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Mont Blanc Triathlon, 25-29 August 2011
From £399pp*

One of the most breathtaking, yet demanding triathlon courses in the world. All Sports Travel has teamed up with the event organisers to become an Official UK Tour Operator for this event. We can guarantee you official entry to either the Short (1.5km swim, 40km bike & 10km run) or Sprint (750m swim, 20km bike & 5km run) distance races held on the Sunday.

The Mont Blanc Triathlon is well-supported, with over 1,000 spectators cheering on a field of 700 competitors from all over the world in last year's event. Visiting the Alps during the summer is a real treat. The weather is usually great with ideal temperatures for racing. The people are friendly and the area has a real buzz about it during the weekend of the event.

We've managed to secure some excellent accommodation in a great location with friendly English speaking hosts.

If you're up for the challenge please contact us now and secure your place with a minimal deposit. Spaces are limited.

To get an idea of what lies ahead, please take a moment and watch this video

 

Olympic Distance (course subject to change)

Lake PassyYour 1.5km swim is in the warm Lake Passy. This time of year many locals will be found sun bathing on the sandy shores of the lake (providing it's not raining). The back drop is spectacular and will certainly get the adrenalin pumping before the start of the race. Start off steady and once you've found some space the lake is generally quite sheltered with relatively good visibility.

The bike (40km) is arguably the most challenging part of the race, yet the most beautiful (if you're able to take in the views for a second). Click here for the course profile.

The run (10km) is two laps of Lake Passy with an extension in to the adjoining countryside. It's a nice flat run after the bike!


Please note: Route is subject to change.

[Click map images to see large versions]

Accommodation

Chalet Tissières

We are working with our friends and ground handlers based in near by Chamonix. They have many years experience in handling groups specifically travelling to the area for the Mont Blanc Triathlon. Mini-bus transfers to the event will ensure you're never too far away from your bike and you can assist with the loading and unloading.

The chalet is extremely secure and will be occupied throughout the weekend.

Depending on the group size we are looking to take exclusive use of this chalet. It sleeps up to 30 people and is a great social space to discuss your race tactics and run through the event afterwards.

Chamonix is perfect for both competitors and supporters - it's certainly not just a ski resort! Many Europeans enjoy the summers in this region more than the winters. The scenery is breathtaking and there always an energetic vibe in the bars and restaurants during the weekend.


Flights (if required)

We use our buying power to secure the cheapest possible fares with highly regarded airlines. 

We have secured a limited number of flights with Swiss International Air lines flying out of London Heathrow.

Swiss International Air Lines are fully prepared to cater for our needs. We have discussed the need to transport your bikes safely and negotiated the charges for excess sports luggage.

We strongly recommend you use a 'bike box' specifically designed to transport high value bikes on flights. The airline will provide cardboard boxes if all else fails.

Outbound

Depart Thursday, 25 August 11:45 London LHR
Arrive Thursday 25 August 14:25 Geneva GVA 
SWISS 351

Inbound

Depart Monday, 29 August 12:15 Geneva GVA
Arrive Monday, 29 August 13:00 London LHR
SWISS 354
 

All Sports Travel is ATOL licensed so your entire trip is protected. If you book your own flights our ATOL will not cover your trip and you will need to adequately insure yourself.

 

Tour Itinerary

Arrive at Geneva Airport. Clear customs and be greeted by All Sports Travel representative to ensure a smooth transfer to Chalet Tissières, Chamonix (approx 1h15m drive).

Thursday 25th August

  • Check into chalet and enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure.
  • Welcome evening meal (7pm) at Chalet Tissières hosted by All Sports Travel.

Friday 26th August

  • Group breakfast and morning then take a trip to Lake Passy to go through a course debrief and reccy the course. Q&A session for any worries or concerns.
  • Rest of day at leisure

Saturday 27th August

  • Day at leisure
  • Pre-race dinner (7pm)

Sunday 28th August

  • Transfer to Lake Passy in plenty of time to register and set up in transition zone.
  • Enjoy the Mont Blanc Triathlon!!
  • Group photo after finish
  • Evening after race party and presentation

Monday 29th August

  • After breakfast get transfer to Geneva Airport for flight home

Price

Includes: Return international flights (if required), 4 nights accommodation including daily breakfast. All Sports Travel representative throughout, airport transfers, reccy and race transfers to Lake Passy and official entry into the Mont Blanc Triathlon 2011 and after race presentation party.

Excluding Flights

  • Olympic Distance Race without flights £399pp
  • Sprint Distance Race without flights £379pp
  • Supporters without flights £359pp

Including Flights

  • Olympic Distance Race including flights £699pp includes bike luggage allowance
  • Sprint Distance Race including flights £679pp includes bike luggage allowance
  • Supporters including flights £499pp
  • Add bike box hire £45pp

*Prices are subject to availability at time of booking and based on a minimum of 2 people sharing. Please note this is a chalet, not a hotel so expect a more social environment to this trip.

Participants must hold a British Triathlon Federation race licence. If not, you will require a French Triathlon day licence: Short distance €42 & Sprint Distance €8. We will process these on your behalf.

Call now for more information or to secure your place on 0800 840 7289

 

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