As Bike Week in the UK draws to a close, we take a look at which of our alpine homes are on our radar for our next two-wheeled adventure! The Swiss Alps really are cycling’s best kept secret, with many enthusiasts searching out quieter less ‘touristy’ options to the popular French and Italian Alps...
Les Djiettes, CHF 3,525,000, 5 bedrooms
This spectacular luxury chalet is the perfect base to enjoy the year-round activities the alps have to offer. There are trails galore for all types of mountain bikers, whilst the determined road cyclists amongst you won’t have to travel far to set yourself up for a decent climb. Nendaz is just 45 minutes from Bex and the start of the Col de la Croix climb, which rewards those dedicated enough with spectacular views over the Rhone Valley and the Diableret, rated in the top ten rides in the Swiss Alps. Roll back into Les Djiettes to relax taking in the impressive views from the terraces or lounge area after a dip in the plunge pool or soak in the opulent bath tub. Read more
Gotthard Lofts, Andermatt, CHF 2,250,000, 3 bedrooms
Just down the road from one of the most iconic roads in Switzerland (and film!), the Furka Pass is a must for any passionate hill-climb cyclist. Hotel Belvedere awaits you at the top for a well deserved coffee and a cheeky strudel. Return back to the serviced luxury of the Gotthard Lofts, part of the Raddisson Blu Reussen. Full use of the spa and wellness facilities will ensure your body is in peak condition before you start this iconic climb, and recovery is speedy afterwards! Just make sure that you take the time to chill out in the evening, perhaps watch Goldfinger to see if you can spot the Furka Pass highlights! Read more
Ancolie Penthouse, Anzère, CHF 3,150,000, 5 bedrooms
Making your first foray into Alpine cycling? Not quite ready for a totally unsupported hill climb? Then base yourself in Anzère. Complete with a solar charging station for E-bikes, and a pumptrack on the village square for those young budding BMX or mountain bikers, this is the base for family cyclists wanting something for everyone. With established off and on road trails Anzère is perfect to keep your wheels spinning. Return home to the spacious penthouse of Ancolie, to relax in the spacious living areas or take in the breath-taking views from one of the numerous balconies. Read more
Snow Valley, Crans-Montana, CHF 2,700,000 3 bedroom
Situated just 90 minutes from the infamous Col du Sanetsch, this is the Chalet you want to be coming home to, to ease those weary muscles from a strong 24.6km climb, averaging 7% gradient, ascending a mere 2,242 metres! Complete with in house hammam, jacuzzi and pool you are bound to unwind and recover efficiently, ensuring you are back in the saddle ASAP! Read more
Chalet Pralieu, Chateau D’oex, CHF 2,950,000, 4 bedrooms
With over 70 mapped off road trails, the knarly mountain bike enthusiast cannot turn down the opportunity to be right in the heart of the action! The tranquil village setting of Chalet Pralieu is the perfect retreat after a tough day on the trails. Neutrally decorated with a generous garden this is the perfect spot to kick back and enjoy a few beers discussing the days achievements. Read more
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Not so keen on two wheels? Check out our homes for walkers round up here instead!
We also have many more chalets and apartments for sale ideal for cyclists, so do have a browse on our website for further options. If you have any questions about any of the properties featured in this blog, the expert team here at Alpine Homes is on hand to help. You can get in touch here today.