Post by Mary on January 29, 2020
We’re deep into the winter season here in the French Alps but Alpine biking doesn’t end with the arrival of the snow anymore. Jamie has been out guiding on the fat bikes taking our guests away from the pistes and into the peace and tranquility of the snowy mountains. Heather and Richard came for a mid-week break earlier in the month and had a great time. They loved the wide range of terrain and conditions, the challenge of the riding, our apartment and the beautifully secluded Chalet d’Alpage lunch spot. After a big fresh fall of snow yesterday and today Jamie and I will be starting our day tomorrow with a spin on the fat bikes along our local valley trail.
Our summer Alpine biking season is rapidly filling up. If you’re looking for a point-to-point trip this year we only have 3 weeks left of availability between July and September: 26th July-2nd August, 2nd-8th August and 20th-27th September. Any of these dates would be perfect for our outstanding Chamonix to Zermatt or Eiger Tour trips. We have plenty of space earlier on in the season throughout June for centre-based trips like Alpine Singletrack and Alpine Enduro. These are our most flexible trips and can be customised to suit your needs in terms of trail choice, accommodation and length of stay.
If you’ve had enough of bike parks and are looking to explore a lesser-known part of the French Alps where the trails are quieter then why not try a self-guided or guided Alpine Singletrack Week in the Haut Giffre valley this summer? These trips are available from May through to October but if you want to make full use of the biking trails using the lift system of the Grand Massif then July and August are best time to visit. Our house and apartment in the traditional Savoyard village of Morillon are perfectly placed for exploring this beautiful area. The house has four bedrooms and sleeps up to 9 people (7 max if there are no couples). There is a covered balcony with stunning mountain views and a private garden. You can ride straight out onto the trails from the front door. It is listed on Airbnb as “Maison Le Verney”. The apartment sleeps up to 6 people (4 max if there are no couples) and also gives direct access onto the trails. Jamie can guide you around some of the best singletrack in this part of the French Alps mixing up big mountain days with lift-assisted enduro-style riding. If you want to self-guide we provide local area maps and a list of route descriptions with corresponding gpx data. If we’re around we will also be happy to give route advice in person. Contact Mary for more details.