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Self drive to the Alps

A self drive ski holiday is the perfect way to travel at your own pace, limit your carbon footprint, avoid busy airports and luggage restrictions. With an average journey time of 10/12 hours, the Alps are easily accessible via an excellent network of motorways and by far the most flexible way to travel.

French autoroute tolls amount to approximately €60 each way, varying a little depending on your destination and route. 

As independent travellers we would be grateful if you could let us know your itinerary so that we can pass the information onto resort staff.  Unless other arrangements have been agreed in writing, please remember that the accommodation will be ready from 15h00 and that guests are asked to leave on the day of departure by 10h00.

Do not forget the following:

Also recommended by motoring organisations (and in some cases a legal requirement) for continental travel in winter are the following items: Small spares kit, fire extinguisher, spare keys, makers handbook, spare bulbs, snow chains & shovel.

See the tabs below for driving directions to our resorts.

Basic Itinerary:

• Take the A26 from Calais to Reims & Troyes
• The A26 becomes the A5 to Langres
• The A5 becomes the A31 to Dijon
• Take the A39 to Bourg-en-Bresse
• Join the A40 towards Geneva
• Turn off onto the A42 to Lyon
• Take A43 from Lyon to Chambéry and Albertville
• Follow signs for Albertville, Moutiers and finally Aime

Summit View

Take the exit for Aime and follow the signs for La Plagne. Follow the road up through the 21 hairpins until you reach the roundabout at the top. Take the first exit in the direction of Plagne Centre. As you enter Plagne Centre you will pass the Salle Omnisports building on your left and a large parking area adjacent to this. To the right of the parking area (as you look at it from the road) is a ramp that takes you up past the banks and Pharmacie. Drive on as far as you can go, the parking ends where the piste begins. This is temporary parking for unloading bags. As you walk up to the piste you will see some outside steps leading into the building on your right. Once through the electric doors take the stairs in front of you and follow the signs for Summit View.

  • La Plagne Resort Manager: 06 79 08 00 17
  • Leman Telephone Number: 04 86 58 22 68
  • Lugano Telephone Number: 04 86 58 23 76
  • Como Telephone Number: 04 86 51 72 40
  • Garda Telephone Number: 04 86 58 23 71
  • Lucerne Telephone Number: 04 86 58 23 69

Parking

Unfortunately we cannot offer private VIP SKI parking in La Plagne, however, there is an underground car park just a short walk from our chalets in La Plagne Centre:

Parking La Plagne Centre – The car park entrance is adjacent to the Alle Omnisports building on your left as you reach La Plagne centre. Cards are sold on site by the guard (present from Monday to Friday from 13h to 17h and Saturday and Sunday from 8h to 20h) but pre-booking is advisable as there are only 210 spaces. Cost is approximately €50 for 7-8 days. Limited height: 1,95 m.

The parking can be booked through SAGS http://www.sags.fr/parking-la-plagne/voirie-la-plagne-59.html

Enquiries +33 4 79 55 31 75 / laplagne@sags.fr 

If you are using a Sat Nav, the co-ordinates for the centre of La Plagne are as follows: Lat: N 45.505428, Long:  E 6.675659

NB In an alpine environment Sat Navs are not always accurate. Please check the route chosen as they are not always aware of closed alpine roads.

Basic Itinerary:

• Take the A26 from Calais to Reims & Troyes.
• The A26 becomes the A5 to Langres.
• The A5 becomes the A31 to Dijon.
• Take the A39 to Bourg-en-Bresse.
• Join the A40 towards Geneva.
• Turn off onto the A42 to Lyon.
• Take A43 from Lyon to Chambéry and Albertville.
• Follow signs for Albertville, Moutiers, Bourg St. Maurice and Val d'Isère.

The Bellevarde Lodges - Upon arrival in central Val d’Isere go straight on at the first roundabout (opposite Banque de Savoie) and turn right at the second. Head through the tunnel and continue straight on past the STVI building on your left and straight over when the road turns 90 degrees to the right. Continue up the hill about 200 metres and the Bellevarde Lodges are situated together on the left hand side after “Residence EurekaVal”. Two parking spaces are available outside Bellevarde Lodge and must be reserved. Alternatively garage parking is available at our Aspen Lodge property.

