Abbey. We then ride along the lake before climbing the most famous ascent of the Grand Colombier, via Culoz, and experience the beautiful laces of the Grand Colombier, with breathtaking views of the Lac du Bourget and the Mont Blanc.

Places of interest : Lac du Lit du Roi, Via Rhôna, Chanaz, Lac du Bourget, Abbaye de Hautecombe, Le Grand Colombier

110KM

DISTANCE

2400M

ELEVATION

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DAY 3 : LA BICHE ET LE GRAND COLOMBIER

This is for the mountain lovers! We start with the laces of the Grand Colombier, going half way up the mountain before reaching the Col de la Biche from the East side, a difficult pass used on many professional stage races, before climbing the Grand Colombier from Champagne-en-Valromey, the longest climb of the Grand Colombier.

The Grand Colombier will have no more secrets for you ! There are many options to “cut” the stage shorter if this is too difficult.

Places of interest : Col de la Biche, Rhône valley, Le Grand Colombier, Champagne-en-Valromey, Culoz

95KM

DISTANCE

3000M

ELEVATION

VIEW ON STRAVA

OVERVIEW

Details

Location : Culoz
Start : 17th May 2019 @ 12:00
End : 19th May 2019 @ 16:00

Price : EUR 700
(returning customers benefit 15% discount,
Jura Sports athletes benefit 25% discount)

What’s included?

  • 12 week pre camp program using Training Peaks
  • 1 week pre camp nutrition analysis
  • Body weight, body fat and blood pressure analysis
  • One-to-one session
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Sports/Energy food and drinks by Maiday
  • Jura Sports Cycling Jersey
  • Jura Sports Cap

If you would like to take part in the France Cycling Camp, contact me at thierry@jurasports.com and find out more about our cycling training camps and coaching programs.

FRANCE CYCLING CAMP PREVIEW

ATHLETE REVIEWS

I highly recommend Jura Sports and Thierry as a fab coach. I participated to the Bugey training weekend beginning June. We had 3 fantastic riding days, custom made to our prep to the upcoming Etape du Tour in July. Thierry did a perfect job in putting a program together adjusted to the level of each member of the group. Its not just about the ride, its also about the preparation to get there through personalized training and nutrition programs. the accommodation was great, the food was great, the group was great and Thierry managed to hold the whole thing together in a fantastic way. I am way fitter now than I have been and feel as ready as can be for the upcoming race! Thanks Thierry

ISABEL DECONINCK, SWITZERLAND