Options for the Alps please – solo rider in first week of September
I’ve been loads of times but always in a group, this year no one I know is interested so I’ve been looking at solo options.
About me – I love techy, dangerous stuff, OK in the air but I prefer fast, steep, rocky, rooty technical riding. I’m generally at the front of the pack without wanting to sound too much like a knob!
Fitness is OK but would prefer a mix of uplifts and pedalling.
I’ve already checked with Trail Addiction and Rivierabike and they’re full that week. Waiting for a response from Bike Verbier but I’m worried it might be a bit too tame (happy to be corrected!).
I’ve been to quite a few resorts over the years and the only one I want to avoid is PDS so I’m happy to have any suggestions.
My apologies for this similar sounding thread but I am only limited to the first week of Sept (31st Aug start).
I’m happy to drive or fly.
Any groups going that week and need a filler? I’m in Cardiff
CheersPosted 4 years agocooganMember
The White Room. Best bike holidays I’ve had. Got three spaces left that week too:Posted 4 years agob17Member
Can also recommend The White Room. I’ve ridden with groups made up of individual strangers there (although on hol with my wife) and seen plenty of people turn up alone and get on fine too. Will be back there ourselves in August, despite now living next to the Swiss Alps – looking forward to it!Posted 4 years agoianvMember
Valnord is open till mid September. La Molina is open on weekends in September. Both have pretty tech stuff, especially Valnord if you get shown the off piste by the ( very friendly) locals.
Other good options would be switchbacks dh or freeride portugal near olhao in the algarve.Posted 4 years agospacecadettMember
I am in Chamonix from 31st August for a week. Will be riding on my own as the guys I am going with are spending the week climbing Mont Blanc.
Happy to meet up for a few days riding. Never been before, 1st time in the Alps & very excited. Not into down hill, more XC & trail riding.Posted 4 years ago
Thanks for all the feedback, much appreciated!
The reason I’m after a chalet package deal is that in the evening it’s nice to share in some banter, have a cooked meal and a comfy bed!
I’m quite happy riding alone, I generally do here and my mates are slooooooow when we’re in the Alps, I just enjoy company and I’m a sociable person.
Rhysw – it’s you again?! You bought my Hans Dampf tyre?! Thanks for the offer mate, very tempting, but unfortunately work commitments mean the first week of Sept is my only option.
Spacecadett – thanks to you too, unfortunately I’ve spent too long in Chamonix in the past (renovating my friends chalet) so I’m really looking for somewhere I haven’t been too.
I think it’s going to be The White Room, Stevo’s just come back to me and it looks good!
Thanks again!Posted 4 years ago
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