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Self Guided Cycling at Chalet Sophia

Chalet Sophia is a modern chalet in Tignes Les Brevieres featuring spacious and stylish accommodation - perfect for a mountainous summer getaway!

  • Catered chalet
  • French Alps —Tignes Les Brevieres
  • Activity Type
    • Route advice only
    • Fixed base
  • Groups up to 17 in 8 bedrooms
  • Features
    • Ensuite rooms
    • Hot tub
    • Sauna
    • Secure bike storage
    • Terrace
    • TV/DVD
    • Wifi
    • TV/Cinema room

Service

Road Cycling

Perfect for the independant cyclist, we can offer route advice for all the best local rides.

Whether you want to conqueror epic Cols or bash out the miles we can point you in the right direction.

We also have secure bike storage for you to maintain and lock up your pride and joy at the end of the day.

Other activities

A short drive from the chalet, the resort of Tignes is just as exciting in the summer as it is in the winter.

There are a multitude of activities on offer, most of which are FREE for our guests (dependant on length of stay), just ask the staff for details and take your pick from:

  • Lift Passes for Mountain Biking & Hiking
  • The Lagon Swimming Pool, with jacuzzi’s and water slides
  • Watersports Centre; canoe, catermaran, kayak, pedal boating & paddle-boarding
  • Acroland; blob jump, hot-jumping, water-jump, and the crazy airbag
  • Archery & Air Rifle Shooting
  • Tennis & Squash, Football, Beach Soccer & Beach Volleyball
  • Petanque, Trampolines & Mini Golf

Other activities on offer are;

  • Summer Skiing from 5th July until 4th August 2014
  • White Water Rafting
  • Rock Climbing & Via Ferata
  • Horse Riding
  • Paragliding
  • Helicopter Tours
  • Quad Biking & 4x4 driving

Brevieres & Tignes also offer beautiful walking routes for all abilities.

Set in the Vanoise National Park, the first French National Park, walkers can spot Alpine Ibex, chamois, Marmots, Mountains hares and stoats. Looking to the skies Bearded Vultures and Golden Eagles can be seen through the valleys

From Brevieres walkers can hike up to the Refuge du Martin high above the lake and village. This walk takes approximately 1hr 45mins and is fairly easy with very few steep or rocky patches. Walkers climb up over Brevieres following the lake before turning up the mountain gaining more height until finally drawing level with the famous Barrage de Tignes, the hydroelectric Dam above Brevieres.

Continuing higher up, walkers can enjoy the stunning view down over Brevieres and look down onto the dam and Lac de Chevril.

Accommodation

The Chalet

Chalet Sophia is of recent construction and was extensively renovated and improved in 2010 to improve both the accommodation and to add the hot-tub and sauna area to the building. The chalet is laid out over four floors with plenty of wooden beams and local stone on display.

The very spacious living area has an open fire, tasteful furniture and access to a south-facing balcony overlooking the village and lake. The open-plan dining and kitchen area adjoins the living area and is tastefully decorated with ample room for everybody to eat together. On a split-level down from the dining room there is a wet-area with shower and WC for use with the sauna and the outdoor hot-tub which, again, enjoys views over the village and lake.

On a split-level down from the dining room there is a wet-area with shower and WC for use with the sauna and the outdoor hot-tub which, again, enjoys views over the village and lake.

The Ground floor has one twin/double en-suite bedroom and the ski-storage area with heated boot-warmers. The First floor has three twin/double bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms with WC and all finished to a high standard. The Top Floor has four bedrooms. The two eaves bedrooms share one bathroom with WC and the other two bedrooms share the other bathroom with WC and can be used as a family room via an adjoing lockable door is required. All bedrooms can be configured as twin/double rooms through the use of high-quality zipped hotel-quality mattresses giving either two singles or a king-sized double bed.

On the ground floor there is a secure bike lock-up with bike wash and maintenance facilities.

We take both weekly and nightly bookings, and your arrival date can be arranged on any day of the week (subject to availability). Mid-week bookings allow our guests to take advantage of cheaper flights and ferry crossings.

For groups booking the entire chalet (17 people) we offer one place for FREE.

For children under the age of 5yrs sleeping in their parents room are offered a further discount on the quoted child’s price.

Rooms

The Ground floor has one twin/double en-suite bedroom. The First floor has three twin/double bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms with WC and all finished to a high standard. The Top Floor has four bedrooms. The two eaves bedrooms share one bathroom with WC and the other two bedrooms share the other bathroom with WC and can be used as a family room via an adjoing lockable door is required. All bedrooms can be configured as twin/double rooms through the use of high-quality zipped hotel-quality mattresses giving either two singles or a king-sized double bed

Location

Tignes is a summer alpine resort and a great location for activity holidays or as a stop-off on a motorcycle tour around Europe.

Situated on the Col de L´Iseran route, ideal for road cycle tours, and on the edge of the world famous Vanoise National Park, Tignes offers a range of traditional mountain activities like hiking and refuges, adventure and adrenaline pursuits such as mountain biking, climbing and mountaineering (with free lift passes for bikers and walkers), family friendly pursuits like archery, pony-treking and trampolining and a sizeable summer skiing area with 50km of runs and a huge snowpark

When the winter crowds leave Tignes Les Brevieres it reverts to a peaceful and sunny village at the foot of the Sache Mountain. Our chalet is located on south facing slopes and enjoys plenty of sun well into the evening for BBQ’s and sundowners.

For the more traditional summer mountain traveller the Vanoise National Park is one of the largest preserved alpine wilderness areas in western europe with stunning walks which can be combined with staying in alpine refuges over several days. Herds of Ibex and Chamois roam the park along with Marmottes, Eagles and giant Bearded Vultures which were re-introduced to this area some years ago.

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