Accommodation for cycling in the French Alps

Published by Lyn on 21 May 2017

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.

Bourg d’Oisans - Chalet Saskia

Perfect for Col de Croix de Fer, the Galibier and Alpe d’Huez

31 Route de la Drayre
38114 Vaujany
Isère, Rhône-Alpes
Phone: +44 (0)14 28 60 80 70
Email: [email protected]

Price from: £90 per person per night half-board for stays of 3, 4 or 5 nights, or £530 per week half-board

Open: June, July, August and September for cyclists; open other times for skiiers

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Chalet Saskia is an award-winning chalet in Vaujany, an alpine village resort near Bourg d’Oisans – a hub for cyclists climbing Col de Croix de Fer and riding the Marmotte circuit, which features the Galibier and Alpe d’Huez. There are 10 bedrooms, all with an en-suite bath or shower rooms, and balconies. There are three large reception rooms, including a games room with table tennis and bar football. Offering half-board accommodation with meals, the chalet has an excellent reputation for its cuisine and standard of care. Very large, lockable garage with wall brackets and stands. The owners, Nigel and Jamie, are super-keen to see more cyclists use the chalet – they have a minibus with bike trailer for transfers, plus they can help with transport up/down the valley, or to ride start/end points.

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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Bourg d’Oisans - Hotel de Milan

Base for riding Alpe d'Huez and the other cols in the area

54 rue Général de Gaulle
38520 Le Bourg d’Oisans
Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Phone: +33 (0)4 76 80 01 23
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €75 per room per night, breakfast €10

Open: All year except November

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Hotel Le Milan is the largest hotel in Bourg d’Oisans and is perfectly situated at the end of the pedestrian street with views of the Alpe d’Huez (the start is only 2km away). If that is not enough then the Croix de Fer, Glandon, Lautaret/Galibier, Ornon, Les Deux Alpes are also within reach. The hotel was renovated in 2017 and is run by cyclists for cyclists, with French, English, Dutch and Spanish spoken. Free wifi, plus lockable bike storage in the basement of the hotel. It is also possible to recharge electric bikes inside the storage room. If you have any specialist cycling requirements, just ask th team!

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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Bourg d’Oisans - Maison de France

Explore Alpe d'Huez and the other giant cols to be found in this area

40 Quai Professeur Berlioux
38520 Le Bourg d’Oisans
Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Phone: +33 (0)4 76 80 01 23
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €200 per night

Open: All year

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The gîte Maison de France is actually the old doctor’s house in the centre of Bourg d’Oisan. It has been completely renovated to provide visitors with a large living/dining area downstairs, a fully equipped kitchen, and 5 bedrooms spread out over different floors. It can sleep upto 12 people comfortably. The house has a large yard, with barbecue and garden furniture. The shops and bakeries are at your doorstep. Everything is with walking distance, so your car can remain parked while you take to the roads on two wheels. We don't need to even mention that the Alpe d'Huez climbs starts just down the road ... 

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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Bourg d’Oisans - Maison Joséphine

Self-catering base for tackling Alpe d'Huez

Rochetaillée
38520 Le Bourg d’Oisans
Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Phone: +33 (0)4 76 80 01 23
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €220 per night

Open: All year

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La maison de Joséphine is an old farmhouse that has been recently renovated by its cyclist-owners. With lots of space, it's ideal for family groups and clubs. It sleeps up to 12 people, with the downstairs area is split in two, with a large kitchen, dining area and living room (with pool/billards) in one open, vaulted, space, and then a separate cosy area with table football, a card table, small bar, darts board in te other. The house has lots of land around it, with private parking space for 3 or 4 cars. There is also an electric sauna and hammam. A barbecue is also available. The area is rich in cycling with Alpe d’Huez just a few kilometres away, as well as the Croix de Fer, Glandon, Lautaret/Galibier, Ornon, and Les Deux Alpes.

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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Bourg d’Oisans – Cycle Oisans (Alpe d'Huez)

Bourg d’Oisans house with fabulous views of Alpe d'Huez

70 Avenue de la Republique
38520 Bourg d’Oisans
Isère, Rhône-Alpes
Phone: +44 (0)79 7400 0320
Email: [email protected]

Price from: Low season: £750-£1200 per week; high season: £1200-£2000

Open: All year

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Maison de la Republique is a fully equipped house centrally located in the Bourg d'Oisans town centre – at the bottom of the climb to Alpe d'Huez. (In fact, there are great views of the famous col from the house). It can comfortably house 12 people in 6 bedrooms (2 doubles and 8 single beds), making it perfect for families or groups of cyclists looking for an Alps cycling holiday. Close to local shops, bars, cafes and the supermarket. Wifi free. Satellite TV. Off street parking for people arriving by car. Bike storage in lockable garage/workshop. Very large, fully enclosed private garden. Within easy reach of other climbs, including Col de la Croix de Fer, Galibier, Glandon, Lautaret, Madeleine, d’Ornon, Sarenne and the Télégraphe.

