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2013 Will Be a Groundbreaking Year for Cycling in the French Alps

France-based Cyclomundo has announced packages around cycling events that will take place in the Alps in 2013 such as the Etape du Tour and the Marmotte--France's famous Gran Fondo--and regularly scheduled tours like "Geneva to Alpe d'Huez."
  • <strong>Included in the CYclomundo package for the Marmotte are two private feed stations: the first one at the top of Col du Glandon, and the second one at the foot of Alpe d'Huez.</strong>
  • <strong>The Marmotte Gran Fondo draws more than 8,000 cyclists</strong>
  • <strong>The Marmotte takes riders on a spectacular route over Col du Glandon, Col du Telegraphe, Col du Galibier, and the final climb to Alpe d'Huez.</strong>
  • <strong>Cyclomundo has been an Official Tour Operator for the Etape du Tour since 2005. The Etape du Tour is one of France's most famous Gran Fondo.</strong>
    GAILLARD, FRANCE, November 15, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The French cycling company Cyclomundo has announced packages around some cycling events that will be taking place next year in the French Alps. These events include the 2013 Etape du Tour, the Marmotte, France's most famous Gran Fondo races as well as regularly scheduled events like the Geneva to Alpe d'Huez. Cyclomundo provides exciting travel packages for these events and caters to visitors with different levels of cycling expertise. More information about the company and their cycling trips can be found at www.cyclomundo.com.

Most notably, 2013 marks the 100th year anniversary of Le Tour de France, which will highlight cycling in the Alps. For the first time in 10 years, the race will take place entirely in France. Viewers will have the opportunity to visit various UNESCO World Heritage sites along the way. The mythic 21-hairpin climb to Alpe d'Huez will be climbed twice during the race's 2013 edition.

Additionally, the 2013 Etape du Tour will take place on July 7th, 2013 in Annecy, which is often called the "Venice of the Alps." This race is organized by the ASO, which is the parent company of Le Tour de France. The Etape du Tour allows amateur cyclists to cycle on routes from the Tour. Participants come from all regions of the world to try their hand at cycling in this region. This scenic race offers cyclists many ascents and finishes at the top of Semnoz.

Another established event that is taking place in 2013 is the Marmotte Gran Fondo. This 174 km race is scheduled to start from the village of Bourg d'Oisans and finish in Alpe d'Huez. Thousands of cyclists participate in this annual event.

Cyclomundo is currently providing travel packages for all of these scenic 2013 events in the Alps. The company regularly customizes cycling itineraries for groups of 6 or more.

Company Founder Bruno Toutain explains, "There has never been a more exciting year for cycling in the Alps than 2013. Tourists can benefit from selecting a tour organizer with local knowledge. Cyclomundo has all the expertise and local knowledge that visitors could possible want!"

Cyclomundo is a one-of-a-kind travel company offering a diverse array of cycling vacations: guided and self-guided, pre-arranged or customized, leisurely or challenging... even some based around cyclosportive events like the Etape du Tour. Our tours are perfect for independent riders, families, friends, and groups of varying levels - you can choose elements "a la carte" for your trip in all regions of France as well as some regions in Spain, Italy, and Switzerland. Based in France, Cyclomundo was born out of our founder's life-long love of cycling. Our philosophy is to use local experts who passionately share their heritage with guests and to adhere to the concept of sustainable development. Cyclomundo's goal is for clients to experience the cultural, regional, historical and gastronomical heritage of their chosen destination and, of course, to have great, healthy fun on their bicycling adventure!

Website: http://www.cyclomundo.com


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