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The following comments are from our guest book which we encourage our clients to use.  Hopefully you can see that we pride ourselves on providing a personal and friendly service.  We would like you to enjoy your time here in the Alps as much as we like living here!

Since 2019 we have used Google to keep track of customer feedback, you can find reviews for our B&B here, and for our self catered accommodation here

“Absolutely perfect, everything catered for.  Many thanks”    -  Alan & Angie, September, 2019

“Thanks for an amazing time & hospitality. All the best for your future!”  -  Darin & Jill, August, 2019

“What an amazing few days!  Thank you for everything.  I really hope we will be back one day!”

Ben & Tom, UK, August 2019

“Awesome, thanks!” -  Alan, UK, July 2019

“Great accommodation and hosts, cheers” -  Richard & Neil, June 2019

“Excellent trip!  Great advice every day and a very welcoming place to come back to!”

James, June 2019

“It has been a fantastic stay, can’t thank you enough.  Always great to meet an extended part of the family!  I can say from all of us I’m certain we will be back J thanks!”

Andy, June 2019

“Thank you so much for everything.  We have a great memory in this lovely place Le Bourg d’Oisans.  We’ll share these to our friends definitely.”

CC, June 2019

“Thanks so much for a fantastic stay. You have a brilliant place, and such a lovely family + so welcoming.  We will definitely be back once the legs have recovered.  Thanks again!”

Kevin, Vince & Glen, September 2018

“Thank you for being great hosts for our stay.  We will be sure to tell our friends about your place for future visits.  We would love to return one day as well.”

Nadine & George, USA, September 2018

“Fantastic hosts.  Accommodation & location!  Thanks for all the help and advice – had the best time ever!”

Adam, September 2018

“Brilliant stay.  Thanks for the help and advice on ride ideas.  Stunning rides and very friendly welcome.  Hope to return one day.”

David, UK, September 2018

“Such an awesome home.  We enjoyed our stay so much!  We will definitely send our recommendations to our friends and hope to return soon.”

David, Susan, Jim & Brenda, USA, September 2018

“Great accommodation and gracious hosts!  Merci beaucoup to the Smith family!”

Steve, Russell & Bruce, September 2018

“Great house, great roads, tremendous hosts.  If you’ll have us again we’ll be back.”

Duncan & Mark, August 2018

“Just as wonderful as every year, thank you so much for the amazing hospitality.  See you again next year!”

Martin & Nick, August 2018

“Well what can I say?  Thank you for an amazing week, the cycling, the advice, the house, the company all absolutely fantastic.  It was so nice to be made to feel so welcome and almost part of your family for a week.  I’ll definitely be back.  Thanks again”

Ed, August 2018

“Thanks so much!  We had an amazing time and couldn’t have asked for more from our hosts.  Fantastic accommodation, and even better hosts. This will make a great venue for triathlon training camps!  See you soon”

Abingdon and Vale Triathlon Club, August 2018

“Everything has been incredible, I am honoured and humbled you have welcomed us into your home.  You are amazing people and beyond hospitable!  Wow, I could not have expected such a wonderful time.  Kevin you have been the best cycle guide, your patience is remarkable.  Delphine thank you so much for the fantastic dinners and awesome wine and thank you for catering to my finicky eating habits.  It has been a great week!  Thank you!”

Paul del Vacchio, August 2018

“So much enjoyment was had for the days we were here.  The riding was fantastic, but equally important was the hospitality you showed us.  Everything was so perfect on our ‘trip of a lifetime’.  Thank you so much, hoping to return one day to ride more cols!”

Steve des Champs, August 2018


“Thank you Kevin & Delphine + boys for another great stay.  Thanks for the logistical support and your company, welcome and generosity throughout.  You’ve helped make a triathlon event a truly memorable week.  See you in 2020 if not before!  Sincere thanks”

Shaun, August 2018

“Thank you for making our stay so comfortable.  You are both very warm and welcoming.  Nothing is too much trouble.  We would highly recommend your B&B to people in England!  Beautiful place, lovely holiday, lovely people.  Thank you so much!  p.s. we really like the cats!”