  • Bellevarde Lodge, Muscat phone number - 04 79 41 95 13
  • Bellevarde Lodge, Merlot phone number - 04 79 41 21 49
  • Bellevarde Lodge, Savoie phone number - 04 79 41 25 23
  • Bellevarde Lodge, Chablis phone number - 04 79 41 22 54
  • CLUB Bellevarde phone number - 04 79 23 24 15

Aspen Lodge - Upon arrival in central Val d’Isère continue straight on for 60 metres after the first roundabout (opposite the Banque de Savoie). The Aspen Lodge is located in “Residence Le Lys Martagon”, on the right hand side of the road (in between the Tabac and the Auberge St Hubert restaurant). Underground parking for the Aspen Lodge is located at the rear of the building, and a member of concierge (located in the Reception) can assist you further.

Aspen Lodge Concierge phone number: 04 86 58 28 20

Chalet Klosters, Madrisah & Davos - Follow the road from La Daille towards the centre of Val d’Isere. Turn left opposite the Spar petrol station and just after MediVal (the Medical Centre). Continue up the track (which veers heavily to the left as you climb the hill) until you reach the Chalet Suisse cul de sac at the very end of the road. Chalet Klosters is slightly to your left at the top of the cul de sac. Chalet Madrisah is on the right at the bottom of the cul de sac. Chalet Davos is on the lower level on the left.

  • Chalet Klosters Phone Number -  04 79 09 31 45
  • Chalet Madrisah Phone Number - 04 79 06 17 92
  • Chalet Davos Phone Number - 04 79 06 02 63

Bel Sol - Upon arrival in central Val d’Isère go straight on at the first roundabout (opposite Banque de Savoie) and turn right at the second. The road splits in two, the left one heading through a tunnel the right heading up to the Hotel Ormelune. Take the right road and turn right again at the end of the road. Follow the road for 40 metres, Bel Sol is situated in the first large wooden building on the left hand side and the chalet is situated on the top floor of the block. Parking is not available by the chalet but your chalet host will advise you where to park the car once you have unloaded.

  • Chalet Bel Sol Phone Number - 04 79 07 47 15

The Farmhouse & La Petite Ferme - Upon entering Val d’Isère drive 300m and pass the petrol station on your right, then drive a further 540m until you reach a roundabout. At the roundabout continue straight (last exit). There is a Banque de Savoie next to the roundabout exit the roundabout after you pass it on your right. Continue 250m to the next roundabout and continue straight (last exit). After 75m take the first right (after the shop Poivre Blanc) and then immediately left into a narrow road towards the church (passing the Hotel les Cinq Freres on your right). Pass the church on your right and continue another 100 metres, The Farmhouse & La Petite Ferme are on your left, on the road. The Farmhouse has a distinctive ground floor balcony that almost touches the street. Your chalet host will advise you where to park the car once you have unloaded.

  • The Farmhouse Phone Number - 04 79 40 10 94
  • La Petite Ferme Phone Number - 04 86 15 46 14

Petit and Grand Choucas - Upon arrival in central Val d’Isere continue straight on for approximately 10 metres after the first roundabout (opposite the banque de Savoie) The Grand and Petit Choucas can be found just off the high street on the left hand side. The entrance to the building is found between the Roxy café and the Billabong shop (the first small turn on the left after the roundabout). 

There is no parking at the Grand or Petit Choucas although we do have limited underground parking at our Aspen Lodge (virtually opposite). Please telephone the Aspen Lodge on arrival in Val d’Isere on +33 (0)4 86 58 28 20. If parking is unavailable in the Aspen Lodge our staff will direct you to the nearest resort car parking. 

  • Grand Choucas Phone Number - 04 79 08 72 62
  • Petit Choucas Phone Number - 04 79 07 04 87

Parking

In addition to the private VIP SKI parking options there are two covered car parks in Val d’Isere:

Parking Centre (P0) – Found just off the Rue du Parc des Sports, reached by turning right at the 2nd roundabout after la Daille you will see the car park entrance on the corner of the first left turning just before Hotel Christiania. 
Cost is approximately €100 for 7-8 days.

Parking Face de Bellevarde (P1) – Found on the Rue de la Face, reached by turning right off the main road approximately 200m after the petrol station and then left at the T-junction. The car park is on the right just after to Centre Aquasportif. 
Cost is approximately €85 for 7-8 days.

Both the above can be booked through SAGS http://www.parkingvaldisere.com
Enquires +33 4 79 06 07 44

If you are using a Sat Nav the co-ordinates for the centre of Val d'Isere are: Lat: N 45.449727, Long: E 6.977895

NB In an alpine environment Sat Navs are not always accurate. Always check the route chosen as they are not always aware of alpine road closures.