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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Bourg-Saint-Maurice - Alpine Velo Cycling Chalet (Col de l’Iseran)

Cyclist-run mountain retreat prefect for riding and relaxation

Chemin des Glieres, 73210 Landry, Savoie, France
73210 Landry, Bourg-Saint-Maurice
Savoie, Rhône-Alpes
Phone: +33 (0)6 26 80 77 67
Email: [email protected]

Price from: Half-board packages from €385 for 3 nights or €595 for 7 nights (including airport transfers). Self-catered chalet for 12 people from €795 per week

Open: All year except November

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Alpine Velo’s bike chalet in in the Tarentaise valley near Bourg-Saint-Maurice is a great, felxible base for self-guided road cycling holidays in the French Alps. The chalet is within easy reach of Col du Petit St Bernard, Col de l’Iseran, Cormet de Roseland and Col de la Madeleine, among others, or take a spin down around to the Tignes Valley or across to Albertville. There are also a number of good local rides that are less taxing on the legs, including a balcony tour through pretty Alpine villages. There's also a 12km riverside cycle path for riders less interested in tackling the cols. Non-cycling partners and kids can go whitewater rafting, horse riding or hiking (the ski lifts open July and August for both hikers and mountain bikers). This is flexible accommodation with half-board options in the main chalet plus self-catering available in a self-contained penthouse. Good for small and large groups. Prices include airport transfers for you and your bikes, making this a fuss-free base. There's also a sauna to ease tired muscles. Free wifi. French, English and Spanish 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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Bourg-Saint-Maurice - Chalet White Eden (Col de l'Iseran)

Stunning B&B between Bourg-Saint-Maurice and Val-d'Isère

Bon Conseil
73640 Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise
Savoie, Rhône-Alpes
Phone: +33 (0)4 76 79 11 80 (France) or +44 (0)330 010 9006 (UK)
Email: [email protected]

Price from: B&B: €98 per room per night, €340 per person per week

Open: December 19 to April 16 and June 1 to September 30

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Suspended on the edge of the Bonconseil side of Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise, this fairytale hideaway is the perfect resting place after a day on the bike. Chalet White Eden is in Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise, an unspoilt Alpine village served by local restaurants and bars. For keen road cyclists, the challenging Col du Petit Saint Bernard (2188m) is right on the doorstep and the Col de l'Iseran (2764m) is also with reach. Mountain bikers are spoilt for choice with trails throughout the Tarentaise valley. Non-cycling friends and partners can enjoy the area's superb walking, with cable car access to some magical routes. The chalet itself has 8 en-suite bedrooms sleeping up to 20 guests and has stunning communal areas, a sun-blessed terrace, plus a hot tub and in-house sauna for recovering in style. As well as B&B, you can enjoy lunch and dinner options in the in-house restaurant.
** 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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Bourg-St-Maurice – Les Arcs 1800 Hotel Mercure

Mountain hotel with good access to road and MTB routes

Village de Charmettoger
73700 Arc 1800, Bourg-Saint-Maurice
Savoie, Rhône-Alpes

Price from: €75

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In winter, this hotel high up in the Paradiski ski area offers the convenience of ski in-ski, in summer it's an ideal base for exploring the hundreds of kilometres of road and mountain bike routes in the area around Bourg Saint Maurice. Restaurant and terrace with mountain views. Heated outdoor swimming pool. Management has confirmed they have secure bike parking available. Free wifi. A shuttle service can be requested to and from Lyon-St Exupéry Airport or Bourg-Saint-Maurice train station. 

Bike facilities

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

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Briançon - Chalet 9 (Serre Chevalier)

Charming chalet in the heart of Serre Chevalier

9 Chemin de l'Envers
05240 La Salle-les-Alpes
Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Phone: +44 (0)7703 347 070
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €1600 per week for the whole chalet

Open: All year

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Chalet Nine is a completely renovated 17th century house just 100 metres from the road often used for the Tour de France (including stages 17 and 18 in 2017). There are five beautiful bedrooms, with three double bedrooms and two with en-suite bath/shower. The layout is flexble and ideal for families or cycling clubs, with a mix of doubles, bunk beds and singles. There are two additional bathrooms on the first floor to guarantee everyone gets a hot shower on time. There's a large sun lounge with terrace overlooking the garden views up the mountain towards the Col du Lautaret, plus a long dining table also with views. There's space for around 10 bikes and ample space for getting prepared. Free wifi + a welcome hamper to help you settle in.

Bike facilities

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

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Briançon - Hotel Edelweiss

Comfortable hotel close to amenities

32 avenue de la République
05100 Briançon
Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €54

Open: All year

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Traditional French guesthouse close to local MTB and road routes and near a quiet park. Onsite restaurant. Flexible accommodation with singles, doubles, triples and quads - ideal for families and sharers. Management advises that bikes can be safely stored in the hotel. Free wifi. French and English spoken. 

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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