Rhonda, Laila & Dorin, August 2018

“Thanks for a brilliant holiday, and the advice, routes, and lovely breakfasts.  I had a fantastic time!  Cheers”

Nick, July 2018

“Kevin & Delphine, thanks for looking after us.  Best wishes,”

James, July 2018

“We have all had a fantastic week staying at your beautiful home.  Your knowledge of the area made the cycling for Andrew and Dean even better, the flat roads of Lincolnshire will be very dull after all their amazing rides around this area. Thank you as well to Delphine for booking the wonderful Auberge La Cure restaurant for us, a beautiful place and wonderful food.  To top off an amazing week we also got to see two days of the Tour de France – with a British rider in the yellow jersey – what a treat!  Wishing you continued success with your ventures”

Vicky & Andrew + Barbara & Dean, July 2018  

“Thank you so much for the stay in your home and the very warm welcome you give to your guests.  It was a great stay here and I’m sure it wasn’t the last time.  The old school looks amazing.  I hope to get my clan there for a trip…”

Joachim, July 2018

“Thank you so much for your warm hospitality and amazing home.  We both love staying here and I’m sure we will come back in the future. Especially if you beat 7h 18m for the Marmotte.  Good luck with the school & all the best”

Wade & Laurie, Australia, July 2018

“Thanks again for a great week, and as I have unfinished business with the Marmotte it looks like a third visit is on the cards!  Thanks for everything”

David, UK, July 2018

“Thank you for having us in your home.  We have had a fantastic week here.  All the best and hopefully see you soon.”

Lori & Sasha, UK, July 2018

“Thank you for your wonderful hospitality and more.  This trip was a dream come true for me and you all were a huge part of that.  Best wishes.  Hope to see you again!”

Danny, California, July 2018

“Thanks for a great stay.  Wish we could live here!”

Paul & Sean, London, July 2018

“The ‘Rue de Paradis’ indeed led us to a cyclists paradise !  Thank you Delphine & Kevin for an absolutely delightful holiday!  We especially appreciated your great guidance on all the wonderful cycling possibilities here.  We will recommend and return!  Best wishes”

Janet & Brian, California, June 2018

“Thanks you so much for a wonderful stay.  What an amazing place.  Truly hope to be back.  Cheers”

Phil, June 2018

“Thank you for a very relaxing place to stay, cycling advice (and company) was brill and hot tub was a welcome treat!  Will be recommending!  Hope to return”

Rosie, Rachel, Hazel & Jo, Scotland, June 2018

“Fantastic stay in this wonderful place. Cycling amazing – exceeded all expectations. Hospitality great, many thanks to Delphine, Kevin & the boys.  Thanks Kevin for great breakfasts, especially the advice re cycling routes.  The room is lovely.  Best sleep for a long time.  We will come back.”

Paula & Steven, UK, May 2018

“Thanks so much for a great few days.  Beautiful house, great breakfasts and lots of patience in helping us find the best rides for our ability and the weather.  We would love to come back!  Thanks”

Neil & Richard, London, May 2018

“Great B&B in a superb location for all the main cycle climbs + wonderful hospitality.  Many thanks indeed!”

Jonathan & Karen, York, May 2018

“Fantastic hospitality!  Very chilled and relaxed atmosphere.  I’m sure I speak for all the lads, this was an amazing and unforgettable place to come.  Thank you so much!”

Paul, Matt, Dave, Ian & Colin, May 2018

“Thank you so much for fabulous hospitality, can’t wait to see again next year!  Second that!”

Neil & Martin, Sept 2017

A fantastic few days in perfect weather fuelled by delicious breakfasts – I’ll definitely be back.  Many thanks,

Neil, Sept 2017

“We’ve had a great time thanks, very comfortable & terrific breakfasts! We conquered Alpe d’Huez so mission accomplished.  Cheers”

Perry, Caroline & Joel, Sept 2017

“My 70th birthday present from son Andrew really enjoyed our brief stay here.  Thank you to the Smith family for making our stay nice to be in a family environment.  The cycling was epic! J Will recommend you!”