Basic Itinerary:

• Take the A26 from Calais to Reims & Troyes
• The A26 becomes the A5 to Langres
• The A5 becomes the A31 to Dijon
• Take the A39 to Bourg-en-Bresse
• Join the A40 towards Geneva
• Turn off onto the A42 to Lyon
• Take A43 from Lyon to Chambéry and Albertville
• Follow signs for Albertville, Moutiers and finally Méribel.

Chalet Mariefleur, Marielaine & Brioche - As you approach Méribel, you will pass a "Sport Boutique" warehouse and the "Bressand" bakery followed by a sign for Mussillon on your left. After this sign, turn left directly up a small gravel driveway to a cul de sac of 3 buildings. Chalet Mariefleur is the chalet directly in front of you. Chalet Marielaine and Chalet Brioche are the chalet on the right.

  • Chalet Mariefleur phone number +33 (0)4 79 00 40 56
  • Chalet Marielaine phone number  +33 (0)4 79 00 40 92
  • Chalet Brioche phone number + 33 (0)4 79 23 11 15

Bellacima Lodge - Once you have got to Meribel you first come into Mussilon. The road has a slight incline and O'Sullivans/The Den (nightclub/restaurant) is on your right. Across from this on your left is a car park. Turn left into this road (if you have gone past Spa on the left then you have gone too far). Drive up the road behind the car park and it is the third chalet on the right (there is a chalet on the right before Bellacima with red dog figurines on the gate posts). 

  • Bellacima Lodge Phone Number: + 33 (0)4 79 00 29 82

Chalet Yukon - Once you have got to Meribel you first come into Mussilon. The road has a slight incline and on your right you’ll pass O'Sullivans (nightclub/restaurant) followed by a church and the Spar shop on the left. Yukon is the small stand alone property on your right.

  • Yukon Phone Number: + 33 (0)4 79 06 46 32

Taiga Lodge and Indiana Lodge - Follow the main road through Méribel passing the Spar Supermarket and turning on the left towards the Altiport. The road heads down hill towards the Olympic Centre (very large white building). At the bottom of the hill, (before you reach the Olympic Centre), you will see a large car park on the right and a set of round recycling bins by the side of the road. Turn right just before the bins under the télécabine wires up a winding hill. The Taiga Lodge and Indiana Lodge are the last two chalets up the hill at the top of a short driveway, Taiga on the right and Indiana on the left.

  • Taiga Lodge Phone Number: + 33 (0)4 79 08 19 35
  • Indiana Lodge Phone Number: + 33 (0)4 79 00 17 51

Refuge Boua - Follow the main road through Méribel as if going around the town to the right. Just after the Olympic Centre (very large white building) you get to a roundabout, follow signs for Mottaret passing through the tunnel. Chalet La Boua is the first chalet on your right as you exit the tunnel, use the steps down to the piste to access the front door.

  • Refuge Boua Tel Number: + 33 (0)4 79 41 12 53

Chalet Chaudanne - Drive through the main high street in Meribel, passing the Olympic Centre on your right. Take the first exit at the roundabout and carry on straight past Les Castors restaurant on your left. Take the next turning on your left and Chalet Chaudanne is the second building on the left.

  • Chalet Chaudanne Phone Number: +33 (0)4 79 41 53 43

Parking

In addition to the private VIP SKI parking options there are 3 main covered car parks that can be pre-booked in Meribel:

Les Chaudanne -  Located in the Olympic park this car park has 110 spaces, CCTV and can take cars up to the height of 2.3m. Cost is approximately €75 for 7-8 days.

Le Rond Point – Located on the Rond Point des Pistes roundabout close to Chalets Taiga, Indiana and Refuge Boua, this car park has 200 spaces. Cost is approximately €75 for 7-8 days. Limited height: 2.15m.

The Ravines – Located in the centre of the village this car park has 156 spaces, CCTV and can take cars up to 1.90m. Cost is approximately €75 for 7-8 days.

Parking at the Chaudanne can be booked directly with the car park on arrival ; +33 4 79 00 58 21

Parking at The Ravines and Le Rond Point can be booked through the Police Municipale and must be pre-booked before 31st December; +33 4 79 00 58 92

If you are using a Sat Nav the co-ordinates for the centre of Meribel are: Lat: N 45.404866, Long: E 6.56399

NB In alpine environments Sat Navs are not always accurate. Please check the route chosen as they are not always aware of alpine road closures.

