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Mountain biking in the Alps for families - myths busted

Family Mountain biking

Biking in the Alps is not just for adults and more confident riders! Each resort offers family trails and valley floor biking. There’s also pump tracks and obstacle courses for learners and children to get to know their bikes and understand basic skills.

Dads love the facilities on offer and the warm weather which encourages young riders to learn quickly - and everyone loves riding up the ski lifts.


The best bit however is that the bike hire is inclusive with our holidays so you don't have two think about bringing your own… We only use high-quality Specialized bikes for adults and kids - maintained all week by mechanics to keep them rolling nicely.


Best family resorts

The best resorts for family biking are Morzine and Les Gets and kids as young as 5 years old can use the lifts to access easy cruising rides. We would recommend joining one of our family guiding groups which your Alpine Elements rep can arrange on arrival for a small fee. These are guided rides with professional instructors and will help you get started so you’ll be able to ‘go it alone’ and ride some of the lifts with your children for the rest of the week.


There are family rides using the lifts in Tignes and Val d’Isere, but most of the suitable family riding is around the lake and valley floor. The best bit about these two resorts is that the lift pass is completely free with our Active packs!

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