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.

Morestel - Servhotel

Basic, affordable stopover between Bourg-en-Bresse and Grenoble

89 Route de Grenoble
38510 Morestel
Isère, Rhône-Alpes (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes)

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Price from: €60

Open: All year

This is a convenient no frills option for cycling in this area of the Alps (roughly betwen Bourg-en-Bresse and Grenoble). It's also within reach of the ViaRhona. The rooms are basic but clean with TVs with satellite channels. A continental breakfast is served each morning (there's a picnic area for outside eating). Single rooms through to family rooms that sleep 5 - ideal for sharers on a budget. Free wifi.

Bike facilities

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

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Puy Saint Vincent - Camping Croque Loisirs

Charming Alpine campsite with views over a national park

Les Landes
05290 Puy St Vincent
Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Phone: +33 (0)4 92 22 29 03
Email: info@camping05.com

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Price from: €9.50

Open: June 1 until September 15

We just love the sound of this place. This green and lush campsite is situated on the border of the Ecrins, one of only 10 national parks in France. The site is at an altitude of 1450 metres, meaning that you can literally ride stunning mountain routes from the door. This is mountain camping as it’s meant to be. From your pitch you’ll be able to see the rocks of the Ecrins, as well as beautiful valleys and the glacier of Pelvoux. A three-star campsite, Camping Croque Loisirs is clean, with hot showers and a good friendly service (speaking French, English, Dutch and German). Most of the 50 pitches have access to electricity and there are several water taps. Every morning you can also buy fresh bread, a great way to start your day. The campsite is part of a sports initiative run by an enthusiastic group of Dutch people wo are passionate about sharing the Southern Alps. They can help you plan your rides (GPS maps and stacks of local knowledge), or take on their own bucketlist cols challenge that includes Galibier, Izoard and a bunch of other Tour de France climbs. 

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Étienne - City Lofthotel Saint-Etienne

Apart-hotel with self-catering studios and apartments for up to 4 people

15 rue Gambetta
42000 Saint-Étienne
Loire, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

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Price from: €71

Open: All year

Located in the centre of Saint-Etienne, this apartment-hotel has studios and apartments with fully equipped kitchenettes. Free wifi. 24-hour front desk. Breakfast also available in the hotel. 1.5km from train station. Reception advises that bikes can be stored in the apartments overnight. French and English spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Étienne - Mercure Parc de l'Europe

City hotel well located for morning rides in the nearby park

Rue de Wuppertal,
42100 Saint-Étienne
Loire, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

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Price from: €79

Open: All year

Bike-friendly 4-star hotel near the Mont Pilat Regional Park and opposite the Parc de l’Europe south-east of the city centre. Free wifi. Onsite restaurant that is well-respected locally. Reception staff can arrange for bikes to be securely locked inside the hotel. French, English, Japanese, German and Italian spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne - Hotel St-Georges

Alpine hotel recommended to us by readers

334 rue de la République
73300 Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne
Savoie, Rhône-Alpes

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Price from: €69

Open: All year

This hotel in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne has been sent to us by cyclists who stayed there. They described it as clean, friendly and affordable. Twins, doubles and family rooms. Buffet-style breakfast with homemade jams. Onsite cafeteria. Secure bike store. Close to the train station. English, French, Italian and German spoken. Free wifi.

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne – Hotel de l'Europe (Col de la Croix de Fer)

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

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Price from: €43

Open: All year

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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Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne - Hôtel Le Marintan

Flexible accommodation in the Maurienne Valley (Alpe d'Huez, Galibier)

1 Rue de la Provalière
73140 Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne
Savoie, Rhone-Alps

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Price from: €53

Open: All year

Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne is a popular launch pad for an assault on Alpe d'Huez, the Galibier and other key cycling cols in the Maurienne Valley. Hotel Le Marintan is an accueil velo-registered hotel that is well-versed in welcoming cyclists. There's a dedicated bike storage area and plenty of versatile accommodation. Choose from doubles, triples, or quadruples in the main hotel or chalet accommodation sleeping up to six people. Most rooms have mountain views and there is free wifi throughout the hotel (but not in the chalets). It's close to Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne train station and a walk away from bars and restaurants.