Basic Itinerary:

• Take the A26 from Calais to Reims & Troyes
• The A26 becomes the A5 to Langres
• The A5 becomes the A31 to Dijon
• Take the A39 to Bourg-en-Bresse
• Join the A40 towards Geneva
• Turn off onto the A42 to Lyon
• Take A43 from Lyon to Chambéry and Albertville
• Follow signs for Albertville, Moutiers and finally Courchevel.

Founets Aval & Founets Amont – Continue to follow signs through Courchevel 1550 & 1650 until you reach 1850. As the road forks, take a left onto Rue de Forum. At the roundabout, take the first exit onto Rue du Rocher and continue onto Rue de Bellecote. You will pass a turning for Rue de la Vizelle, and shortly after, take a left onto Rue de Nogentil. The chalets are on the second set of chalets on the left-hand side just before you approach Chalet La Bergerie and the large apartment block to the right. 

• Founets Aval phone number +33 4 79 08 46 65
• Founets Amont phone number +33 4 79 08 09 32

Darkoum Makan, Lama & Kalo – Follow the same directions as above. Pass Chalet La Bergerie on your right and Chalet Pearl on your left. Just before you approach a turning on the left, the Darkoum chalets will be on your right hand side, opposite Chalet Vizelle. 

• Darkoum Makan phone number +33 4 79 08 20 46
• Darkoum Lama phone number +33 4 79 08 06 03
• Darkoum Kalo phone number +33 4 79 08 26 11

Parking

There is enough space for two cars outside Founets Amont and Founets Aval.

Covered parking is available at the Bellecote in 1850, around 800m from the chalets. Prices are approximately €109 for 6 days and €117 for 7 days.

Basic Itinerary:

• Take the A26 from Calais to Reims & Troyes.
• The A26 becomes the A5 to Langres.
• The A5 becomes the A31 to Dijon.
• Take the A39 to Bourg-en-Bresse.
• At Bourg-en-Bresse take the A40 towards and then past, Geneva.
• This becomes the A40 - 'Autoroute Blanche'.
• Follow signs for Cluses/ Taninges/ Les Gets.
• After driving through Les Gets, this road will lead you all the way to Morzine.

Chalet locations:

Altitude Lodge, Lets Gets
Once in Les Gets itself follow the signs to Les Chavannes, Altitude Lodge is at the end of the road. It takes about 7-10 minutes from the town, up a very windy road. You will recognise Altitude Lodge as the newest looking building on the far left once you reach the end of the road.

  • Altitude Lodge Resort Manager: +33 (0)6 71 38 35 72

Parking

In addition to the private VIP SKI parking next to the lodge, there is an underground car park at the bottom of the Chavannes Cable car (with Altitude Lodge being at the top)

Parking Souterrain – Sitauted on the route du Front de Neige right next to the Chavannes cable car is the Vinci park car park. It has 240 spaces and costs approximately €55 for 7 days.

The above can be booked at http://www.parkindigo.fr/
Enquires +33 04 50 75 73 10

Alaska & Valdez - 
As you enter Morzine on the D338 from Les Gets. Turn left at the first give way sign with Hotel Igloo on your left hand side. Drive to end of road and turn right at the T-junction. Alaska and Valdez are 200m down on the left hand side, above the Spar supermarket and opposite the Bonbonniere bakery. The front door is accessed directly from the pavement and located inbetween the Spar supermarket and Hubert Sports.

Little Lumi, Nevada & Kenai
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Little Lumi, Chalet Nevada & Chalet Kenai are the next door on the left after Alaska and Valdez. After dropping your bags take the immediate right hand turn and you will see the entrance to the underground public parking after 50m on your left hand side. 

  • Chalet Alaska +33 (0)4 50 04 86 49
  • Valdez Suite +33 (0)4 86 57 33 24
  • Little Lumi + 33 (0)4 50 37 34 20
  • Chalet Kenai + 33 (0)4 50 04 17 32
  • Chalet Nevada + 33 (0)4 50 37 3875

The Manoir - As you enter Morzine on the D338 from Les Gets you cross one roundabout where you take the second exit signposted to Morzine (centre) “par la Route de la Plagne”. Continue on this road past the Renault Garage. The road will then immediately fork, take the road on the right known as Avenue du Joux Plagne. Continue on this road for about 300m. After the car park, take the next available road on your left. The road is a single-track road and should have a sign post on the corner saying “Chemin de la Coutettaz”. At the T junction turn left. The Manoir is the second building on the right after a large building with blue shutters which is opposite the T junction.

