Gîte du Vallon offers holiday accommodation staying in a beautifully restored barn conversion set in a dramatic mountain setting in the heart of the Isere in the French Alps.
Gîte du Vallon is set in the small peaceful mountain village of Chantelouve, (near Bourg d’Oisans), on the boundary of the Ecrin National park at an altitude over 1100m (3600ft). Resting in the Malsanne valley surrounded by the most amazing mountain ranges, this truly is a place of spectacular beauty.
A wide range of activities are available throughout the area.
This area/region has long been recognised as a cyclists paradise: Le Tour de France, La Marmotte, La Vaujany, La Granfondo Les Deux Alpes and l’Alpe d’Huzes, are but a few of the famous cycling events that pass nearby.
Discover the mountains with hiking, cycling, mountain biking, and horse-riding; and for the thrill seekers: mountaineering, rock-climbing, VTT and the world famous Via Ferrata, suitable for all ages and physical abilities.
For those who are seeking an adrenaline rush why not try white water rafting, canyoning, hydro speed, or kayaking. We can also recommend bungee jumping at one of the highest European sites: the Ponsonnas Bridge.
Or for the ultimate high, view the mountains from the sky by paraponting.
In winter, with huge snow falls the mountains are transformed into a place of extreme beauty. Enabling skiing and snow-boarding,cross-country skiing, ice-climbing, snow-shoeing. Visit ice-caves complete with ice sculptures.
Gîte du Vallon is strategically placed to enable you to experience the internationally renowned ski domains of Les Deux Alpes, l’Alpe d’Huez and Alpe du Grand Serre as well as the local small ski station Le Col d’Ornon, perfect for beginners and only 5 minutes away.