If you’ve read our ultimate guide to cycling Alpe d’Huez, you might be inspired to plan your own visit there. And if you are, you’ll want to make sure you choose the right Alpe d’Huez hotel to meet your needs.

We’ve written this article to share our pick of the best bike hotels in Alpe d’Huez we’ve come across during our travels. They’re a mix of the hotels we’ve most enjoyed staying in or most wanted to stay in.

We’ve included a mix of Alpe d’Huez accommodation on the climb and in the valley. With hotels on the climb, bear the pros and cons in mind – you’re immediately on the climb every day, but you always have to end your ride on the climb when you might be tired.

Just something to bear in mind when you plan your Alpe d’Huez cycling holidays!

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Alpe d’Huez cycling hotels: comparison table

Name Location Price Book

Sport’Hotel-Aparthotel de Milan

 

Le Bourg-d’Oisans ££ Book here

Hotel Au Bon Accueil

 

Les Deux Alps £ Book here

Le Chateau d’Oz

 

Oz en Oisans ££ Book here

Chalet Beyond – Gelinotte

 

Oz en Oisans ££ Book here

Hotel Le Cassini

 

Le Freney-d’Oisans ££ Book here

Hotel Grandes Rousses

 

L’Alpe d’Huez £££ Book here
Hotel Le Refuge L’Alpe d’Huez ££ Book here

 

Remember to double-check accommodation bike storage arrangements (and any other services you need) before booking as policies often change.

Bike hotels in the valley, near Alpe d’Huez

The advantage of staying at the bottom of the Alpe d’Huez climb is that you can end each day on a descent back down to the valley, or a flat ride in along the valley floor. The valley is also where you find most services and facilities. The downside is of course that it’s busier than a remote mountain chalet or even a hotel in Huez village. But everything is relative of course; the valley towns and villages are not exactly cities!

Sport’Hotel-Aparthotel de Milan

The Sport’Hotel-Aparthotel de Milan is a three-star hotel in Bourg d’Oisans that is well-placed for exploring the incredible scenery of the Alps around you. If you’ve enjoyed a tough Alpe d’Huez climb during the day, you can soothe those muscles with a dip in the outdoor pool, the Swedish sauna, or with a massage in the sports room.

It’s one of the top hotels Alpe d’Huez can offer cyclists with extensive facilities including locked bike storage, free laundry for your sportswear, a washing station and workshop for your bike with tools available, personalised tour advice from the owners, and discounted cycle hire thanks to the hotel’s agreement with a specialist bike shop nearby.

  • We love: the extensive range of cycling facilities available.
  • Be aware: the rooms are basic, but comfortable enough.
  • Best for: anyone looking to put in some serious mileage on their Alpe d’Huez cycling break.

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Hotel Au Bon Accueil

The Hotel Au Bon Accueil is a three-star hotel at the foot of the Les Deux Alps resort, near Bourg d’Oisans. It considers itself to be one of the best hotels near Alpe d’Huez for cycling breaks. It’s a bold claim, but one not made lightly – the hotel is well placed among the famous cycling mountains, and the owners are passionate about the sport, able to offer advice and tips for cycling Alpe d’Huez based on their years of experience.

The hotel has secure, alarmed bike storage and a cycle workroom for repairs and maintenance, while there are massages available. Packed lunches can be provided and there’s a daily pasta buffet if you want to carb-load.

  • We love: the passion and knowledge of the owners.
  • Be aware: rooms are small and the hotel is a little dated but renovation is planned.
  • Best for: an affordable cycling holiday with everything you need.

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Le Chateau d’Oz

Le Chateau d’Oz is a charming three-star hotel in Oz en Oisans that offers exceptional skiing in winter and a great base for cycling in summer. The owners are more skiing experts than cycling experts, but they are happy to give the summer cycling crowd a very good welcome, and the hotel offers spacious rooms with comfy furnishings where you can relax after a long ride.

There’s free parking on site if you’re planning on driving, and bike hire is available if you don’t want to take your bikes with you. Evening meals can be ordered while you can also request packed lunches to take with you while you enjoy that day’s Alpe d’Huez cycle route.

