I just took a quick look at the other trip advisor reviews here and they are overwhelming positive, five-star reviews, and that accurately reflects my experience in two separate stays in the B&B side of the Velo Vercors operation this year. I am not sure where to begin with this review, but I know I would like to hit on some of the many positive aspects of Velo Vercors stay:
- Teresa and Roger are simply the best - they could not be more helpful, and they did a fantastic job of orienting me in the Vercors region.
- The B&B bedrooms are very simple, but comfortable, and that's what I was looking for. Nice private bath with a shower, wifi - I was able to Skype and surf the web no problem. The garden outside, and the deck and lounge area in the back are a delight.
- The B&B included breakfasts, and they could not have been better. They were perfect pre-ride with granola, yogurt, plenty of fresh fruit, walnuts, juice, bread, croissants, coffee or tea - pretty much exactly what I before a big ride. Over breakfast, Roger and Teresa are very enthusiastic about giving advice and Xerox maps for possible routes.
- There are a ton of great riding options available in the area. There is very little traffic, the roads are in great shape, and while the climbs up onto the Vercors plateaux and mountains are amazing, spectacular views, awesome balcony roads, and there are some great flat rides in the area, too. You could ride the area for a couple of weeks without repeating rides. I cannot stress enough how great the riding in the immediate area is. Sure, you could go south and ride in the Ventoux area or north and ride Alpe d'Huez and the Bourg d'Oisans area as day trips with a car, but why? The Vercors are a worthy destination in and of themselves. I'm an old skier, and in skiing there is an old saying: 'Don't leave good skiing to find good skiing.' I feel the same way about the Vercors. If you have never been to Alpe d'Huez or Mount Ventoux, sure, by all means go; but I would rather make them a separate trip and while at Velo Vercors, ride the Vercors. Also, it is worth noting that the Vercors are a little further south and lower than other parts of the French Alps, so the cols are open much sooner in the spring than many of the cols to the north. That figured into my planning for this year and I was not disappointed.
- I would and will go back to Velo Vercors in a heartbeat, and that's about as good a recommendation as I can give. Happy cycling! Chris H.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A specialist one stop cycling holiday destination. ... more less