MOUNTAIN BIKING in Les 2 Alpes
Les Deux Alpes, France
MOUNTAIN BIKING in Les 2 Alpes Les Deux Alpes Reviews
A paradise for mountain bikers! Aug 09, 2009
If Oisans is synonymous with legendary Tour de France mountain stages(Alpe d'Huez,Les 2 Alpes,Bourg d'Oisans),it hosts also spectacular mountain bikes competitions such as Megavalanche in l'Alpe d'Huez,the longest MTB downhill race in the world,starting on the Alpe d'Huez glacier and finishing 30 km and 2800 meters further down and in Les 2 Alpes the Mountain of Hell offering a drop in altitude of more than 2500 meters(a descent from 3400 m to 900 m).There are 25 km of downhill on an unmarked route.
Whether you are a novice or a competitor,Les 2 Alpes is definitely the place to be for you with your mountain bike next summer!This summer,the resort has increased the number of its routes to 31(28 downhill:7 green,12 blue,12 red , 5 black and 5 cross country) and offers now 10 lifts and a shuttle bus links Auris,L'Alpe d'Huez with Les Deux Alpes.
The downhill mountain biking sector opens from mid-June to the end of August and provides 120 km of FFC(French Cycling Federation) labelled slopes,a bike park at the centre of the resort,a place for freestylers and famous riders,a handling park,3 bike wash stations and many MTB shops which provide special MTB brands,accessories,protectives..and naturally bikes to rent.
I was very surprised to see hundreds of young bikers(mostly Italian) there ,but the wide slopes,the diversity of routes and the use of ski lifts make this site a must for free ride mountain bike downhill.
Part of the A Summer weekend in French Alps:Les 2 Alpes travel blog
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