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Alps Epic in Hautes-Alpes – The Race

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Location:
France
Event type:
MTB Stage
Entries open:
Entries open: 18 Dec 2018
Event dates:
21 Jun 2019 - 6 day event
± 26 weeks until event
Race Organiser:
Alps Epic
Race Director:
Sebastien Aubert & laurent Foissac
Email:
info@alpsepic.com
Website:

 

2019 June 21th to 26th

Marathon MTB Event

4th edition

ALPS EPIC in HAUTES-ALPES is becoming a major marathon MTB stage race in France. May be because of the course in Hautes-Alpes composed of amazing singletarcks, alpage crossing and balcony trails ; may be because of many quality services we include in our packs : massages, shuttles, delicious meals coooked with short distribution channel products, bike maintenance…

 

PROGRAM.

Friday June 21th : Serre Chevalier Valley- Briançon / Morning : Welcome et « check’in »/ shuttles to the start area.
Lunch : Gand Opening ceremony
Afternoon : PROLOGUE in de Serre-Chevalier resort – About 10 km.

Saturday June 22th : Serre Chevalier resort / Serre Chevalier resort
Stage #1: 58km / 2200mD+ / 2200mD-
As we did in 2016 during the 1st edition, we are back in Serre Chevalier Valley. Start from Serre Chevalier Resort for a beautifull mountain bike tour crossing Vallée de la Clarée, Cerces lake, Ponsonnière montain pass and back to the resort riding the iconic Chemin du Roi. 75% of singletracks for an awesome and spectacular stage.

 

Sunday June 23th : Serre Chevalier-Briançon / Eygliers. – Stage #2 : 74km / 3000mD+ / 3500mD-
From Serre Chevalier resort it’s time go to ride one of the Hautes-Alpes gems aera, named Queyras. You will ride to chalets de Clapeyto and then comes the highest point of the day with Col de Furfande. Here comes a nice descent to go Col Garnier. To finish, just enjoy the thrilling singletrack linking Eygliers and its lake. History is watching you riding above Montdauphin rampart, the UNESCO classified Vauban heritage.

 

Monday June 24th : Eygliers / Embrun – Stage #3 : 50km / 1950mD+/ 2000mD-

This a classic course following part of the GTHA (Great Crossing of Hautes-Alpes permanet track). You wil ride amazing balcony trails overhanging Durance river till you arrive in Serre Ponçon lake. Take time to have a swim…

Tuesday June 25th : Embrun / Vars  – Stage #4 : 58km / 3000mD+ / 2000mD-
Quite a big elevation on this stage wich finishes in Vars, one of the well known ski resort in Hautes-Alpes. The first ascent to reach Col de Valbelle is the longest climb of the week. Take your time if you want to enjoy the fabulous downhill crossing forest and high alpine landscape. Enjoy the view when you are in Martinat ridge. Then comme Risoul to finish in Vars after a crazy final part. This is mountain bike, for sure !

Wednesday June 26th : Vars / Saint-Véran – Stage #5 : 71km / 3100D+ / 2900mD-
Last one to go back to Queyras and finish in Saint-Véran, the Europe highest village. From Vars, riding ascending before you dive in Val d’Escreins to join Guillestre. Then uphill again to reach Ceillac and clinb again to Col Fromage. If you want authentic mountain bike, you will love to ride the last part via Saint Simon and Molines-en- Queyras. Then go to Saint-Véran to finish your ride and enjoy a crazy after race party with great Hautes-alpes around you.
Medal and finisher ceremony, lats meal and concert.
Details on https://www.openrunner.com/r/9199663

 

You can come on our web site to chech the formulas we propose. Considering the accomodation

Alps Epic MTB Race – http://www.alpsepic.com/

Weather conditions

Warm

Season: Summer

Route Information

Distance:
325km
Ascent:
13500m

Terrain

Single tracks , mountain passes

Technical Rating: 7

Stage details

Day
Distance
Ascent
Route
1:
10km
200m
In Serre Chevalier Valley
2:
58km
2230m
From Serre Chevalier to Serre Chevalier
3:
74km
3000m
From Serre Chevalier to Eygliers
4:
54km
1940m
From Eygliers to Embrun
5:
58km
3050m
From Embrun to Vars
6:
71km
3100m
From Vars to Saint-Veran

Entry Fee details

Entry pp R490 to 1590

Race Only package : This package include : Registration fees online Timing and live tracking, Food and drink stops during the stages Recovery meals at the end of each stage, Bike washing and lubing service access Bike repair service (fees interventions invoiced) Bike storage, Entry to opening party and closing party Event jersey, finishers t-shirt (if you finish!) and several surprise gifts. price : 490€/pers // Blue pack : Enjoy collective accomodations with a maximum of conviviality This package include only race package and: Sports massage, Luggage transport between each accomodation Bus return to start from arrival to departure and/or Shutlle from SNCF Railway station. This pack also includes 6 nights from July 2 to 8 in group accommodation or tent installed by us with meals adapted to feeding a runner, (vegetarian, if applicable) from a maximum of products Hautes-Alpes and / or from organic farming. Price : 990€/pers // Black pack : Stay indoors, comfortably lodged in the various host towns in accommodation promising charm, a warm welcome and excellent facilities. This package includ only race package and: : Sports massage, Luggage transport between each accomodation (room to room) Bus return to start from arrival to departure and/or shutlle from TGV railway station or airport. 6 nights over the July 3 to 8 (7 days pack) in a room for the team ( single room on request with supplement ) with private bathrooms Meals to suit every evening feeding a runner, (vegetarian, the if any) from a maximum of products Hautes-Alpes and / or from organic farming. If accommodation should be far from the finish line , a rider shuttle would be assured. Price : 1490€/pers

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