  • The Manoir phone number +33 (0)4 50 49 07 85

Chalet Kaila - You enter Morzine on the D338. Continue straight on at the first give way sign towards the centre of town. Pass the tourist office on your left and when you reach a small roundabout turn back on yourself, taking the third exit, and head down a one way road. Continue for 250m on this road 'Chemin de la vieille plagne' and you will reach Chalet Kaila on your right hand side. The chalet is clearly marked with both its name and a VIP SKI logo.

  • Chalet Kaila phone number + 33 (0)4 50 75 42 10

Colibri Uno/Penthouse - As you approach Morzine on the D338 you cross a roundabout where you take the first exit. Continue straight on till the first give way sign which is just in front of a small roundabout, drive straight on towards the centre of town, the road splits just after this, but stay on the left hand fork. Pass the tourist office on your left and bear round to the right. Take the immediate right hand turn.  Colibiri uno/ Penthouse is located 40metres up the road on the right. 

  • Colibri Uno phone number + 33 (0)4 50 38 51 07
  • Colibri Penthouse phone number + 33 (0)4 50 74 39 83

Parking

There are three parking spaces below the Colibri building and two covered car parks close to our chalets in Morzine. Parking on-site MUST be pre-booked and will not be available without prior notice. 

Joux Plane - Joux Plane is located close to the Pleney bubble on Avenue Du Jouz Plane. The car park entrance is next door to ESF’s Piou Piou garden, opposite Intersport and the Easy to Ride office. It has 90 spaces and costs approximately €55 for 7 days.

Parking Office Du Tourisme – For those staying in Chalet Kaila, Chalet Kenai, Little Lumi and Chalet Nevada the closest car park is the Office Du Tourisme. The car park is down a side street off the Route de la Plagne opposite the La Chamade restaurant (lots of wooden carvings outside) and just before the Tourist Office. It has 180 places and costs approximately €56 for 7 days.

Avoriaz

When driving from Les Gets, take the D902 to Morzine. At the first roundabout, take the 1st right to go into Morzine on the D338. The road will fork when you are near the centre - take the right fork to stay on the D338. You will hit another roundabout which you should go straight over and go under a bridge. The road curls round to another round about. Take the 1st right and continue on the D338 to Avoriaz with all the hair pin bends going up the hill. When you reach Avoriaz, follow signs to the parking – this can be the underground parking or overground. Once there, it is not far to walk to the Chalet but call the Chalet so the Chalet hosts can come and meet you.  

  • Chalet Poudreuse + 33 (0)4 50 49 90 37
  • No. 1 Penthouse + 33 (0)4 50 74 89 72
  • No. 2 Penthouse + 33 (0)4 50 74 89 95
  • No. 3 Penthouse + 33 (0)4 50 74 89 96 
  • Chalet Kakisa - phone number TBC
  • Chalet Kobuk - phone number TBC
  • Chalet Ossetra - phone number TBC
  • Chalet Beluga - phone number TBC

Parking

Avoriaz is a car free resort however there are 3 underground car parks all situated at the entrance of the resort where you can park before our staff come and greet you: 

Falaise – this car park has 300 spaces with a maximum height of 1.90 m and costs approximately €87 for 7 days.

Proclou– this car park has 540 spaces with a maximum height of 1.90 m and costs approximately €87 for 7 days.

Plateau  – this car park has 840 spaces with a maximum height of 1.90 m and costs approximately €87 for 7 days.

Pre-booking is advisable and you can book through Avoriaz Parking; http://www.avoriazparkings.com

For Enquiries resaparkings@orange.fr

If you are using a Sat Nav the co-ordinates for the centre of Morzine are: Lat: N 46.181062, Long: E 6.704863

NB In an alpine environment Sat Navs are not always accurate. Please check the route chosen as they are not always aware of closed alpine roads.

