Although we do not offer direct ski transfers to Villard Reculas, we can take you most of the way. Villard Reculas is connected by pistes to Alpe d’Huez but it is accessed by a completely separate road which comes up from Rochetaillee, a small hamlet close to Bourg d’Oisans on the valley floor. There is also a very narrow road which connects Villard Reculas to Alpe d’Huez but it is closed when there is snow, so it’s always best to use our Rochetaillee stop. From Rochetaillee you will need to make your own travel arrangements for the short journey to Villard Reculas. See the section below for more information and advice about this.
Our buses will connect you with Grenoble International Airport throughout the 2016 / 2017 winter ski season. We start on the 10th December 2016 and finish on the 16th April 2017. We have a service that connects with every single scheduled flight into and out of Grenoble Airport. Our prices to Rochetaillee are £44pp Return & £26pp Single, but with our group and child discounts, you could pay as little as £38.50pp Return. We will drop you off at and pick you up from the main bus stop in Rochetaillee, next to the Hotel Belledonne. Please see our ‘Children’ page to see our policy on carrying children. Click this link if you wish to Book Now or receive an Instant Quote for your group.
Villard Reculas is a peaceful, quiet, authentic village which has a real mountain feel to it. It has not been developed at all and retains a lot of its mountain village charm. Facing south, it offers breathtaking views and enjoys a lot of sun. It’s connected to the Alpe d’Huez ski area so you’ve got 250kms of pisted runs at your disposal. It’s definitely a family resort, or a mountain lovers resort, as there’s not much to do there except enjoy the ambiance. The distance to Grenoble airport is 100km and the transfer time to Rochetaillee, in good driving conditions, is usually only 1hr 15 minutes. For more information about Villard Reculas, take a look here www.villard-reculas.com
The only sensible way to get from Rochetaillee to Villard Reculas is by taxi. Our ski transfer buses will arrive in Rochetaillee about 1 hour 15 minutes after they depart Grenoble Airport. The taxi company should supply you with details on how you co-ordinate meeting in Rochetaillee.
A private taxi from Rochetaillee to Villard Reculas costs around 40€ for up to 4 of you and takes around 25 minutes. There are a few taxi companies in the area and we would strongly recommend you book these as far in advance as possible, as they can get very busy.
Jacki knows the area really well and has been operating for a long time. He does not really speak English though. His mobile number is 00 33 (0)6 74 53 13 56. More Details can be found here http://www.vaujany.com/en/come-vaujany
Taxi d’Oz This company has a few vehicles which can accommodate skis and babies. They also speak English and the best way to contact them is by email. Their website is www.taxi-oz.com, their email address is email@example.com and their mobile number is 00 33 (0)6 87 41 99 96
Taxi Mooncab This company has a 5 seater vehicle and is run by a guy called Munir, who speaks English. His website is www.mooncab.fr his email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and their mobile number is 00 33 (0)6 51 77 72 52
Grenoble Airport is easily the closest airport to Villard Reculas, at less than 1hour 45 minutes away. This is why we only operate our Ski Transfer shuttle service to Rochetaillee from Grenoble Airport.
If you have booked a flight to another airport, such as Chambery, Lyon or Geneva, it may be worth looking at changing your flight so you arrive into Grenoble. Otherwise you may have to pay for expensive private transfers or use various public transport options (trains, buses) which can take a long time. It may be cheaper to change your flight so you can use our service.