Aravis Lodge, Saint Jean de Sixt
Sociable, 44 person Chalet-Hotel with exceptional service & convenience
The Home of Bike Weekender…
Our original & longest-running short break location. Your home-from-home for hassle-free cycling holidays.
- Fully-supported ‘Classic’ package service
- Sociable chalet-style dining
- Wine with dinner included
- Full bar, sauna, gym and bike hire on-site
- Our team on hand to help throughout
The fantastic cycling in the Aravis mountains and the Northern Alps is accessible straight from the door.
We have set it up to cater specifically to your needs for a short cycling break, so make yourself comfortable and think of it as your home from home.
After a hard day in the mountains, you’ll regularly find guests sharing a drink in the bar, unwinding in the sauna or simply dozing in the lounge.
The dining room plays host to some memorable meals, with 40 people around large banquet tables sharing stories and making new friends.
The Ideal Setup for Road Cycling Breaks
Everything aimed at maximising your cycling time; bike hire, bar, sauna, great food & hospitality under one roof.
- 18 cosy ensuite rooms
- Newly renovated bathrooms
- On-site bike hire
- Large licensed bar
- Full professional kitchen & chef team
Aravis Lodge – Rooms
The Lodge has 18 ensuite bedrooms on its first and second floors, which have recently been fully renovated in a fresh, contemporary style. Most rooms are 2 person twin / doubles; there are also 4 larger family rooms, which sleep up to 4 in twin / double beds plus an adult-sized bunk bed. All rooms have fluffy duvets plus extra blankets. Bath and hand towels are provided, along with complementary toiletries.
Aravis Lodge – Social Facilities
The ground floor of the Lodge has a large dining and breakfast room, with tea and coffee available throughout the day. It also has a large, sunny lounge with comfy sofas, a smaller TV room, and a large licensed bar. The bar has draught beers (Kronenbourg and Guiness) on tap along with a wide range of spirits, bottled beers and soft drinks.
On the basement level you will find the bicycle storage and all the latest hire equipment onsite for your convenience. There is also a fully equipped gym and fitness room with CV and weights machines – in case you haven’t had enough exercise already. The modern sauna and massage room always seems to be much more popular however!
Aravis Lodge – Food
We are told time and again by our guests that the food and wine we serve here really stand out. We believe food is an essential part of a good holiday, particularly a cycling holiday, which is why we ensure all our meals are wholesome, filling and delicious.
Our professionally trained chef team cook all our meals with care and attention using local suppliers and healthy ingredients. A generous allocation of red and white table wine is provided throughout dinner.
Aravis Lodge – Location
The lodge is located in the heart of the small village of St Jean de Sixt, just an hour’s airport transfer from Geneva, ideally located between the two Aravis resorts of La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand, only 5 minutes from each.
There are 3 restaurants, 3 bars, an ATM, post office, mini supermarket and several outdoor gear and regional produce / gift shops very close to the Lodge – from a few seconds to a couple of minutes walk.
For guests looking for a night out in the centre of resort, we can arrange lifts up to La Clusaz after dinner on an ad hoc basis, and can provide contact details for local taxi companies to book a lift back at the end of the night. La Clusaz has a dozen or so bars and 2 clubs which stay open until the small hours of the night.
The Aravis Lodge has the most convenient bike hire facilities of any of our locations – it’s mere steps away, on-site! You can grab a cup of tea (or a beer!) and head down to the Lodge basement on your arrival afternoon / evening, at your leisure, and get sorted with your bike and other kit from our comprehensive range of gear.
The Aravis Lodge has a sauna on the lower ground level, along with the on-site bike hire suite. The sauna is available to all guests in the afternoon and early evening.