Stu has been mountain biking for years and holds a British Cycling Level 2 Mountain Bike Leader qualification. Les Arcs is a mountain bike Mecca with an ever increasing number of marked bike park runs. Ranging from gentle blue runs to full-on national level DH track, the real draw of Les Arcs are the incredible, hidden, Singletrack trails. These wind their way down to the valley floor – 2500m to 750m!
Stu recommends a fairly burly 160mm – 180mm travel enduro bike. This will help you get the most out of the lift assisted riding here. However, there’s plenty of fun to be had on any bike just make sure your brakes are in good working order!
With a well organised lift system it’s possible to do more descending in a week than you would in a year in the UK! With fast draining rocky soil it makes for great all weather riding without being smothered in mud A fantastic mix of high altitude, high speed rocky trails and tight, steep, technical Singletrack with a spattering of rooty switchbacks. You’re guaranteed to find something to make you grin.
The riding area is easily accessible from the Chalet, just a short ride along the flat to the Les Arc Funicular. On the way home you can ride the White 8 trail to get back to the Chalet.
On the Italian side is La Thuile Bike Park with some of the best man-made Singletrack you’ll ever ride. Every year they host a stage of the ‘Enduro World Series’. There are miles of beautifully laid out dusty technical trails with huge grin factor. Definitely worth a visit for a day it’s only about an hour’s drive from our Chalet. We can shuttle you both ways with our Land Rover and bike trailer for a small fee.
At the chalet there are bike washing facilities and a bike workshop with the usual tools. Importantly, Stu keeps a range of spares like tyres, tubes, brake pads, chain oil and bike cleaner, supplied by Captiv Bikes, all at competitive prices!