Bike facilities

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

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Tournon-sur-Rhône - Hotel Les Amandiers (Via Rhona)

Bike friendly hotel near the Via Rhona bike route

13, Avenue de Nîmes
07300 Tournon-sur-Rhône
Ardèche, Rhône-Alpes

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Price from: €73

Open: All year

Located near the Rhone river north of Valence, the Hotel Les Amandiers offers friendly and affordable accommodation to cyclists (it's an accredited accueil velo hotel). Free wifi. Dedicated bicycle parking (and they'll even find somewhere to store your bike when the bike garage is full). Disabled access rooms. There is also a hotel car parking area (the hotel let us leave or car there while we went off cycling for a few days). Some rooms have balconies with mountain views. Generous buffet breakfasts with savoury meats, cheeses and eggs plus a fine array of croissants, fruits and breads (they get lots of cyclists here and they feed them well!) French and English 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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Valence – Hotel Clos Syrah

Friendly hotel in peaceful surrounds 3km from Valence

Boulevard Pierre Tezier
26000 Valence
Drôme, Rhône-Alpes

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Price from: €85.50

Open: All year

Friendly hotel in peaceful surrounds 3km from the Valence city centre. Onsite restaurant, swimming pool, rooms with terraces and balconies. Management advises that bikes can either be stored in rooms or on private balconies. Free wifi throughout hotel. 24-hour reception. French, Spanish and English spoken. Part of the Best Western group, which offers a best-price guarantee online.

Bike facilities

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

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Vercors - Camping Le Lac du Marandan (Saint-Romans)

Campsite for exploring the Alps 50km NE of Valence

657 Les Marandans
38160 Saint-Romans
Isère, Alps (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes)

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Price from: €12 for a camping pitch; prices vary for mobile homes and caravans

Open: Mid-April to end of September

The 3-star Camping Le Lac du Marandan at Saint-Romans offers a perfect base from which to cycle the beautiful Vercors Natural Park. Offering lake-side camping in a wooded forest environment with views of the Vercors mountains, it's a lovely back-to-nature experience. Camping pitches, plus fixed base canvas bungalows to rent, as well as mobile homes and old-style caravans. Swim in the lake, or spend a day fishing, canyonning or canoeing. Kids' club in summer. Wifi. Bar. Mini-shop. Fridge hire.

Bike facilities

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

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Vernioz - Camping Le Bontemps

Family camping between Lyon and Valence en route to the Alps

5, Impasse du Bontemps
38150 Vernioz
Isere, Rhone-Alpes

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Price from: €20 for pitches, prices of mobile homes vary

Open: April - September

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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Vertrieu - Relais du Destin (ViaRhona bike route east of Lyon)

Guesthouse-style hotel for B&B + apartments for self-catering

110 Rue Des Ecoles
38390 Vertrieu
Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

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Price from: €70

Open: All year

The Relais du Destin is marketed as a B&B/guesthouse, but it's more like a small hotel. It was recommended to us by cyclists who stayed there while riding the Via Rhona bikes route. It's located on the banks of the River Rhone in in Vertrieu, just over 50km east of Lyon. It has large rambling gardens and terraces, and some rooms overlook the river. Free wifi. Rooms have private bathroom with showers, plus extra luxuries like hairdryers, bathrobes, toiletries and even coffee machines. There is also an apartment with a fully equipped kitchen for two self-caterers, as well as a villa sleeping 10 people. A range of B&B rooms for all group sizes: doubles, twins, quads, plus a room sleeping 6

Bike facilities

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

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Via Rhona - Hotel Ibis Lyon Sud Vienne Saint Louis (Vienne)

River views on the Via Rhona just south of Lyon

Place Saint-Louis
38200 Vienne
Isère, Rhône-Alpes (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes)

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Price from: €80

Open: All year

Nice central location on the Via Rhona bike route. The rooms are air-conditioned and you can eat a good breakfast in the restaurant. Free wifi. English and French spoken. Also handy for the train station, which is just 1km away. It's 44km to Lyon airport. 

Bike facilities

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

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Via Rhona - Hotel le Clos des Oliviers (Bourg-Saint-Andéol)

Accueil Velo-rated hotel midway between Montélimar and Orange

Place du Champ de Mars
07700 Bourg-Saint-Andéol
Ardèche, Rhone-Alpes (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes)

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Price from: €45

Open: All year

Hotel le Clos des Oliviers is an affordable Accueil Velo-rated hotel in Bourg-Saint-Andéol, midway between Montélimar and Orange on the Via Rhona bike route. Basic but clean rooms from €45 or a little extra for air-con. Restaurant onsite. Garage for bikes. Member of the Logis group of independently run French hotels. 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
  • Wifi

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Via Rhona - Ibis budget Loriol Le Pouzin (Le Pouzin)

