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Chalet Myrtilles summer

Overview

Bluebird Days is a small, boutique cycling concern with over ten years experience providing memorable cycling holidays to riders from around the world.  From our base in a beautiful old building in Nancroix in the spectacular Vanoise National Park, we offer cycling tours from June through to September.  Our supported rides offer you the opportunity to ride some of the most spectacular Cols that France has to offer, plus take in some of the other magnificent sites and experiences of this part of France.

Whether you want to push yourself to your limit or savour the experiences at a more leisurely pace we are here to make your holiday the best it can be.  As long as you have a moderate level of fitness and the right gearing you'll be amazed at your ability to ride up even the most apparently fearsome climbs!  The views, the sense of achievement, the comraderie will combine to heighten the enjoyment of your delicious evening meal and comfy bed.

You can join one of our seven or ten day tours or, for a group of at least 6 people, we will help you plan your own holiday of a lifetime.. Planning starts well before you get here and there's plenty to experience!

  • We provide a wonderful 7 or 10 day tour, or work with you on your own custom holiday (Groups of at least 6)
  • We sort out the practicalities, help organize bike hire if needed and provide local advice and organisation during the planning
  • We collect you from the airport or station so that you don't have to worry about finding your way
  • You stay in a 300 year old building, carefully restored to provide an effective blend of original features and modern comforts
  • We provide minibus support on all rides and are able to carry all bikes and riders in comfort and safety
  • We meet you with a picnic lunch in magnificent scenic locations
  • You cycle some of the most famous routes in the French Alps
  • You enjoy the magnificent scenery and atmosphere
  • We have special packages for Le Tour De France and other local events
  • You can relax after a days riding, take a sauna or perhaps have an in house massage
  • We provide you with a magnificent big breakfast to fuel you up for the days riding
  • You tuck into a delicious 4 course evening meal with wine or serious cyclists food if you prefer.
  • You have the opportunity to eat in a renowned local restaraunt on the staff night off.

Chalet Myrtilles is ideally situated for cycling some of the famous Alpine stages of the Tour De France and Dauphine De Libere, including:

  • Col de La Madeleine
  • Mountain stage finish Arc 1800
  • Col de Petit Saint Bernard
  • Mountain stage finish La Plagne
  • Cormet de Roselend
  • Col D'Iseran (the highest paved mountain pass in Europe)

A short drive from the chalet is the stunning Lake Annecy where you can simply cycle round the lake or climb

  • The Col de Semnoz
  • The Col de Forclaz
  • The Col de Tamie

Further afield but easily accessible

  • Col de Galibier
  • Col de Telegraph
  • Col de Glandon
  • Col de Croix de Fer
  • 21 hairpins of Alp D'Huez

Need to Know more?  Get in touch through our contacts page and we'll answer all your questions.

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Petit St Bernard milestone