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Road Cycling Holidays in the French Alps

Our road cycling holidays give you the chance to push your limits and explore this amazing area

  • Catered chalet
  • French Alps —Les Gets
  • Activity Type
    • Route advice only
    • With guide
    • Sportives/races
    • Training camp
    • Watch event + ride
    • Fixed base
  • Groups up to 16 in 6 bedrooms
  • Features
    • Bar
    • BBQ facilities
    • Bike shop nearby
    • Bike stand
    • Bike tools
    • Bike wash
    • Covered bike maintenance area
    • Drying space
    • Ensuite rooms
    • Family rooms
    • Games console/s
    • Garden
    • Music system
    • Private parking
    • Secure bike storage
    • Table tennis table
    • Terrace
    • TV/DVD
    • Uncovered bike maintenance area
    • Wifi

Service

Here at Rush Adventures we’ve got all the local knowledge you need to plan your routes. Whether you’re new to road cycling, or you consider yourself an experienced pro, our base in Les Gets gives you access to some truly memorable challenges. Our chalets are packed with maps and suggested route plans and sometimes we’ll even join you ourselves!

Chalet Aventure is offered on a catered (half board) basis. We provide a good hearty breakfast to get you going in the morning. In the afternoon we offer home baked cakes or cookies with tea and coffee. For evening dinner you are served a two course meal complete with complimentary house wine or beer. The chef has one night off a week (usually Wednesday) when you are expected to eat out in one of the delightful Savoyard restaurants in the village of Les Gets.

We live in Les Gets all year round and have been running our Chalet business for almost 10 years now. We are both passionate about mountain biking, the outdoors, food and fantastic hospitality. Therefore we offer you the type of holiday we would love: a wonderful Chalet with friendly helpful staff, great food and a fantastic location. We take the stress out of booking your independent cycling holiday by offering our complimentary booking service for airport transfers, lift passes, bike hire, professional mountain biking lessons, summer activities and child care if required.

Accommodation

Chalet Aventure is ideally located near the centre of Les Gets set in its own grounds with secure bike and equipment storage on site. The enclosed garden area is perfect for BBQ’s and the balcony is a great place to catch the last of the sun with a cold beer or glass of wine in the evening.

The centre of Les Gets and the lifts are only a five minute stroll from the Chalet - and for Mountain Biking, it is all down hill to the chalet at the end of a hard day out on the mountain!!

Chalet Aventure can sleep up to 16 people in five rooms that can accommodate double or single beds depending on your requirements. The rooms are all very comfortable and all come complete with Ensuite bath or shower room. Two of the rooms are offered as Suites; they are substantially larger rooms with a small kitchenette complete with kettle and microwave, a comfortable sofa and a television with games console. Chalet Aventure has a large lounge and dining area with plenty of seating.

Facilities & Services

  • Dry Room
  • Bike Storage & Cleaning Facilities
  • TV/DVD Player
  • Games Consoles
  • Stereo
  • Selection of Board Games
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • Maps and Guide Books
  • Airport Transfer Service
  • Car parking outside the chalet
  • Activity Booking Service
  • Lesson & Guiding Information

Location

There are quite a few ‘must do’ routes in the local area. They’ll provide the challenges that you’re looking for, you’ll get to see some of the most beautiful Alpine scenery available and they’re loops, so you end up back at the chalet at the end of each day. Here are three of our favourites:

The Col du Encrenaz Total distance – 16.6 miles Total vertical climb – 2099ft From Les Gets, take the road towards Taninges until you see a sharp right turn. Here you’ll commence the steep climb towards Praz de Lys. The first turning on your right marks the start of a gradual climb up the Col du Encrenaz. At the top you’ll find stunning views. The descent takes you through the pretty hamlet of Essert Romand, from where you pick up the road to Morzine and the climb back to Les Gets.

Col du Joux Vert Total distance – 26.9 miles Total vertical climb – 3149ft One of the areas most famous Tour de France ascents, it’s great fun to tackle this climb in the opposite direction. Head from Les Gets to Morzine and Montriond, passed the lake and into the Lindarets goat village. It’s here that the climb starts to get interesting, with a 9% gradient. The views from the top are well worth it. A fast descent down the Route de Avoriaz into Morzine, then climb back to Les Gets.

Col de Colombiere Total distance - 142km Total vertical climb – 3000 Descend from Les Gets to Cluses then take the route towards the charming villages of Le Grand Bornand and Saint Jean de Sixt before climbing over the Col des Aravis and descending into Flumet. Then follows a narrow and winding climb towards Megeve then a brilliantly fun descent all the way back to Cluses and the route back to Les Gets.

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