Denis, Sept 2017

“A lifetime ambition achieved and new aspirations and goals set.  Many thanks for the lovely hospitality and great memories.  We’ll be back!”

Andy, London, Sept 2017

“Thanks for hosting us during our trip.  Fantastic place and hosts!”

Christian, Stig, Melge & Kyetil, Norway , Sept 2017

“Thanks for being such good hosts J It’s been a fantastic week.  Cheers”

Jim, Sept 2017

“Thank you for a good B&B and fantastic hosts.  Fantastic views”

Philip, Auckland, Sept 2017

“Thank you both for welcoming us into your home. We have had a great stay with some fantastic cycle routes, some of which you recommended.  Thank you”

Gail & Michael, August 2017

“The Crown-Webers had a great visit.  Your help & suggestions were spot on.  A lovely home to stay in and fun town to base from.  Thanks !

Kathy & Ernst, August 2017

Un grand merci pour cet agréable séjour.  Tout était parfait, on ne pouvait espérer mieux.  Bonne continuation et peut-être a une prochaine

Carole Anne et Nicolas, July 2017

“A fabulous holiday – perfect in every way.  We hope to see you again someday…off home to buy a saddle like Delphine!”

Helen & Richard, July 2017

“Thank you so much for the hospitality. Had the most amazing time. The first trip where I have forgotten everything about work.  A true holiday!  Au revoir,”

Andy, July 2017

“Superb week, well organised, awesome descending!  Many thanks to Kevin & Delphine.”

Stuart, July 2017

“What can you say…Kevin & Delphine perfect hosts great food and accommodation. Rides were brutal, unforgiving leg drainers, but epic in every way….monuments of cycling all completed during the week.  Rode with an amazing grop of people…Daron, Andy, Stu, Richard and Helen…fantastic holiday”

Stu & Dave, July 2017

“Thank you for a fabulous stay – we had a ball!! We hope your new venture will be as successful as this one”

Theresa & Donal, Ireland, July 2017

“Thank you so much for a wonderful stay with you here in Le Vert!  We enjoyed riding the Marmotte but also the really nice place you have here and your friendliness and hospitality.  Many thanks!!”

Rob & Jensen, Holland, July 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.  Hope to see you again one day, maybe down under.  Merci pour tout“

Dean, Brisbane, June 2017

“Un sejour parfait grace a votre gentillesse, vos conseil, et votre chamber d’hote ideale – merci pour tout.“

Corry, Dale & Colin, June 2017

“Thank you for a lovely stay; It was lovely to meet you all and have a great few days riding in the Alps.”

Helen & Lee, Paul & Richard,  June 2017

“Thank you for your great hospitality in a wonderful location.  Four days of fantastic riding in beautiful weather.  All the best”

Ryan, Matt & Ashley, June 2017

“Great hospitality in a great location.  Next time we see you we’ll bring our bikes!   All the best”

Simon & Shane, Jan 2017

“Two days of sunshine mid-October, with snow caps welcoming our final morning.  Perfect!  Thanks for your hospitality – we need to come back and tackle more cols!  Still, we got Alpe d’Huez off the bucket list.”

Andrew and Gillian, Australia, Oct 2016

“Thanks you for your great hospitality – we’ll definitely be back one summer to tackle more climbs!”

The Hellers (Paula, Trixi & Christian) Oct 2016

“Thank you for a fabulous time.  Some of the best riding I’ve ever done.”

Andy K, Sept 2016

“Many thanks for taking us at such short notice.  You have a fantastic places and I hope to be back for a longer stay in the near future.”

Eoin & Sylvy, Sept 2016

“We have had a trip of a lifetime, only made possible by all of your help and advice as to routes, bike hire and restaurants.  We simply cannot thank you enough.  Your house is super and is everything we could have hoped for and more.  Thank you for your kindness and hospitality during our stay.  We are grateful and hope to return another season.  With thanks, Best wishes”

Beth & Elaine, Sept 2016

“What a wonderful place you have here. It’s such a lovely area for cycling.  Thank you so much for all your knowledge of the best rides in the area.  And thanks for making our stay here so special.”

