- The Alps, Summer 2014 – Where are you going and why?
Following on from this thread where I sought inspiration for alpine adventures, I can state it’s now officially OK to start planning this year’s trip. 😈
Where are you going? Or where would you like to go?
We are currently contemplating a split fortnight – a week in Les Arcs and surrounding areas (our usual spot) followed by a week somewhere else. No idea where yet though!Posted 4 years agocarlosMember
Sierra Nevada again this year. 😀
Why? – group decision, amazing natural riding, warm and dry, loved it last year. (No particular order)
Did the PPDS in 2012 which was great, had another 3 days of natural riding although it pee’d down for two of those
Roll on June, Woo Hoo 😛Posted 4 years agojambalayaSubscriber
Broken knee meant no Alps trip in 2013 so plan is to reschedule the Chamonix/Verbier trip for 2014 to include an overnight hut stay. Did a day in each place in 2012 and need to get back to do it justice.
Also hoping to add a week’s guided riding with either Trail Addiction (who I did Destination X with in 2012) or White Room (who I skied with in 2012) and if I can some riding around Jura with Metabief Enduro in May.Posted 4 years agoThe PilotMember
Not sure yet but I’m thinking of going with White Room too.Posted 4 years ago
For those of you who have been, would you recommend it for an Alps first-timer? I’m a bit worried about being a bit slow/unskilled!
Have been riding for years but I’m not the bravest or the quickest, although I have good staying power, so to speak. Have done most of my riding in the Surrey Hills and Welsh trail centres.
Also, I have a choice of two bikes – Soul with 120 forks
Or a old style Cannondale Jekyll with 120 forks.
What do you think? And cheers for any replies 🙂hugh_bMember
@ the pilot…
You will be fine. I have been to Les Arcs for last 3 years, this will be my 4th in July but for 2 weeks this year.
Take a full sus if you can as it will be far more comfortable.
There is a real mix of stuff in Les Arcs/La Plagne, you will find plenty for all abilities.Posted 4 years agomrhoppySubscriber
@ the pilot.
There is a range of difficulties in the trails and the guides are good at picking suitable trails for the whole group or managing the different standards. When they’re pointing straight the trails are generally not that hard it’s the switchbacks that I find need getting my head round. The STW Billy no mates tour mk2 is likely to going ahead in July again.Posted 4 years agojambalayaSubscriber
@pilot you’ll never know till you go ! To be honest you’ll get the most out the Alps on a FS with 140-160 travel and good brakes (you can rent), a week there on a guided holiday with uplift covering big mileage will be tough on a HT. Do you ride the steeper stuff off South side of Pitch for example, how about Deliverence on Leith ? It’s nothing to compare with Alps but it’s a start.Posted 4 years ago
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