Raid Alpine North to South :: Travel
Last Updated on Friday, 07 December 2012 10:43
In order to allow you to get the best deals available from the plethora of airlines out there, and to enable you to use your local regional airports, Marmot Tours does not include flights in the cost of their holidays. We do however want to help you plan your travel as much as possible, so have put together some travel sections for each holiday (above). These will hopefully help you regardless of whether you are travelling from the UK or further afield, by air or by land, and using our transfers, or making your way independently to the start of the holiday.
It is fair to say that organising the transport for a point to point cycle trip can be a little complicated and our Raiders come from far and wide so it is difficult to include every bit of information required here. We have timed our group transfers (included in the cost of your Raid) to tie in with the most appropriate flights from the widest range of major and regional airports that we can, but are frequently limited by the airline timetables and route choices so please bear with us.
General Notes re organsiing travel for the Raid
1. Check if your Raid start date is a Friday or Sunday and look at the appropriate section above.
2. The start date of your holiday (on the website) is Day '0' of our itinerary. You need to book flights for this day if flying into Genevaz or arriving independently of our transfers to Thonon Les Bains (the start). You fly home on Day 7 of the itinerary.
Included Group Airport transfers
OUT : Geneva Airport to Thonon les Bains (1 hr)
We are offering two transfers to open up as many flights from the UK regional airports as possible and reduce waiting time at the airport.
1. Pick up GVA airport approx 13:30 (flights arriving before 13:00)
2. Pick up GVA airport approx 17:00 (flights arriving before 16:35)
If any of the flights below are delayed then the transfer time will be rescheduled. Naturally people arriving on the earlier of the flights will be expected to wait at the airport for the later flights to arrive - please bear this in mind when booking flights. If one of the morning flights is significantly delayed we reserve the right to take the people that have already arrived to the hotel and move you to the afternoon transfer.
For those on the lunchtime transfer, it will be possible to check into your hotel room, assemble your bike and go for a warm up ride! There are several advantages of taking morning flights, as they tend to be on time and if your bike does not travel on the same flight as you, we will be able to pick it up later later in the day (EJ and BA airlines).
RETURN: Antibes to Nice Airport (45 mins)
Again we are offering two transfers to open up as many flights from the UK regional airports as possible and reduce waiting time.
1. Dropoff Nice airport 08:45 (flights departing after 10:15)
2. Dropoff Nice airport 10:45 (flights departing after 12:15)
Start point: Hotel Cotes Sud Leman, Thonon Les Bains
Hotel Cotes Sud Leman, 6 Rue de Pamphiot, 74200, Thonon Les Bains Tel 0033 450703670
End point: Hotel de L'Etoile, Antibes
Hotel de L'Etoile, 2 Ave Gambetta, 06600 Antibes Tel 0033 493342630