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Mountain Bike Safari: Enduro trip covering the best of the Alps 'mountain biking addiction'

8 days - level 3/5 - PRICE: 1595 €
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The Mountain Bike Safari is a complete week of 'alpine adventure' on two wheels.

 

The perfect mix of epic mountain biking trails, breathtaking scenery and authentic alpine exploration.


After the days riding you will return to a pretty alpine chalet " Les Airelles" in the mountain village of Les Carroz in the Grand Massif and taste the delights of savoyard cuisine, relax on a sunny balcony with a beer surrounded by mountains and countryside with the relaxing sound of a mountain stream to lull you to sleep, adding to the idyllic village location.

You will experience endless rides from high altitude cols to the valley floor... And ride the wonders to be had in Morzine, Les Gets, Portes du Soleil, Grand Massif, the Chamonix valley, Megeve and La Clusaz !

The Schedule: arrival Saturday

'Meet and great' by ourselves at Geneva airport and transfer to Les Carroz. Or meet in Les Carroz. Deposit baggage at Chalet Hotel "les Airelles" our base camp in Les Carroz. Unpacking and preparation of bikes.


DAY 1 (Sunday): Starting from Les Carroz, in the heart of the Grand Massif, day one will offer you a fantastic ride between the valleys of the Giffre and Arve rivers, between green mountain pastures and grey rock slabs. We will reach the top of Flaine ski resort at 2500m, with the use of a gondala lift. From the top of Flaine the views are spectacular of Mont Blanc and the surrounding mountains, where on a clear day it is possible to see 200km south over the Alps. The downhill descent of 1500m and 12km ride back to the chalet is just the perfect way to end the first day... Followed by a beer of course!

Ride distance: 40km
Uneven positive: 300m Uneven negative: 2000m
Physical difficulty: 2/5 Technical skills: 3/5

DAY 2 (Monday): And we find ourselves in the Portes du Soleil village of Les Gets, world reknown resort having hosted the world mountain bike championships on several occasions. Les Gets is known for its bikeparks and downhill slopes, but we are going to explore its abundance of cruisy mountain trails, large two paths and easy singletracks.

Ride distance: 45km
Uneven positive: 300m Uneven negative: 1500m
Physical difficulty: 2/5 Technical skills: 3/5



DAY 3 (Tuesday): Departing from Morzine considered as the 'Mountain Bike Mecca' of Europe we will make a grand tour of the Portes du Soleil, the largest ski area in the world, with over 650km of slopes! We will cross the Swiss border to ride in the villages of Morgins, Champoussin and Crosets. We will pass underneath the 'Dents du Midi' mountain range surrounded by a fantastic environment of glaciers and high mountain peaks. A great day of mountain biking awaits you...

Ride distance: 52km
Uneven positive: 200m Uneven negative: 2100m
Physical difficulty: 2/5 Technical skills: 3/5



DAY 4 (Wednesday): Departing from the exclusive French ski resort village of Megeve we will ride the area known as the 'Green Diamond', nestled between the spectacular scenery of the Mont Blanc and Aravis mountain ranges. Little known and uncrowed, this spot is a real jewel !

Imagine 90km of trails and 2800m of uneven negative just waiting for you to ride it..

Ride distance: 50km
Uneven positive: 500m Uneven negative: 2000m
Physical difficulty: 2/5 Technical skills: 4/5



DAY 5 (Thursday): Riding in the legendary area of Chamonix under the 'Lord of the Alps', the Mont Blanc, is a dream destination for many mountain bikers. We will realize this dream by crossing the valley with the aid of the lift at Le Tour via Flegere, providing our descent into the valley of Vallorcine on a beautiful singletrack which slaloms under the larch trees.

With this exceptional landscape and the varying trails, it will satisfy the hungriest of mountain bike riders! Some time after the days ride can be spent visiting Chamonix to absorb the historic alpine mountain ambiance and gaze up at the Mont Blanc as you meander through the streets or sit and drink a well deserved beer, you can't help but be in awe.

Ride distance: 42km
Uneven positive: 300m Uneven negative: 1100m
Physical difficulty: 2/5 Technical skills: 3/5



DAY 6 (Friday): La Clusaz... presents us with all her splendour !

70% of technical trails, crazy downhills, seductive singletracks crossing herds of cows with their jingling bells, and slaloming trails through the woods.

Starting from La Clusaz village, we warm up gently with an easy climb to Lac des Confins, we will ride 800m above the valleys of La Clusaz and the Grand Bornand on the top of Danay a small flat summit splitting the valleys. The first epic technical singletrack descent will improve your skills and test your nerves... to tackle the rest of the day! The crossing of the plateau of Beauregard is 'the cherry on top of the icing on the cake !'

The last days ride will be finished with the unforgetable downhill of La Patton. Hang onto your helmet and check your brakes, what is coming is steep... Steps, tight turns, rocks, roots... in fact, pretty much everything is on the menu for this final descent !! (escape route possible!!!)



Ride distance: 42km
Uneven positive: 550m Uneven negative: 1200m
Physical difficulty: 3/5 Technical skills: 4/5

Return to Les Carroz, dismantle and pack bikes ready for departure the following day. Yes I think a well earned cold beer or two (or more...) is a definite !


DAY 7 (Saturday):Transfer to Geneva airport.

NB: this tour is run with a minimum of 4 clients. Lunches on Saturday of arrival and Saturday of departure are not included, but can be arranged at an additional cost.

Price
Lift assisted option: From 1595 €
*Half lift assisted option: From 985 € BOOK THIS TRIP !
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Dates 2018
From July 14th to 21st From July 21st to 28th From July 28th to August 4th From August 4th to 11th From August 11th to 18th From August 18th to 25th From August 25th to September 1st
Level
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Physical Fitness: 3/5 Technical Skills: 3/5 to 4/5
Distance 280 km
Ascent 2500 m
Descent 10000 m
Duration8 days: arrival on saturday , departure on saturday
7 nights accomodation
6 days riding
Saturday to Saturday
Terrain
All kinds of trails!
Cruisy 2 path trails
From easy to very technical singletracks (some very technical) 'rocky and rooty' trails.
Several hike a bike sections
Location
Morzine, Les Gets, Portes du Soleil, Grand Massif, Chamonix and La Clusaz
Lodging
7 nights accommodation in Chalet hotel"Les Airelles"in "les Carroz" alpine resort
Included
ALPSMOUNTAINBIKE cycling jersey 7 nights accommodation all meals from dinner on Saturday of arrival to breakfast Saturday of departure picnic lunches Professional guiding All the lift passes in all the resort we'll visit
Not Included
Flights/Travel etc Expenses of repair and maintenance of bikes Cancellation/medical insurances and repatriation costs Bike hire Alcohol and extra drinks All that is not included/understood in the heading 'Included'.