road cycling

 An easy ride from the farmhouse are the starts of some of the legendary col climbs of the French Alps, including the Col de la Madeleine, Col du Petit St Bernard and the Col de l’Iseran.

We’re in a great spot for road cyclists who want to try some real mountain challenges. The Tour de France regularly has stages starting or ending in Bourg St Maurice, just 7km along the valley. Stage 17, reckoned by some to be the most vicious of the 2009 Tour, took riders from Bourg Saint Maurice over the Cormet de Roselend, the Col de Saisies, two smaller mountains and then the Col de la Colombiere before finishing in le Grand Bornand. Not for the faint hearted!

If you prefer a gentler ride, try the 15km cycle path along the river Isere, just 1km from the house. Alternatively there are lots of little mountain roads you can follow, winding up through old stone villages and flower meadows.

Bring your own bike, or hire one from one of the nearby specialists. We can help with booking and delivery. We also do special catered alpine cycling holiday packages too, and can pick you up from the airport if required.