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Road Cycling Holidays: Intro to the Alps

For cyclists who want to experience cycling in the Alps. Our team can cater for groups or individuals.

  • Catered chalet
  • French Alps —Les Gets
  • Activity Type
    • With guide
    • Training camp
    • 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
    • TV/DVD
    • Wifi


About Intro Week:

Intro to the Alps is a new concept designed for road cyclists who are looking for a gentle introduction to cycling in the Alps. If you’ve never been cycling abroad before and want to experience the stunning scenery, the seemingly endless climbs and descents and have the support of experienced alpine cyclists around you, then this is an opportunity not to be missed.

Based from our luxurious Chalet in Les Gets (part of the Portes du Soleil) you will be in the perfect location to start and end your daily rides. We will meet each evening to discuss the planned rides for the following day. There will be local experienced riders accompanying you on each ride who can give advice and support.

The fresh mountain air, the stunning views, the twisting winding cols and the local respect for road cyclists is an experience everyone should have, not to mention the famous Tour de France climbs close by.

Catered Chalet Food

We love biking and therefore we understand why having delicious, freshly prepared food is such an important part of your holiday. 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 red or white house wine. 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 can make some excellent recommendations!

What’s included in the price:

  • Accommodation – 7 nights in Chalet Aventure
  • Food – Breakfast, Afternoon snacks and a two course evening meal
  • Secure bike storage – Sleep well at night knowing your bike is secure and safe
  • Support vehicles – If you get into difficulties (technical or physical) then we have a vehicle to help you
  • Local rider knowledge, support and advice – Our team of riders will be more than happy to discuss suitable rides for your level and offer advice on bike setup.

Additional costs:

  • Flights – Flying to Geneva is easy from the UK with most budget airlines offering direct flights. It only takes 1 hour to get from the airport to the Chalet.
  • Bike Carriage – If you bring your own bike you will need to box it up to protect it. Contact your local bike shop for advice about buying a bike box. Some airlines charge extra for bike carriage so please check with your airline for the exact prices.
  • Bike Hire – If you prefer not to bring your own bike we have some excellent quality road bikes for hire. Please contact us for details and prices.
  • Airport Transfers – We can arrange for a driver to collect you from the airport and transport you back to the Chalet. The cost is £60 per person including bike carriage.
  • Lunch – We can provide pack lunches for a small additional fee or you can eat at one of the fabulous mountain restaurants enroute.
  • Rooms – We allocate rooms as you book, but if you do want to upgrade to one of our large suite rooms please ask for details. If you wish to have your own room we charge a 50% single room supplement.

Dates Available:

2016: 27th August to 3rd September 2016

2017: 20th May to 27th May 2017 27th May to 3rd June 2017 16th September to 23rd September 2017 23rd September to 30th September 2017

About us

Here at RushAdventures Bike Holidays we’ve got all the local knowledge you need to plan your routes. Whether you’re new to road cycling, or a regular cyclist, our base in Les Gets gives you access to some truly memorable challenges.

We live in Les Gets all year round and have been running our business for over 10 years. We are both passionate about cycling, 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, bike hire, rider support and summer activities if required.


Chalet Aventure is a large Chalet located in the picturesque village of Les Gets. Located at 1250 metres above sea level most of the rides start with a nice descent to get your legs warmed up. The Chalet has a large lounge/dining area and a large fenced in garden for you to relax in. All the rooms have Ensuite bathrooms and large comfortable beds. We offer single, twin, double, triple or quad bedrooms depending on your requirements. There is free WiFi covering the whole Chalet. The staff working in the Chalet are always happy to help.

Facilities & Services

  • Dry Room
  • Secure Bike Storage & Cleaning Facilities
  • Kit wash service
  • 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


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.