Cycling in the Alps

Cycling in the French Alps

The best of Alpine cycling can be found in our valley with its mythical climbs to ski-resorts, charming mountain villages and famous cols.

Famous ski-resorts and mountain villages

Spectacular Cols from the Tour de France

In addition, in the immediate vicinity of Chalet Carpe Diem you will find the most famous and most spectacular climbs of the Tour de France, including:

The owner of Chalet Carpe Diem is also a cycling enthusiast and will share his knowledge of the surrounding mountain passes in the French Alps, and also the Swiss and Italian Alps.
Do not hesitate to ask him for any further information.

 Hikers and nature lovers

For hikers and nature lovers, Bourg d’Oisans proposes crystal clear lakes, streams, rivers and waterfalls. Take the time to enjoy and admire the spectacular panoramas and try to spot chamois and marmottes. Interesting surrounding towns and villages to visit such as Briançon (70kms) or Grenoble (50kms) take about one hour car journey. 

Hiking in Oisans

Discover the unusual landscapes with prestigious summits (La Meije 3983m, La Barre des Ecrins 4102m), large plateaus, green valleys, numerous glaciers, lakes and other waterfalls … Located in the heart of the Oisans area, the “Parc National des Ecrins” “also offers an extremely varied fauna and flora.

Mountain huts in Oisans

Simple living place, the mountain hut is a high altitude house with more difficulties than in the valley, so the refuge does not offer the comfort. The guard “organizes” the life of housing: distribution of clogs, couchettes, meals, breakfast, alarm clock … For safety reasons and for their organization, you inform him about your walking or racing goal the next day.

Chalet Carpe Diem (12p)
le Pregentil (4p)
Les Ecrins (4p)