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

Stéphane, IFMGA certified mountain guide, 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!


Price per person

 
Group of 5
724 USD

Group of 6
724 USD

Group of 7
724 USD

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
 

 

What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.

 

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 Mélézin.

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

  • Day 5: Improving 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 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.

 
 

Next departures

For private groups contact the guide
 
Next dates Info
22/07/2019 to 27/07/2019
695€ per participant
29/07/2019 to 03/08/2019
695€ per participant
05/08/2019 to 10/08/2019
695€ per participant
19/08/2019 to 24/08/2019
695€ per participant
26/08/2019 to 31/08/2019
695€ per participant
01/09/2019 to 06/09/2019
645€ per participant
 
 

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

 
 

I 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. With all my joy and my passion, I will share with you unique moments and an amazing journey. From les Ecrins to Chili, 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 at each season and making me so happy when I can share them with my friends and clients.
In the case you want to join one of the programs I propose and if I'm not available, you'll be going with a colleague of mine, IFMGA certified as well.

 
 
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