Classic Singletrack Riding Weeks

Dates & Prices Summer 2017:

Every week from 1st July - 26th August - €845

(See prices page for up-to-date availability)

Riding Level: 3/5 - 5/5
These are our most flexible riding weeks and we can tailor the level to suit you and your group - contact us if you think your riding level might be too low. We're really happy to work with less experienced riders and ride mellower trails with more coaching, but it's good if we know in advance.

Min Fitness Level: 1.5 / 5
These weeks are almost completely lift-assisted, but sometimes it's worth a short pedal to access a great descent.

For us, this is what it's all about and what most of our guests want. We'll use the chairlifts and vehicle uplifts to gain almost all the height we need to ride stunning, gravity-assisted singletrack all week. Minimum climbing, maximum descending. A typical week will see us ride at Les Arcs, La Plagne, Sainte Foy, Tignes/Val and La Thuile, with some great singletrack outside of the resorts mixed-in and maybe a big backcountry day for those who want it. All of our classic singletrack riding weeks will have at least 2 groups with a maximum of around 6 riders per group, so that everyone rides at a level and a pace they're happy with. We choose the itinerary for the week depending on the group, the weather and the trail conditions, but here's an example:

Saturday - Travel to the chalet and build bikes

Sunday - Ride trails in Les Arcs. It's a few minutes downhill cruise on the bike from the chalet to the funicular. Hit some mellow warm-up trails to start with, then step it up to ride some classic, steep singletrack if you're ready for it. Everything from natural, flowy trails, to steep switchbacks or bikepark is on offer. (see here for more info: Les Arcs Mountain Biking)

Monday - La Rosiere - use the lifts out the back of the chalet to make our way up into the La Rosiere ski area. There are great trails dropping 900m from the top of the first lift back to the chalet, plus the chance to link up with the bikepark or some further-afield singletrack.

Tuesday - Backcountry Day. We can use the lifts to access big classics like La Varda in Les Arcs or the descents to Champagny from La Plagne or use the van to ride some more remote trails from our Backcountry program. Big views and epic descents guaranteed.

Wednesday - Our day off. Use the lifts to do some more riding, take a break from the bike to do some climbing, canyoning, white-water rafting or parapenting, or just chill out on the balcony with a beer and rest your aching body.

Thursday - Tignes & Val d'Isere. Jump in the van for 20 minutes to head up the valley to the massive ski areas of Val d'Isere and Tignes. Their MTB game has really stepped-up in the past few years, with more and more lifts opening, man-made trails appearing all over the place and access to some great, natural singletrack.

Friday - La Thuile. Cross the Italian border to ride the chairlifts and the sweet, hand-sculpted singletrack. We often park the van up at the border, then ride down into Italy and use the chairlifts to make our way back. The shops in La Thuile also sell the best ice-cream in the world... (see here for more info: La Thuile Mountain Biking)

The rock-drop on Whisky & Rye, Sainte Foy

Epic singletrack on the descent down to Bourg Saint Maurice

Backcountry singletrack

Technical switchbacks on a remote Les Arcs trail

More Sainte Foy singletrack