Youngblood & Sarah, August 2016

“This is the second year that we stay in your B&B for us this is a perfect location and you make our stay really beautiful.  Will come back next year”

Karin & Jac, August 2016

“La Gardette, Bourg d’Oisans – Awesome comes as standard J Cheers Guys !!

Pete T, August 2016

“Thank you for your kind hospitality.  We had such a great time and thank you for the great cycling advice.  It was the perfect location and will definitely recommend to our cycling and non – cycling friends – you have a wonderful home and thank you for sharing it with us.  Will be back to conquer Alpe d’Huez again!”

Claire & Alex, August 2016

“Thank you so very much for a wonderful stay and such generous hospitality.  We have had a great time and your advice and expert tips have been really helpful – and your house is very beautiful.  We will definitely be back and recommending you to our friends.”

Tim & Andrea, August 2016

“Thank you for a fantastic few nights with you at Cycling Ascents.  The location is stunning but you home is equal to it.  Thank you for your great hospitality and also the lift to the pub!  Hope to see you again if our legs are up to it.”

Paul, Alister, Rorick & Rick, August 2016

“Thank you for your kind hospitality.  Your home is very warm and friendly.  Markus enjoyed his rides and I would like to thank you for your advice on the waterfall.  We would recommend your company to our cycling friends.”

Jodie & Markus, July 2016

“To Kevin & Delphine, thank you so much for an amazing week in your beautiful B&B.  It has been a pleasure to meet you and your lovely children & little cats, everyone is lovely.  Your hospitality has been second to none and we look forward to returning to see you and ride more mountains.  Thank you”

Heather & …..  July 2016

“Dear Kevin & Delphine & your two lovely boys, 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 all the other guests too!”

Pip & Alan, Sussex UK, July 2016

“Thank you very much for your kind hospitality and advice on cycle routes.  We have thoroughly  enjoyed our stay here.  Thanks again”

Pete & Louise, Cheshire UK, July 2016

“Thank you for a wonderful stay with fantastic cycling, especially the Villard Notre Dame ride, and great hospitality….we will be back!”

Shelley, Mark, Perry, Sammy & Julia, Sussex UK July 2016

“We had a fantastic few days cycling here in the Alps and enjoying your hospitality.  Thanks very much, we hope to be back!”

Matt, Rhys, & Neil, Surrey UK, June 2016

“Kevin & Delphine, thanks for your hospitality. We have had a fantastic week of cycling and the use of your lovely home.  We will be recommending ‘ Cycling Ascents’ to all fellow cyclists. “

Clive & Gloria, Pembrokeshire, UK, June 2016

“Many thanks for a great stay – even for me as a ‘non – cyclist’!”

Kim, Paul, & Christopher, Durham UK, June 2016

“Kevin & Delphine, Many thanks for your hospitality, route advice & for not laughing at us when we suggested we could ride the Marmotte route!  We’re all hoping it won’t be long before we join you again.  Thanks again”

Chris, Dean, Gareth & Dave, June 2016

“Kevin & Delphine, You have a wonderful spot for all cyclists; thank you for making place for people in your home & for your hospitality & help!”

Luc & Marianne, BC Canada, June 2016

“Kevin & Delphine, Thank you for your exceptional hospitality and for helping Peter with making this trip unforgettable.  You welcomed us with open arms and provided very helpful suggestions.  I hope that we will be back.  Please let us know if you are ever in Colorado – we have a place for you to stay.  Cheers”

Allison & Peter, Colorado USA, May 2016

“Loved every minute of it except for when crashing J Can not thank you enough for your kindness and hospitality. I felt welcome and knew help was at hand at any time.  The food was exceptional to the point I think I gained weight while here. I will be spreading the the word back in Aus how good this place is.  Will be counting down to my return, and racing Kev & Tom up Alpe d’Huez.”

