Buzz Cycling - Useful Information

Whats Included

Whats Included

The Buzz “full package” includes:

  • Structured cycling schedule and accompanied bike rides
  • Luxury chalet accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Afternoon tea and tea & coffee at the chalet
  • Nutritious & delicious evening meals, 6 nights per week
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Pool towel
  • Mid-week towel change
  • Washing facilities for cycling kit
What to Bring

What to Bring

Morzine is in the mountains and being at 1000m it can sometimes be difficult to predict the weather. Generally, summers are warm and pleasant however, we recommend bringing layers of clothing including raincoats so you are prepared for any scenario. As they say, there is no such thing as bad weather, just poor clothing choices!  See the Cycling checklist for a comprehensive list of suggested kit. 

What to Expect

What to Expect

Your hosts are enthusiastic and experienced cyclists. Who will meet you on your arrival and help you to settle in. They will give you plenty of information before a ride so you can be prepared and know what lies ahead. On the road they will encourage and assist you to have the best experience possible.

On arrival

When you first arrive at the chalet, you will be able settle into your room, unpack and unwind. The first day is always an easy one. The Buzz team will be on hand to help you unpack your bike or help set up your hire bike. You may like to take it for a short spin to Lac Montriond, or take a gentle walk around the village to stretch your legs. A welcome dinner is great way to meet the hosts and fellow guests and hear about the plans for during your stay.

Before a ride

Each day the Buzz team will provide you with an abundance of information about the cycle routes, climb profiles and general goings on. Whenever in doubt there is someone from eh team there to help, and there is never such a thing as a silly question.

On the road

In France we cycle on the right. Being in the Alps there will be hills and climbs, but what goes up must come down. The Buzz team will lead you on some stunning rides, with lots of encouragement and support along the way. On long or challenging cycle routes we have the option to take our support vehicle.

Post Ride

After a ride, relax in comfort back at the chalet. There are mat and foam rollers for cool downs and stretching. The chalet is your home away from home so relax and enjoy.

Cycling Checklist

Cycling Checklist

  • bike or bike hire
  • bike shoes
  • helmet
  • bike shorts
  • jersey
  • base layer
  • arm warmers
  • leg warmers
  • booties
  • gloves
  • long gloves for decending
  • wind vest
  • jacket
  • 2 drink bottles
  • sunglasses
  • sunscreen
  • head sweat

*We have a good supply of track pumps so there is no need to bring one with you.

*Nutrition products are available to purchase

* Laundry facilities in the chalet for washing kit.

Bike Hire

Bike Hire

We’ve been there and done that, travelling with a bike is not much fun! Not to mention having to pack it up and put it back together again.

Alps Bike Hire offer top quality bikes for rental at a great price. They stock Giant Defy and Pearson bikes, equipped for the mountains with compact gearing.

A great partnership means that as a Buzz Cycling guest you will receive a 20% discount off your hire, and the bike gets delivered to the chalet. Just mention you are staying with us.

Nutrition Supplies

Nutrition

Get Buzzing and Powerbar products are available at the chalet.

Sports nutrition products are designed to make it quick and easy for you to have the right fuel. There are products for use before exercise (to allow you to perform at your maximal ability you need to get to the start line fully fuelled and properly hydrated), during exercise (you must replenish your energy stores and top up on fluids during exercise in order to achieve your personal goals) and after exercise (the right approach to recovery will help you to properly adapt to your training and to achieve maximal results)

Travelling with a Bike

Travelling with a Bike

If travelling with your bike, make sure to check with the airline about weight and size restrictions. Be sure to take care when you pack it so it is protected when being handled.

To make travelling even easier, you can use BikeSOLO who will ship your bike door to door! Use buzz10 to claim our 10%discount.

Insurance

Insurance

All clients must have a comprehensive and valid multi sports insurance policy in place when they arrive and during their stay with Buzz.

It is a condition of our holidays that you are covered by a medical and personal accident insurance policy that includes repatriation to your home country and includes cover for road cycling.

Medical Certificate

If participating in an event during your stay in France, it is a requirement to have either a valid race license or a medical certificate (pdf template) (docx template) stating you are fit and able to participate in the type of event.

Medical Certificate

Medical Certificate

If participating in an event during your stay in France, it is a requirement to have either a valid race license or a medical certificate (pdf template) (docx template) stating you are fit and able to participate in the type of event.

Massage & Physio

Massage & Physio

You can relieve aching muscles with a sports massage or if a niggling injury is hampering your performance, a physiotherapy session can be arranged.

The team at Mountain Rehab are on hand in their treatment rooms in Morzine, or can come to see you at to the chalet.

Mountain Rehab Website

Pre Holiday Training

Pre Holiday Training

Cycling in the Alps is most enjoyable when you have some cycling experience and a decent level of fitness.

If you need assistance with a training program, Buzz can help you.

Using the online program Training Peaks, the team at Buzz Performance can set, monitor and guide you through a progressive training program.

All training programs are designed to cater for an individual’s past experience, current fitness, available time and future goals.

Other Activities

Other Activities

We know you are visiting Morzine to cycle, but during your down time, or if you take a day off the bike, you may also like to try some of the other amazing activities on offer.