Helyn & Guy

About Us

Guy and Helyn have been running 'King of the Mountains' for just over a decade; until 2016 as a 'chalet-style' operation catering for up to 11 cyclists on a half-board basis, and present day, our self-catered apartment.

Now our main efforts are concentrated on running 'Chairlift', a year-round, private transfer service. chairlift.eu

Drawn to the outdoor life and mountains, we arrived in France from the UK in 2003 originally to work a winter 'season'. The move became permanent in 2004 when we bought the village school house here in Le Rivier d'Ornon and started renovating it for the needs of cyclists. The decision to run cycle-specific accommodation was a natural choice; keen cyclists ourselves, we had spent time riding in the area with cycle clubs, triathlon clubs and independently. We immediately saw what wonderful riding the area had to offer.

We hope that our sporting interests have helped us to understand and provide for the needs of people coming on an active holiday themselves.

We get out on the bikes a little less often these days as the transport business and our newest member of 'staff', Alice, keeps us pretty busy - but when we can we do!