MTB Alpine Challenge

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bespoke guided rides

pie is a cycling events company delivering amazing bespoke bike rides throughout the UK and Europe. We create, develop, manage, operate and deliver fully supported guided group cycling trips for companies, charities and groups of individuals.  All to your specific brief.

The Portes du Soleil mountain biking area is world renowned as a Mecca for downhill biking. This challenge will see mountain bikers ride around the largest ski area in the world without the use of any ski lifts, accessing some little ridden but classic riding.

 

Mountain biking around the largest ski area in the world

Around the Portes du Soleil through France and Switzerland

A mixture of road, gravel, off road and single track

Options of easier or harder routes

Itinerary

Day 1 25km 675m

Flight into Geneva, transfer to Morzine 1hr 15.

Assemble bikes or collect rental bikes. A warm up ride out from Morzine with a steady climb on road and then off road to catch some classic single track back through Les Gets and back to Morzine.

Day 2 Morzine to Chatel, via France 41km 1470m

An easy start following the river Dranse out of Morzine before the big climb of the day, up to the Lindaret village and then up to the Col de Bassachaux at 1790 meters. We ride some great off road tracks around the Mont Grange before dropping down into Châtel (1200m, France) for the night.

Day 3 Chatel to Morzine, via Switzerland 35km 1130 m

A short road climb out of Châtel in the morning will see the riders cross into Switzerland. In Morgins the real climbing starts up the Val de Morgins and the high point of the trip, the Col des Portes du Soleil at 1950m. Some fast gravel tracks with stunning views of the Dents du Midi keep the riders high on the mountain side. Finally we reach the last technical stretch up the last climb to Col de Cou and back into France. From the border there is some superb single track which brings the riders back to the celebrations in Morzine.

Day 4 27km 890m

For the brave there is the option of an early start for a half day ride. First challenge yourself against the Pros on the Grimpee d’Avoriaz, a Tour de France road climb, before dropping off road all the way back to Morzine.

Celebration lunch followed by transfer to Geneva airport 1 hour 15.

3 Day
Km m
Day 1 25 675
Day 2 41 1470
Day 3 35 1130
Total Base 101 3275

 

More Information

Interested? Please contact us for more details. Call 01932 460090 or email info@pieevents.co.uk and download the event summary sheet.

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pie delivers fully supported bespoke guided rides throughout the UK and Europe for the discerning cyclist.

Every ride is designed completely to your needs so your cyclists, no matter what standard they are, will have a fabulous time.

We’re known for our efficiency, integrity, and our passion to get it right. From your 1st contact with us, to the last cyclist’s arrival, we will make your event as effortless and awesome as possible.

Your cyclists will be led in small groups of similar standards by our team of amazing guides on bikes who are in turn supported by our experienced crew of tour leaders and medics.

The end result is stunning scenery, challenging ascents, incredible descents, perfect hotels, great food, like minded company.

In short, an amazing ride.

Download the Summary Sheet for more details