French Alps 2018: Guided Cycling Trips


  • 7 Nights Accommodation, Half Board: Gite Du Vallon, home-cooked breakfast and dinner, daily table wine and beer to accompany dinner.
  • Ride Guides, Support Vehicle and Mechanical Support: GPX files and maps also provided.
  • Fixed Daily Routes: Including La Marmotte, Col de la Morte and Col D'Izoard
  • Sports Nutrition: Carb gels & protein shakes

Gite du Vallon

Based at the top of the Col D'Ornon, a few kilometres from Bourg D'Oisans and the famed Alpe D'Huez climb, the gite is located at an altitude of over 1200m in the small mountain village of Chantelouve.

Alpine charm and scenery combine to compliment this great modern barn conversion. With its wide open spaces, lounge areas, fireplace, American-style kitchens, modern amenities, private garden terraces, and cycle storage.

Placed in the peaceful setting on the border of the Ecrins National Park. The conversion has been completed with a sympathetic eye to the nature of the building, with exposed wooden beams and stone walls. Providing a perfect base for individuals and groups looking for their next (or first) alpine cycling adventure.

Guided Alps Trip
(21-28 July, 2018): £599 Per Person

Sleeping 18 people (in single beds); across 2 large rooms, 3 bedrooms and 4 mezzanines. Including 3 shower/wc, 1 bath/wc, and 1 wet room style shower/wc.

Guided Alps Trip Special: Tour de France Week
(14-21 July, 2018): £1449 Per Person

Sleeping 10 people (in single beds); across 2 large rooms and 2 mezzanines. Including 1 shower/wc, 1 bath/wc, and 1 downstairs wc.


  • WiFi
  •  Parking
  • TV & DVD Player
  • Cycle Storage
  • Barbecue
  • Garden Space
  • Deck Chairs
  • Washing Machine
  • Towels
  • Iron & Board

Special: Tour de France Week

With the 2018 stage by stage route confirmed, the legendary Tour de France alpine stages are scheduled to return for another year.

Gite du Vallon guests couldn't be closer to the action. Just a short bike ride away, the Tour de France will be passing by. Bringing along its fantastic party atmosphere and the opportunity to watch the best riders on the planet battling for yellow.

2018 TdF:
Stages 12 & 13

Stage 12 - 175km - 19th July, 2018 - Bourg-Saint-Maurice, Col de la Madeleine, Col de la Croiz de Fer, Lacets de Montvernier, l'Alpe d'Huez.

After a tough final day of climbing in the second week, Thursday will see the Tour taking on the famous 21 bends of l'Alpe d'Huez.

Stage 13 - 167km - 20th July, 2018 - Bourg d'Oisans / Valence

Friday will see the Tour returning to flatter terrain after 3 days in the Alps. Explore the Ville de Bourg d'Oisans as it welcomes thousands of visitors.