Tour de France 2019 – Accommodation in Bourg d Oisans for the iconic Col du Galibier

With the 2019 Tour de France about to kick off on Saturday, we have our last triple room available at the More Than 21 Bends B&B in Bourg d Oisans.  Join us for a week or a few days to take in Stage 18 Embrun to Valloire on the 25th July, a rideable 50km out to soak up the atmosphere on the Col du Galibier and mostly ;0) downhill on the way back.

Contact us for more details – info@morethan21bends.com

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3 star classification for Le Cerisier apartment in Bourg d Oisans

Well done to our friends at Le Cerisier for achieving a 3 star rating with French Ministry of Tourism, the apartment newly back on line with us for summer 2019 reservations is a great base for a visit to Bourg d Oisans.

The apartment has two twin bedrooms a large open plan living/dining/kitchen area all opening out on to a private garden with sunny breakfast/dining terrace.  It is well equipped with everything you need for a self catering stay and as you would expect from one of our properties it also has your biking needs in mind with a secure internal bike store equipped with work stand, track pump, basic tools and bike wash facilities.

For summer 2019 availability check out the calendar online or contact us for more information.

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Custom Tours Alpe d Huez and Beyond

With our first custom tour of the year just coming to an end we can’t wait for the next one! We have spent a week riding with and supporting a great group of riders from Australia, taking in the local routes and heading over to Sestrière for the obligatory Italian pizza and coffee (including a stop on the top of the Col du Lautaret for a play in the snow!).  Despite a bit of rain the guys have also fitted in some chill out time and enjoyed massage at their base in the Garden House.

The tour was put together by our team in correspondence with the group and taking into account their preferred routes and wish list.

Thanks guys for a great week, see you next year.

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Let More Than 21 Bends help you build a once-in-a-lifetime trip.
With more than 10 years experience in organising cycling holidays we share our expertise to tailor a unique cycling holiday you will never forget.

Our team is passionate about providing amazing trips and will work with you to build your dream trip whether you simply require a route and accommodation along the way, luggage transfers and some advice, or a fully guided and vehicle supported tour.
We can arrange custom trips for lone riders, couples and groups of friends, cycling clubs and corporate groups.  It’s easy, you choose how your trip runs, let our professional team sort out the logistics, and you focus on riding the amazing routes.

Interested in your own custom trip? Start your journey here.

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May arrivals in Bourg d Oisans

Having just arrived back from the Northern Classics with Prompt Cycle Culture, we are up and ready to go with the season’s first arrivals today.

The weather was stunning yesterday and Phil and Zac made the most of it heading out to La Berarde to clear the cobwebs.  With a highest point at 1715m the roads were clear of snow and the 66km out and back incorporated a new tarmacked section off the main road, which is definitely going to be a favourite with guests…if you can find it!

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Tempted by a last minute get away? Get in touch and see what we have available in either the B&B or our self catered holiday homes.

 

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Spring Classics with More Than 21 Bends

It’s that time of year again when More Than 21 Bends heads north to support Prompt Cycle Culture with their pop up shop and bike hire for the spring classics.

We had a great time with We ride Flanders at the weekend, catching up with our friends at  Il Magistrale Cycling Coffee (available at Prompt Cycle Culture) and 21virages and it was great to see past guests and friends who came to say hello to us at the stand, especially Mark our first ever guest back in 2009!

Looking forward to another great weekend in Roubaix, a bientot!

More Than 21 Bends

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Self catered apartment in Bourg d Oisans – return of a More Than 21 Bends favourite

Back with More Than 21 Bends after a long rental, this lovely self catered apartment in the centre of Bourg d Oisans sleeps up to 4 guests and is perfect for a stay in Bourg d Oisans.

Le Cerisier has an ideal location at the end of a quiet road, and just a minute stroll from the town’s many shops and restaurants. It has a lovely sunny garden and terrace for al fresco dining or an afternoon beer and as with all our properties, it has a large internal space for secure bike storage, fettling space with basic tools and track pump.

