Top 5 Bike Parks in The French Alps
Not only does Alpe d’Huez host one of the most exhilarating downhill races, the Megavalanche, and the last stages of the Tour de France, and numerous downhill, cross country and all-mountain trails. It is also home to a bike park that boasts 10x downhill champion Nicolas Vouilloz as bike ambassador. I think we can safely take his word for it!
Alpe d'Huez - France
This resort is part of the world renowned mountain biking Mecca that is the Portes du Soleil. Explore the area for natural mountain trails in the local area, but if it’s man-made madness you’re after look no further than this great hub of sculpted berms, big drops, gap jumps and northshore. You will want to spend the afternoon here, there is plenty to keep you occupied!
Chatel - France
Les Deux Alpes
The legendary Crankworx held their event here so that gives you an idea of the mountain biking on offer! There is over 8,000 feet of trails to play with from beginner to experienced, and late-running lifts so you can really make the most of the summer evenings; the Diable and Venosc lifts are open until 18.00 and 20.00 respectively. And if this isn’t enough, you can make the most of the glacier and get on your skis or snowboard too!
Les Deux Alpes - France
Les Gets and Morzine
Despite these being separate bike parks, they can be ridden together, as they are connected as part of the Portes du Soleil area. Les Gets was the pioneer for lift-accessed mountain biking in the Alps and has hosted events for many years. Many trails are on offer with a chilled, village feel in town. Morzine bike park is slightly smaller but steeper with lots of line options in the woods! Stay in a bigger town with lots going on, see our blog on Morzine.
Les Gets - France
Tinges and Val d’Isere
This is a huge mountain biking area and in 2013 Tignes and Val d’Isere joined forces to make an even bigger park. You’ll find the man-made features as in most parks, but complemented by the natural terrain in the area. Expect lots of natural single-track enduro routes between the two towns, you can also drop down further than the lifts and use the bus service, which takes cyclists back up to Tignes. And another thing…it’s FREE to ride! No lift pass required. What are you waiting for?!
Tignes - France
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