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.

Briançon - Pinewood Chalet B&B and Apartments

A perfect base on the Alps/Provence border near Briançon

Le Petit Sport
Route de Grenoble
05240 La Salle-les-Alpes
Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Phone: +44 (0)7542 132 979, +33 (0)6 14 44 26 33
Email: [email protected]

Price from: B&B from €55 per night; luxury apartments from €620

Open: Closed between May 1 to June 20

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This is a wonderful base from which to explore some of the most coveted climbs in world cycling. This area on the Alps/Provence border is a real hub for road cyclists, with some of the most famous climbs and descents in the world on your doorstep. The Col du Galibier is an obvious pick, or tackle the Izoard, rising from Briançon through larch forests to panoramic views. From here you can descend via the Casse Déserte, a ’moonscape’ in the heart of the Alps. The Col du Granon also offers a challenging climb followed by magnificent views. Pinewood offers flexible accommodation on a B&B or self-catered basis for groups of all sizes and solo riders. The stunning village of Villeneuve in the Serre Chevalier region has has plenty of bars, restaurants, and shops, while onsite there is a secure ski locker for up to 8 bikes, as well as a large locked garage. Lots of inhouse bikey knoweledge to share as well.

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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Briancon - Residence du Temple Apart-hotel

Apartment hotel in the centre of town

3 Place du Temple
05100 Briançon
Haute- Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €93

Open: All year

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Résidence du Temple has self-catering apartments with a locked private parking area for bikes. Located in Briançon’s old town, it's handy to amenities and the train station. Apartments have washing machines, kitchens and other mod-cons. Onsite bar. Meals also available. The owners are outdoor enthusiasts who are happy to share their local knowledge.

Bike facilities

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

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Briancon - The Icerock Backpacker Hotel

Budget hotel option 16km south-west of Briancon

18 Avenue de Vallouise
05120 L'Argentière-la-Bessée
Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €22 a night or €140 a week

Open: All year

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Predominantly a ski hotel in the winer, Icerock Hotel also opens in summer for cyclists and walkers. Rooms with dorm-style accommodation for a bargain basement price. Singles, doubles and quads. Onsite bar. Shared kitchen for self-caterers. The hotel has a cellar that doubles as a secure bike store. Free wifi. French and English spoken. 

Bike facilities

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

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Chambery - Aix-les-Bains Best Western Aquakub

Ride the shores of Lake Bourget and relax waterside afterwards

173 Avenue du Petit Port
73100 Aix-les-Bains
Savoie, Rhône-Alpes

Price from: €89

Open: All year

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Located in Aix-les-Bains, just north of Chambery and only 200 metres from Lake Bourget, the Best Western Aquakub is a great base for cycling and active holidays in general. There's a indoor sports area with a pool, wellbeing area and fitness centre. Relax after your ride on the terrace overlooking the lake, or treat yourself to the French and international cuisine on offer at the hotel restaurant. All rooms and suites are air-conditioned (some with lake and mountain views). Free wifi. Tea and coffee making facilities available upon request. Buffet breakfast. Hotel bar. Management advises there is a secure area inside the hotel for 4-5 bikes.

Bike facilities

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

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Chambery - Hotel des Princes

Stylish Chambery hotel set in a beautifully restored convent building

4 Rue de Boigne
73000 Chambéry
Savoie, Rhône-Alpes

Price from: €88

Open: All year

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Beautifully presented hotel set in an old convent that dates back to 1471. Located in the heart of the old part of Chambery, it's handy to local restaurants and bars, plus it's only 800m from the train station. Great option for groups, with some suites comfortably sleeping up to 6 adults. Onsite spa, jacuzzi and sauna, plus massage service. Management welcomes cyclists and say bikes can be safely stored inside the hotel. Free wifi (plus there's a computer available for guest use). Full buffet breakfast. French and English spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Col de l'Iseran - Chalet Le Bullou (Tignes)

Summer chalet for 14 people in Tignes, a super road and MTB base

Montée du Haut des Brévières
73200 Tignes
Savoie, Rhône-Alpes
Phone: +33 (0)6 46 83 82 52 / +33 (0)4 76 79 11 80
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €700 per week on self-catered basis