Good budget option on the Via Rhona south of Valence

Route D104
Zone d'activité Rhône Vallée
07250 Le Pouzin
Ardèche, Rhône-Alpes (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes)

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Price from: €45

Open: All year

In a great location for the Via Rhona, this Ibis Budget is a good option if you want a clean, affordable, basic stay during your ride. Importantly for hot summers, it also has air-conditioning. Ibis Budget offers what it says on the tin – plain, basic two-star accommodation. This one has views over the Ardèche River and 24-hour reception. Doubles, twins and triples. Rooms have their own bathrooms and TVs. Onsite bar. There's a basic buffet breakfast in the morning for a supplement. Free wifi.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Local maps and route information

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Via Rhôna - Le Cèdre de Soyons

Elegant family run villa hotel on the Via Rhôna bike route

670 route de Nîmes
07130 Soyons
Ardèche, Rhône-Alpes

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Price from: €85

Open: All year

A family run accueil vélo hotel just 500 metres from the Via Rhôna bike route and 7km from Valence. It's an ideal option for anyone exploring the Drome or Ardèche areas of France by bike. Outdoor pool and sun terrace, plus onsite restaurant serving delicious French cuisine. Free wifi. Bike hire can also be arranged via reception. Disabled access rooms. We've stayed here when we cycled the Dolce Via and a section of the Via Rhôna, and we were really impressed by the owners' bikey credentials – read our review here.

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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ViaRhona - Domaine Insolite du Petit Moras (Chomérac)

Small and friendly B&B recommended to us by cyclists

La Grange
Julien Quartier du Petit Moras
07210 Chomérac
Ardèche, Rhone-Alpes (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes)

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Price from: €46

Open: All year

Domaine Insolite du Petit Moras is a small and friendly B&B recommended to us by cyclists who stayed there while cycling the Via Rhona bike route. It's just off the Via Rhona at Chomérac, just under 40km from Valence. Free wifi. Breakfast is a continental affair or you can order from a menu. There is an outdoor swimming pool + sauna and jacuzzi. Trampoline for the kids.

Bike facilities

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

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ViaRhôna - Hôtel de la Villeon

Upmarket 4-star hotel on the EuroVelo 17 route

2 rue Davity
07300 Tournon-sur-Rhône
Ardèche, Rhône-Alpes

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Price from: €119

Open: All year

Rather plush hotel not far from the banks of the Rhone. The manager has been in touch and says they regularly welcome cyclists and they are keen to see more. Hôtel de la Villeon has all the bells and whistles you'd expect of a 4-star hotel – it's furnished throughout with some amazing pieces and each room is beautifully presented (plus you get free toiletries and slippers). There's an onsite bar that opens to a courtyard garden, plus a further 2000m² of gardens that overlook the river Rhone and the nearby Hermitage vineyards. Yet despite its luxurious and palatial feel, it's still quite intimate with just 16 rooms. Free wifi and 24-hour reception for late arrivals. A stay here really would add a touch of luxury to your French bike ride!

Bike facilities

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

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ViaRhona - Le Doux Nid (Chanz)

Sat on the Savières Canal

Chef Lieu
73310 Chanaz
Savoie, Rhône-Alpes (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes)

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Price from: €79

Open: All year

This cosy B&B is a good stop for anyone travelling along the Via Rhona. It sits in an old stone building near where the Rhone River meets the Savières Canal. From here, it's just 5m to the bike route that takes you around Lac du Bourget to Aix-les-Bains. The B&B even has its own boat and canoe if you fancy a trip along the canal. There's a private garage to safely store bicycles. The rooms also have their own kettles, a big plus if you enjoy a brew in your room (and still quite unusual for a French B&B). There's also free wifi and parking.

Bike facilities

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

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ViaRhona - Le Relais du Vivarais (Viviers)

Accueil velo-rated hotel on the Via Rhona

31 Faubourg des Sautelles
07220 Viviers
Ardèche, Rhône-Alpes (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes)

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Price from: €78

Open: All year

Le Relais du Vivarais in Viviers offers a warm welcome for cyclists. Carrying the accueil velo label, the hotel is just off the Via Rhona bike route roughly halfway between Valence and Avignon. The hotel is nice and central and has an outdoor pool plus a restaurant. It's a nice choice for a stopover, especially in the summer months when a dip at the end of the day is really welcome. They also have bikes to hire if you're arriving by car and want to ride a short stretch of the Via Rhona or explore the local area during your stay. 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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