THE CYCLING

Are you ready for Tour de France col climbs? 

Put yourself to the test on a self-guided road cycling holiday based at our friendly catered cycling chalet near Bourg Saint Maurice, in the Savoie Mont Blanc region of the French Alps

Whether you’re a seasoned alpine cyclist or new to high altitude cycling, there’s an unforgettable alpine ride suitable for you – circular or out-and-back half or whole day rides, challenging Tour de France col climbs, and riverside rambles. All finish off with an easy ride along the river valley and then a short climb back up to base.

Alpine Velo’s self-guided road cycling holidays are based at our bike chalet in Montvilliers, a quaint alpine hamlet (1100m altitude / 400m ascent) in the Savoie’s Tarentaise mountains, just 18 kms from Bourg Saint Maurice and 4km from the ski resort of Plagne Montalbert (open in July & August too). The chalet is right at the heart of some of the best cycling in the French Alps. The Savoie Mont Blanc area, although not as famous as neighbouring Alp d’Huez, has more col climbs and isn’t anywhere near as busy!

There are more than 10 stunning high altitude alpine cols and climbs you can start and finish at the chalet, including 4 featured regularly in the Tour de France, and many more in the surrounding Savoie area. more…

Need an easier climb to help you acclimatize or want a cool down ride to the finish the day? There are gentler options from the door too, including a (nearly) flat 12km riverside cycle path.  more…