Val-d Isere For Mountain Biking

The 101st most popular mountain bike trail in France.

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Southeast of Albertville and Bourg Ste Maurice, the Val-d'Isere area offers an extensive lift-accessed mountain bike trail network high above treeline through alpine terrain. This expansive bike park is many above 2,000m and offers vistas of the Tarentaise Valley with its towering peaks and distant glaciers. Best of all, the lifts are free to mountain bikers in July and August. The best Val d’Isere mountain bike trail is the Rhododendron Trail which starts from the summit of the Olympique lift, and descents north towards La Daille before turning southeast back to Val d’Isere.

The Val d'Isere-Tignes Bike Park has 102km of pistes. The pistes are categorized by type including XC (14km), Enduro (40km) and Downhill (48km). The lift-accessed trails spread from Val d'Isere all the way to the Tignes villages.

To reach the mountain biking at Val-d'Isere by air, you'll want to fly into Lyon or Geneva. Then, take the train to Bourg-St-Maurice. From Bourg-St-Maurice, there are regular buses (Altibus) up the dead end road to the village of Val-d'Isere. Keep in mind that Val-d'Isere is quite popular with tourists coming from the UK, so you'll hear plenty of English speaking.

Overall, Val-d Isere is the 101st most popular mountain bike trail of all 107 mountain biking rides in France.

Mountain Biking Val-d Isere (France)

Mountain Biking Val-d Isere (France)

Mountain Biking Val-d Isere (France)

Mountain Biking Val-d Isere (France)

Val-d Isere Mountain Biking Map



Local Contact(s):  Val-d’Isère Tourism (011) 33-479-060-660; Alpine Experience guides 0479-062881.

Best Season:  Jun-Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Dragon Lodge; Kandahar; Sorbiers; Danival

Luxury Loding:  Les Barmes de L Ours; Blizzard Hotel; Hotel Christiana; Aigle des Neiges

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  45.4514, 6.9686

Date Published:  5/21/2016

Date Updated:  8/7/2016

ID:  24324

Val-d Isere Mountain Biking Map


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