6-day Mountain Biking in the Ecrins (Serre-Chevalier)

A certified guide from the Azimut Montagne team takes you to the Ecrins National Park, in France, for a 6-day mountain bike trip. Join him!

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

6 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

10 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Group

Highlights

 
  • Improve your mountain bike skills with an expert guide.

  • Enjoy the fabulous landscape of the Ecrins National Park.

  • Explore the beautiful Southeastern French countryside on a bike.

 

The Ecrins National Park is located in southeastern France, near the Serre Chevalier ski resort. During the summer, it’s perfect for mountain biking. Do you want to explore this gorgeous area on two wheels? Then join me!

Covering 918 km2 (354 sq mi) and shared between the departments of Isère and Hautes-Alpes, the Ecrins National Park offers more than 1500km of mountain bike trails. They cross amazing landscapes with high peaks, glacier valleys, alpine pastures, forests and lakes.

This 6-day mountain bike tour is your chance to discover this fantastic area with an expert local guide. I’ll take you to some stunning spots such as the high mountain passes of Croix de Toulouse and Col du Granon, the walled city of Briançon and the Orceyrette Lake. You can check the complete itinerary below!

Furthermore, I will help you to improve your biking skills. We will work on riding positions, breaks usage, propulsion, and uphill/downhill techniques. Finally, each night we will rest in a comfortable and very well equipped gite!

So, if you are up for this 6-day mountain bike trip in the Ecrins, please contact me. Let me guide you through this beautiful area and help you to become a better biker!

I also have a women-only mountain bike tour in this same area: check it out!

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Price per person

 
Group of 5
645 EUR

Group of 6
645 EUR

Group of 7
645 EUR

 

Price includes

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

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1Refreshing techniques

    First, we’ll meet you at the train station in Briançon (or in Oulx for those coming by TGV) and check  equipment. Then, we’ll go over some of the basic mountain bike  techniques and review some safety advice.

  • Day 2Mountain biking: Forts de La Croix de Toulouse

    We’ll take the minibus and reach the uphill tracks at Fort de la Croix de Toulouse, which offer some breathtaking views over Briançon. Then, we’ll descend the bike tracks of Fort des Salettes and arrive in the walled city of Briançon. Finally, we’ll stop for a picnic and head back to our gite.

    Altitude variation:  +800m/-800m

  • Day 3Off-piste mountain biking

    We’ll take the ski lifts at Serre Chevalier for a very special day. Breathtaking mountain biking on the slopes of this mountain.

    Altitude variation: +400m/-2000m

  • Day 4Mountain biking

    First, we’ll ride some amazing passages to arrive at Croix de Bretagne.  Then, after following a passage through the Alps we’ll take pictures at Lake Orceyrette. Finally, we’ll have a barbecue at Plan du Peyron before heading back down via the Mélézin.

    Altitude variation: +1200m/ d- :1200m

  • Day 5Improving techniques

    We’ll spend the day on the station at Montgenèvre in order to improve your downhill techniques. We’ll finish the day with a descent from Fort des Gondrans via the Ombilic.

  • Day 6Freeriding

    Our last day will take you from Chemins du Roy to Col du Granon. We finish the tour with a fantastic descent in Bois de l’Ours! In the afternoon, the minibus will take you back to Oulx-Cesana.

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Beginner

Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

Train station in Briançon (or in Oulx for those coming by TGV)

Accommodation

Gite

 

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.

 
 
FROM 645 EURper person
 

 

What People are Saying about Azimut Montagne

 

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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Kim Deferspiel
Trip was excellent but explore share needs to provide more information, the only reason I knew what was going on is that I was with Azimut on another trip.
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