8 days
Duration
Jun-Jul
Dates
France
Location

This is a tour that should definitely be on every MTB rider’s bucket list!

We are talking about a week of biking, spent in the European biking Mecca, Les Deux Alpes. The Crankworx festival also made its first guest appearance outside Whistler right here on these slopes! At the heart of the French Alps and under an incredible 11810 ft glacier. Besides an incredible downhill bike park, this scenic destination offers never-ending trails for all kind of levels! And the best thing is that a lot of trails are highly enjoyable for experienced riders as well as for complete beginners! Therefore, no restrictions should be on your mind! In Les Deux Alpes you can have tons of fun and upgrade your mountain biking skills each day!

Highlights:

After years of biking and having fun around this incredible area, we designed a program that includes only the best of the best trails. Among most spectacular and for the most courageous riders, it also features a 9190 ft descent from the glacier. Now, imagine these feelings! And imagine these views! To top it up, this biking paradise also offers optimal climate conditions. “In years of riding in the area I have only experienced a few rainy days as most of the clouds get caught behind Mont Blanc,” says one of our expert guides, pointing at the peak.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Lyon Airport France
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive by 12:00 noon for a prompt departure at 1:00 PM
RETURN TIME Approximately 12:00 noon
INCLUDED
Lyon airport return shuttle
VTT 6-day + Glacier Experience Pass
complete van support every mile of the way to enjoy your vacation at your own pace
Expert English speaking guides with extensive local knowledge, who go above and beyond to cater to your every need
Group size doesn’t exceed 14 guests on a scheduled departure
transportation in mini-coach
NOT INCLUDED
airfare (we can help you purchase the best ticket possible and organize your bike transportation)
food and drinks
travel and activity insurance
personal safety and biking equipment insurance
gear rental. We offer gear rental options (inquire online and book in advance)
instructor gratuity

 

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Day 1 – Getting to Les2Alpes

If you are flying from overseas we recommend arriving at least a day early to help you adjust to the time zone and to avoid any flight delay complications.

We can pick you up at one of the nearby airports (Grenoble, Lyon or Geneva) or at a designated meeting point and drive you to Les2Alpes, where we will move into our alpine style accommodation for the duration of this trip. Once we’ve settled in, we’ll have a short introductory briefing followed by a dinner in the village and some relaxed time to get to know each other.

Alternatively, you can organize your own arrival to Les2Alpes and join us whenever it suits you best.

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Day 2 – Warm up on Les2Alpes Vallée Blanche Trails

If you haven’t gotten your bikes ready yet, now’s the time. The first part of the first day on trails is planned for skills and safety check and training. Then, our guide will introduce you to the most common trails and treats in the area of Vallée Blanche. Welcome to mountain bikers heaven!

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Day 3 – Puy Saint Vincent

After a 1.30h drive we’ll arrive at the infamous Puy Saint Vincent. The area offers a large choice of descent, enduro and cross country circuits on 21mi of marked trails. Our playground for the day includes:

➨   2 descending trails of 3 and 4.5mi

➨   3 enduro descending trails 4 to 6.5mi

➨   3 cross country circuits 6.5 to 16mi

➨   2 lifts (4 and 6 chairs)

➨   1 “fun way slope” with wooden lattice paths distributed over 660yd – ideal for family rides or to get introduced to mountain biking with 100% pleasure.

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DAY 4 – Les2Alpes Bike Park: Diable – Bike Patroller – Venosc

The prime classic is right in our backyard! Between wild and perfectly built trails bike park Les2Alpes definetly qualifies high among legends of mountain biking.

With its many slopes and ultramodern chairlift, the Diable aka “the devil” sector, contrary to its name, offers courses and modules for all levels. The breathtaking Fury (competition level) and the legendary Venosc trail will delight any seasoned and more adventurous rider.

On this day we’re set to concur:

➨ 3 sectors:  JANDRI, DIABLE, and VENOSC

➨ 4 lifts

➨ 6 tracks including 1 elite track

➨ 2  cross country routes

➨ 3 enduro routes

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Day 5 – Serre Chevalier

After just over an hour’s drive, we’ll reach another epic MTB area. Besides countless cross-country trails, Serre Chevalier also offers a bike park with 11 downhill trails. You can ride either by following specific signs that differ cross country from downhill trails, which are all daily maintained by a team of professional trail builders. Thanks to 4 lifts running during summertime we can easily reach the top of the park at over 8000ft elevation. The park also features various wooden modules for experts.

Do you feel like working on improving your techniques today?  Not a problem at all! Ludic Park at the bottom of the lifts was specifically built for entry level bikers to improve their skills. Whenever you’re in need of a quick recharge, you can take a break in any of several cosy restaurants of the area.