The apartment has two twin bedrooms, each with two single beds, a shower room with separate w/c, and a spacious open plan kitchen/dining/living room opening onto the garden for easy alfresco dinning. The kitchen is well equipped with oven, hob and microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and the all important coffee machine, along with all the usual things you need for a comfortable stay.

Great value at £700 per week, the apartment is newly available online and currently has full availability for the summer season!

Don’t wait, the key dates won’t be available for long. Book now!!

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Spring Specials – early season accommodation in Bourg d Oisans

With Spring well and truly sprung in the Oisans, many of our self catered properties are opening early for the season so you can enjoy the sunshine.  Despite many of the high cols remaining closed there are lots of routes open and ready to ride.

Book a week or short stay with us in May and we will send you our Tour of the Oisans – Spring gpx files to help you self navigate our favourite spring routes and make the most of your stay.

Arrive and depart any day of the week, with airport/station transfers and discounted bike hire available, it couldn’t be easier!

Contact us for more details and our May short stay rates.

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Studio La Garde – Bend 16 Alpe d Huez

The name “La Garde” refers to a high place, enjoying an uninterrupted view and a strategic position, where a “guard” post was traditionally located. Here, studio La Garde perfectly matches the definition. On the road to Alpe d’Huez, studio La Garde at bend 16 of the infamous Alpe d’Huez climb, is in an outstanding location.

The self-catering studio is located on the first floor of a small apartment block above a little café/restaurant. The studio sleeps four but is ideally suited to one or two guests. Thoughtfully laid out to maximise space, the bright and comfortable lounge has a mezzanine double bed with a double sofa bed below, a small dining table with chairs, flat screen TV and Wi-Fi. The kitchen is compact yet well equipped for all your self-catering needs and includes a dishwasher and washing machine. The separate bathroom has a walk-in shower, wc and clothes dryer.

With cyclists in mind the studio is kitted out with bike hooks, basic tools, track pump, and bike washing equipment. There is also a lockable store in the basement for bike storage.

The studio is approximately a 10 minute drive from Bourg d’Oisans and 15 minutes from Alpe d’Huez. The apartment has private parking in the block car park at the rear of the building, and it can also be accessed by the local Bourg d Oisans – Alpe d Huez bus service, as well as a 45 minute walk from Bourg d Oisans.

A great self catered apartment at just £350 for 7 nights, Studio La Garde really is in an amazing location. Book now with our instant online booking.

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Bed & Breakfast with More Than 21 Bends – short stays in Bourg d Oisans

With people busier than ever with more commitments than ever, we understand that it can be hard to take time out for a week long trip, and with this in mind More Than 21 Bends offers short stays at the Bed and Breakfast in the heart of Bourg d’Oisans.

We can guarantee a warm welcome, hearty breakfast and comfy stay.

A great base for a self guided bike or hiking trip we are pleased to offer our experience on route advice and local services, and provide maps and gpx files if required.

We can also help with transfers in and out of Bourg d Oisans, and bike hire for your stay.

To find out more about the More Than 21 Bends Bed and Breakfast in Bourg d Oisans, click on the link or contact us for more information.

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Last available dates in July

It’s shaping out to be a busy summer for More Than 21 Bends and to fill in some gaps we have got some great deals on remaining dates in our self catered accommodation in Bourg d’Oisans for July 2019:

13 – 20 July 7 nights at £850 at our 3 bedroom apartment (sleeps 6) Beau Rivage

08 – 20 July 7 nights at £700 at our 2 bedroom apartment (sleeps 6) La Neat

08 – 19 July 7 nights at £1300 at our 3 bedroom house (sleeps 9) La Petite Rive

08 – 18 July 7 nights at £550 at our 2 bedroom townhouse (sleeps 4) Le Perrier

08 – 22 July 7 nights at £425 at our 1 bedroom apartment (sleeps 2) Petite Charm

Short stays are available at these properties during all these dates, so if you haven’t got a full week you won’t need to pay for one!

As you would expect all our properties are fully kitted out with cyclists in mind and offer secure bike storage, and basic tools, as well as free wifi for the all important Garmin upload.

With easy instant online booking you can book direct via the links for a full week stay, or hit the contact us for more information on the short stay rates.

