The Tour de France is the ultimate challenge for any cyclist, and this year’s race is upping the ante. Or, should we say, upping the altitude? The 2019 route has been billed as “the highest Tour in history”, with cyclists set to pedal over some of the Alps’ most challenging climbs, including the stunning area of Tignes.
The active travellers’ destination of choice
Among the estimated 12 million people who will watch the race roadside, many will be cheering on the competitors from Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne through the Iseran Pass (Europe’s highest paved road) to Tignes. This isn’t the only cycling event on the calendar for Tignes this year, with the 56th Tour de l’Avenir also being hosted in the area in August.
Even when it’s not acting as an unofficial mecca of French bicycle racing, Tignes has long been one of France’s most popular spots for sporty travellers. Tignes has a lot to offer is you want year-round activities at your French holiday destination.
Tignes is comprised of truly exceptional landscapes between lakes, glaciers and summits at the heart of the Vanoise National Park, with a wealth of diverse year-round activities for sporting enthusiasts.
Cyclists of any level have great options throughout Tignes, either on-road or through more challenging terrain. For mountain bike riders, the Tignes – Val d’Isere Bike Park boasts 150km of trails open between June and September. Family-friendly cycle paths and routes include the Voie Vert (green path) which wraps around Tignes lake. Those who prefer to spend their time out of the saddle can pass the time hiking, or trying their hands at golf, archery, tennis, rock climbing and paragliding.
Curious about property in Tignes?
If you’re a cycling enthusiast Tignes is an idyllic setting for your second home. There’s a range of new build apartments constructed in the traditional, charming chalet style of the region. Le Lodge des Neiges is a stunning development by MGM French Properties located in Tignes 1800, ideal for winter ski holidays and summer outdoor adventures. Prices start from €225,000 for a one-bedroom apartment.
Le Lodge des Neiges (‘The Snow Lodge’) is a development located in a prime position above the Tignes 1800 gondola. Residents will benefit from an exclusive 1,000m² spa and recreational facility, which includes a swimming pool, children’s paddling pool, private gymnasium featuring the most up-to-date equipment, spa facilities and treatment rooms.
The apartments are fully furnished with cosy interiors; warm colours complement neutral tones and combine with spacious floorplates to create a homely environment to relax in after an action-packed day. Kitchens come fitted with finely crafted granite worktops and other facilities, including a washing machine, dishwasher, and fridge-freezer. Apartments also boast floor-to-ceiling French windows and large balconies to take in the Alpine views.
With one to four-bedroom apartments on offer at Le Lodge des Neiges, and an exclusive range of onsite amenities, the development is set to be an incredible home-away-from-home for sports lovers in one of France’s best resorts.
For further information on Tignes and contact MGM French Properties online, or Tel: 0207 494 0706.
This article was produced by FrenchEntree.com in association with MGM French Properties.