Bourg D’Oisans is the ideal base for cycling up Alpe D’Huez, being only two minutes ride from the bottom of the legendary Tour de France climb. With other Tour greats on our doorstep such as the Col Du Galibier, Col du Glandon, Col de la Croix de Fer, & many others within cycling distance, it makes us the ideal base for cycling in the Alps.
With our comfortable B&B or Self Catered apartments, great location, and welcoming service we offer everything you could need as a cyclist. Here are some more details on why you should choose us for your cycling accommodation in the French Alps:
As well as the chance of cycling Alpe D’Huez and the Col du Galibier, there are many other big Cols & quiet alpine roads with breathtaking scenery near our accommodation in Bourg D’Oisans that we can introduce you to. There are easily enough routes to keep even the keenest cyclists busy riding every day for a week or more. See the Ascents page for more details.
Our whole approach is focused on cyclists, from the secure bike storage, to the conversation around the breakfast table (a great way to find new riding buddies!) We offer route advice, tools, liaison with bike hire, and for those on our training camps, guided rides and coaching advice. We also have bike bottles, gels and bars available if you don’t want to bring your own.
Our valley base means that you will always end your ride with a downhill…no small advantage given the size of the climbs. The Oisans area is also known as the 6 valleys - with all the climbs on offer there is no need for transfers - we have it all on our doorstep.
Bourg d’Oisans, home of La Marmotte, is the main town in the region is less than 2km away, and offers cafes, restaurants, and also a large number of bike shops!
The Oisans area is about more than just Alpe d’Huez - we have many local climbs that you may not have heard of that are just as good if not better than the big names like Alpe d’Huez, the Col du Galibier, and the Col de la Croix de Fer. They all offer incredible alpine views….as well as a significant challenge & feeling of achievement when you finally get to the top!
These photos were taken during one of our training camps. The first was taken from the top of the Col de Sarenne, looking down on one of our guests.
The other was taken from the local road known as ‘The Balcony, due to rather precipitous drop to the right!
“A lifetime ambition achieved and new inspirations and goals set. Thanks for the lovely hospitality and great memories. We’ll be back! “
“A fabulous holiday, perfect in every way. We hope to see you again someday… “
Helen & Richard, 2017
“Thanks for making your home, our home for the last 2 weeks. You have all made us feel so welcome, which really added to what has been a magic experience. “
“Thank you so much for a wonderful stay! As one cyclist and one non-cyclist we absolutely loved the area and all it has to offer. Loved the banter with the other guests too! “
Pip & Alan, 2017