Relax and unwind in the old playground!

The 'King of the Mountains' garden apartment, with its own private entrance, is situated beneath our family home, the former village school. The apartment was originally the covered, vaulted play area for the pupils.

Now converted to accommodate up to 4 people it comprises:

  • A well equipped kitchen with 'breakfast bar'
  • A shower room/WC
  • A twin bedroom
  • A vaulted living area with the possibility of sleeping 2 people on a sofa-bed

The apartment opens on to a sunny terrace (shared) with outdoor seating and dining area. The terrace is bordered by a small stream and beyond this, stunning mountain peaks.

All bed linen and towels are provided as well as some basic toiletries and cleaning products.

Wireless broadband connection is available throughout.

The kitchen area is equipped with a washing machine, gas hob, electric oven, microwave oven, refrigerator with small freezer section, kettle and a selection of coffee makers.

The living area has a colour TV (with some English and Sky channels), DVD player, a large collection of cycling related books, DVDs and magazines as well as a comprehensive selection of local maps, guidebooks and ride guides to help you plan your stay.

Our key safe for late arrivals allows for flexibility - and more space for snacks in back pockets!

We have secure bike storage as well as some basic tools including track pumps.

Le Rivier d'Ornon is a small hamlet full of French rural charm. Situated on the climb between Bourg d'Oisans and the Col d'Ornon (8km uphill at an average gradient of 5%), we are only 10km from the foot of Alpe d'Huez and the town of Bourg d'Oisans where there are many shops, supermarkets and restaurants. There are also 3 restaurants just 2.5km from the accommodation at the Col d'Ornon itself.

Late arrival or just can't wait to get out and ride...put off that trip to buy provisions by ordering one of our 'Musettes' to get your stay started:

Breakfast Musette

  • Smooth orange juice (1l)
  • Milk (soya milk on request) (2l)
  • Porrige oats or museli (500g or 750g)
  • Bread
  • Jam (2 x 50g jars)
  • Butter
  • Tea bags (15 x loose bags, PG, Tetley or similar)
  • Coffee (250g ground)

Dinner Musettes

All the ingredients needed to rustle up a choice of 3, quick, healthy meals. Recipe card included with each musette.

  • Option 1: Spaghetti carbonara (gluten free pasta on request) and salad
  • Option 2: Chicken, mozzarella and cherry tomatoes in pesto sauce with quinoa and bulgur wheat, salad.
  • Option 3: Vegetarian, tomato baked gnocci and salad


  • Tarte au citron
  • Greek yoghurt and local honey
  • Fondant au chocolat

Please let us know at the time of booking or a minimum of a week before your arrival if you would like us to provide you with a musette package.

For Musette costs, go to our 'Prices and Booking' page.