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We host alpine cycling holidays from a chalet in Le Monetier les Bains in the French Hautes-Alpes.
Riders can conquer local iconic climbs including Col du Galibier (2645m), Col d'Izoard (2361m), Col du Granon (2413m), Col du Lautaret (2057m), Alpe d'Huez (1860m), Col du Montgenevre (1854m), Col d'Echelle (1762m) and more. This beautiful region boasts remarkable scenery, challenging road and mountain bike routes and has a record of fantastic weather. Rides take in stunning valleys, pretty villages and awesome mountain passes within France and over the border to Italy.
Monetier hosts an extended network of easy to follow footpaths in the valley and ascending high into the mountains. Why not include some optional hiking or trail running before or after your ride? Holidays run Saturday to Saturday and Sunday to Sunday throughout June to September. We can be flexible with arrival/departure dates so please get in touch to discuss your options.
We love to explore and discover areas by bike, but there are many other fantastic ways to spend your time in the summer in the Alps. We also cater for non-cycling guests/groups or non-cycling partners at a discounted rate. Local attractions include hiking, climbing, mountain biking, rafting, kayaking, fishing, relaxing at the thermal spa in Le Monetier les Bains and strolling the streets of Briancon's beautiful old town. There are multiple trail running events in the valley including the Sky Race in Montgenevre in July and the Serre Che Trail Salomon event in September which departs from Monetier. Do email or call us for further information.
Please note Wednesday is staff rest day. Breakfast as normal but the day is your own. Most guests use this opportunity to take an easy spin or a complete rest day and enjoy the bakeries/cafes and a restaurant evening meal in Le Monetier les Bains. We can provide you with detailed routes if you would like to ride. However it is an ideal opportunity to try something different such as rafting, kayaking, horse riding, hiking, the spa. We can arrange transport for extra activities.