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Celebrating 10 years of accommodation in Bourg d Oisans with More Than 21 Bends

This year More Than 21 Bends will be celebrating 10 years of sharing our amazing mountains in and around Bourg d Oisans with our cycling and non cycling guests.

We are still as passionate as ever about offering great accommodation options geared up for cyclists visiting our mountains, including quality self catered accommodation in Bourg d Oisans with those special cyclist friendly touches, a warm welcome at the More Than 21 Bends B&B, and our relaxed guided and self guided cycle tours.

Over the years we have welcomed numerous guests, and we are so glad to have welcomed many of you back numerous times too!  To say thank you for your loyalty and friendships, we are offering all returning guests who have booked with us on 3 separate occasions a 10% discount on a trip in 2020*

We thank you for helping make More Than 21 Bends what it is, and look forward to seeing you again this summer and the next!

Helen & Phil

To pick up your discount code contact us                                                     *conditions apply

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Last available dates in June

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La Petite Rive mountain views from the terrace

With the summer just around the corner More Than 21 Bends have got some great deals on remaining dates in our self catered accommodation in Bourg d’Oisans for June 2019:

5 nights 22 – 27 June £625 at our 3 bedroom apartment (sleeps 6) Beau Rivage

5 nights 09 – 14 June £500 at our 2 bedroom apartment (sleeps 6) La Neat

7 nights 14 – 21 June £1200 at our 3 bedroom house (sleeps 9) La Petite Rive

7 nights 08 – 15 June £500 at our 2 bedroom townhouse (sleeps 4) Le Perrier

All our properties are fully kitted out with cyclists in mind and offer secure bike storage, and basic tools, as well as free wifi for the all important Garmin upload.

Pull up a chair and take in the views, with easy instant online booking you can book direct via the links, or hit the contact us for more information.

 

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Prompt Cycle Culture Black Friday Sale. Not really…

…because it’s a continuation of the PROMPT CYCLE CULTURE end of season sale.

However they have added a few new items such as Cycling Caps and our A4 cycling tube maps. They have also reduced some other items further.

Grab yourself a bit of a bargain or a cheap Christmas present for one of your mates.

Black Friday Sale here (prices guaranteed until sometime on Wednesday 28th November 2018.

You have received this because Prompt Cycle Culture are More Than 21 Bends partners and we thought you might be interested in it.

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La Marmotte 2019 – date confirmed

The date has now been confirmed for the Marmotte Granfondo Alpes for the 7th July 2019 with entries going online for sale at the end of the month.

It looks to be another busy event period for us at More Than 21 Bends with all the places on our Marmotte Weekend Tour already sold out, we still have a few self catered properties available but expect these to book out fast now the date has been confirmed.

We think La Marmotte is still the ultimate cycling test at 174km and with an enormous amount of climbing – over 5,000m. The route takes in some of the most famous climbs from the Tour de France including the Glandon, Telegraph and the Galibier followed faster than you would like by the infamous switchbacks of Alpe d’Huez.  There are not many tougher single day sportives in the calendar.

Fancy giving it a go?  Let us help with your accommodation, airport transfers, bike hire and training weekends.

We have been supporting guests for La Marmotte for over 10 years from our base in Bourg d Oisans and have plenty of local knowledge and expertise to help you make the most of your visit and the sportive.

Book online or contact us for more information.

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Alpe d Huez and Mont Ventoux Supported Cycling Tours

Come and join us on our fully supported cycle tour of Alpe d Huez and Mont Ventoux.

Priced at £599 for a seven night stay our Tour itinerary features many classic climbs of the Tour de France:

Saturday – Arrive in Bourg d′Oisans at the More Than 21 Bends B&B
Sunday –  Alpe d Huez and the Col de Sarenne
Monday – Col du Glandon and the Col de la Croix de Fer plus the Lacets de Montvernier.
Tuesday – Col du Galibier
Wednesday – Morning transfer by minibus to base of Mont Ventoux. Lunch stop in Chateauneuf du Pape (world famous for the production of red wine) with option to ride on to our base.
Thursday – Mont Ventoux from Bedoin (July) or Sault (August) and the beautiful Nesque Gorge.
Friday – Morning transfer back to Bourg d′Oisans. Free afternoon to rest up, have a second attempt at Alpe d Huez or enjoy one of our other amazing rides.
Saturday – Departures
The price includes 7 nights accommodation with breakfast 7 days and picnic lunch on 4 days.  Vehicle supported rides with knowledgeable guides.

