Touring the Alps - Fully Supported

If you fancy doing some Alpine climbs and staying in charming chalet mountain accommodation, CTUK can now offer a special holiday based in Vaujany at Chalet Saskia.

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Touring the Alps - Fully Supported

If you fancy doing some Alpine climbs and staying in charming chalet mountain accommodation, CTUK can now offer a special holiday based in Vaujany at Chalet Saskia.

  • Catered chalet
  • French Alps —Vaujany
  • Activity Type
    • With guide
    • Fixed base
  • Groups up to 26
  • Grade
    • Easy, short rides
    • Relaxed riding
    • Moderate riding
    • Challenging riding
  • Mountain cols
  • Distances
    • Any distances
  • Features
    • Bar
    • BBQ facilities
    • Bike shop nearby
    • Bike tools
    • Bike wash
    • Cooking facilities
    • Covered bike maintenance area
    • Drying space
    • Emergency spares
    • Ensuite rooms
    • Family rooms
    • Garden
    • Hot tub
    • Music system
    • Private parking
    • Secure bike storage
    • Table tennis table
    • Terrace
    • TV/DVD
    • Uncovered bike maintenance area
    • Wifi

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Are you looking for your next challenge or adventure, but want the comforts of a hot tub, warm shower, bed and 5* meals at a fantastic price?

Look no further than Chalet Saskia in Vaujany, Rhone.

A fully supported tour of the Alps taking in some of the most infamous climbs in the Tour de France. All you have to do is pedal and we will do the rest!

Cycle Tours UK is proud to be partnered with Peak Adventures to offer one of the most competitive priced cycle tours in the Alps!

Dates:

19th – 26th June 2016

Location:

Vaujany, Chalet Saskia

Price:

£850pp

The package offered by CTUK would include;

  • Transfers from and back to a specific location e.g. Geneva airport or Grenoble train station
  • Half Board Accommodation (includes access to a hot tub with amazing views!)
  • Evening meals are of a 5* quality
  • Guided Tour Each Day
  • Supported rides with mechanics, food & hydration

Payable Extras:

  • Return transfer by mini van with Bike
  • Extra activities (e.g. water rafting, zip lining etc)
  • Extra dates for accommodation
  • If you fancy doing some Alpine climbs and staying in charming chalet mountain accommodation, CTUK can now offer a special holiday based in Vaujany at Chalet Saskia.

The villa is close to the legendary Alpe d’huez and is situated close to numerous other famous mountain climbs.

For £850pp this holiday is an absolute bargain with location, accommodation, food & price, won’t be matched.

You also get the use of the large Saskia garage for safe, dry bike storage, tinkering and fettling.

Don’t leave it too late to tick this experience off your bucket list!

Our Ethos

We provide a rather addictive combination of amazing snow (on and off-piste), world-class food which alone entices people to return, wonderful accommodation and exceptional staff who really care that you’re having a memorable holiday

Genuine

Our staff will always go that extra mile to ensure your holiday is as relaxed as possible and that all of your group are enjoying themselves to the full. No task is too small or big!

Guest Relations

Keeping up with guest relations is something we really believe in. We always appreciate people coming back or spreading the word and loyalty is often rewarded.

Comfort

All our accommodation is comfortable, with pillows and duvets which will make you feel at home.

Accommodating

We operate daily housekeeping including all bedrooms and toilets. After a long day’s skiing on the mountain you will be welcomed by a tea, coffee and cake, a perfect time to curl up on the sofa in your thermals.

Flexible

We will always try to work around your schedule. As a small specialist tour operator exclusively providing luxury holidays to Vaujany, we have the flexibility often missing from larger companies. Be it to organise a quick second break to the slopes this season, a weekend get-away for a large group or perhaps a corporate weekend, we can tailor make a break that meets all your requirements.

Delicious Cuisine

Mouthwatering food… For some it is the reason to come back! Our head chef extraordinaire and food guru Marcus Cull personally selects our chefs and encourages our new chef recruits to have fun and be creative, whilst always ensuring that each of your 4, 5 or 6 courses served nightly is an exquisite and delicious creation.

Reliable

Apart from their individual key competence, our staff are carefully selected for their experience of and dedication to customer service. They are encouraged to adopt a ‘yes, can do’ attitude and as we tend to hire slightly older staff, they genuinely do care that you are having fun and relaxing. Many return season after season and are keen to inspire the same love for Vaujany in our guests.

