Your hospitality is extraordinary! Cycling in the Alps has been a lifelong dream, following the routes of my cycling heros. Thank you to Mike for the most amazing passes I've had the opportunity to ride. Your expertise, local knowledge, and sense of TdF history made the riding even more wonderful.
D Seattle USA
This is the perfect way to do it and nothing could be faulted. Mike is an expert cyclist who has invested a lot of time in refining challenging but rewarding routes around the Alps. Kevin provided invaluable assistance with his good humour, photography and support from the van, with regular top-ups of water and food. Jude is a wonderful cook who kept us well fuelled and looked after us domestically, including washing our bike gear. The Chalet itself is top-notch. Highly recommended!
P Sydney Australia
I enjoyed every minute of the week I was at Chalet Annabelle. The owners Mike and Jude were exceptional hosts and the service was first class. The chalet and location is beautiful, just up to road from Chamonix and sitting at the foot of Mont Blanc, a view of which I had out my skylight in my room. This area is a cycling mecca and the routes chosen by Mike took in some of the most famous climbs, with rides fully supported. The views were stunning on the cycles. Jude's evening meals were out of this world with a cake and coffee ready for us on our return every day from our day's cycling. Tour days in the alps have to be experienced, the atmosphere was electric! The travel to the tour stages was completely hassle free with Mike's knowledge on how the stages operate and his knowledge of the area. Overall, I highly recommend Chalet Annabelle and I will be back for more cycling adventures in the future! JM TdF 2012
Words cannot convey how good and hassle free this trip was.
Chalet annabel is a fabulous base for tour climbs in the alps - led by the wonderful hosts mike and Jude.
The tour climbs are amazing and only matched by the fantastic descents ,ooohhh the descents .
I am currently recommending this trip to all my cycling buddies. CC TdF 2012
Thank you again for a great trip. Your hospitality, knowledge, flexibility, facilities and enthusiasm was refreshing and I will be recommending you both not only in print but to all my friends and tri club. I was really impressed. Cyclingweekly.co.uk
If you are looking for a first class cycling holiday there is no better place. The Alps give up a super challenge and Mike attends to every detail and is the perfect guide giving encouragement and belief to his guests. Who would have thought that Hors Cat climbs would yield to my legs! Fuelled by Jude's wonderful cooking (you will be hard pressed to find better in Chamonix restaurants!) by the end of the week you'll be racing up those gradients. When not cycling you can relax and take it easy in the hot tub, the chalet is super comfortable and a good nights rest is guaranteed wrapped in crisp quality linen. Our week was a pretty full one with the Tour de France in town, though there are plenty of other things for the whole party to do if cycling is not your thing. Mke and Jude know the area very well and will be able to assist with anything that you may want to do to fill your day.
I'll certainly be back and while I'd like to keep this haven a secret just for me .... it just would not be right to keep the rest of the world away from such a wonderful place to explore and enjoy the Alps from. IH TdF trip
'We went around as planned, great route and really enjoyed the day' 'Mike, thanks for all your help and advice for the Marmotte, all done now and back in the UAE. Well done on the Etape all your training must have worked.' JD Alpine Training Weekend
Best cycling vacation I've ever had. Chalet Annabelle is a wonderful place. Very good location. Mike and Jude who own and run the place are so welcoming and their hospitality is beyond words. Definitely will come back. DG TdF