Book now online or contact us for further information.

 

 

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Tour de France 2018 accommodation in Bourg d Oisans

More opportunities to watch the Tour de France 2018 with a stay in Bourg d Oisans.

Join us for a bumper Tour de France with the passage through Bourg d Oisans and mountain top finish on Alpe d Huez on the 19th July, and the stage start in Bourg d Oisans on the 20th July the atmosphere promises to be amazing.

An old favourite apartment back with us for summer 2018 and newly online has availability throughout July and August including for the tour dates.  The 2 bedroom apartment sleeps 4 and has comfortable open plan living, dining and kitchen a lovely enclosed garden and secure bike store.  Available to book online here, Cerisier apartment in Bourg d Oisans

A large modern house with 4 bedrooms, sleeping up to 7 also available for the Tour de France and August dates.  This house also has a large open plan living, dining and kitchen with double height ceilings has a great modern feel with garden and secure bike store is just a few minutes walk from the centre of Bourg d Oisans.  Available to book online here, Rue des Colporteurs house in Bourg d Oisans

Book online or contact us for more details.

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The Col d’Ornon

The Col d’Ornon is an often overlooked climb here in the Oisans but really should be on everyone’s to do list while staying in Bourg d’Oisans

The climb is often used in the Tour de France (at time of writing last used in 2017) as a linking col to the bigger ones in the area. It is usually listed as a cat 2 climb but still expect it to take you from 40 minutes upwards.

The gradients are never steep and there are some beautiful switchback to navigate both on the way up and down. In fact the descent from the top to Bourg d’Oisans is probably one of the best free flowing descents in the area.

Its definitely worth a climb !

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Bourg d’Oisans gets ready for the Tour de France 2018.

It’s a bumper cycling year here in the Oisans with a stage finish on Alpe d’Huez on the 19th July 2018 and a stage start from our very own Bourg d’Oisans the next day.

The town have already installed new mini jerseys throughout the town and all we need now is a few more cyclist in the mountains as the temperature starts to warm up for the season to really begin.

Self Catered Accommodation for Tour de France

Due to taking on a new property and also another one unexpectedly available we have a couple of Bourg d’Oisans based self catered properties still available for the Tour de France.

Recent late snow and a cold snap could not stop Phil getting out on his bike today.

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The perfect bases for your summer 2018 cycling holiday in Bourg d Oisans

There’s still time to book in at one of our cyclist friendly holiday homes this summer with some great deals for early and late summer visits.

Our beautiful 6 bedroom house, Maison de Republique, perfectly situated in large grounds in the centre of Bourg d Oisans, sleeps up to 12 guests and has availability for the following weeks:

9 – 17 June

24 June – 1 July

9 – 14 July (5 nights)

18 – 25 August

Prices for 7 nights are only £1600, that’s just £134 per person for a group of 12!

See the photos here.

Don’t forget we can also help with transfers into Bourg, Col transfers, led and self guided  rides and route information, massage services and bike hire, so it couldn’t be easier to arrange your visit!

Book online now or contact us for further details.

 

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New availability for Summer 2018

We are pleased to add another property to our cyclist friendly accommodation in Bourg d Oisans.

This new house, a few minutes walk from the centre of town, is a modern build with spacious interior and contemporary lay out.

On the ground floor is a large open plan kitchen and bright double height living/dining area with patio doors to the garden seating area. Also on the ground floor is one single bedroom, a shower room and wc. Stairs to the first floor lead to a large open mezzanine with sofa bed, and 3 further bedrooms a double and 2 twins, further bathroom and wc. The integral garage has washing machine and plenty of space for secure bike storage.

The house has full availability for July and August, yes including Tour de France dates so don’t delay!

Priced from just £1100 for 7 nights, it is a great value property.

Book online or contact us for more details.

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