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Key Features

  • Has an East and a West wing both sleeping 10 – 13 people
  • Seven breakfasts – selection of pastries and a hot chef option
  • Five afternoon teas
  • Five 3 - 5 course dinners with aperitifs
  • Rooms cleaned daily
  • All bedrooms en-suite
  • All bedrooms have balconies
  • Open wood fire in both wings
  • Separate Lounges
  • Luxury Spa with fantastic views
  • Broadband Wifi
  • Fluffy towels, bathrobes and slippers
  • Luxury bathroom toiletries
  • Complimentary wines
  • Panoramic mountain views
  • Honesty bar
  • Washer and dryer
  • iPod dock in every bedroom
  • Music system
  • Flat screen wall mounted Television
  • DVD player and library
  • Table Tennis
  • Bar Football
  • Board games
  • Toys
  • Parking
  • Garage with ample space
  • Lockable area
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dedicated professional staff
  • Shared driver service
  • Babysitting on request
  • Near to cable car station and indoor sports complexes
  • Underfloor heating
  • Chef and chalet host live out in adjoining staff apartment

Chalet Saskia – The most luxurious chalet in Vaujany

Vaujany Chalet Saskia has consistently been the most popular choice amongst our guests since it was built by Ski Peak in 2000. Thanks to the combination of its picture-postcard location on the south facing, sun-drenched slopes of Vaujany and its smart and stylish interior, it has become the flagship chalet of Ski Peak and probably the best Vaujany accommodation available. Your chalet hosts will be pleased to pamper you with a feast at breakfast before you venture out for a fun-packed day. Then relax in the evening on the terrace with a beer or aperitif soaking up the magnificent views of the surrounding mountains before an enjoyable three course dinner served at 8pm on 5 days a week.

The unique mirror-image design of the chalet allows it to be used as a whole, taking advantage of all ten fully en-suite bedrooms. Alternatively, the chalet can be divided for smaller groups into two separate halves, each with their own lounge and dining areas, or booked on a room by room basis. As Alpine chalet rentals go, this is as good as it gets!

Indulgence Vaujany Chalet Saskia Style

Start the day with a fresh chef-made breakfast – warm pastries, cereals, yogurts and daily hot specials set you up for the day

Enjoy your day out cycling one of the many world famous routes such as the col de la croix de fer, walking by mountain streams, rafting in the Veneon, playing at Adventure Parc or tackling one of the via-ferrata and then return to your Vaujany Chalet Saskia oasis to enjoy a peaceful moment on the terrace watching the La Fare waterfall tumbling down the rock-face on the other side of the valley.

Relax back in the chalet with homemade afternoon tea, enjoying the sunshine and views from the terrace or indeed in our state of the art HOT TUB.

If you still have the energy, visit the Vaujany swimming and gym complex or the indoor championship ice skating rink and bowling centre, just 200m from Chalet Saskia.

Early evening – enjoy a traditional French aperitif with the best view from any Vaujany accommodation followed by a delicious 3-6 course haute cuisine dinner including wine.

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The Oisans Area - The Cycling Haven

Cycling in the French Alps and Oisans area is a wonderful experience. Riding out of Vaujany every morning whether to train or compete, is like riding through the annals of cycling history. Saddling up and riding narrow mountain roads to soaring mountain passes, racing down steep hillsides and reaching cool valley floors, the scenery that surrounds the rider is awe-inspiring, the challenges seemingly insurmountable and the satisfaction of completion indescribable. You are following in the tracks of the greats. Participate in the iconic Etape du Tour, and you are literally doing so!

Top World Cycling Climbs

Every rider, pro or amateur, dreams of going head to head with the 21 hairpins of the amazing Alpe d’Huez climb or completing the incredible Marmotte sportive course. Of more than 24,500 worldwide climbs rated by the popular international network for active cyclists ‘climbbybike’ you can take on no less than 3 of the top 20 from the door of your Vaujany chalet. There are magnificent views, from the the woods and lakes of the Col de la Croix de Fer to the glaciers and peaks of the Ecrins massif.

Location, Location, Location

It is little wonder then, that thanks to its convenient location - we are on the Col du Sabot road, just above the Col du Glandon/Croix de la Fer road and only a quick downhill warm up from the start of the hugely popular cyclosportive Marmotte - and the fantastic facilities for un-winding with the peace that purpose built resorts lack, Vaujany is fast becoming one of the highest rated bases for cycling the Oisans and the area of Grenoble. During the summer an international riders community is establishing itself in the village. Those in ‘the know’ from Holland, Belgium, Italy, other parts of France and of course the UK come to Vaujany and return year after year. The dream of cycling in the Alps lives on and grows stronger.

Routes

From small country roads to solitary mountain passes lost in the clouds, the Oisans is a very popular place for cycling. As you will discover, each road has its own history and each village has its own distinctive character. Most of these cycle routes begin in Bourg d’Oisans but they can of course be started from Vaujany and Allemont. They are designed both for sports cyclists and leisure cyclists.

Above Chalmieu (2050m)

If you are near the Col du Mollard or Croix de Fer and have enough in the tank to take in some more Maurriene valley scenery then this is a perfect accompaniment to your day out with open pastures and mountain views of Les Aguilles d’Arves.

Alpe d’Huez (1830m)

The most famous climb in cycling. Since 1952, the climb of l’Alpe d’Huez has been a finish for many a dramatic stage of The Tour de France. Ride the famous 21 hairpins that ascend from the valley floor at 719m for 13.6km up the mountain, finally finishing at an impressive 1850m. It is possible to continue from Alpe d’Huez over the Col de Sarennes and descend to the Barrage du Chambon at the foot of Les Deux Alpes.

Col d’Ornon (1367m)

This is a local Col, less known by the world stage. It was first used in the Tour de France in 1966 and most recently in 2013 when it was climbed from the South during stage 18 won by Christophe Riblon for France. It is a beautiful climb and follows the stunning Liganarre Valley.

