Bourg d’Oisans is a great place to live for the cycling but from Mid November to the end of February its difficult to get the riding in (unless you count the gym at Alpe d’Huez). For this reason and also to provide our guests with some early riding for La Marmotte over similar terrain we are off to the Sierra Nevada in Southern Spain for a weeks cycling from the 29th January 2011 for one week.
The price for the week is £450 GBP per person and includes a guide for the week, bed and breakfast and evening meals and airport transfer from Granada Airport. We can also arrange airport pickups from Malaga airport (50GBP return per person). If you stay with us during summer 2010 or book for our La Marmotte 2011 accommodation then we will give you a 10% discount on the price of the Spanish holiday.
We have chosen the Sierra Nevada because the temperature will be in the low 20′s and Phil knows the area well from holidaying and cycling there before moving to Bourg d’Oisans. We are borrowing our friends traditional style villa in the village of Monachil. It is well set up with 8 single beds and 3 bathrooms and bike storage.
We will be riding between 60-80 km a day in a relaxed manner with coffee and lunch stops. For those that do not know the area the Sierra Nevada is a mountainous area (not unlike the Alpes) and features frequently in the Vuelta a Espana.