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Self Guided Cycling Trip (catered)

Chalet St Joseph is an ideal base from which to experience some of the finest road cycling routes in the world. We have some of the best known climbs, made famous by the Tour de France, on our doorstep and others within easy driving distance.

  • Catered chalet
  • French Alps —Les Allues
  • Activity Type
    • Route advice only
    • Fixed base
  • Groups up to 18 in 5 bedrooms
  • Features
    • Cooking facilities
    • Ensuite rooms
    • Hot tub
    • Private parking
    • Sauna
    • Secure bike storage
    • Terrace
    • Wifi


We spent last summer and autumn challenging ourselves on some of the climbs and cycling various routes from the chalet and nearby so if you’re planning a self-guided road-biking holiday we can offer advice on length and difficulty of routes, good places to start, park your car, stop for lunch etc so that you can tailor a cycling holiday to suit you.

The chalet is well set up for cyclists with secure bike storage, a hot tub to soak your legs in at the end of a day’s riding and various catering packages to suit all budgets. If you don’t want to bring your own bike with you we can also help you arrange bike hire for your stay.


Chalet St. Joseph is a large chalet sleeping up to 18 people. It is suitable for a variety of group shapes and sizes. Comprising three units (the main chalet floor and two chalet apartments) it can be booked as a whole or by unit to suit smaller groups and/or families.

We provide full chalet catering for guests. All meals are prepared and eaten on the main chalet floor.

Whichever unit you choose you have access to free wifi, the hot tub and sauna and our ski & boot room with heated boot rack.


Some local road-biking climbs:

Col de la Madeleine

One of the most famous local climbs and one of the toughest! A 26km climb with several sections between 8% and 11% steep, it’s a challenging route. The views on the way up are stunning and there is a friendly restaurant (which serves the best chips!) to refuel at the top.

Cormet de Roselend

Starting from Aime (a 30 minute drive from the chalet), you ride along the river towards Bourg St Maurice from where the climb starts, taking you up and over into the Beaufortain region. The scenery is beautiful, changing from shady trees to open grassy slopes, home to marmottes and other mountain wildlife. There is also a stunning blue lake just over the top of the climb with some good restaurants/cafes for a restorative bite to eat.

Col de Petit St Bernard

Cycle into Italy. This climb is long at 30km but has an average gradient of around 5% so is fairly gentle in alpine terms. It’s a beautiful route through pastures, woods and past the ski resort of La Rosiere up into the open alpine mountains. The French-Italian border is at the top and you have a choice of a few restaurants depending on whether you prefer French or Italian cuisine!