The Hautes-Alpes are a mountain bikers paradise. The stuff dreams are made of. Endless fast-flowing singletrack through wild landscapes. Spectacular glaciers, majestic towering rocky peaks and deep unspoiled valleys, mountain pastures and vast forests, riddled with a huge concentration of the finest quality natural trails. Add to this the fact that the area receives over 300 days of sunshine a year on average and it’s our idea of mountain biker heaven!
Situated between Provence and the Alpes du Nord, this region is the highest mountainous Department in France, and an incredible destination for year-round outdoor activities, yet it is still relatively quiet compared to the busy resorts of the Savoie and Haute-Savoie further North.
We've put together a 6 day trip, on which we'll sample a little taste of a few of the best areas within this region. A Safari tour if you like, combining what we think is the best way to experience the riding here.
We’ve aimed to include as much as we can to make a complete holiday package, so that once you arrive you can leave the logistics, guiding, and organisation to us and simply enjoy your holiday and 6 days of great riding!
You'll be guided by Julia, an experienced and highly qualified guide who has spent over 7 years guiding and riding all over the Alps, and is one of a small number of British mountain bike guides to hold a French Carte Professionnelle, allowing her the full and legal right to guide in France.
We use a professional driver to help us, who has experience in mountain shuttling on these kind of trips, and clean comfortable VW transporter minibuses fully equipped with seatbelts as well as a specific bike trailer.