SWISS-FRENCH JURA CYCLING CAMP 2019
The Switzerland Cycling Camp in 2019 promises to challenge you with great rides, and leave you filled with amazing memories. Cycling through picturesque villages and breathtaking sceneries, discover the areas of La Côte, Jura Vaudois, and over the border the French Jura. Staying in a modernly decorated chalet, there will be nutrition and strength training workshops. Enjoy the summer solstice by riding through the Swiss and French countryside !
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 : LA CÔTE
Starting in Septmoncel, we head to Switzerland for la Vallée de Joux and the Col du Marchairuz (one of the highest pass in the Swiss Jura), our first difficulty of the day. We’ll take the scenic Route des Montagne, where we will ride through cows’ pasture land, one of the most beautiful roads in the Parc du Jura Vaudois. We will then descend to La Côte and the foot of the Swiss Jura, enjoying the beautiful views of the Lac Léman (Lake Geneva), before going back up to Saint Cergue and the Col de la Givrine and back to the French Jura to our base.
Places of interest : Les Rousses, Vallée de Joux, Col du Marchairuz, Saint Cergue, Col de la Givrine
DAY 2 : LE JURA
This is the Jura Classic, a must do for every rider who visits the region. If you have enough space in your back pocket jersey, make sure to buy some Comté cheese from the Jura !
Places of interest : La Valserine, Saint Claude, Lélex, Champfronier, Giron, Lamoura
DAY 3 : JURA 3 PEAKS
The final day will be an epic ride climbing the Jura 3 peaks: La Barillette (highest paved road in Jura Vaudois), La Baudichonne and Col de La Combe Blanche ! These challenging climbs will offer great views of Lake Geneva, La Dôle and the Mont-Blanc, making your camp experience unforgettable !
Places of interest : La Dôle, La Barillette, Lake Geneva, Mont-Blanc
SWITZERLAND CYCLING CAMP PREVIEW
It was my first experience of a training camp as I am preparing L’étape du tour. We had a great time over these 3 days. The organisation was perfect. Thierry found a great place near Lac du Bourget which is a perfect region for cycling. We had 3 great days of cycling (tough though) but Thierry always had a plan B to adjust the level if needed. Next to the cycling we spent some time on recovering / stretching, the accommodation was great. Thierry also prepared great food and we learned a lot of stuff about sport diet. Overall a great experience which will definitely make you progress.