Grenoble and its metropolitan area are inextricably linked to the history of cycling. The Critérium du Dauphiné has rarely failed to visit it since the inception of the race - 2018 will be the 60th time! The capital of the Alps is also a regular fixture in the Tour de France, where it has hosted stages 40 times. Furthermore, the very first Yellow Jersey in the history of the Tour was awarded in Grenoble in 1919. Cycling is part of everyday life here. The French Federation of Bicycle Users recently saluted the metropolitan area's efforts as the best "user-acclaimed initiatives to promote cycling" in the country. A few examples are the 7,000 Métrovelo shared bicycles, a 350 km network of bicycle paths, the biggest bicycle parking stations in France (with 2,000 spaces! and a network of reserved express fast tracks being developed.
Valmorel is an authentic village steeped in the tradition of Savoy and perfectly embedded in its natural environment. Its wooden cladding and lauze roofs, together with building height regulations, make it a particularly charming place. It is an important part of the vibrant Vallées d'Aigueblanche, with many attractions such as the Léchère-les-Bains spa resort, the Nâves Nordic area and the wild Celliers Valley… Everything in Valmorel is designed to make it easy to reach the 165 km of ski slopes. You can ski all the way to and from your accommodation. In the summer, the discrete ski lifts take everyone up the mountain, where pastoralism coexists harmoniously with tourist activities ranging from MTB and tennis to adventure parks, swimming pools, hikes and more. Valmorel, a village articulated around a main street packed with shops and restaurants, is in perfect harmony with nature and the ideal place to share special moments with family and friends no matter the season.
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