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The Alpine Challenge
Whether you have polka-dot jersey ambitions, mountain goat aspirations, or just want to tick off some of the iconic climbs of the Tour de France, do it with style and pro-level support. You’ll be timed on an Individual Time Trial and seeded into one of three ability groups, each supported by the Hotchillee Ride Captains and followed by a support vehicle and mechanic.
Carefully selected lunches will be arranged each day where, along with delicious local food, you will also find one of our professional sports therapists to help tweak and pummel weary muscles back to life. At the end of each day you can hand your bike to our mechanics for some TLC, our therapists will do the same for your body and then you can refuel by sampling the excellent wines and regional cuisine.
Rider Entry Prices from:£1395 BOOK
With vaccines being rolled out around the globe we’re confident that travel and events can resume in a more normal fashion from the Spring.
However there are individual scenarios related to COVID-19 that may affect your ability to attend an event. This coupled with the reality of constantly changing guidance from different countries, and the fact that our participants travel from around the world, means it is impossible for us to have a rule for every possible situation.
Our COVID-Guarantee is designed to be as fair as possible to everyone, while also allowing us to operate our events with some certainty. Therefore, if because of individual circumstances (i.e. not something that affects the entire event) you are unable to take part you will need to contact us and provide us with the relevant evidence (e.g. Tests results, proof of contact from track and trace etc) which we will review on a case by case basis. This proof will need to be covering the mandated self-isolation or quarantine periods that are relevant to your circumstances.
Below are some of the answers (as best as we can currently give) to common questions you may have
What happens if there is a local lockdown that affects me travelling to the event?
If the area/country where you live is under a local lockdown, we would expect you to follow the guidelines from the relevant authorities. If these guidelines include advice not to travel to another area or country, which makes your attendance impossible we will review with the intention to transfer your entry as a credit to another Hotchillee event in 2021 or 2022.
What happens if I test positive or I am forced to self-isolate ?
If you test positive for COVID-19, or are forced to self-isolate within 10 days of the start of the event you will need to email us at email@example.com with evidence. We will review with the intention to transfer your entry as a credit to another Hotchillee event in 2021 or 2022.
What happens to the travel I have booked for an event if I can’t make it or the event is cancelled due to COVID-19?
Unfortunately travel is not covered by us. We encourage everyone to take out appropriate travel insurance which includes COVID-19 cover.
What happens if the whole event is cancelled due to COVID-19?
If Hotchillee is forced to postpone a Multi-Day Event in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic you’ll automatically be transferred to the new date. If you’re not able to make the new date you’ll be able to use your entry, including any optional extras, as a credit against another Hotchillee Multi-Day Event in 2021 or 2022. If this credit is not used by 31 July 2022 you’ll be entitled to a cash refund.
4 nights accommodation (twin sharing)
Baggage and bike box forwarding
Dedicated mechanics and technical support per group
24-hour medic support
Dedicated support car per route
Hotchillee Ride Captain support
Sports therapists at start line, lunch, event hotels
Digital photo and event video coverage
Hotchillee Free Membership including access to the private event channel in the Hotchillee App. Here you will be able to chat directly to the Hotchillee team as well as your fellow riders as we prepare for the event together.
You’ll be met at the Geneva arrivals gate by the Hotchillee team and driven 1.5 hours to the event hotel. Mechanics will be on hand to help build bikes, sports therapists to iron out any niggles and the Ride Captains to answer any last minute questions. Once you’ve collected your Rider Pack there should be time for a short spin, grab a coffee or join your fellow riders for a quick beer before the Rider Welcome Dinner.
We’ll spend the first 2 nights in the mountain village of Morzine where you’ll receive a warm Savoyard welcome at a carefully selected 4* hotel. A cosy family run venue with a comforting mix of tradition and friendliness.
Your last two nights are in a traditional 3* Alpine hotel in the centre of Megève.
On departure day, early risers can enjoy a social spin to clear any cobwebs, but make sure your bike is packed and you’re ready to jump on the airport transfer for 12:00. You’ll be dropped at the airport for 13:30 so plan to book a return flight with plenty of time to check in.
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