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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!


TRIP TYPE

Group

MOUNTAIN RANGES

Alps

DURATION

6 Days

OFFER PERIOD

Jun - Sep

FITNESS LEVEL

Fit

SKILL LEVEL

Beginner

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

  • 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.

Description

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 IsĂšre 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!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Itinerary

Day 1: Refreshing 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 2: Mountain 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 3: Off-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 4: Mountain 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 MĂ©lĂ©zin.

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

Day 5: Improving techniques

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

Day 6: Freeriding

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.

About the guide: Azimut

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Azimut

3.91

(11)

Mountain Guide

We enjoy very much discovering and rediscovering 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.

Languages

French | English

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What people are saying about Azimut

Thierry

5.00

Awesome experience, knocked another item from my bucket list.

Yogesh

5.00

Well organised trip with excellent guides and admin support Highly recommend 😊

jozsef

5.00

The Guide did not even know I'am on splitboard. Everyone else was on skis, I was the only one on board. Guide has no experience on board, so the daily trips was designed for skiers, not borders. I would like to know which company is responsible putting me in a ski group, Azimut or Explore-Share? If you don't know the difference between what is doable with skis and splitboards, you would not sell trips for splitboarders! In the only day I could enjoy somehow, I did very hard time to stay on my feet on icy steeps, because I should have had a crampon, but I did not have it, because the list of necessary equipment does not mention it. All the skiers had one. The guide anyway did what he could to help me, all the respect for Rafael. But the whole trip was a fuckup for me that way. I really want to know who is responsible!?

Yelena

3.00

the trip did not correspond program description which forced me to leave on the second day, with huge financial losses. the guide checked and confirmed ny capabilities to ski - indeed after it was failed off road asked me to make a decission to give up. When I asked the agency to organize a transfer at least back to the meeting point (from the middle of nowhere) they pretended they can't do it (indeed, it was included to the program...) the worst every trip in my life. And explore and share instead of any invistigation simply did not care.

Raphael

4.00

Had a great trip. Unfortunately the guide was not fluent in English as written in the description. That is something that could lead to a very tricky situation if there would‘ve been a dangerous situation. The selection of the group by azimut was not the best as at least one person was physically not capable of doing this trip. However, the service by explore-share was great!

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