Road cycling in the Northern French Alps

Cycling here in French Alps should be on every keen cyclists things-I-must-do list. Amazing alpine scenery and a rich road cycling history combine to make a fantastic location for your cycling holiday.

Cols & Climbs

The following are some of the nearby climbs and cols.

Col de la Madeleine

The Col de la Madeleine featured in the 2012 Tour de France, the 24th time it has appeared on the tour. It climbs up from La Lechere to a height of 2000m over a distance of 26km.

Col de la Madeleine info/map

Cormet de Roselend

The Cormet de Roselend is another classic alpine pass, connecting Bourg St Maurice in the Tarentaise Valley with Beaufort in the Beaufortain Valley. The col is a steady climb up to 1968 metres.

Cormet de Roselend info/map

Col du Petit St Bernard

The Col du Petit St Bernard passes from Bourg St Maurice in France to Pre St Didier on the Italian side. From Bourg it is a long climb at around 28kms but with an average gradient of less than 5%

Col du Petit St Bernard info/map


The Courchevel valley runs next to the Vallee des Allues(Meribel valley) making it easily accessible from the chalet. The climb from Carrey is 17km long and finishes at the Courchevel Altiport at 1900m.

Courchevel info/map