- Les Deux alps
Heading out next year and would like to take my own bike. Live in the highlands of Scotland. How have others got out there?
Flew out to Geneva for Morzine last year and bike hire was costly. Transfers to and from L2A is looking like €600. Doing it as a family holiday and 20 hours in a car is not something to relish.
Any advice/experiences welcome.Posted 4 years agondthorntonMember
Iv done Worcester to Deux Alps in one go
This was JUST doable setting off V early and arriving V late
A stop over will be required from Scotland though unless your surname is Clarkson and you drive a bugatti veyron.
Deux Alps is good – but not on a par with Morzine or the other top bike destinations in terms of number and variety of runs. A lot quieter though. One of the best things is riding down the snow next to the skiers! You can get up really high in Deux Alps and there is year round skiing on the glacier!Posted 4 years ago
Deux Alps is good – but not on a par with Morzine or the other top bike destinations in terms of number and variety of runs.
With transport, the alpe d’huez park is within spitting distance and the area is then pretty attractive in relation to other areas for quantity and variety of trails. Also, much better weather than the PdS.
In Winter you can catch a public bus from Grenoble
Summer as well but that would not be a pleasant option for a family with bikes.Posted 4 years agofaustusSubscriber
Me and my brother took the train to l’Alpe d’Huez this year and it was very pleasant, as we drove last time. You can take your bike in a bag on all trains OK, so go from scotland to King’s X, then eurostar to paris, then TGV to Grenoble (3hrs direct from Paris Gare de Lyon). Bus transfer from Grenoble less than an hour. If you book early the prices are very reasonable, and it is a very pleasing way to travel. I left from London at 730am, and arrived in Grenable about 1530, so adding in scotland journey and it should be same day, or perhaps get the sleeper the night before (my brother did this from Glasgow)..Posted 4 years agoocriderMember
FWIW Lyon St Exupery is about 30 minutes further on from Grenoble airport. You may get more of a variety of flight options there in the summer.
I’d still drive, but I’m closer than you 😉
A car would be beneficial, as Ianv said, there’s a lot of good biking in the vicinity.Posted 4 years agomtbtomoMember
Its very loose and rocky up high (near the glacie) at Les Deux Alps . Trails have a bit more flow lower down. Some of the trails are mere narrow ribbons of worn dirt across the slope – very narrow, very steep.
Enough for a couple of days and enough variety to cater for those on DH bikes or trail bikes. Alp d’Huez is only about half hour or so away by car. So overall there is plenty for a couple of days riding.Posted 4 years ago
There is nothing too gnarly, except the wc style track satan, and even that has b lines to miss the big gaps. The top trails are loose and rocky but generally not that steep. The bottom trails are steeper and on dirt. The tracks are more about speed and air than technical difficulty.
Quality is pretty good and ther is a fair amount of choice. I like Deux alpes a lot more than the pds.Posted 4 years agozbontySubscriber
There were no trails there when i went several times in the mid 90s. I’ve seen youtube clips of runs off the end of the valley down to the village of Venosc. Was a singletrack walkers path bitd and awesome fun.
I once got a return coach from Victoria in August-never again!
Flights options to Grenoble are’nt great. Lyon more so.Posted 4 years ago
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