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.

Chamonix-based Tour de France Week 2018

We have added a Tour de France 2018 cycling week to our calendar for next year. With the Tour on our doorstep once again, we know there are lots of cyclists who’d love the opportunity to experience what it’s like to be a pro cyclist – well, this is it!

Based at BlackRock Ski Lodge, it’s fully-catered and comes with concierge support, a professional cycling leader and full bike support from Kev Worster at Vaudagne Velo.

See the race, ride the routes - Tour de France 2018 itinerary

Saturday 14th July | arrival and bike set-up 

Sunday 15th July | a relaxed first day’s cycling with a climb to the Col de Plane Joux, the Col de Domancy and then on up to the Bettex finish line 

Monday 16th July | ride part of the Etape stage from Annecy to le Grand Bornand as preparation to seeing the stage on Tuesday! 

Tuesday 17th July | see the Tour de France live after cycling to the Col de Romme  and the Col de la Colombiere

Wednesday 18th July | an Italian day with a ride to the Colle San Carlos and Petit St Bernard – with an option (depending on timings and road closures) to see the end of that day’s stage in La Rosiere

Thursday 19th July | a day closer to home discovering some of the Tour and Criterium’s classic climbs including the Col de la Forclaz and the famous climb to Emosson Dam before heading back to the Lodge to watch the culmination of the day’s race in Alpe d’Huez on the big screen from the comfort of the bar! 

Friday 20th July | our last and longest day in the saddle taking in the Col de la Ramaz and the Col de Joux Plane 

Saturday 21st July | depart for the airport 

Price = 1750€ per person based on two people sharing and includes our concierge service plus: 

Food: 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

All of that comes with endless cycling stories from a former pro team manager, lots of support, encouragement and the odd push if you need it!

The only things not included are your own nutrition bars and gels, bike hire and airport transfers – both of which we can arrange, just let us know when you book.

Places are limited, so BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment.

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.

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.

Get in 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.

Check our availability and pricing.