Chamonix Cycling Holidays

We love our bikes at BlackRock so have created a host of ways for you to enjoy Chamonix cycling holidays using the Lodge as your base.

From our location in Les Houches you can cycle out of the door and onto classic Chamonix bike tour routes as well as accessing a host of classic climbs made famous by Le Tour de France.

Tour de France 2018 is on our doorstep again, so why not use it as the inspiration for your Chamonix cycling holiday with:

  • a climb to the Col de Plane Joux, the Col de Domancy and then on up to the Bettex finish line
  • riding part of the Etape stage from Annecy to le Grand Bornand
  • cycling the Col de Romme and the Col de la Colombiere
  • a ride on the Italian side and heading to the Colle San Carlos and Petit St Bernard
  • a classic Cols day including the Col de la Forclaz and the famous climb to Emosson
  • a massive day mastering the Col de la Ramaz and the Col de Joux Plane

Chamonix Cycling Holidays – Team Take-over
Our Team Take-over option is the perfect solution for friends, groups or coaches looking for a base for their Chamonix cycling holiday.

All you need to do is book the Lodge on an exclusive basis and decide how much, or how little, additional support you’d like for your Chamonix cycling holiday. If you and your friends just want to do your own thing, then self-catering is the way to go – we’ll be on hand to give you all the local information you might want to make the most of your stay. 

Or, if you want to make the most of your Chamonix adventure cycling, simply book the Lodge and choose which support services you want to add and let us do the rest and create a total package for you – including a bespoke itinerary made up of the perfect mix of routes for your group. It’s all part of our concierge service.

Catering | Bike Set-Up | Road Support | Housekeeping | Coaching | Mountain Leaders | Physio

Catering
: a professional chef on hand to provide breakfast daily, post ride recovery snacks, pre-dinner canapes, a three-course dinner and all wines on six nights (one night not catered which is the perfect opportunity to discover one of the great restaurants in Chamonix).

Full use of the chalet: Jacuzzi with breath-taking views of Mont Blanc and the Massif, sauna, WiFi, satellite television, Apple TV and DVD, all rooms supplied with Egyptian cotton linen, towels and robes, housekeeping services.

Complete bike support from Vaudagne Velo:

Services of an experienced bike mechanic with local knowledge
Mobile workshop with spares (spares at additional cost)
Spare wheels and spare bike
Use of Vaudagne Velo rider day bag
Water, Coke and Torq energy drinks
Snacks including bananas, tac biscuits, nuts, cake, and filled brioche
Lunch of sandwiches, a pasta dish, side dishes and tea and coffee
Flexibility to jump into a support vehicle if needed with air conditioning (& heating)
Basic first aid support

After a breath-taking day in the mountains you can recover with a sauna, Jacuzzi or just relax at the bar and enjoy the spectacular views of the Chamonix Valley.

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touch and let us create a Chamonix cycling holiday to remember. 

Chamonix Cycling Holidays - the Classic Cols 

The list of classic Cols you can access from BlackRock reads like a cycling fans bucket list. We’ve ridden them all, so can help create the perfect itinerary for your Chamonix bike tour:  

The Col des Montet (1461m) - a mountain pass on the road between Chamonix and the  Col de la Forclaz in Switzerland. It featured in the Tour de France no less than five times between 1959 and 1977.

The Col des Aravis (1486m) - about three hours away and connecting the towns of La Clusaz in the Haute-Savoie with La Giettaz in Savoie. The Col des Aravis has featured thirty-nine times in the Tour de France.

The Col de la Colombière (1501m) - connecting Cluses in the Arve valley with Le Grand Bornand, it’s appeared in the Tour route more than 20 times. Over 16.3km long with 1108m of climb at an average of 6.8% rising to 10.2% near the summit, it’s a fitting challenge for any cyclist.

Col de Joux Plane (1691m) - an eleven times Tour destination this 11.7km climb with an average gradient of 8.5%, and 10% in places links Samoëns with Avoriaz and Morzine.

Col de Romme (1297m) - a magnificent climb which is easily linked to a circuit round the famous Criterium route up to the Bettex and St Gervais which was a stage finish in the 2016 Tour de France.

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