At Bike Lodging we get a great deal of enquiries for bike hotels, chalets, gites and apartments close to the famous 21 bends of Alpe d’Huez. Many of these are for Le Bourg d’Oisans located right at the start of the climb. However many lesser known villages in the valley are within an easy ride of the Alpe d’Huez as well as other classic rides such as the Col du Galibier and the Col du Glandon, both used regularly in the Tour de France.
Le Bourg d’Oisans – Possibly the best known and popular location close to the Alpe d’Huez, this town comes alive in the summer and has loads of bars and bike shops packed with cyclists. The town sits right at the start of the climb to Alpe d’Huez and every wednesday at 10am during the summer an official timed assent of the Alpe d’Huez 21 bends starts form the tourist office.
Bike Hotels and other properties in Le Bourg d’Oisans:
La Cascade – Beautiful hotel on the outskirts of Bourg, run by a dutch couple just 500 meters from the start of the Alpe d’Huez.
More than 21 bends – Lovely bed and breakfast in central Bourg, run by a very keen cycling/mountain biking couple. Also have their own bike rental shop
Le Bourg d’Oisans Studio – Located in the peaceful hamlet of Les Gauchoirs, just along the valley, but a commune of Bourg, this beautiful studio is perfect for a couple or two friends and has a great bike storage shed and workshop.
Venosc – Located an easy 14km along the valley from Bourg, including just two short climbs, this picturesque medieval village makes a great alternative to Le Bourg d’Oisans. It is built on the south facing side of the valley, facing the Ecrins National Park. The village has a handful of restaurants, bars and craft shops. It is also has a high speed gondola, accessing the huge mountain bike area of Les Deux Alpes.
A selection of Bike Hotels and other properties in Venosc:
Chalet Cycle Venosc – Very modern chalet in Venosc with 5 en-suite bedrooms, hot tub, sauna, games room, cinema room and great catering.
Ecrins Self-Catering Chalet – Modern chalet in La Danchere a commune of Venosc, with 6 bedrooms rented self catered.
Chalet Chardon – 2 bedroom chalet recently renovated close to Venosc, within walking distance from the gondola, swimming pool and tree top adventure trail.
Les 2 M – Dutch owned chalet in the heart of Venosc, with swimming pool and hot tub
Hotel BAB – Large Dutch owned hotel ideal for larger groups that serve their famous, return from ride pasta buffet between 4 and 6pm.
Allement – A great alternative to Bourg, in the valley, at the start of many climbs such as the Col du Glandon, Le Col du Croix du Fer, Col du Sabot and the Alpe d’Huez via Villard Reculas, as well as being at the finish line for Mountain biking’s Mega Avalanche.
A selection of Bike Hotel and other properties in Allemont
La Douce Montagne – Extremely popular cycling/Mountain Bike hotel in the centre of Allemont. This bike hotel has recently totally re designed its rooms to a very modern and comfortable standard, all with 210cm single beds. The hotel garden are a sun trap and also have a small swimming pool to help coo off after a long ride. Local to the hotel is a larger municipal swimming pool, shops, restaurants and a larger lake for water sports.
Chalet Lac Douce – Located just up the valley from Allemont, with stunning views over Lac du Verney, this chalet offer catered and self-catered options with your Dutch hosts doubling as road cycling guides.
Oz en Oisans – The Oz commune are built up of a number of small hamlets built at different altitudes leading up to the mountain resort of Oz resort, which is cnected to Alpe d’Huez by gondola. For mountain biking and events such as the Tour de France and the Mega Avalanche it is possible to access the resort of Alpe d’Huez by gondola. The resort is a modern and friendly with loads to entertain the children.
A selection of Bike Hotel and other properties in Oz-en-Oisans
Chilled Bike Chalet – A modern central located 5 bedroom chalet available for rent either catered or self-catered.
Chalet Lingayoni – Perfect positioned Chalet for road cycling with famous Cols on the doorstep as well as the lift system for mountain biking. Hot tub, sauna and great food make for a perfect stay.
Vaujany – A beautiful mountain resort village perfect for both mountain biking or road cycling, with direct access to the Alpe d’Huez MTB lift system and easy access to classic cycling routes such as the Col du Glandon, Col du Dabot and the Alpe d’Huez. The village has fantastic services such as restaurants and bars, indoor swimming pool, ice rink, and bowling.
A selection of Bike Hotel and other properties in Vaujany
Catered chalet Vaujany – A huge modern two wing chalet which can accommodate up to 26 people in the entire chalet, or split into two smaller five bedroom chalet. This high chalet has extremely good catering, beautiful en-suite rooms and comy living areas, as well as a hot tub.
Chalet Maitreya – Perfect positioned Chalet for road cycling with famous Cols on the doorstep as well as the lift system for mountain biking. Our hot tub, sauna and great food make it complete.
Les Deux Alpes – This popular mountain biking resort is also great for road cycling, with a similar style climb to the resort to that of Alpe d’Huez, but less south facing, so cooler in the summer months. Those not wanting to climb back to the resort every evening can cheat by taking the gondola form the valley in Vensoc. The resort is lively, with loads of bars, restaurants and activities for the family, but not overly busy.
A selection of Bike Hotel and other properties in Les Deux Alpes
Chalet Mounier – A very high end hotel built in a chalet style, with swimming pool and stunning grounds.
Apartment La Residence – Beautifully finished 2 bedroom apartment in central Les Deux Alpes, close to shops, restaurants and the MTB lift system.