Accommodation for cycling in the French Alps

Published by Lyn on 21 May 2014

Use our map to find cycling accommodation in the French Alps, Morzine, Meribel, Grenoble, Savoie, Haute-Savoie, Alpe d'Huez, Galibier, and other Tour de France cols.

Alps/Provence border - Serre Des Ormes (Gorges de la Méouge)

Beautiful B&B run for cyclists by cyclists between the Alps and Ventoux

Le Serre des Ormes is a beautiful 18th century house in the spectacular Gorges de la Méouge, midway between the peaks of the Alps and the grandeur of Ventoux, just 67km away. With its quiet roads, stunning views and great climbs, the Méouge valley is a relatively undiscovered gem for cyclists of all levels. The B&B is run by cyclists Kate and Paul. Each day starts with a healthy, nutritious breakfast and, at the end of your day, relax by the pool with tea and cakes, or a glass of wine. Each evening a delicious home cooked two-course meal is served with French wine. Kate and Paul will be on hand to share their favourite routes and thei passion for the area. Airport transfers and bike hire available. Free wifi. English and French spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities

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Aime - Alpine Velo Montalbert (Col du Petit St Bernard, Cormet de Roseland)

Charming Alpine base with challenging cols on your doorstep

Alpine Velo Montalbert, designed for solo riders and small groups of between 4 to 8 cyclists, is in a tiny mountain hamlet near Bourg-Saint-Maurice in the Tarentaise Valley area of Savoie Mont Blanc. It has breathtaking views across the mountain tops, with more than 10 high altitude cols that can be tackled from the door (including four featured regularly on the Tour de France). The chalet itself is stylishly renovated and has lots of rustic Alpine charm. There’s a large sitting room, a dining room, four bedrooms (all can be twins or doubles), sunny terraced gardens, and a bike store with workshop area. If you don’t fancy the homeward climb back to the chalet, Sam or another one of the team will pick you up from the valley. There's also loads to do here for non-cycling friends and amilies - just ask for local tips and adivce. Free wifi. French, English and Spanish spoken. 
We've stayed here – read our review.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities

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Ain - La Ferme du Chateau (Colombier)

Biking base for 10 in the Bugey between the Jura and the Northern Alps

Ride Le Grand Colombier, the Plateau du Retord and the mountains of the French Jura and the Northern Alps from this character-filled farmhouse set amid walled gardens. This is beautiful cycling country, with roads less travelled than the higher profile Alps to the south. There are good mountain bike trails here but it's not all mountains and high-road riding: the Via Rhona bike route runs just 30km to the east, passing through Seyssel as it snakes its way along the river Rhone. Within easy reach of Geneva and Annecy, La Ferme du Chateau has 5 double bedrooms, and all the creature comforts of home – ample living space, wood-burning stoves and large fitted kitchen. Auberges and restaurants nearby. Locked bike store for more than 30 bikes. Free wifi. French and English spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities

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Alpe d'Huez - Ferme Noemie

Alpine farmhouse offering self-catered and camping options

Surrounded by renowned Tour de France country, the Ferme Noemie is a British family-run farmhouse in a quiet rural location that provides a great base for relaxing and exploring the area. There is a nice mix of accommodation with something for everyone from the solo tourer to large groups: there are four apartments, two mobile homes, two furnished tents, and 16 tent places, all available for the majority of the year. For cyclists there are numerous rides on your doorstep, from the 4.5km flat ride to the town of Bourg d’Oisans, to the cols of Alpe d’Huez, Galibier, Sarenne, Croix de Fer and Glandon. There are also lots of mountain trails and loads of activities for non-cycling friends and family, including watersports at the nearby lake and river. Free wifi. French and English spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities

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Alps - BikeBase B&B (Télégraphe, Galibier, Croix de Fer)

B&B ideal for solo riders or small groups in the Maurienne Valley

As the name suggests, this is a great bike base for exploring the Maurienne Valley. The village is just north of St Michel de Maurienne and the foot of the Col du Télégraphe. Other famous cycling cols nearby include the Galibier, Croix de Fer, the Glandon, the Madeleine and the Iseran. The house has four rooms available on a B&B basis, each room with its own bathroom. There's a locked double garage with plenty of space for bike storage and maintenance. The owner, Ed, serves up a hearty breakfast of tea, coffee, fresh fruit, yoghurt, fresh breads, croissants and homemade jams. There's also a garden in front of a south-facing terrace ideal for relaxing with a glass of beer or wine after a day on the bike. Ideal for groups or solo riders. Free wifi. English, French and German spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities

