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The Tour Challenge

Large luxury chalet with stunning views across the Isere Valley in Ste. Foy

  • Catered chalet
  • French Alps —Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise
  • Activity Type
    • With guide
    • Fixed base
  • Groups up to 24
  • Features
    • Bike tools
    • Bike wash
    • Emergency spares
    • Ensuite rooms
    • Family rooms
    • Indoor pool
    • Sauna
    • Secure bike storage
    • Terrace
    • TV/DVD
    • Wifi


Our guests can arrive any time of the week and any time of the day (or night): we have no fixed transfer days, and we will collect you from Chambery, Geneva, Lyon or Grenoble airports in one of a fleet of private people carriers. We can also collect you from Bourg St Maurice station if you choose the train, just 20 minutes from our chalets.


Follow in the peddle strokes of Merckx, Indurain, Hinault & Froome. If you love your road cycling then ask yourself if you are up to the ‘Tour Challenge’!

Summary: A one-week stay in Sainte Foy, French Alps, courtesy of Venture Sun in a luxury en suite room (half board). All inclusive for £1,350pp.

Each day will comprise a famous stage from the Tour de France, by the end of the week you will have cycled 475km and climbed 16,967m in just six days. A mid-week day off will include a family walk in the forest to rest your legs and mountain picnic with stunning views of the Mont Pourri glacier.

Breakfast and dinner each day will be in the Black Diamond Lodge, beer & house wine in the evening will be complimentary! Lunch will be taken at a restaurant or cafe half way through the ride.

There is a complimentary swimming pool and spa facility available, with sauna and hot tub, plus four outdoor Jacuzzi’s with terrific views of the Isere Valley.

There will also be a therapist available that may be booked for massage treatments & reflexology.

Stage 1 (Tour De France 2009) Ste Foy – Col Du Petite St Bernard

69km Total ascent 2,568m 6km to 23km 6.3% av grade, 34km to 47km 6% av grade, 63km to 69km 8% av grade

Stage 2 (Tour De France 1996) Ste Foy – Arc 2000

61.19km Total ascent 2,473m 16km to 30km 9.4% av grade, 45km – 57km 4% av grade, 59km – 61km 15% av grade

Stage 3 (Tour De France 1969 – 2013, 24 Visits) La Lechere – Col De La Madeleine

91.45km Total ascent 3,611m 1km to 26km 6% av grade, 46km to 65km 7.8% av grade

Stage 4 (Tour De France 1984, 1995, 2002) Ste Foy – La Plagne

75km Total ascent 2,090m 24km to 37km 6% av grade, 56km to 61km 1.6% av grade, 62km to 75km 5.4% av grade

Stage 5 (Tour De France 1996) Ste Foy – Cormet De Roseland

107.4km Total ascent 3,925m 17km to 37km 5.8% av grade, 54km to 70km 7% ave grade, 90km to 93km 2.7% av grade & 95km to 107km 5.3% av grade.

Stage 6 (Tour De France 1963, 1996, 2007) Ste Foy – Col De I’Iseran

71km Total ascent 2,300m 3km to 39km 4% av grade, 64km to 66km 2% av grade


Airport transfers from Geneva, Chambery, Lyon and Grenoble start from as little as £99pp and are subject to a minimum transfer charge of £250 one way.


Our qualified nannies will keep a record of what the children have done each day, their favourite activities, how well they ate their lunch and healthy snacks, and whenever possible the childcare team will take a few photos so you and the children have a record of family ski holiday fun. The childcare team have mobile phones so you can check in from time-to-time if you would like to see how the young ones are doing, whilst you are out on the slopes.

But it’s not just children, we are also baby friendly and are very happy to help you organise a baby friendly ski holiday, which at first can seem a little daunting. We have in-chalet childcare services available where our nannies can base care around your own accommodation and skiing or use the facilities of our crèche if that is more suitable for the activities of the day.

We can cover all your childcare, feel free to ask about the service and prices we offer.


This flagship chalet for Venture Ski has been designed for relaxation and comfort in both the public and private areas. The galleried lounge and hand built library area feature a granite two story fireplace.

Accommodating groups of up to 24 people on a room by room basis.

About the Black Diamond Lodge

A truly impressive Sainte Foy chalet with beautiful spacious rooms and masculine interior design providing stunning Isere Valley views.

Large private balconies with French windows are enjoyed by every bedroom. Under floor heating has been used throughout to keep your toes warm with a mixture of oak, granite and luxury carpet flooring accentuating the chalet’s beautiful design. Original local artwork adorns the walls. Hot tubs are available on terraces and balconies.

This chalet includes:

  • Four person chalet team to serve your needs.
  • Sumptuous drawing room with two storey local stone open fireplace, hand-made bespoke furnishing.
  • Presidential Suite with fireplace, large bath, en suite shower room, private hot tub, double aspect private balconies with valley views.
  • Penthouse Apartment sleeps up to 10 people with private dining lounge, fireplace, private hot tub and optional separate dining facilities.
  • Two 4-5 person family rooms, and six further large en suite bedrooms with private balconies providing piste or valley views.
  • Library and quiet seating areas.
  • Access to Venture Ski’s neighbouring spa facilities including swimming pool, indoor jacuzzi and sauna.
  • Massage facilities and beauty treatment services.

Room Descriptions

The Presidential Suite at Black Diamond Lodge

A stunning 44sqm suite, with an additional 28sqm of dual aspect private balconies (with outdoor lounge furniture and private two-person Jacuzzi), roaring log fire, raised bath platform in the room, separate en-suite shower room, walk-in wardrobe and king sized bed. An optional adjoining four person family room is available as well on the same floor.

The Penthouse

Accommodates up to 10 people in spacious comfort. There is a separate dining and sitting room with log fire, opening onto a huge 35sqm wrap around balcony with private three person Jacuzzi and views over the piste and Mont Pourri peaks across the Isere valley, feature bespoke spiral staircase, includes:

The Master bedroom (room 8), 30sqm with en-suite shower room, south facing 10sqm private balcony, king size bed and sitting area.

Penthouse view

The Eagle room (room 9)– 30sqm room with en-suite shower room, 8sqm private balcony, king size bed and huge rustic bunk beds. Ideal for a young family or for up to 5 children.

The Mezzanine – 20sqm (some restricted headroom) with twin bed area and play area, huge valley facing picture windows

Double room – 18sqm configured with 2 x single beds or as a super-king, private access to wrap around balcony and tub. Adjoining luxury bathroom with double ended bath.

Black Diamond King Room

Room 1 (third floor) – 22sqm with private 10sqm south facing balcony and en-suite shower room. King size bed.

Room 2 (third floor) – 18sqm with private west facing balcony and en-suite shower room. Configured as a twin room or as a super-king.

Room 3 (third floor) – 22sqm with private 10sqm balcony and en-suite shower room. King size bed.

Room 4 (third floor) – 24sqm with balcony and external access, en-suite bathroom, huge built in closet, king size bed.

Family Suites

Room 5 (fourth floor) – 28sqm family room with twin beds (configurable as a super-king) and a feature rustic bunk-snug with full size single mattresses suitable for two children. Private 10sqm balcony and en-suite shower room.


Our spa is accessed just a few metres from the door, across the driveway. It is equipped with a 10m heated swimming pool, Hot tub and sauna and has stunning valley views. In addition there is also a Venture Ski therapist on hand to provide massage services tailored to your individual needs.


In the peaceful area of La Bataillette; the Black Diamond Lodge is a three minute walk from the town centre where there are a few local restaurants and bars.