Raid Alpine is a must for any committed cyclist. You will set off from the glistening shores of Lake Geneva, weaving through the steep Swiss and French Alpine climbs before descending towards the Mediterranean and finishing in the historic coastal town of Nice. The stats for this challenge are impressive as riders complete 18,000m of vertical ascent across the six days. More than twice the height of Mount Everest!

This ride boasts fantastic views and iconic climbs including Col de l’Iseran and the Cime de la Bonette. You can choose from two dates to take part in support of The Cure Parkinson's Trust (CPT): 31 July – 7 August or 1 –8 August.

Sign up for a CPT charity place here.

Dates: Group 1:  31st July –7th August 2021

            Group 2:  1st – 8th August 2021

Distance: 770km 

Ascent: 18,000m 

Days in saddle: 6

Trip length: 7 nights

The trip costs: £1,368 (including a £400 deposit) and we ask for a minimum sponsorship target of £2,500. 

What your trip costs cover:

  • Six days supported riding
  • Airport transfers at specified times
  • Route notes, directions, maps and GPS files
  • Raid Alpine registration, certificate and medal for successful Raiders
  • Seven nights half board accommodation and table wine at dinner
  • Two customised and well stocked vehicles with experienced guides, offering nutritional, moral, mechanical and first aid support, plus snacks and water
  • 750ml Marmot Tours water bottle and a Marmot Tours Velopac

Find out more here.


When you sign up you’ll receive:

  • Help and support from our friendly fundraising team
  • A free CPT technical cycling jersey
  • A fundraising pack with top notch tips and tricks
  • Access to fundraising materials to make your fundraising a breeze
  • Regular updates on how you are bringing a cure for Parkinson’s closer


Already signed up to ride?


What about COVID-19? As with the rest of the world, we do not know what 2021 will bring. Marmot Tours have a good cancellation policy which has been unchanged by COVID-19 and can be seen here. The team at Marmot endeavour to make every trip hassle free so you can focus on what matters: riding!

Find out more about the other events in the Cure Parkinson’s 2021 Raid Series.