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Alps - Camping Le Bontemps (Vernioz)

Family camping between Lyon and Valence en route to the Alps

5, Impasse du Bontemps
38150 Vernioz
Isere, Rhone-Alpes
Phone: +44 (0)13 4231 6101 for bookings and enquiries in English

Price from: £15

Open: April - September

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Being located between Lyon and Valence this is an ideal campsite to recharge before riding the Alps or viewing an Alpine Tour de France stage. Coming alive in the high season, the park is located in lovely grounds along the river Vareze which has a number of natural walking and cycling trails running alongside. With heated pools, play areas, tennis courts and fishing, there is something here for everyone in a beautiful setting. An on-site bistro provides snacks and meals throughout the day which can be eaten in or taken away.

Bike facilities

  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Alps - Chalet Albatross (Morzine)

A beautiful blend of the old and the new

This beautiful, modern chalet is in a prime spot located as it's in the centre of Morzine, a popular base for cycling and host to a number of 2016 Tour de France stages. The Col de Joux Plane starts in the village and offers the chance to climb a Tour favourite. If you fancy going off-road, there are lots of mainly single track trails (there's heaps of inhouse knowledge from the owners Joe and Amelia to help find routes that suit you). Chalet Albatross features private wings so you can relax in your own room, or socialise in the large open plan living area as your mood suits. There is also a large spa and workout area, plus a lockable storage room for bikes. Oh, and there are stunning mountain vistas and sunny views down to the town, too. Free wifi. English spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities

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Alps - Chalet Coeurs (Morzine)

Chalet with hot tub and sauna for tired cycling muscles

Mountain chalet for groups just off the Route de la Plagne – a flat, easy 20-minute walk to the centre of Morzine for non-cycling friends and family (there's also a navette/mini-bus stop just 50m away, giving great access into town). The chalet sleeps up to 12 people in two double en-suites that both have one twin and two triple rooms. There's a sauna, plus large terrace and an outdoor hot tub in the garden (pictured). Both the Col de Joux Plane and Col de Joux Verte are within easy reach. Free wifi. Large bike store in the locked basement. 5% discount when mentioning Freewheeling France

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Alps - Chalet La Tourne (Tignes)

Bike-friendly half-board chalet accommodation (with cake!)

Right in the heart of Tignes, Chalet la Tourne is an affordable half-board option sleeping up to 21 people in seven bedrooms (so great for both groups and solo riders). Tignes offers great access to the Tarentaise Valley, with the Col d’Iseran, Col de la Madeleine, Cormet de Roselend all within reach – or you can take the Col du Petit Saint Bernard to enjoy lunch over the border in Italy. For non-cycling friends and family there's great walking, whitewater rafting, golf, fishing and climbing locally. Price includes a delicious three-course evening meal and continental breakfast with a cooked option; cakes and tea are available each afternoon. Plenty of bike storage, plus repair stands and tools. Airport transfers and local transport also on hand. French and English spoken. Free wifi.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities

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Alps - Chalet Mathilde (Sainte Foy Tarentaise)

Relax in the Alps and hit the mountains from the doorstep

This is a great fixed base for cycling in the heart of the Alps. Chalet Mathilde is run by cyclists Ben and Maddison, who are keen for others to share their little slice of Alpine life. The chalet is available on a catered or self-catered basis for cyclists wanting a self-guided biking base. There are 5 bedrooms, which are available on a sole occupancy basis and ideal for groups of 4-10 people. From the door you can reach Col de l’Iseran, Col du Petit St Bernard, Col de la Madeleine and the Cormet de Roseland, among other classic Tour de France climbs. This part of the Alps is a real hot spot for road cycling, and this is an ideal base for exploring it. Ben will be on hand to share local routes and help you plan your days on the bike – for newer (or unfit!) riders there are gentler local roads with friendlier gradients as well (Ben also offers an emergency rescue service if you get stuck). Free wifi.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities

Full details

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