Wade L, Australia, April 2016

“Thank you so much for your perfect hospitality, for the Galibier including a boat ride :) for your delicious home-made and home-grown food!  Perfect stay.”

Chris, Switzerland, October 2015

“Absolutely thanks for everything.  You’ve really looked after us and made us very welcome.  Hope the business goes from strength to strength!”

Sean, Chichester, England, September 2015

“A fantastic weekend of cycling.  Thanks for accompanying us up the epic ride of the Col du Galibier, with the added excitement of a short boat trip.  Fantastic base and great service, great company.  Will be recommending you to everyone.  P.S. thanks for organising the amazing weather.  Thanks”

Paul, Northampton, England, September 2015

“Kevin & Delphine, Thanks for your fantastic hospitality - what a great place you have.  Hope to see  you again, best regards,”

Rich & Pete Lambert, September 2015

“Thanks for everything Kevin, great place and a great host.  Cheers”

Simon, September 2015

“Kevin & Delphine, An incredible experience.  Fantastic week and and great hospitality.  Hope to see you again.”

Sean & Gavin, September 2015

“Fantastic location. Lovely comfortable B&B.  Sean can now tick Alpe d’Huez off his bucket list.  Thanks for your hospitality.”

Allison & Sean Sampson, Suffolk England, August 2015

“One word - FABULOUS!  Thanks,”

Alan, July 2015

“Kevin, What a location, what a fantastic set up and hospitality!!  Thanks again for everything - will recommend to my cycling colleagues.  All the best for the future,”

Raymond & Ivan, Northern Ireland, July 2015

“Kevin & Delphine, Thank you so much for your hospitality! We hope to come back again soon!”

Sonja & Chris, Vermont USA, October 2014

“Kevin, Thanks so much, had a wonderful time, hope to be back one day when the tour comes through here.  Cheers”

Kim & Johno, NZ, October 2014

“Kevin & Delphine, thank you for a lovely stay in your home and your excellent knowledge of the area.  Best wishes”

Simon, September 2014

“Kevin & Delphine, many thanks for your excellent hospitality, clean & comfortable, excellent facilities.  Special thanks to Kevin for his invaluable advice & guidance.”

John Chalmers, England, September 2014

“Kevin & Delphine, many thanks for a comfortable stay, and not so comfortable riding, Best wishes”

Robert, Amanda, Adelaide, September 2014

“Kevin & Delphine, many thanks for superb hospitality, great bike advice & perfect biking holiday.  Looking forward to returning already”

Martin & Paul, September 2014

“Thanks Kevin for a great stay”

Bruce Fielding, Perth, August 2014

“Fantastic - Everything”

Andy Horner, Bury Clarion Cycling Club, August 2014

“Kevin & Delphine, Thank you so much for your hospitality.  We will definitely be back newx year with more training under my belt for sure! Best wishes”

Karin & Matt, August 2014

“Thanks for a great stay and your riding company Kevin.  A lovely place in a great location!  All the best”

Jon & Carol, August 2014

“Kevin & Delphine, Thanks for a fantastic stay here.  We absolutely loved it.  You have been such good hosts and we hope to come back again another time and eat your good food, ride more hills.  Cheers”

Ely & Straughn, July 2014

“To Kevin & Delphine, Thankyou for a wonderful stay & for your warm hospitality.  We hope to be back soon one day. Cheers”

Adrian & Linda, Australia, July 2014

“Thanks so much for a great stay with terrific ambience, Kevin & Delphine.  Hopefully we will be back to see you again soon.  Cheers”

Jim & Russ, July 2014

“Thank you for a lovely stay.  Amazing house, room, and a very tasty breakfast.  Hope to come back again.”

