Summary: 5 days supported riding, 6 nights luxury chalet accommodation, evening meals, breakfasts, support, transfers - £745 pp
On WildBike's 'Toughness out of Ten' rating, it's a 9
This holiday gives you something a little unique in the Portes du Soleil area. We are focussing on riding the hidden trails, high above the berms and jumps of the DH tracks and the family trails in the valleys, and onto the high mountain singletrack that links Morzine, Les Gets, Morgins, Champery, Chatel and Abondance. Holidays that get you above the crowds and into the wilds are rare in this area, but the singletrack is just begging to be explored and ridden. We have ridden and re-ridden these trails many times and now present this epic route to you, dear shredder!
This trip links all these Alpine villages in a 4 day epic (we have a spare day in Morzine for additional riding, resting, swimming, whatever) involving 150km distance covered, 3000m of climbing and 9000m of descending. So the majority of the ups are on lifts, but some of the more remote areas require pedalling! The downhill rewards are sometimes fast, flowing and sinuous, sometimes rocky, technical, and/or exposed. In some places, your nerve and trials prowess will come into play. All good!
Because of the way the trails link together we are based in Morzine for this trip in our luxury chalet, with possibly one night away in a quality B&B in Champery.
Your Morzine Accommodation
Our new chalet for mountain bikers is quite simply superb! It is 200m from both Le Pleney and Super Morzine lifts and close to the village's bars and restaurants. It features:
- 5 ensuite twin rooms
- Large sunny deck with outdoor furniture
- Fully equipped kitchen, including ice-making, coffee gadgets etc!
- Hot tub
- Leather sofas and 42" plasma TV with satellite channels
- Games room
- Secure bike locker, washer, repair stand, tools
- 6 nights twin bedded, ensuite accommodation
- 4 two course evening meals with wine
- 6 breakfasts
- 5 days supported riding
- Vehicle back-up from our MTB race van
- Transfers from Geneva airport
- Cake, tea, coffee
- Free access to Morzine's leisure facilites
What's not included?
- Lift passes
Is it for me?
This is a demanding trip on you and your bike! You will need to be a fit, adventurous and technically competent rider; your bike will need to have tough rims, big (2.3" or more) tyres and at least 150mm of fork travel. Although we will not be pedalling great distances or riding many big climbs, (the biggest day is 49km, 560m climbing and 3250 descending) the altitude and heat will take their toll!
As a guide, if you are comfortable with big days out in British mountains in technical terrain, you will relish this trip; and if you've ridden this area before and have wondered what lies beyond.....now's your chance!
Logistics in brief
This trip will run from Sunday 16th July to Saturday 22nd July 2017.
Flights to Geneva airport depart most UK regional airports. Economy fares start from about £80 for early bookers, and most will charge to carry a bike these days. We provide free transfer from Geneva airport. By road, expect to pay about £120 for short ferry crossings or the tunnel, then about the same again in autoroute tolls.
After booking, your joining details will be sent to you 6 weeks before your holiday begins.