Col de la Croix de Fer (2067)

This climb is often riden in the Tour de France before Alpe d’Huez. There is a welcoming bar at the summit with a sunny terrace, an ideal spot to enjoy the spectacular views towards the peaks of the Aiguilles d’Arves to the south. There is the option of adding the Col du Molard (1638m) to the climb when starting from St Jean de Maurienne.

Col du Galibier (2646m)

Col du Galibier is one of the most impressive climbs in all the French Alps. It is located between the massif des Cerces and the massif d’Arvan-Villards, taking its name from the secondary chain of mountains known as the Galibier. From the northern side there are two kilometres of vertical climbing to be conquered, with glaciers and high peaks in the background to make a truly extraordinary landscape. It connects Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne and Briançon via the Col du Télégraphe and the Col du Lautaret and is often the highest point of the Tour de France.

Col du Glandon (1924m)

A beautiful route passing through many rural villages, pastures and the blue lake of the Barrage de Grand Maison. Tough from the north and undulating from the south. From the summit there are far-reaching views to Mont Blanc and a closer view of the Col de la Madeleine. One can only imagine what the TdF riders must be thinking with the prospect of descending to the valley floor and then having to climb 2000m again.

Col du Lautaret (2058m)

A climb that is never too steep but challenging due to its relentless length. The open ride takes you through the town of La Grave and on to the summit where the road to the Galibier can be seen snaking above you. Expect great views of the glaciers on the Ecrins Massif, among the most spectacular in the Alps.

Col du Mollard (1638m)

This climb can be reached via the Col de la Croix de Fer. There are two ascents, both on quiet tree lined roads. The southern ascent is a more technical 20km climb from Villargondran, while the northern ascent is just over 6 km. Once at the top you are greeted by a small alpine village, a ski resort in the winter months. The Col du Mollard has featured in the Tour de France most recently in 2012.

Col de la Morte (1368m)

The Col de la Morte is used in the Alpe d’Huez Triathlon and the Granfondo Les Deux Alpes. It is one of the few Cols in the area accessible all year round. Like Alpe d’Huez it has numerous switchbacks leading up to the ski resort of Alpe de Grande Serre.

Col du Parquetout (1382m)

This can be attempted from two directions from Vaujany and involves one of the steepest gradients in the area at 15%. It can either be accessed after the Col d’Ornon from Bourg d’Oisans or you can head towards the Col de la Morte and on to Valbonnais.

Col du Sabot (2113m)

Our most local Col and one we have done numerous times. It is the perfect starter for the first day or a daily occurrence for the eager person in the group who gets up before anyone else. Indulge in the wonderful hairpins, quiet surroundings and the gorgeous mountains. Just be careful of the sheep!

Col du Sarenne (1999m)

The Col du Sarenne takes you through many pretty villages and wild countryside. It can be used as an alternative way of ascending Alpe’d’Huez, approached from the Barrage du Chambon, close to the foot of Les Deux Alpes. The other route is a further 8km continuation after climbing Alpe d’Huez from where the descent starts. A full circular route of Alpe d’Huez can be achieved by using this col.

Col du Télégraphe (1570m)

The Col du Telegraphe is a lovely wooded climb which has a steady gradient. It lies in the Maurienne valley with impressive views over St Michel de Maurienne below. It is the ‘warm up’ col in the Marmotte race before tackling the Col du Galibier.

La Berarde (1711m)

The road to La Berarde is a one-way climb into the heart of the Ecrins massif. It is 27km long with unmissable views of the high mountains and glaciers. It is not difficult but becomes narrow on occasion. On route you will pass some quintessential rural French villages such as St Christophe. Both villages are popular destinations with climbers and walkers.

Les Deux Alpes (1650m)

The climb to Les Deux Alpes was made famous in 1998 when Jan Ullrich lost over eight minutes to Marco Pantani on the Tour de France. It is a few kilometres further from Bourg d’Oisnas than Alpe d’Huez and worth a visit.

Le Balcons de Auris (1764m) A cliff road route linking the historic Alpe d’Huez hairpins at La Garde to the ski resort Auris. Jaw-dropping valley scenery as you ride on the knife edge road cut into the mountain side. This can also link into the Col du Sarenne for a loop of Alpe d’Huez.

Oulles (1460m)

This little known gem-of-a-climb starts just a few couple of kilometres from Bourg d’Oisans and it is very popular with cyclists trying to find their legs before attempting Alpe’dHuez. Expect small roads with lush greenery and epic valley views.

Villard Reculas (1534m)

A great warm up for either an assault on the Alpe d’Huez hairpins or alternatively the Glandon/Croix de Fer. It is also a way to get to Alpe’d’Huez on TdF day and avoiding all the Gendarmes roadblocks!

Distances

Nearest ski lift:
Less than 250m
Distance to pistes:
Less than 250m
Nearest shops / amenities:
Less than 250m
Nearest bars / restaurants:
Less than 250m

About French Alps

Picturesque villages and famous cols in the Savoie and Haute Savoie.

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