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.

La Grave – Auberge Edelweiss Bike & Ski Hotel

Specialist bike hotel with rooms and apartments, workshop and sauna

Le Village
05320 La Grave
Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (near Rhône-Alpes border)

Price from: €60 per person B&B based on double occupancy, or €85 per person for B&B and dinner (variety of room types and sizes available)

Open: End of May until the end of September for cycling; December to April for skiiing

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Auberge Edelweiss is a specialist bike hotel in the heart of the Alps; Robin and Marlon are keen to welcome more English-speaking riders to enjoy the Galibier, Col d'Izoard, Alpe d'Huez and Col du Lautaret – all within easy reach. The hotel has information folders with profiles of all key climbs, plus cycling itineraries for both road and mountain bike routes (see their cycling page). The hotel is geared up for individual riders as well as groups, and can cater for big events like La Marmotte, Alpe d'Huzes, the Tour de France and Etape du Tour. Well-equiped workshop, plus Marlon and Robin work with a local bike shop that can deliver spares. Bike wash and sauna onsite; massages available on request. Oh, and plenty of wine and cold beer to help you relax on the terrace or in the restaurant. Then wake up to a generous breakfast of cereals, yoghurts, fruit juices, hot drinks, local jams and breads, meat, cheese and fruit salad. Bonne route!

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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Le Cheylard – Hotel des Voyageurs

Friendly hotel and restaurant in the heart of the Ardeche region

2 rue du Temple
07160 Le Cheylard
Ardeche, Rhone-Alpes

Price from: €89

Open: All year

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Hotel/restaurant near the Dorne river and just 1km from the L’Eyrieux River at Le Cheylard. This is a good base for riding in the Ardeche area of the Rhone-Alps. There are seven rooms, plus a posher suite with a jacuzzi. There are also two rooms for people with reduced mobility (this is a great as we've had a number of cyclists with disabilities get in touch over the last year or so and they say they struggle to find accessible rooms in France – and especially in and around the Alps). There's also a family room with a bunk bed. There's a secure bike garage 50m from the hotel and free wifi. The owners here offer a personal service, with guests often invited for a drink in the bar. The restaurant serves local cuisine (and local wine) and you can eat on the terrace when the sun's out. Free wifi. We stayed here when we were cycling the Ardéchoise sportive and the Dolce Viaread our review here.

  

Bike facilities

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

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Lyon - Alter'hostel

Modern budget accommodation for cyclists

32 Quai Arloing,
69009 Lyon
Rhône-Alpes (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes)

Price from: €20

Open: All year

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Alter'hostel was recommended to use by Bruno and Marianne who run the Velogite in Valence. Cyclists often ride between their place and Lyon on the Via RhonaAlter'hostel offers a cool and relaxed atmosphere, with friendly staff and and nice communal areas for meeting fellow cyclists. There's a good kitchen with all facilities you need for self-catering, while the rooms are all air-conditioned with free wifi. There's a choice of rooms with either 6, 8, 10 or 16 beds and each has a bathroom/shower facility. The hostel has bike hire available and there's a secure parking if you're riding here on your own bike. This is ideal accommodation for touring cyclists on a budget.

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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Lyon - Aparthotel Privilodges

Hotel with studios and apartments sleeping up to 4 people

14 Rue Jacqueline Auriol
69008 Lyon
Rhône, Rhône-Alpes

Price from: €62

Open: All year

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Hoel with self-contained apartments in Lyon's 8th district, opposite the Maison de la Danse Theatre. Each room haa a kitchette with a fridge, microwave and hotplate. Breakfast is also served daily in the breakfast room. There is a Vélov bike share dock in front of the hotel. Free wifi. Management advises that bikes can be stored in apartments.

