Mountain Biking in the Portes Du Soleil
Les Gets – Host of the European Crankworx World Tour
The Mountain Biking in Les Gets & Morzine is legendary, and it is still by far and away the biggest and the best bike and alpine resort in the Alps! The resort plays host to World Cup and World Championship XC and DH competitions and offers an excellent range of bike facilities and trails which are suited to all level of rider. The resort also boasts the largest area of bike trails and the biggest network of ski lifts open to bikers in Europe.
Les Gets – Host of the 2010 French Mountain Bike Championships
As well as being fantastic for Down hillers with several man made courses featuring berms, banks, tunnels, jumps and northshore, the area also appeals to the Cross Country bikers with a staggering 650kms + of bike trails comprising of Fire Roads and Singletrack riding. Again some of the best Cross Country riding in the Alps. Les Gets is located between Lake Geneva and the Mont Blanc mountain range and only one hours drive from Geneva Airport.
Les Gets – Host of the 2004 UCI World Mountain Bike Championships
During your stay in Les Gets you will discover a whole range of specially prepared MTB circuits:
XC – Cross Country
For the XC die-hards, the almost never-ending trails wind their way up and down the mountains, through the alpine forests, crossing rivers and through alpine pastures. Covering the boarder between France & Switzerland the trails are superb examples of mountain biking at its best. The ‘Tour’ of the Portes-du-Soleil is an 80km marked trail looping round the whole region. Utilising the network of lifts the tour gives an amazing 80% downhill, 15% on the flat, and just 5% climbing. The 2004 world championships held in Les Gets consisted of a course of 6.5 miles with 30% singletrack and an elevation change of 200m per lap.
See the cross country trail maps – Click here for XC trail maps
DH – Downhill Routes
From straightforward off road riding, forest firetracks and wide grassy slopes to huge jumps, scary landings, impossible surfaces and split second decision making, there are routes to suit all levels of rider. Try out some of the 2004 world circuit in Les Gets or the French National downhill course in Avoriaz.
See the bikepark trail maps – Click here for DH trail maps