Cent Cols Challenge Southern Alps 2020

Carros, France

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Jun 21 - Jul 2, 2020
Group size: 1 - 25
Cent Cols Challenge Southern Alps 2020
Carros, France

phil deeker
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€3600
Deposit: €700
Jun 21 - Jul 2, 2020
Group size: 1 - 25

About this trip

A Real CCC Classic route, taking riders from the backwaters of Nice, through the Verdon gorges to ‘Lavender Provence’ and the Triple Ascent of Ventoux stage. From here we head back east across the southern tip of the Drome to Gap and the High Alps, to take on iconic climbs such as the Cols of Allos, Cayolle, Bonette, Sampeyre, Agnel, Turini, and more…

What’s included

  • Accommodation
    12 nights in 3 star hotels
  • Food
    All meals, apart from lunch on the Rest Day, as well as two roadside feeds mid-stages
  • Pre-event advice
    Monthly Newsletters advising on all aspects of the event.
  • Ride Support
    Luggage transfer, mechanic, support staff
  • Flights
  • Airport Transfers
    Advice will be given on how best to get yourselves to and from the start /finish hotel.
  • Dinner drinks
    Most dinners will NOT include alcoholic drinks

Available Packages

Twin share room
€3600
Deposit: €700
Single occupancy room
Sold Out
€4300
Deposit: €700
€3600
Deposit: €700

Twin share room

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phil deeker
4 reviews
We do not come to conquer mountains, we come to meet them. They will always be greater than us. There will always be another one to climb. We often give animalistic adjectives to climbs in order to ‘honour’ them; beast, brutal, savage. Those who ‘conquer’ them are praised as being ‘animals’ or ‘machines’. I can’t relate to any of this. I neither seek to smash a climb nor trash myself. Quite the contrary: I seek to reach the top feeling that I have ridden well, feel strong and can look forward to the next one. I focus on forgetting myself: absorbing myself in the smells, the light, the views, and my own sensations. It’s all part of an incessant dialogue between myself and my surroundings. I’m a romantic, albeit a very stubborn one. I’m in love with the beauty of the climb and the places that it takes us. Moments of liberating happiness only occur when one is locked into the present moment. Digging deep into one’s own reserves helps us to do that.

Reviews

What an amazing event! A fantastic course, friendly and extremely helpful staff, wonderful hotels and a great group of riders. I will certainly be back!
A truly amazing experience! The Alps are truly magnificent and cycling them is the best way to feel and appreciate this epic landscape. Phil will encourage and inspire you to push yourself into achieving more than you think you are capable of and with his team of enthusiastic support staff to keep you well watered and fed and with excellent mechanical back up for your bike you're in the best possible hands to achieve what at first glance may seem impossible.
Experience of a lifetime! The Alps are absolutely an amazing place to cycle, the history, mystique, beauty. Phil is absolutely the best.
This was an epic journey of monumental proportions for the mind and body. The total experience was surreal and sublime, sometimes delirious but overall glorious. The weather was mostly bad, the road surface sometimes existed and the gradients and distance were infrequently normal.. The support team was saintly and the concept was neuroplastic.