Bike facilities

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

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Lyon - Sofitel Bellecour

Spoil yourself with this 5-star hotel on the banks of the Rhône

20 Quai Docteur Gailleton
69002 Lyon
Rhône, Rhône-Alpes

Price from: €175

Open: All year

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Bring a little luxury to your cycling holiday with this 5-star bike-friendly hotel in Lyon. This is one of the best hotels in the city, with a Michelin-star restaurant overlooking the river. Two bars. Fitness centre and spa. Free wifi. The hotel advises that bikes can be locked in the baggage store. Help with bike hire via a local hire partner. Italian, French, English, Spanish and German spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Lyon Hilton

Relax on the banks of the Rhone at this stylish Lyon hotel

70 Quai Charles de Gaulle
69300 Lyon
Rhône, Rhône-Alpes

Price from: €79

Open: Year-round

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Enjoy the views of the Rhone River from the hotel's whirlpool as you unwind after a day in the saddle. Located opposite Tête d'Or Park. Management tells us that bikes can be locked in an underground carpark that is reserved for guest use only. Other facilities: bar, Thai restaurant, French-style brasserie restaurant, al fresco terrace. Free wifi in public areas. Hilton has a best-priced guarantee, with its website (click below) offering the lowest prices online. If possible, book 3-4 weeks in advance for the best prices.

Bike facilities

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

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Mont Blanc - Chalet Chovettaz

Self-catering chalet and apartment in the foothills of Mont Blanc

30 Chemin de la Chovettaz d’en Haut
74170 Les Contamines-Montjoie
Haute Savoie, Rhône-Alpes
Phone: +33 (0)6 58 47 50 02
Email: [email protected]

Price from: Self-catered chalet: €1700 to €2000 per week (8-10 people), or €320 per night. Self-catered apartment: €1150 to €1275 per week (6-8 people), or €180 per night

Open: All year

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Chalet Chovettaz is both a chalet and an appartment in an enviable position just an hour away from Geneva aiport in a stunning "secret valley" between Megeve and Mont Blanc. The village itself is a really traditional French Alpine base that remains alive for both the summer and winter seasons, with a wealth of activities to suit all ages and abilities, as well as many sights to enjoy such as local baroque churches. For cyclists, there are both road and mountain options right on your doorstop here. There are two accomadation options: a self-catered chalet for 10-12 people, or a ground floor self-catered apartment for 6 adults (8 at a squeeze!) Both are really comfortable and well-equipped with linen, towels, slippers and toiletries included. The owner recommends contacting by text or phone in the first instance.

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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Morestel - Servhotel

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

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

Price from: €60

Open: All year

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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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Morzine - Chalet Les Lanchettes

Character-filled 18th century barn conversion in Morzine

35 Chemin d'en Ly
74110 Morzine
Haute-Savoie, Rhône-Alpes
Phone: +44 (0)20 7191 1120
Email: [email protected]

Price from: £850 per week for upto 14 guests (catered and self-catered available) - 5% discount when mentioning Freewheeling France

Open: Available June to September

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Super comfortable base for exploring the roads and mountain bike trails of the Morzine area. Located close to the Prodains cable car, the chalet is ideal for those wanting to experience the descent of the Col de Joux Verte into Montriond, or for mountain bikers wanting off-road access. Chalet Les Lanchettes is an 18th century barn brought into the 21st century (complete with an outdoor terrace hot tub to relax in after a long ride). The chalet is available for self-catered rental or it can come fully catered if you prefer not to worry about cooking at the end of the day. There are three twin en-suite bedrooms on the ground floor and two large quad en-suite bedrooms on the first floor, making it ideal for groups of families and friends. Large secure garage for safe bike parking. Free wifi. 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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Morzine - L'Aubergade Hotel

Hotel with its own on-call bike technician – that's good, right?

567 Avenue Joux Plane
74410 Morzine
Haute-Savoie, Rhône-Alpes
Phone: +33 (0)6 24 94 81 14
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €65

Open: June to September (ask about availability outside of these months)

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L’Aubergade is a family run hotel in the heart of Morzine with a large terrace, restaurant and bar. Situated just over one hour from Geneva airport, it's an ideal and affordable base for exploring the cols of the Morzine valley, or riding the mountain bike trails that are linked in summer by ski lifts. From the hotel door, Col de Joux Plane and Col de la Joux Vert are both within reach, and L’Aubergade Hotel hosts cyclists year in, year out, so the staff are used experienced at welcoming riders and their bikes. This is also a good spot for more leisurely rides down through the Vallee de la Manche and family routes towards Les Gets and Montriond. The hotel staff can organise extra activities to ensure cyclists as well as non-cyclists in your group are well catered for. There's a bike wash and laundry, as well as a bike technician available for maintencance and support. The hotel has a large, lockable underground garage with bike racks. 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

Full details

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