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Downhill Mountain Biking  

Allow your adrenaline to surge as you swoop round banked corners and over whoops and humps, following the flow of the Singletrack course down the mountain. Then ride the lift back up and do it all over again!

Take to the hills on a full suspension bike; and whether you’re a novice rider or seasoned expert - we’ll help you find the best trails. You can even try a guided ride or a Mountain Biking lesson for beginners to experts Our Active Reps can help you organise a guide or instructor: either a private session or in a group. Whatever your level - we’ve got you covered!

 

Our resorts offer (free) access to the best downhill mountain biking terrain in the Alps! From fun and fast Green runs with banks and small jumps to the Avalanche World Cup downhill courses. Join our mountain bike friendly chalets and hotels and meet like-minded bikers. We have Route Cards and ride suggestions in all our chalets and hotels.
Overview
  • Fun Factor
  • Bike lifts open all summer
  • Free lift pass in Tignes & Val d'Isère
  • Lift pass Morzine/Les Gets: €5 uplift
Other Facts
  • Full suspension bikes: £74/day
  • Suits intermediate riders & up
  • Minimum Age 12yrs

Highlights

  • Full suspension bikes from £74/day 
  • An extensive lift system open for bikers 
  • FREE Lift pass in Tignes and Val D’Isere!
  • Lift pass from £4 p/uplift in Morzine/Gets (€110 p/week)
  • 100’s of Km’s of tracks & trails in each resort
  • Man-made Downhill & bike parks
  • Mechanic support & workshops (main hotels) 
  • Jet wash, secure bike storage (main hotels)
  • Try a guided bike ride (professional guides)*
  • Introduction to Mtn biking using the lifts (half day €35)

*Local costs apply

Full Suspension Bikes

Experience the sensation of riding a well sorted and high-end ‘full suspension’ bike to get the most out of the trails, which for an additional upgrade cost will maximise the fun factor. The downhill courses are open to those with at least some off-road trail riding experience and require full suspension bikes to soak up the bumps deal with terrain. The right bike will heighten the sensation and push your abilities. 

 

 

Pro Bike Hire

New to Riding the Alps

If you’ve ever fancied the rush of riding a full suspension bike on REAL mountain terrain, then let us help you get started this summer! Our Introduction to Mountain Biking Using the Lifts lesson (€35) is ideal if you are new to the Alps but have some trail riding experience. This taster session will set you up for a week of spectacular riding.

 

Introduction to Mountain Biking

What Are The Trails Like

Try any number of specially made Freeride and Downhill courses of varying difficulty: from Green and Blue to Red and Black. Do heed the signposts and pick the trail that suits your ability, and remember that all lift-assisted trails (Green to Black) suit more confident riders. We recommended renting a full suspension bike to make the most out of the terrain. 

Novice riders will be able to cut their teeth on some of the easier Green trails around Morzine and Les Gets, and more experienced riders will be able to tackle the Blues, Reds and Blacks. The riding in Tignes and Val D’Isere is more limited inexperienced riders, but intermediates and up will find lots to ride.

Popular Morzine rides >

Popular Tignes rides >

Which Resort?

Whether you are a novice rider or seasoned expert - our hand-picked resorts each offer a suitable experience with a bike lift system, world-class bike facilities and hundreds of miles of tracks and trails.

Val d’Isere and Tignes have the benefit of a FREE lift pass for bikers with our Activity Pass, (included with all holidays). The trails here are more limited for novice riders, so if you’re new to the sport then we’d recommend Morzine and Les Gets where lift passes start at £4 per uplift or £100 for a week’s pass.

All our resorts offer a huge network of Freeride and Cross-country Singletrack trails through the stunning alpine terrain. Expect a large variety of Downhill courses with their bumps, berms, banked corners and jumps; and Northshore style riding areas with crazy airbags and bike parks aplenty.

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