CyclingCycling Holidays and Cycling the French Alps is becoming more and more popular due to the extensive coverage every year of the Tour de France, and the success of British riders such as Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome We are now offering tailored cycling holidays to experience the thrill and achievement of conquering the Cols in the Haute Tarentaise featured on the Tour de France.
Jonny recently completed the Sea to Slope (Route des Grandes Alpes), riding 7 cols in 4 days, a gruelling 440 km with 27,500 feet of ascent. Starting from Villaroger cycling all the way to Nice on the Cote D'Azur, raising money for Help 4 Heros. He loved it so much we now offer this trip for a minimum of 8 people who would like to experience this Epic Tour. Included in this price are hotels, breakfasts, packed lunches and vehicle back up. Please contact us to discuss.
Alternatively you may prefer something less energetic like a tranquil pretty ride along the cycle path from Bourg St Maurice to Aime along the river. You can incorporate this with a summer activities holiday or a relaxed family holiday with us.
Les Arcs offers Mountain Biker's a fabulous playground with single track leaving directly from the chalet door.
The lifts in Les Arcs/ Tignes/ Val D'Isere and La Rosiere are open in July and August offering lots of choice and uplift. The popularity and availability of E-bikes means you can visit out of season too when the lifts are closed.
Bikes can be hired locally or bring your own.
SwimmingThere are numerous pools close by, some linked to beautiful restaurants where you can take a delicious lunch in the garden , then relax by their pool with a bottle of Rose, or alternatively bigger pools (outdoor in July and August ) a short drive away. There are also mountain lakes to enjoy wild swimming.
TripsTrip over to Italy: As we are situated very close to the Italian Border you can be in Italy within 45 mins by car. La Thuile and the Aosta Valley is steeped in history and the Architecture is totally different to the French Alps. Here you will enjoy a different culture and of course true Italian PIZZA. Take a trip to Courmayeur or Chamonix (through the Mont Blanc Tunnel) and enjoy a cable car up Mont Blanc to admire the magnificence of Europe's highest mountain. Trip to Lac Du Annecy: Annecy is described as one of the most beautiful towns in the whole of France. Sometimes called Little Venice you will fall in love with the little canals that infiltrate the town, beautiful old buildings, abundance of flowers and the glacial spectacular blue of the lake. Beautiful restaurants, quaint shops you can not fail to be impressed by and a medieval town Annecy has everything.
Skiing & Snowboarding
Here in Villaroger, we are surrounded by some of the best skiing in the World and during the Winter we offer fully catered skiing, snowboarding and snowshoe holidays here in Les Arcs, Paradiski. With over 425kms of pistes in Les Arcs and Paradiski alone, along with nearby resorts of Val D'Isere, Tignes, Sainte Foy and La Rosiere we are in a unique position where you have the ability to ski up to 7 different Resorts during your stay. Our Winter Chalet is the perfect location for your skiing holiday.
For more information on our ski and snowboard holidays please click here to visit our Winter Site.