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Day 6 – Les2Alpes Gletscher 11810ft ride to Venosc 3000ft

One more day at the heart of the 2Alpes Bike Park. After lifting up to 10500ft above sea level we’re in for the first treat of the day by taking a mountain train up to the t glacier top a11810ft. A quick and breezy winter experience – just long enough to get those “shorts on snow” photos taken. Next thing on our menu is nothing else but our longest descent! Riding down from the glacier at 10500ft to the valley village of Venosc at 3000ft we will beat a remarkable 7500ft difference in elevation. Charging trails with one of the highest vertical drops among European bike parks makes for a one spectacular day. Yeehaaaa!!
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Day 7 – L'Alpe d’Huez

Saving the best of the best for last. After a 40 min drive, we will reach L’Alpe d’Huez – home of the famous MEGAVALANCHE. This is a giant among bike parks of Europe. One that can raise a 10 times World Downhill Champion Nicolas Vouilloz has got to be pretty darn good one! The L’Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine VTT Bike Park has over 150ml of mountain biking trails, with 8560ft of vertical drop over a vast range of unbeatable terrain with the scenery of breathtaking nature. There is an incredible number of 9 cable cars available to bikers, giving access to 35 signposted trails, with terrain suitable for everyone from beginners to experts.

This amazing bike park includes 11 cross-country trails, 10 enduro trails, and 14 permanent downhill trails.

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Day 8 – Departure

Packing and shuttle back to the airport. There is an end to all good things but we sure do hope you’ll be leaving with a smile on your face and soon join us again for more adventuring fun!
We are passionate adventure travelers ourselves. We have spent our lives in search for the ultimate outdoor experiences. You will gain skills in outdoor activities and meet like-minded individuals to share wonderful adventures. Passion and full dedication to details for each itinerary as well as an excellent relationship with our suppliers in Slovenia have built up the Bikehiketours brand.
Your adventure guides are local and experienced professionals who have a real passion for outdoor activities and for the culture and landscape.
Your safety is their number one priority, closely followed by your enjoyment of the tour. They will always be on-hand to answer any questions or requests you may have throughout your trip. We choose our guides for their expertise in outdoor activities. They are experts in their fields.
We only run small group adventures to ensure that everyone has the best experience possible and not get lost in the crowd. There will generally be between seven and 14 people in each group. The minimum number of people we require to run our tours is four.
Our tour caters for a wide age range, typically between 30 and 60 years old, but age is simply a state of mind, as they say, and we welcome anyone over the age of 18! 
Tours are designed at your own pace and you will enjoy no matter what your age.

Each evening your guides will chat with you about the following day’s activities and give you an idea of the sorts of trails you can look forward to. If there’s anything you feel anxious about, your guides will be happy to discuss it with you.
We recommend following a general training in the weeks leading up to your trip.
Your guide will be very happy to give you some bike skills training during your trip to help improve your confidence and your enjoyment of your bike adventure. 

As fellow sports enthusiasts, we understand the comfort you may find in riding with your own gear. Due to things can get a bit challenging when it comes to traveling please consult our booking manager prior to departure.

Q. Will I have to carry my own luggage?
You will never have to worry about your bags on tour. You only need to carry a daypack with you whilst riding. We have a support vehicle and driver who will transfer your luggage to your next accommodation each day, and have it ready and waiting for your arrival.
On your holiday you will be staying in a range of comfortable, welcoming local accommodations, including traditional guest houses, small hotels, and a boutique hotel. For details please consult with your booking manager.
Traveling light is the key. Although the daytime and nighttime temperatures can vary in the mountains, so you must make sure that you have plenty of layers of breathable clothing to ensure that you are always warm enough and can remove a layer if you get too hot. 
You should also bring cycling shorts/trousers, gloves, padded undershorts, waterproof jacket, flip-flops, specific shoes for cycling.
Where the meals are included in Bikehiketours itineraries they are in a group setting. 
Your Bikehiketours guide will also be with you during these scheduled meals. 
During the meals that are not included in the itinerary, you are free to choose where you would like to dine. Your guide will advise you the best places to dine for these meals. You can choose to join with others and decide to dine together somewhere or, if you desire some independent time, you are also always welcome to do your own thing.
Medical insurance is mandatory on all of our holidays. We also recommend trip cancellation insurance. Contact your booking manager and we will help you choose the right plan for your holiday.
Many of our travelers join as singles. We charge single supplement fee to solo travelers for single room use. But don’t worry, we can pair you with another traveler of the same gender if you like.


A single supplement is an additional charge for a private room for guests traveling alone.
The cost of our holidays does not include international airfare. However, we are happy to assist you in booking flights to join with each tour. The prices vary depending on the season and the point of departure.
We can arrange early arrivals and extended visits. We will be happy to provide suggestions and ideas.
The more in advance you book, the greater availability of dates you’ll find.

Attention to the smallest details, expertise, and great local guides are the key to a successful adventure.
View from French Alps