- Alps 2019 – where are you headed & what are you riding?
I’m not going to the Alps, but I’m going to Michigan, which has loads of French-sounding places.
I’ll be doing my first long Bikepacking ride on the 132km High Country Pathway near Gaylord.Posted 6 days agoTroutWrestlerMember
3 weeks just outside Guillestre. Will ride a variety of locations, including Serre Che, Montgenevre, Les Orres, Vars/Risoul, and Puy St Vincent. Incredible amounts of non-lift stuff too. I’m taking my 26″ Ariel 14X and Levo ebike. I can’t wait to use the ebike for some exploration.Posted 6 days agocampalumpaMember
Vars is pants – recommend not wasting your money
The black route 21 from above Risoul is awesome (and extremely exposed in a couple of places).
Also recommed Abries which is under an hour from Guillestre, It only has 3 DH routes but has sublime lift assisted XC. You could also get a car lift (or e-bike) up to mountain hut almost at top of col’d’allos, ride up track opposite off road to col and then descend to Abries.Posted 6 days agoTroutWrestlerMember
Thanks Campalunga. I’ve ridden it. It is excellent and so sustained at the grade that even the crapper bits are great.
I have been scouring the IGN maps, the internet, and French VTT GPS stuff. I have enough to tackle to guarantee a divorce if I try to do it all. I am going to try some early am rides to be back in time for the kids getting up.Posted 5 days agodoordonotMember
Following a ten year negotiation period with Mrs Doordonot, I have finally secured release for more than five days. Plan is to drive to Saas-fee valley in a month or so, via stop over for dark-side action climbing TdF stage 6 hills around / including the Ballon d’Alsace. Then it’s a week of high Alpine hiking and mountaineering, then a bit more road tripping to pick up the rest of the fam.Posted 5 days agoNorthwindSubscriber
@Sir-HC How was Molini with Riviera Bike? I’m going next month. Any tips?
Take a spare stomach, Maria is going to try to kill you with food. It’s puncturier than say Les Arcs, I was on Exos and wish I’d taken tougher tyres, especially when we went down towards the coast. Not as easy to find spares as in busier resorts, but the flipside of that is that Molini and surrounds are gorgeous. I loved the riding, and the uplifts etc were ace. Organisation not quite so much when we were there but I know Ade wasn’t happy with it then either and was planning changes.
Say hello to Luna the dog!Posted 5 days agostevehSubscriber
A couple of weeks of van life in the camper tied in with a mates biking stag do for the first week. Aosta/Pila including an out of park van uplift day with Aosta freeride, then on to Les Arcs for a few days. After that no fixed plans but will definitely hit some meribel ridgelines, maybe Portes du soleil or anywhere else we fancy. trail and dh bikes in the van to mix it up a bit.Posted 5 days agocx_monkeySubscriber
Zermat, Pila then Tignes – 2 week road trip. The TDF also has a stage finish in Tignes I think on the 26th July.
As a couple of people have mentioned Tignes/Val lift network isn’t free anymore – unless you’re staying with ‘My Tignes’ partner accomodation – that normally covers the hotels and catered chalets – but not if you’re privately renting. The My Tignes card is €40 for 6 days (€10 for 1, €30 for 3) – that card also covers a whole heap of other activities too.Posted 5 days ago
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