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Mountain biking and French Alps road cycling breaks

Mountain Biking and French Alps road cycling breaks Whatever your mountain biking/road cycling passion Nikki and Hugh can help ensure that you get the most from your

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Mountain Biking and French Alps road cycling breaks
Whatever your mountain biking/road cycling passion Nikki and Hugh can help ensure that you get the most from your holiday at their luxury mountain B&B.
 
Whether you prefer your mountain bike action to be cross country, downhill, all mountain/enduro, freeride or trail riding then the French Alps provide some of the best terrain and backdrops in the world. The area around Fontaine, Naves is also the perfect setting for the increasingly popular activity of mountain bike orienteering – combining the skills of map navigation and mountain biking.
 
After five years of lovingly restoring a rundown Savoyard barn into luxury mountain accommodation Hugh is enjoying having the time to get back into the saddle and back into mountain training. His passion for cross country (XC) mountain biking and knowledge of all aspects of mountain biking and the local area puts him in a unique position to advise guests on routes, circuits, multi day circuits and local trails.
 
If road cycling is your passion then Chalet Savoie Faire is perfectly located to tackle some of the most famous Cols on the Tour de France. French Alps road cycling breaks at its best!
 
Keen cyclists of all abilities and levels can challenge themselves on the surrounding peaks and valleys. Chalet Savoie Faire is within striking distance of some of the most classic climbs in a cyclist’s agenda including the Col de la Madeleine, Col de la Croix de Fer and the Col du Télégraphe.
 
Nikki and Hugh can organise multi day circuits for road cyclists looking to combine a few challenging rides with some more leisurely ones. Alternatively half day or full day rides can be undertaken that take in the best scenery the beautiful Tarentaise region of France has to offer. Some of the stages and climbs that have been successfully tackled by our guests include: Col du Galibier, Mont Ventoux, Col du Glandon, Col du Grand Saint Bernard, the La Toussuire climb and the Col du Mollard.

Why Us?

Being based in Naves means that you can tackle some of the truly amazing stages from the Tour de France. As you exert yourself on these renowned étapes you can’t fail to notice the stunning scenery along the route. From snow capped peaks to picturesque Savoyard villages taking in quiet country roads, lush alpine meadows and impressive forests along the way will ensure that this is a road biking break you’ll never forget. Motorists in this area are used to sharing the local roads with cyclists and bikes and are particularly considerate of those challenging themselves. This makes the area even more of a delight to explore by road bike. Bike hire, guides and transport can all be arranged via your hosts Hugh and Nikki. Racing road bikes for all levels can be hired locally. Let them know your requirements in advance and you’ll find that along with the warmest of welcomes all your cycling needs will have been arranged. Benefit from Hugh’s vast knowledge of the area road cycling circuits. Having slowly transformed Chalet Savoie Faire over five years, using much of the original wood and stonework and incorporating many traditional Savoyard designs, he is now enjoying a well-earned rest- back on his bike for more mountain training. Hugh is sponsored by Capo and his passion for bikes and his previous experience can only add to your Savoie Faire experience. At the end of a long day in the saddle you’ll find Chalet Savoie Faire the perfect retreat with its’ spacious rooms and cosy, warm ambience. The eight person chalet can be booked as a B&B, or on a full board basis or as self catered accommodation. Choose whichever formula best suits your needs. For some the appeal of coming back to one of Nikki’s gourmet meals is irresistible. A keen cyclist herself Nikki is a hostess who knows what to feed those who have been spent the day burning calories!



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Accommodation

Chalet Savoie Faire is a real hidden treasure in the heart of the French Alps. Nikki and Hugh are your hosts in their beautiful 1900s farmhouse in Fontaine Naves, in the heart of the French Alps. Chalet Savoie Faire is a typical Savoyard barn which has been lovingly transformed into a luxury mountain bed and breakfast. Sleeping up to eight guests Chalet Savoie Faire has been designed with flexibility in mind and is available to rent all year round. The chalet can be reserved on a bed and breakfast, fully catered or self catered basis or even a mixture during your stay. Nikki and Hugh ensure the warmest welcome and once you’ve experienced the delights of this luxury mountain lodge you’ll want to return time and time again. Whichever season you visit us in you’ll find that Chalet Savoie Faire is perfectly equipped and laid out to ensure maximum comfort. In the colder months warm under floor heating keeps your toes warm when you are in after a hard days skiing, the triple-glazed windows will keep the cold out and the warmth in, whilst sitting in front of the open fire. In the warmer months you can enjoy your meals outside on a sunny terrace overlooking some of the most spectacular views in the French Alps. A BBQ is available to use or you could sign up to one of Nikki’s cookery courses and enjoy dining on your own efforts! The chalet is equipped with everything you need to make it your home away from home - a kitchen with oven, gas burners, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, music, movies, comfy sofas and beds you won’t want to get out of. Special attention has been paid to the beds as a good night’s sleep after a day on the mountain is essential. All beds are made up with quality bed linen, 100% woollen bed toppers, feather quilts and as many pillows as you want. There are three individually styled and beautifully appointed bathrooms in total This property has been built with you in mind, it's spacious and warm and a home-away from-home. We are a dog friendly chalet and our canine friends love the mountains as much as we do!

About the Local Area

Nestled in the heart of the French Alps, Fontaines Naves is a picturesque mountain hamlet situated 15 minutes from the nearby town of Moutiers and is only 30 minutes from the ski resorts of Valmorel and Meribel/ Courchevel. Open all year round Chalet Savoie Faire is ideally situated to take part in all the activities (strenuous and relaxing) that the mountains can offer along with luxury accommodation and a bespoke cookery school for those who love the mountains but don't always want to be out on the mountain! In Winter and Spring there is cross country skiing, snow shoeing, tobogganing, piste skiing and off piste skiing all close by whilst the Summer and Autumn months offer everything from road cycling and mountain biking to hiking and climbing and white water rafting. If cycling is your passion then you can test your stamina on one of the famous nearby Cols such as Col de la Madeleine a world famous climb on a favourite on the Tour de France. The spa town of La Lechere is only 15 minutes drive down the hill for some pampering and relaxation. The mountain lake town of Annecy is only 90 minutes away by car.

How to Find Us

We are just 90 minutes by car from Geneva and Lyon airports and 1hour from Chambery airport. Moutiers train station has regular services in the Winter by Eurostar from London St Pancras and daily, year round connections to Paris. Due to our mountain location a car is recommended but we are also happy to organise transfers for you.

Our Prices

Accommodation rates are from 90€ to 130€ per night, per room based on two people sharing and inclusive of breakfast and VAT. 3-course dinner with wine available on request for 30€ per person. There is a single supplement of 35€. Transfers, guides and bike hire can all be arranged with prior notice. Price on application. Self Catered Chalet price Winter: from 2000€ per week Self Catered Chalet price Summer from 1600€ per week Catered Chalet price Winter from 3000€ per week Catered Chalet price Summer from 2800€ per week We have a minimum two night stay policy. Due to a number of late cancellations we have found it necessary to put a reservation and cancellation policy in place. A reservation deposit of 200€ is requested upon booking. Should you cancel 12 weeks or more before your arrival date the deposit will be fully refunded. Should you cancel less than 12 weeks before your arrival the deposit will be non refundable UNLESS we are able to resell the room(s) in which case the deposit will be full refunded.

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Provider: Chalet Savoie Faire
Phone: #33617548340
Location: La Lechere Fontaines Naves, Savoie, France
Website: http://www.chaletsavoiefaire.com/
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