Open: July and August

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This 14-bed self-catered apartment is part of a larger chalet and the perfect base for road cycling holiday. Challenging cols like the Col de l’Iseran and Col de Petit St Bernard are within reach, but Tignes is also perfectly set up for mountain biking in summer, with a handful of lift accessed zones and plenty of cross country/enduro riding. Due to the resort's high altitude, it has some of the most diverse bike terrain in the Alps. There is a free shuttle that runs to Les Brevieres in July and August and lifts are open in high season with free lift passes. Free wifi. French, English, Dutch and German spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Col de la Croix de Fer – Hotel de l'Europe

Popular cycling hotel on the road to Col de la Croix de Fer

15 avenue du Mont Cenis
73300 Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne
Savoie, Rhône-Alpes

Price from: €43

Open: All year

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Hôtel de l'Europe comes recommended to us by cyclists who have stayed there, including one of our own contributors. "It's on the road to Col de la Croix de Fer," says Andy Hodges. "The owner is a serious cyclist with a bike room and he can help with ongoing repairs." It has free wifi thorughout Fi throughout, secure parking for bikes, a restaurant and a bar, and a laundry service. Kettles and TVs in room. Continental breakfast. Located on the road that connects Lyon to Turin, and 1km from local train station. 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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Col de la Madeleine - Chalet Savoie Faire

Converted farmhouse run by cyclists opposite the Col de la Madeleine

Fontaines-Naves
73260 La Lechere
Savoie, Rhône-Alpes
Phone: + 33 (0)4 79 24 54 28 / + 33 (0)6 17 54 83 40
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €110 per room; €2500 per week (groups of up to 8 with breakfast included)

Open: All year

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From Chalet Savoie Faire, take on the nearby Col de la Madeleine, cycle up to Meribel, Courchevel and Val Thorens, ride the stunning Valley of Naves or meander on the quiet backroads to Albertville. Owners Nikki and Hugh are big supporters of cycling, Hugh using any excuse he can to get out on the bike. He'll be able to point you to some great local routes, such as the cycle track along the river from Aime to Bourg Saint Maurice, or the ride to Ugine to pick up the route back from Annecy (a nice 75km spin). The converted farmhouse has been a labour of love for Nikki and Hugh. Fully catered (Nikki is an excellent cook, who also runs a cookery school) and self-catered options for individuals and small groups available. Free wifi. Secure, lockable garage for bikes, plus a work bench and turbo trainer.

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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Courchevel - Chalet Nicola B&B

Something for everyone in this soothing but dramatic mountain setting

Lotissement le plan
73120 Le Praz
Savoie, Rhône-Alpes (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes)
Phone: +44 (0)7557195 876 UK or +33 (0)7 69 49 60 03 France
Email: [email protected]

Price from: £55 per double room or £65 per triple room B&B. 10% off when booking for a week or longer.

Open: July and August

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Summer in the Alps is a special time and Courchevel Le Praz is a great base for both on and offroad cycling. Courchevel is surrounded by spectacular and challenging routes for road cyclist and also offers some excellent MTB for beginners through to more advanced riders. If 'uphill' cycling isn't for you, you can catch the gondolas up and bike back down. Chalet Nicola operates as a B&B throughout July and August, offering a wonderful escape from the rigours of day-to-day life, a mountain oasis that's ideal for both cyclists and their non-cycling friends. Owned and operated by cyclists, everything is here to help you enjoy an Alpine cycling holiday – great food and company, help with bike hire and routes, and a soothing outdoor hot tub for tired muscles. Within walking distance is the traditional ski village of La Praz, complete with restaurants and bars for post-ride drinks. Oh, and plenty of mountain views, too!

Bike facilities

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

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Drome Valley – Hotel Golf d'Albon

3-star hotel midway between Lyon and Valence in the beautiful Drome

Route de Senaud
26140 Albon
Drôme, Rhone-Alpes

Price from: €89

Open: All year

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The Golf d'Albon hotel is on a 120-acre estate between Lyon and Valence, with lovely sweeping views of the Alps in the Drome valley. Set on a golf course, it's a relaxing place to take a breather, or to partake in outdoor activities. Family friendly. Outdoor swimming pool. Terrace, bar and restaurant. Twins, doubles and family rooms. Hotel staff tell us they have a secure (coded) storage room inside the hotel for bike storage, or clean bikes can be stored in bedrooms. Free wifi. French, Spanish and English spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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