Whether you eat Cols for breakfast, or simply like exploring the mountains, the Tarentaise is for you!
Home of the finish for Stage 11 of the 2018 Tour de France, La Rosière is a 'gentle' 19km climb from Séez with an average of 5% gradient. Choose the Tour route through Chatelard (15km over 6%) and see if you can beat Romain Bardet's time https://www.strava.com/activities/1711131434#42882287794
Other fantastic climbs include:
Col de la Madeline https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col_de_la_Madeleine
The start of this famous Col can be reached by train to Moûtiers or by cycling from Bourg for a little 40km warm up!
Col de l'Iseran https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col_de_l'Iseran
A beautiful climb which some choose to start at Val d'isere or more testing if you leave from Séez
Col du Petit Saint Bernard https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_St_Bernard_Pass
Cormet de Roselend https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cormet_de_Roselend can be reached from Bourg Saint Maurice or Beaufort via Albertville. Enjoy a warm Beaufort cheese tart before climbing the Col du Pré on your way to the top!
Col du Pré
Other local climbs:
Notre Dame du Pré La Plagne, Les Arcs, Hautecour, Val Thorens
Résidence des Epinois has a secure bike storage room with maintenance equipment and Turbo Trainer, which is accessed from the back of the property.