We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions, however if you do not find the answer to your question, please contact us.
What’s included in a ‘catered’ holiday?
Our package consists of:
- Board (with linen and towels)
- Breakfast (cooked and continental options)
- Afternoon tea with home-made cake
- 3-course evening meal with unlimited wine
- Electronic cycle route planners and information
- Emergency pick-up service
Can you cater for strict diets or nutritional plans?
We can cater for all dietary requirements and nutritional plans and are happy to discuss individual needs prior to your stay.
What is the minimum group size that you can accommodate?
Our minimum group size at the moment is 4 as we offer the chalet on a sole occupancy basis. We are hoping to run weeks where couples and single people can book however this depends on interest.
What is the maximum group size that you can accommodate?
The chalet has 5 bedrooms comprising of a master bedroom with king size bed and 4 twin bedrooms. There are an additional 2 single sofa beds on the communal mezzanine area meaning that the chalet can sleep a maximum of 12 people.
What are the nearest airports to the chalet?
We are about a two hour drive from Geneva, Grenoble and Lyon airports.
Can you arrange airport transfers for us?
We can easily arrange transfers for you and your bike boxes if required. It would be at an additional cost to the holiday.
Do I need to bring my own bike?
The choice is yours. If you choose not to, we work with a local hire shop who have a large selection of good quality road bikes for approximately 35 EUR per day.
Is there lockable storage for bikes?
The garage at the chalet is secure and has plenty of space for a large number of bikes.
Do you have equipment to clean and maintain my bike?
The garage is equipped with basic tools, cleaning kits and some replacement parts. For major repairs, our local bike shop is only a short distance away.
How fit do I need to be to cycle in the mountains?
You of course need a basic level of fitness to ride your bike in the mountains but how fit really depends on how much cycling you want to do. We have a strong belief that anyone can climb some of the local ‘cols’ however your level of fitness will determine how quickly you reach the top – there are plenty of viewpoints all the way up each of the climbs to stop and catch a breath (and of course take some photos).
There are plenty of routes that take in valley roads and cycle paths nearby which are ideal for those wanting a more leisurely cycle or for rest days.
What else is there to do in the area if we don’t fancy cycling?
From lounging in the garden and having a BBQ to white water rafting, the choice is yours. The mountains have endless activities on offer. In the local area there are indoor and outdoor swimming pools and lakes, scenic hiking and mountain biking trails, tennis courts and pretty towns with bars, restaurants and shops.
What types of groups visit the chalet?
Various groups have visited us for cycling holidays from cycling clubs to families. We cater for ages and abilities and can recommend routes and activities to suit you!
Can you guide us around the mountains?
The holidays that we advertise are self-guided and we supply maps and .gpx file routes to ensure that you do not get lost. We are however, always happy to be out on our bikes and will of course join you for a social ride if invited.
What routes can you recommend?
We have a huge selection of routes taking in all of the famous cols in the local area and we are happy to send them to you in advance of your catered cycling holiday so that you can plan your itinerary. As well as the big climbs, we have planned lots of routes that include some of the roads less travelled and our favourite ones too. For specific recommendations, we are always happy to advise you and help plan your holidays by email.
What happens if we have a mechanical problem or just get into difficulty whilst riding?
We are always on call when you are out riding and will come to collect you and your bike and bring you back to the chalet.
Other than the Cols mentioned, are there any others within driving distance?
There is plenty of cycling in the local area to keep you entertained for a week (or three) but if you do want to travel a little, there’s some beautiful cycling a short drive away. Some of our recent guests have taken on the Col du Galibier, Col du Télégraphe, Col de la Croix de Fer and Alpe d’Huez to name a few.
Do you supply nutritional products such as gels/energy drinks etc?
We have a small selection of nutritional products available to buy at cost price.