French Alps Cycling

f you are looking for French Alps cycling accommodation, then we provide the perfect base. We have some of the most famous road cycling routes on our doorstep which are regularly a part of the Tour de France. The start of the climbs towards Col du Lauteret, Col du Galibier, Col du Croix de Fer, Col du Glandon and of course Alpe d’Huez are a short, easy cycle from the chalet. This area is a mecca for cyclists and on many a bucket list.

Chalet Morville provides a luxurious  base for these itineraries in the French Alps. We are not far from Bourg d’Oisans, the town at the base of Alpe d’Huez, so we provide a good alternative to the typical Bourg d’Oisans cycling accommodation and Bourg d’Oisans B&Bs. Our village, Venosc, is well known to the French as a traditional medieval village in a stunning setting, but only just being discovered by the rest of the world. So, if you’re looking for  accommodation near Alpe d’Huez or Bourg d’Oisans, and want space and comfort to return to after each day’s activities, Chalet Morville provides the perfect cycling accommodation in the French Alps. We have all the facilities a cyclist needs, with the added bonus of spectacular views across to the mountains of the Ecrins National park.

This alpine area, whilst generally quite warm to hot in summer, is subject to changeable weather, so particularly early or late in the summer cycling season, we do suggest checking that the cols are actually open. A link to the live opening status of Oisans mountain passes can be found here:

Col opening live status

This site also has other useful information about cycling in our region.

The Ecrins National Park is wild beauty at its best, with its impossibly steep mountains and multitude of waterfalls. It is a paradise for climbers, experienced mountaineers as well as everyday walkers wanting a taste of what this spectacular part of the world has to offer. One of our favourite day walks is up to Lake Lauviten (Lac du Lauvitel). The Lake is only accessible on foot and is a great place to spot marmottes and relax on its rocky shoreline.

Grenoble is less than 65 kilometres away, so it is within easy reach, even though it feels like a world away.