View of the Aiguilles d’Arves
Located at 1400m in a sunny south facing position our chalet provides all the necessary comforts for your training holiday. You will increase your red blood cells and make the most of the sun.
Welcome to the cyclists’ valley! The Maurienne is the largest cycling area in the world and the capital, St Jean de Maurienne, offers hundreds of kilometres of the most beautiful mountain passes in the alps. Our Chalet La Tuvière is ideally situated in the centre of this magnificent region, just above St Jean de Maurienne.
After the daily ride, the road up to the chalet seems like nothing to the fittest cyclists, 10km and 750m of elevation. For those who have difficulty finding the energy we provide a transport service every day from the valley to the chalet.
« The Maurienne the world’s largest cycling area »
Discover the mountain passes near the chalet
The Maurienne valley is surrounded by more mythical passes than anywhere else in the world. Make the most of your holiday in the mountains to discover them on your bike.
The surrounding passes include : The Galibier, The Telegraphe, The Croix de Fer, The Glandon, The Madeleine, The Chaussy, The Lacets de Montvernier, The Mollard.
The passes requiring approximately one hour transport or less : L’Iseran, The Mont Cenis, The Cormet de Roselend, The Frène, The Grand Cucheron, The Forclaz, The Croix Fry, The Granier and many other smaller lesser known passes.
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The Col du Galibier – 2645 m d’altitude
For all cycling lovers Galibier is a myth! Linking the Maurienne and Briançon and The Oisans this pass is not to be missed by all mountain lovers, it is the Mecca of cycling in France. To reach the top you have to start by climbing the Col de Télégraphe at 1566m.
The Col de la Madeleine – 2000m d’altitude
The almost omni-present climb of the Tour de France, the Col de la Madeleine presents a steady climb of nearly 20km. From the top of the pass there is a great view of the Mont Blanc and all the summits of the Arvan Villard mountains.
The Col de la Croix de Fer – 2067m d’altitude
A Tour de France and Marmotte classic, climbed 17 times in the Tour, the Croix de Fer links the Arvan valley with Oisans and also the Villards valley with the Maurienne via the Col du Glandon. On the Oisans side there is the possibility to continue on to ride up the mythical Alpes d’Huez climb.
qualite cyclo maurienne
Maurienne Tourisme has created the label “Qualité Cyclo Maurienne” to make sure that the services in the valley are adapted to the demands of cyclists (road, mountain, electric). Our chalet is part of the group of establishments motivated and implicated in welcoming cyclists. We’ll do our best to host you and adapt to your requirements.
Sport & Nutrition
To help you prepare for each day’s efforts and to recuperate after each ride, we can provide special diets for sportsmen on request.
Relaxation & maintenance
The Chalet La Tuvière is well-equipped for you and your machine. It really is the ideal place to get off to a good start with your feet on the pedals. You can make the most of the hot tub, the sauna, the bar/terrace and the lounge/library .There is also a bike workshop where any necessary reparation can take place.
The 21 switchbacks of Alpe d’Huez
Once you’ve climbed all the passes in the Maurienne, our mountain neighbours also offer some beautiful climbs, one of the most famous is Alpes d’Huez. For the fittest it’s accessible by bike over the Croix de Fer pass. By car the start is 45 minutes away at Bourg d’Oisans. For those with no means of locomotion we propose transport once a week (normally Wednesdays). For more information please ask us on arrival.
Lengthen your ride ?
If you fancy a two day ride to venture a bit further up and around the valley, we work with some other gîtes and refuges where we can reserve your accommodation and organise transport of your bags. Don’t hesitate to let us know your plans and if we can help!
Are you ready to take up a challenge ?
Challenge « La Tuvière »
A free beer
for cyclists who beat the record from St Jean de Maurienne (the Opinel roundabout) to the Chalet in less than 38 minutes, no electric bikes, photo with the time on as proof (or sat nav).
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