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!
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|
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.
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!
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.
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
Day 5 – Serre Chevalier
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.
Day 6 – Les2Alpes Gletscher 11810ft ride to Venosc 3000ft
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.