Basic Itinerary

• From Calais take the A26 to Reims 
• From Reims take the A4 to Metz. 
• Turn off onto the A26 signposted Troyes  
• Take the A5 the A31 to Dijon
• From Dijon to Lyon the A31 becomes the A6. 
• Just before Lyon take the A46 for Grenoble 

Le Village Chalets
Once on the ring road around Grenoble (Rocade Sud), leave at junction 8, signposted Briancon and Station de l’Oisans. From Bourg D'Oisans take the road signposted Alpe d'Huez after Casion Supermarket.  As you approach Alpe d’Huez, follow signs for Quartier Bergers. The road will fork and will see chalets up on your right hand side, do not drive up there but take the left hand fork up to a roundabout. Carry straight on over the roundabout onto Avenue du Rif Nel (you will now be following the piste on your right hand side).  Carry on this road until you are nearly at the top of the resort where you will turn right onto Rue de Font Belle. The chalets will be found on the right hand side just before the entrance to the car park for the Chamois d’Or. Underground parking can be found beneath the chalets.

  • Alpe D'Huez resort manager: +33 (0) 647 57 14 01
  • Maison Telephone Number: +33 (0) 486 15 46 68
  • Ferme Telephone Number: +33 (0) 486 15 49 29
  • Manoir Telephone Number: +33 (0) 486 15 48 75
  • Chapelle Telephone Number: +33 (0) 486 15 46 71
  • CLUB Chateau Telephone Number: +33 (0) 486 57 37 19 

Eden East & West
Follow the directions above but go past the Le Village chalets on your right. As you approach the Chamos d'Or, the Eden Blanc building will be on your right hand side. 

  • Eden East Telephone Number: TBC
  • Eden West Telephone Number: TBC

Parking

In addition to the private VIP SKI parking below our Le Village chalets, there are several car parks in Alpe d’Huez. The closest to our cluster of chalets is as follows:

Le Rif Nel – This undercover car park has 244 spaces and is situated near the top of Avenue du Rif Nel, the main road leading towards our chalets (the piste is on the right hand side of this road). Parking here costs approximately €58 for 7 days.

Parking can be booked through http://www.alpedhuez.com
For enquiries; +33 (0)4 76 11 21 17

If you are using a Sat Nav the co-ordinates for the centre of Alpe d'Huez are: Lat: N 45.097011, Long: E 6.071543

NB Please be aware that Sat Navs are not always accurate in alpine environments as roads can be closed. Please check your route and don't rely on the Sat Nav's directions.

Important note: Your vehicle will require an Austrian Autobahn vignette (sticker).


Basic Itinerary Innsbruck to St Anton (approximately 1h20)

  • Follow signs for the autobahn.
  • Take the autobahn direction Bregenz
  • After approximately 92 km from the airport take the Autobahn exit signposted St Anton and Arlberg pass (just before the toll booths for the Arlberg Tunnel)
  • Turn right at the top of the exit ramp and right again after 200m, again signposted St Anton and Arlberg pass
  • Continue on the B197 for approximately 4km until you reach St Anton. 
  • Follow further directs to our chalets as below...

Basic Itinerary Friedrichschafen to St Anton
Note: It is normally better to avoid the Arlberg pass (just west of St Anton) and take the Arlberg Tunnel. If you have a satnav be careful that it does not direct you to leave the motorway early to take you over the pass, instead stay on the autobahn until you drive through the long Arlberg Tunnel (€8.50 Toll)

  • Drive towards Bergenz and take the Autobahn direction Bergenz and Innsbruck
  • Approximately 127km (1h30) from Friedrichschafen you will exit the Arlberg tunnel. Immediately take the exit signposted St Anton and Arlberg pass. The slip road crosses the motorway and comes to a T junction. Turn right, again signposted St Anton and Arlberg pass
  • Continue on the B197 for approximately 4km until you reach St Anton. 
  • Follow further directs to our chalets as below…

Directions for the Haus Hockar and Haus Gamskar from the dual carriageway to St Anton:

 1. Leave and cross the dual carriageway to loop down to road 197.
 2. At the ‘Stop’ sign turn right to follow signs to ‘St Anton’. After about 2km you will pass through San Jakob with the supermarket ‘Mpreis’ on your left.
 3. Continue around a long right hand bend. Turn right to ‘Nassereinbahn’, just before the ‘Tourist Information Office’(highlighted in green).
 4. Follow the road left up the hill to Nasserein and Turn left at the t-junction at the top of the hill to ‘Nasserein’.
 5. Take the first right just before the barriers. Continue for 300m passing Tom Dooley’s bar on your left.
 6. On the left you will see your chalet - a sky blue building with wooden cladding on the front side, it is opposite Haus Weiskopf. The entrance and parking is on the right hand side of the building.
Directions for Chalet Cristal :
1. Leave and cross the dual carriageway to loop down to road 197.
2. At the ‘Stop’ sign turn right to follow signs to ‘St Anton’. After about 2km you will pass through San Jakob with the supermarket ‘Mpreis’ on your left.
3. Continue straight until the roundabout and take the second exit, following the main road.
4. Take the right-hand turning at the bus stop. Chalet Cristal is the second building on your left.

