nearest place in europe
fly to geneva and hire a car? some really good riding throughout the portes du soleil which is very easy distance from geneva.Posted 4 years ago
or fly there and get an airport transfer to your desired resort and back again. that way you’re not paying for a car that you wont touch while you’re there.
Eifel mountains in Belgium / Germany? Think they top-out at about 800m though and I don’t recall seeing any lifts.
24hr Ferry to Santander then three hour drive to the Pyrenees?
Realistically, we live quite a long way from proper mountains with lifts.Posted 4 years ago
looking to go away next year but not driving 13 hours again!! so looking for some advice on where to look at.Posted 4 years ago
i want to go over to Europe but where would be the nearest place to ride good size mountains.
i would be looking for lift assisted holiday with plenty of flowing trail.
any help would be greatandytherocketeerSubscriber
you have to drive right past the Vosges to get to Morzine.
wouldn’t rule out any of those Belgian/German hills, but depends what you like to ride. Not ridden in the Swiss Jura yet. Plan on a quick blat there next month when there for other purposes.Posted 4 years ago
@andytherocketeer – lifts in Metabief open early / shut late vs most of the rest of Alps.
OP – if you want uplifts you really need to work on the drive out logistics, perhaps take an overnight stop. I’ve taken a late Eurotunnel then stopped in the Formule1 by the tunnel exit, that way you get a night’s kip then up early and in the resorts by mid afternoon.Posted 4 years agoAmbroseMember
@cubemeup- a few of us from Swansea/ Llanelli/ Carmarthenshire are thinking about a Morzine trip next summer. We plan to share costs, driving etc. We’ve done it quite a few times before, some people prefer flying, I prefer to drive because I really enjoy driving and love the independence of travel. So it also allows me to visit family elsewhere in France.
I’m in a lucky place having a very long summer break (teacher) so I’m happy to take my time on the drive. However I’ve done the drive from Morzine to home in one hit loads of times now. To be honest, unless you can arrive in the resort prior to lift closing time there is no real advantage to flying that I can see. It’s more hassle, expensive etc.Posted 4 years agograhamgMember
If you are going on cost, anything other than dover-calais and a short drive (accounting for fuel and tolls) is going to cost more than flying, even with a hire car at the other end, as long as you book well in advance. I hate driving too, but hate flying more so just suck it up and make sure that if I’m doing a shedload of driving it’s for a 2 week holiday minimum with at least a week or more when the car can be abandoned completely.Posted 4 years ago
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