Hotel Au Bon Accueil has been THE cycling hotel of the French Alps for many decades. Situated between all the famous cycling mountains, the hotel has an A-rated location. All facilities for cyclists are present at the hotel amongst which: enough and good nutrition, good beds and showers, massages and a locked bicycle shed with alarm, cycling workroom, extensive route descriptions and of course a snug bar and terrace.
Each year the Tour de France comes near the hotel, and almost every other year there is a finish at the famous Alpe ‘d Huez, at 7 km from the hotel. Sometimes there is a stage with a start and finish in Les 2 Alpes. With the ski lift from Venosc, 3 km from the hotel, this is really nearby and good to reach. During these weeks you will experience a special atmosphere and internationality.
Many cycling events are also organized in the l’Oisans, such as the Alpe d’Huzes (beginning of June) and La Marmotte (beginning of July). La Marmotte is a 174 kilometers recreational tour with 5 kilmoters of altitude change, which will go over the mountains: Col de la Croix de Fer, Col du Telegraphe, Col du Galibier and as a ‘dessert’ the Alpe d’Huez.
Some beautiful routes from the Hotel:
- Villard Reculas/ Alpe d’Huez/ Le Freney d’Oisans, 80 km
- Col de la Morte/ Col d’Ornon, 125 km
- La Garde/ Le Freney d’Oisans/ Les 2 Alpes, 50 km
- Col du Lautaret/ Col du Galibier, 120 km
- Le Marmotton: Col de la Croix de Fer/ Col du Telegraphe/ Col du Galibier, 100 km
- Col d’Izoard/ Guillestre, 100 km from the foot of Izoard
Maybe the most scenic and beautiful route in Europe, on which the hotel is situated, is La Bérarde (27 km). The route leads to the old Shepherd’s Village ‘La Bérarde’. At the end of the route you will feel like you’ve reached the end of the world. You can see many mountain ranges, turquoise lakes and a lot of wildlife. From La Bérarde you can take many scenic walks in to Parc les Ecrins.