Mavic Trans-Provence 2015: Entries Open Next Month
It’s two-and-a-half weeks since the end of Mavic Trans-Provence 2014, another classic which packed so many sweet memories. François Bailly-Maître (pro men) and Ines Thoma (pro women) were our overall winners, but there was a tangible sense of general “winning” throughout a week where our journey of gravity rallying was more important than our destination.
If you didn’t catch all of the daily coverage, or if you want to relive the adventure, the suffering, the elation, the epic ridgelines filmed from the sky, and the crazy Alpine trails which this year’s journey took in, just sit back and enjoy the week packed into these five golden minutes of highlights reel.
The 2015 package price is €1595. For this you get the experience of a lifetime consisting, in physical terms, of:
Airport transfers to the start and from the end of the event.
A fully signed 6-day route which passes through a huge variety of different landscapes and contains more singletrack than any other 6-day MTB event.
Detailed route description booklet.
Ground breaking multi-timed-stage-per-day format which creates excitement, but equally a friendly and sociable rally-style ambience.
Vehicle uplifts each morning to the trailhead (intended to maximise the quantity of singletrack we are able to cover daily, not make the route “easier”)
Use of the Mavic® Trans-Provence event standard 1-man tent and thick air mattress.
Use of all campsite facilities at the quality sites at which our nightly camps are located.
Transportation of your kit bag –clothing and bike equipment– from one camp to the next (i.e. your stuff will be waiting for you when you arrive at camp each afternoon).
Break-down, transportation and set-up of your tent and air mattress, from one camp to the next (i.e. your tent will already be set up when you arrive at camp each afternoon).
3 meals prepared for you each day: breakfast, lunch (+ free-choice feeding station salads & snacks) and dinner (with wine) cooked by the best catering team in the MTB holiday/event business.
Snacks and rehydration on arrival at camp.
Care and attention from professional medical staff, where necessary.
Neutral technical support (+ emergency parts) from a team of pro mechanics, courtesy of MAVIC.
Suspension support (forks and rear shocks).
2015 Trans-Provence event T-shirt.
Final night restaurant meal & evening party, overlooking the Mediterranean coast.
The price does not include flights, bottled/canned drinks or sports massage therapy.
2015 DATES AND ENTRY
In an unprecedented major date change, the 2015 (7th) edition of Mavic Trans-Provence will take place 3 months earlier than previously, in the week of 20-27 June 2015.
Operating during the longest and brightest days of the year, our journey will break considerable new ground in 2015. New zones and awesome fresh trails will be unlocked thanks to a different start point and a huge re-route in Days 1 through 3. To sum up, we’re lining up an itinerary which is more Alpine, passing through higher mountains, and containing considerably more descending than ever before… and all for no more on-bike ascending than usual. But it’s not exactly going to be easy is it?…it is Trans-Provence, after all.
Entry application for Mavic Trans-Provence 2015 will take place this November 1st. If you’re interested in taking part next June, visit the Trans-Provence website where you’ll find information, plus instructions on how to compile and register your application.
We will be accepting entry applications from exactly 00:00:00 (Central European Time) at the beginning of Saturday 1st November 2014. Entry application will be open for exactly 48 hours.
For our 2015 race, 80 places will be allotted on the following basis:
55 places for application forms which have been randomly selected after passing an initial screening;
10 places for application forms which we regard as being the best filled out;
15 places for pre-reservation by professional mountain biking teams.
Relive the adventure, the suffering, the elation, the epic ridgelines filmed from the sky, and the crazy Alpine trails which this year’s journey took in. Sit back and enjoy the week which we’ve packed into these five golden minutes of highlights reel for you!
Thanks again to our awesome sponsors without whom Mavic Trans-Provence 2014 would not have been possible.