Accommodation for cyclists & walkers in the French Alps

Accommodation for cyclists & walkers in the French Alps

Accommodation for cyclists & walkers in the French AlpsAccommodation for cyclists & walkers in the French Alps

The Maurienne Valley


The Apartment

Our apartment, sleeping upto 4 persons, is situated in the beautiful hamlet of Orelle in the Maurienne Valley, France. It is just 2 hours from Geneva or 1.5 hours from Turin by car. The railway station in St Michel is only 7km away.


The Classic Cols

"Le Plus Grand Domaine Cyclable du Monde"

Many of the classic cols featuring regularly in the Tour de France are within easy reach - the start of the stunning Telegraphe / Galibier is only 7km away!



For a change from cycling, there are many great walks starting directly from Orelle - ranging from gentle strolls through the woods to the picturesque hamlets of Le Teppey, Le Noiray, La Fusine and Orellette, to full day expeditions up into the mountains.

The Cols

Col du Telegraphe


Height gain 853m 

Average gradient 7%

Maximum gradient 10%

Col du Galibier


Height gain 1216m

Average gradient 7%

Maximum gradient 11%

Col de la Madeleine


Height gain 1518m

Average gradient 8%

Maximum gradient 13%

Col du Chaussy


Height gain 1090m

Average gradient 7%

Maximum gradient 10%

Col du Mont Cenis


Height gain 682m

Average gradient 7%

Maximum gradient 11%



Col de l'Iseran, Col du Mollard, Col de la Croix de Fer, Col du Glandon  -  plus Albanne and the stunning Lacets de Montvernier - are all within reach.

Please contact us if you would like further information.

The Details


The Apartment

Our apartment can sleep 3 - 4, with a separate double bedroom and a double sofa bed in the living area, kitchen, bathroom and separate wc. It has a large south facing balcony with beautiful views and there is a free swimming pool and spa in the complex. A shop, laundry and free wifi are available on site. Bikes can be stored securely within the underground car park. 


The Price

52 euros per apartment per night in July and August, subject to a minimum stay of 3 nights - 290 euros per week (excluding tourist tax and final cleaning charge, if required). 


The Location

The Hameau des Eaux d'Orelle is a modern development, situated only a few kilometres from the A43 motorway, linking Chambery to northern Italy. Despite this, the local area is really peaceful, thanks to the tunnels which allow both the motorway and the trains to bypass the village completely.

Additional Information

Bike Hire

For anyone not bringing their own, high quality road bikes can be hired locally from Velo Minute - contact us for details. Also, electric mountain bikes can be hired from the local tourist office

The Spa

On site there is a high quality spa, comprising 12m pool, hot tub, steam room and sauna - all free of charge for our guests


There is a small shop on site, selling fresh bread and cheese and other essential supplies. For a wider range, there is a Carrefour in St Michel de Maurienne, open 7 days


Provided the apartments are left as found on arrival, there is no additional cleaning charge. Alternatively, final cleaning can be arranged and paid for locally

Tourist Tax

Tourist Tax of 0.70 euros per person > 18 years of age per night is payable locally

Bed Linen & Towels

Bed Linen and towels are available, on request, included in the daily price


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