Gwen & Aled Roberts, July2014

“Dear Kevin & Delphine, we had a great time here.  Enjoyed your hospitality, the good weather and the moutains with the good races :)  Great thanks from”

Inga & Jens Peter Hansen, Randers Denmark, July 2014

“Dear Kevin and Delphine, Thank you so much for your hospitality.  You are teriffic hosts and have an amazing place in a cycling paradise!  All the best”

Rob & Linda Simms, Boston USA, July 2014

“Thank you so much Kevin, Delphine, Tom & Louis (Scratchy & Itchy) for your hopitality & entertainment.  What a spectacular place you have!  The views are just amazing.  To have this opportunity to be able to ride in this area has been made possible by your wonderful accommodation!  With thanks”

Chris,Melissa, & Emily xoxo , July 2014

“Kevin & Delphine, we had the most amazing time with you!  Thank you for making us so welcome in your beautiful home, we felt like part of the family.  The cycling surpassed our expectations and we did much more than we expected to, seeing little corners of the Alps that we wouldn’t otherwise.  We especially enjoyed our ride with Kevin.  Your charming boys, Tom & Louis kept us well entertained and the amazing comfy beds meant that we slept like logs at night.  We are already looking forward to coming back!”

Gill and Gordon McNeil, June 2014

“Thanks Kevin & Delphine! We had a great time here, enjoyed your hospitality, the good weather and the mountains. Such a wonderful setting.  

Thank you Kevin & Delphine for your exceptional hospitality and riding advice.  We had a wonderul 5 days.  The house and its setting are fantastic.  Callum especially enjoyed watcing Thomas in the media room.

Garth, Alison, Callum & Andrew, June 2014

Thanks again for taking me on the ride to Villard Notre Dame.  I will remember the view of the valley for a long time.  Cheers”

Manfred & Linda, June 2014

“Thank you for a memorable stay in your new abode.  Great advice, excellent breakfasts and a home from home.”

Alec & Phil, June 2014

“A home from home in a fantastic setting!  Thanks to Kevin for guiding us around Le Mini Marmotte (we couldn’t face Alpe d’Huez at the end!)  Hope to make it back and do some less known routes next time.”

Bex Rob, Chris & Si, June 2014

“Thanks Kevin & Delphine for your hospitality a cracking four days of very hard cycling.  Nice accommodation lovely suroundings be lovely to come back”

Mark, Billy, Vince, Tosh, June 2014

Thanks for the hospitality.  Kathleen & I had a grand time and enjoyed our stay in your fine B&B.  Best regards”

Robert & Kathleen, June 2014

“A cracking four days riding.  Weather was excellent.  Very kind hosts and a fantastic house.  Thanks for your hospitality. Will definitely be back soon.  Look forward to using the hot tub after a long ride.  Thanks

Peter, Derek, Mark & Frank, May 2014

“Thank you Kevin & Delphine.  Your hopitality and home were incredible. I met my goal to climb Alpe d’Huez, thanks. You made the start of our 30th anniversary trip throughout Europe great”

Marc & Beth Clevenger, May 2014

“Thank you Kevin & Delphine.  You were the perfect hosts.  Special thanks for making Gregs 50th birthday special”

Heidi, May 2014

“Lovely hosts, lovely weather, lovely riding!  Accommdation and food were great - we’ll be recommending Kevin & Delphine’s place to all our friends!”

Greg Manuel, May 2014

“Thanks for a fab time. Hope to see you all again v.soon.  All the best”

Stuart & Pauline, Feb 2014

“Fantastic! Thank you for a great week, very relaxing.  Great food & company, we’ll be back!”

Dave & Lynnette, Feb 2014

“Wow! Amazing house, amazing views and amazing people! Thanks you for a fabulous week. Trop fromage!! We’ll definitely be back…get that chocolate tart on the go!”

Al, Feb 2014

“Fantastic place great welcome and lovely food - FORMIDABLE! Bon chance Kevin & Delphine.  Vive L’Alpe d’Huez!”

Peter, Ian, & Mike, England, Sept 2013

“Beautiful place on Earth you have found yourselves in. Looking forward to our return. Food & company most enjoyable. Thank you for your kind hospitality.  Your new house here is just lovely.  Best wishes on your future endeavours.  Will have pleasure in recommending you to all our family & friends.  Hoping to be back again soon.  Take care”

David, Jennifer, Breanna & Alyssa, Australia, Sept 2013