The cycling revolution is taking over and the sport is as popular ever. Property investors are flocking to the French Alps, a mecca for riders looking to take to the road and enjoy some of the most tantalising cycling routes in the world. Commenting on the emerging trend, Richard Deans of MGM French
Properties explains ‘The cycling scene is blossoming and we’ve noticed an influx of buyers looking for a summer base with easy access to some of the best routes in Europe. Traditionally the mountains are considered a winter ski destination, however the Alps as a whole is incredibly popular in the summer.
This is evident in our occupancy rates last year which were 80% capacity in summer and 70% in winter across all our developments.’
There is a huge network of routes across the French Alps to suit every cyclist’s abilities. Below MGM French Properties picks two developments best-suited to indulge every cyclist’ wildest dreams:
Les Chalets Eléna, Les Houches
This year, Le Tour de France will be winding its way near Les Houches as the route takes riders from Albertville to Saint-Gervais. Marking the start of the Alpine stages, the stunning mountain passes will act as the ultimate test of endurance as cyclists climb the steep routes up to Mont Blanc. Nearby Chamonix provides the perfect spot to explore some of the most spectacular road cycling in the world and there are few places that match the scale of climbs and descents available in the valley. Chamonix is internationally renowned as a sports mecca, the year-round lift system gives access to high mountain areas around Mont Blanc, whether for mountain biking skiing, climbing, hiking or horse riding. Les Chalets Eléna is a premium development of 50 apartments ranging from one- three bedrooms blending contemporary styles with traditional mountain influences and stunning panoramic views across the Mont Blanc valley.
- 1 bedroom apartments from £171,383 (€220,000) NET of VAT via leaseback purchase
- 3 bedroom duplex apartments from £324,070 (€416,000) NET of VAT via leaseback purchase
Résidence Kalinda, Tignes, 3450m
Le Tour de L’Avenir is set to pass through Tignes on August 25th 2016. A race created by Le Tour de France, it has been designed to reveal the next generation of cycling champions as amateur and semi-professionals compete along the tough mountain passes. Nestled near the church, Résidence Kalinda is located in a prime position in Tignes 1800. Inspired by traditional
architecture, the attractive development is finished externally in local stone and timber blending seamlessly into the surrounding landscape. The resort offers the largest variety of sporting activities in the Alps and is situated around a beautiful lake with access to a free bike park with downhill mountain bike trails to suit every ability. Tignes also has access to the Grande Motte Glacier at 3,400m which often remains open for 9 months of the year. An eight- seater gondola has also been specially installed below the development on the slopes allowing instant access to the higher slopes in the summer months.
- 1 bedroom apartments from £188,262 (€241,667) – NET of VAT via leaseback purchase
- 2 bedroom apartments from £227,212 (€291,667) – NET of VAT via leaseback purchase
- 3 bedroom apartments from £324,589 (€416, 667) – NET of VAT via leaseback purchase
For further sales information contact the MGM French Properties Sales team on Tel: +44 (0)207 494 0706