Cent Cols Challenge Southern Alps 2021

Carros, France

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Jun 21 - Jul 1, 2021
Group size: 1 - 25
Cent Cols Challenge Southern Alps 2021
Carros, France

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€3600
Deposit: €700
Jun 21 - Jul 1, 2021
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
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€3600
Deposit: €700
Single occupancy room
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€4300
Deposit: €700
€3600
Deposit: €700

Twin share room

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phil deeker
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.