6-day Mountain Biking in Briançon, France

Come with a certified guide from the Azimut Montagne team to Briançon, the highest city in France. He will guide you on this amazing 6-day mountain bike tour!

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

6 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Group

Highlights

 
  • Discover the best bike routes of Briançon and its surroundings.

  • Improve your mountain bike skills while having fun.

  • Ride through varied and breathtaking scenery.

 

Briançon is a commune of the Hautes-Alpes department, in Southeast France. It is one of the best riding spots in the world and offers a lot of cycle tours all around the city and its surroundings. So, are you ready for an unforgettable 6-day mountain bike trip in this fabulous area? Then join me!

Standing at 1,326 metres (4,350 feet) on the confluence of the Durance and the Guisane rivers, Briançon is the highest city in France. This beautiful medieval walled town is surrounded by a perfect terrain for cycling. As it has regularly featured as a stage town in the Tour de France, it is a popular spot for this exhilarating activity.

On this 6-day mountain bike trip we will explore the region and find some stunning cycle descents. We will discover amazing bike routes not only in Briançon but also in La Grave, the Queyras valley, the Ecrins, and the Vallée de la Clarée.  Additionally, every day we will have picnics in gorgeous spots where we will recharge energies before continuing with the adventure. Finally, our minibus will take us back to base to enjoy delicious local dishes and rest. You can take a look at the complete itinerary below for a more detailed description of what we will do each day!

So, if you want to explore Briançon and its surroundings in Southeast France, please contact me. Let’s enjoy an unforgettable mountain bike trip togeather!

And if you prefer a shorter tour in this same area, check out my Mountain biking weekend in Queyras.

 

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Price per person

 
Group of 1
695 EUR

Group of 2
695 EUR

Group of 3
695 EUR

Group of 4
695 EUR

Group of 5
695 EUR

Group of 6
695 EUR

Group of 7
695 EUR

Group of 8
695 EUR

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1Briançonnais

    Warm up climb at Ratière and picnic at midday. First bike descent to analyze your weak points. Mountain biking in Torrent des Sachas.

    Altitudes: 700D+/700D-

  • Day 2Guillestrois

    Climb to the Torrent du Merdanel and stop for a picnic before riding the Bois Durat track.

    Altitudes: 1100 D+/1100 D-

  • Day 3Queyras

    In the early morning we’ll get to the Queyras Valley to ride the fabulous Tour de Furfande.

    Altitudes: 1100 D+/1100 D-

  • Day 4The Ecrins

    Today we”ll explore The Ecrins and its breathtaking summits. Ascent and descent in Col de Tramouillon.

    Altitudes: 1100 D+/1100 D-

  • Day 5Vallée de la Clarée

    We’ll head off to Vallée de la Clarée. Climbing to the Col de Dormillouse to enjoy a 1.2 kilometre bike descent!

    Altitudes: 250D+/1250 D-

  • Day 6Briançon

    Put everything you’ve learned into practice on this final mountain biking day around Briançon.

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Occasional

Meeting point

Oulx-Cesana (IT) - TGV train station

Briançon Train Station

 

About the Guide

 
 

We enjoy very much discovering and re discovering the most beautiful spots in the world, in the Ecrins mountain range but also all around the planet.

Together with the guides in the team, we will share with you unique moments and an amazing journey. From les Ecrins to Chile, from Morocco to Greenland, from Les Gorges du Verdon to Japan, from Italy to Norway… tons of destinations offering all types of mountain activities, different every season. It makes us so happy when I can share them with my friends and clients.

 
 

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What People are Saying about Azimut Montagne

 

We really enjoyed the trip. As well the group, the skiing as the guide. A good hotel with enough facilities and very guest friendly. Thank you for your service and organization
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Sietske Hoving
What an incredible experience. Everything went superbly , the guides, organization and the team did a spectacular job.
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Jason Baynes
I was disappointed. I was slower than the rest of the group reaching Tete Rousse, and the guide discouraged me from going to Gouter. I had a slight ankle sprain the day before which slowed my ascent. I recovered 95% the day after. My complaint: when I decided to go for a second guided attempt, at a slower pace, I received no help in securing a guide, or a reservation at Gouter. The online reservation showed fully booked both for Rousse and Gouter. But I know that there were lots of empty bunks at Rousse, and I suspect the same at Gouter. I received sympathy, but only as a formality. Initially I had sought a single dedicated guide, but I was encouraged to join a group. I did not get a choice.I should have known better, I knew my pace would be a bit slower, but I counted on your support and understanding. I got neither. I was on my own with no help.
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