- Anyone want to car / trip share? Alps – This summer
I’m looking to book a week in the Alps this summer, with one of the usual suspects in trail guiding (not decided who yet). It will be my first time, but all my usual riding buddies are being too useless so i’m wondering if anyone would like to car share and/or trip share. I was thinking of driving (so i can take loads of stuff), so i would have a spare seat and bike space too. So if anyone was thinking of “going alpine” this summer and would like to join me, let me know 🙂
Ta,Posted 5 years ago
Picking a mate up in Brum 6-7pm on Fri 12th and getting back very late on Sun 28th. Actually got space for 2 in comfort in the monster MPV ( I’m 6ft4 and fit comfortably in all the seats) but only one bed space in the apartment. Weve both been before and know our way round well and will also be doing day trips over to La Thuile, Tignes, Beaufort, 3 Valleys, trip to watch the tour?
If the dates work and mail me if your interested in either catching a lift or to see about coming with us for a bargain fortnight if riding styles/experience match up.Posted 5 years ago
Mainly Trail Addiction style riding but over a much larger are, lift assisted trail/enduro riding so not much climbing, xc or DH track abuse. Think Snowdon Ranger/Rhyd Ddu if you could take your bike on the train. Probably no more than a few hundred metres climbing max most days just to get to the best trails like this. I’ll be taking a 7″ FR bike with Totems with the other rider taking a 951 hence the low amount of climbing. Was thinking of taking the 6″ trail bike as well for the odd backcountry earn your descents day but tbh it would probably just sit in the apartment every day due to the number of lift systems in the area and me being a few pounds overweight. This is my 40th birthday trip so not an out and out DH trip, more a trail and big mountain trip using sturdy bikes. Hopefully finish the fortnight seeing how far we can get up Grande Sassiere if weather permits.Posted 5 years agotorihadaMember
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Wallop, stopping in similar but slightly smaller apartment in the same block as this. Literally a few hundred meters from the funicular and 5 mins walk from town centre. Has own pool.
Wotcha Doug, just nipped over from t’other site…sssh. Where did you keep your bikes? In the apartment or is there a secure garage?Posted 5 years ago
We keep them locked in the apartment. There is a ski locker type room but it’s shared between that many apartments I wouldn’t leave a bike in there. You looking at a DIY trip this time? If your in resort at the same time give us a shout as I’m sure we could sort out some mega point to point back country stuff up around Lac de Roselend with 2 cars 😉Posted 5 years agotorihadaMember
We keep them locked in the apartment. There is a ski locker type room but it’s shared between that many apartments I wouldn’t leave a bike in there. You looking at a DIY trip this time? If your in resort at the same time give us a shout as I’m sure we could sort out some mega point to point back country stuff up around Lac de Roselend with 2 cars
I’ll be in Chatel for a week at start of July with ‘the crew’, 18 of us, big bikes, catered with guides. This query is for family bike trip. Will probably camp like last year, though that apartment price was pretty good.Posted 5 years ago
Hey Guys, appologies as i mean’t to catch up with this thread earlier in the week!
Doug, you trip sounds ace! But, i’m a little bit worried that i might be a bit of an anchor, as it’ll be my first Alps experience and i’m only going to be rocking a 140mm bike ;-(
I have a feeling that one of the commercial outfits might be better for a first timer? As they are more geared up to guiding people with different abilities / speeds etc?
So, perhaps i need to find a carshare with someone who wants to join one of the comercial groups for a week in mid/late July?
I’d say probably starting the week slowly with some XC, then moving to a bit more gravity stuff as the week continues, followed by ending on some mild DH stuff if i haven’t broken myself by then 😉
The MTB swindon group looks good too!Posted 5 years agoblandMember
Doug, we will be out there the same time as you, either camping or getting a chalet if i can find somewhere affordable that isnt a hovel.
Give us a shout if you fancy any back country trecks, we are looking to do the same and will all be driving so have cars/vans and have a decent grip on the area. We were thinking of a night or two in a refuge too, however still TBC, out there 20-29th JulyPosted 5 years ago
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