  • We love: the warm welcome offered by the owners.
  • Be aware: the hotel is more aimed towards skiers, but cyclists are still warmly welcomed.
  • Best for: enjoying a homely reception including delicious meals served onsite.

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Chalet Beyond – Gelinotte

Chalet Beyond – Gelinotte is three-star accommodation in Oz en Oisans that’s available for individual room bookings or larger groups. If you want the authentic experience of Alpe d’Huez chalets then this is a great choice – charming building, stunning views, and a very warm welcome to guests.

Guests can pre-order their equipment hire, including cycle hire, before they arrive and it will be waiting for them at the nearby shop, which also offers cycle storage (free if you’ve hired a bike from them). The chalet has a sauna and spa to help you recover after a day spent cycling up Alpe d’Huez.

  • We love: the authentic chalet experience with mountain views.
  • Be aware: the cycle storage is not on-site but at the bike shop nearby.
  • Best for: days spent cycling and nights spent enjoying amazing views.

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Hotel Le Cassini

Hotel Le Cassini is a three-star hotel situated in the small village of Freney d’Oisans, right at the heart of the Oisans valley. This means it is well placed for some excellent cycling routes. Breakfast and three-course dinners are served, along with lunch during the summer, so you’ll be very well-fed during your cycling break.

The hotel is small and so doesn’t have much in the way of dedicated cycling facilities, but there is a large garage where you can store your bikes and carry out any essential repairs.

  • We love: the quiet location and the great food (and wine).
  • Be aware: beyond cycle storage there aren’t many other biking facilities onsite.
  • Best for: anyone who wants a peaceful place to relax after a hard day’s cycling.

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Bike hotels on Alpe d’Huez

If Alpe d’Huez is the target for your cycling holiday, why not do it properly and stay right at the top?! Yes, it’s likely to mean you’ll end your rides with a climb up the mighty mountain, but isn’t that what it’s all about?! There’s also something tranquil and special about staying high in the mountains. The air is crisper, fresher and the views are spectacular. Huez village is also well equipped for those not cycling, with everything from a sports centre to outdoor swimming pool and ice rink.

Hotel Grandes Rousses

The Hotel Grandes Rousses is a five-star hotel situated in a central location in Alpe d’Huez village. It was also the first hotel in Alpe D’Huez, and it played a major role in attracting the Tour de France here in 1952! The hotel was fully refurbished in 2019 with spa, pool and restaurant available for guests to enjoy.

In terms of cycling facilities, there’s secure bike storage available along with an e-bike charging station, and space to clean your equipment too. Laundry is available for cleaning your sportswear, and there are larger event rooms if you were looking for some of the best luxury group accommodation Alpe d’Huez can offer.

  • We love: the luxurious amenities of the hotel.
  • Be aware: prices can get expensive, especially around the Tour de France.
  • Best for: anyone who wants a special 5* base for their cycling break.

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Hotel Le Refuge

Hotel Le Refuge is a two-star hotel offering comfortable, simple accommodation with good facilities. It’s a good choice for families, with its own play area, while lunch and dinner are available with a wide range of menu choices for those with special dietary needs.

These include packed lunches, with picnic hampers prepared for cyclists who will be spending the whole day exploring. There’s also the option of hiring bikes from the hotel, while the spacious bar offers a place to unwind after the day’s ride.

  • We love: the relaxed simplicity of the hotel and the wide range of menu choices for food.
  • Be aware: as a two-star hotel the rooms are basic.
  • Best for: family cycling breaks.

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Where do you love to stay when riding Alpe d’Huez?

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And if you’re planning your trip to the great mountain, don’t miss our series of articles about riding Alpe d’Huez and the surrounding mountains.

If you’re looking further afield, head to our France hub page – or if it’s cycling friendly hotels in France you’re after, check out our article here.

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Clare Dewey

Clare Dewey is a cyclist with a passion for travel. She set up epicroadrides.com in 2018 to help make it easy for cyclists to explore the world by bike. Today her mission is still inspiring cyclists to discover new places on two wheels – and doing what she can to make sure they have the best possible time while they’re there. Clare has visited 50+ destinations around the world, many of them by bike.

Last Reviewed: 07 March 2023

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