• Advised bike - 150mm - 180mm + aggressive enduro bike *
  • Fitness - 3*
  • Skills and Technical ability - 3*
  • Riding Style - All Natural / Spirit of Adventure

Energy and skill levels in the Aosta Valley are very important. Shredding laps in Pila on the downhill bike are great fun, but they do not represent what an all round holiday here actually is. You may pedal for an hour or two some days to fish out the best singletrack, picking up your bike and hoisting it on your back is often required and you'll need to be able to do this above 2500m. The trails in La Thuile maybe lift accessed, but they are technical, long and rough! The descents are worth every minute of the suffering however!

 

In the natural bike park of La Thuile, we think you can capture the true essence of mountain biking, nowhere else will you find such raw trails, filled with nature that can be hit up again and again with chairlift access. But, it's rough, gnarly and technical. You'll need good upper body strength need to take the hits all day!

 

Fitness - Some of the best singletrack in Aosta can only be accessed with substantial input from your own legs, for this reason you should be above an above average fitness level to spend a week riding here. Strength plays a part aswell, there isn't always the option to 'skip a run' as you may find yourself out of energy literally miles away from civilisation in the high alpine back country. The trails here are long and in many cases very technical, so you'll need good physical strength and endurance.

 

Technical ability here is extremely important. There will be trails here that you simply cannot ride if you aren't comfortable on the bike over rough, steep terrain. La Thuile especially is physically demanding, with it's long descents, many of which are as steep as Morzine's Pleney. In Pila and in the valley itself, a mix of exposure and tight trails are found everywhere, if you aren't a fan of heights you could find yourself a little queazy in some places. We'd suggest the red trail Murat in La Thuile to be a good gauge of how much you'll enjoy Aosta. If you think this looks like too much of a challenge, you're best off getting some coaching and building the confidence up before heading out here. If it looks like the time of your life, well then pack your bike! If this looks a little tame, fear not we are only just scratching the surface!

* Indicates compulsory

 

* Bike Choice - You would not be allowed on a selection of the trails accessed by pedalling or shuttles with a downhill bike. The Aosta valley is a sensitive area to ride your bike, though downhill bikes are fine for zones such as Pila Bike park.

 

* Fitness and technical ability levels - Are extremely important in the Aosta Valley. Your enjoyment and personal safety maybe at risk if you jump in beyond your comfort zone.

 

 

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What documentation, app, certificate, test, booking form, attestation you will need to travel to France and Morzine this summer.

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After the dismal events of Summer 2021, expectations are high for 2022.

We'll be posting all of the news as soon as we get it, events, chairlift opening and closing dates for Morzine, Les Gets, Super Morzine, Chatel, Morgins and Champery.

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On July 12th France announced the latest measures to help combat a fourth wave of Covid-19, in an attempt to keep the country open and not risk a surge of the delta variant, such as the UK has seen. These measures are designed to avoid a fourth lockdown, and essentially make life normal for some, and very abnormal for others.

If you're vaccinated, travelling to Europe during the summer and Autumn months looks to be quite straight forward. At the time of writing the governments of Europe have come to the understanding that if you have been jabbed, you can travel. Restrictions remain in place for countries listed as red, with most of Europe adopting a form of traffic light system.

Double vaccinated? 2 weeks since your second jab? Want to take your bike on a holiday? If you’re in England, from July 19th Europe’s best bike parks are back at your fingertips, and we hope very soon for Wales and Scotland too, from Northern Ireland the date is the 25th July.

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Summer is here. The lifts in and around Morzine are turning and the trails are open. We would normally be welcoming our first clients for the summer season this Saturday, unfortunately things did not work out. We’re here, but you guys aren’t and to be honest it sucks as much for us as it does for you.