St Anton Resort Manager: 06 43 79 72 25
Haus Hockhar telephone number: 02 07 10 05 329
Haus Gamskar telephone number: 02 03 62 71 528

(These are Austrian numbers. Prefix with 0043 and remove the first ‘0’ when calling from the UK)

Parking

As well as our limited car parking space outside the three chalets there are two main car parks in resort:

Rendl – this is situated on the old valley station Rendlbahn just after the roundabout towards the Arlberg Pass. Parking here costs approximately €50 for 7 days.

Nassereinbahn – this is the closest car park for Haus Hochkar and Haus Gamskar. It’s situated at the very edge of the village about 3-4 minutes’ walk from the Nassereinbahn lift station. Parking here costs approximately €50 for 7 days.

Enquiries; all car parks in St Anton are not pre-bookable but if you have any enquiries you can contact the tourist board on +43 5446 22690 or info@stantonamarlberg.com

If you are using a Sat Nav the co-ordinates for St Anton are: GPS N 47.125768 E 10.257652

NB In an alpine environment Sat Navs are not always accurate. Always check the route chosen as they are not always aware of alpine road closures.

Important note: Your vehicle will require an Austrian Autobahn vignette.

Basic Itinerary Innsbruck to Lech (approximately 1h30)

  • Follow signs for the autobahn.
  • Take the autobahn direction Bregenz
  • After approximately 92 km from the airport take the Autobahn exit signposted St Anton and Arlberg pass (just before the toll booths for the Arlberg Tunnel)
  • Turn right at the top of the exit ramp and right again after 200m, again signposted St Anton and Arlberg pass
  • Continue on the B197 for approximately 4km until you reach St Anton. 
  • Drive through St Anton keeping on the B197 driving through St Christoph.
  • Turn right approximately half a mile after St Christoph onto the B198 signposted onto Lechtal Strasse
  • Continue on this road through Zurs and into Lech

Basic Itinerary Friedrichschafen to Lech
Note: It is normally better to avoid the Arlberg pass (just west of St Anton) and take the Arlberg Tunnel. If you have a satnav be careful that it does not direct you to leave the motorway early to take you over the pass, instead stay on the autobahn until you drive through the long Arlberg Tunnel (€8.50 Toll)

  • Drive towards Bergenz and take the Autobahn direction Bergenz and Innsbruck
  • Approximately 127km (1h30) from Friedrichschafen you will exit the Arlberg tunnel. Immediately  take the exit signposted St Anton and Arlberg pass. The slip road crosses the motorway and comes to a T junction. Turn right, again signposted St Anton and Arlberg pass
  • Continue on the B197 for approximately 4km until you reach St Anton. 
  • Drive through St Anton keeping on the B197 driving through St Christoph.
  • Turn right approximately half a mile after St Christoph onto the B198 signposted onto Lech
  • Continue on this road through Zurs and into Lech

 Directions for the Hotel Theodul once in Lech;

  • As you come into Lech there is a petrol station on the left with the hotel just around the corner on the right after the Hotel Elisabeth

Lech Resort Manager: 06 43 79 63 96
(This is an Austrian number. Prefix with 0043 and remove the first ‘0’ when calling from the UK)

Parking

Parking is opposite the hotel but it is limited. We therefore ask for you to call the UK Sales office to book a space. If spaces are not pre-booked, we cannot guarantee parking

There are also three public car parks in resort for long stays:

Rüfiplatz parking garage (parking tariffs apply)
Mühle parking garage (parking tariffs apply)
Anger parking garage (subject to payment)

If you are using a Sat Nav the co-ordinates for the Theodul are: GPS N 47.206046 E 10.140427

NB In an alpine environment Sat Navs are not always accurate. Always check the route chosen as they are not always aware of alpine road closures.

Self drive stop over?

When seeking absolute halfway convenience, we can recommend this simple but clean motel. It's right on the motorway and you can park your car literally outside your room. It's 3.5 hours from Calais and a further 4.5 hours to the Alps. 

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