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.

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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ViaRhona - Les Clés des Songes (Seyssel)

Large stylish rooms with great views on the Via Rhona

93 hameau de prairod
74910 Seyssel
Ain, Rhône-Alpes (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes)

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Price from: €99

Open: All year

With river and mountain views from each room's terrace, Les Clés des Songes B&B is a popular choice for cyclists passing through this beautiful corner of France. It's handy to the Via Rhona bike route in particular. The rooms sleep up to four people and are air-conditioned. There's a dining room area where you can make your own hot drinks. Free wifi. English and French spoken.

Bike facilities

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

Full details

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