Tour of Mont Blanc Mountain Biking
France & Italy, Bike - Fat Tyre, 8 days - from £895 (land only) - from €995 (land only) - from $1,565 (land only)
We consider Chamonix to be our second home, so we know the best trails and superb local guides to provide a magnifique Mont Blanc Mountain Bike experience!
- A mountain biking circuit of the Mont Blanc Massif
- Challenging enduro climbs and flowing singletrack descents
- Spectacular views of Alpine peaks and glaciers
- Three countries - off-road between France, Switzerland and Italy
- The historic Alpine towns of Chamonix and Courmayeur
The 6 day Tour of Mont Blanc offers one of the best mountain biking holidays in the Alps. Our bike journey begins in Chamonix with a bit of assistance from the cable-car uplift at Le Tour, to ride some great singletrack, before we drop into Switzerland via the Trient Gorge and climb to the Chocolate box village of Champex le Lac. We then cross the Grand Col Ferret into Italy and ride great trails to our half-way point in the chic Italian town of Courmayeur. Using the lifts once again, we bike a superb balcony trail with breathtaking views of the Aguille Noire de Peuterey and the Lago Combal, one of the largest glaciers on Mont Blanc. Crossing the Col de la Seigne, we return to France to enjoy a night in the charming Refuge des Mottets, before continuing to the Col de la Gittaz via the beautiful Lac du Roselend. The final jewels in the crown of this spectacular mountain biking holiday are the singletrack descents from the Col du Joly and Col de Voza, as we make our return to Chamonix.
Is this holiday for you?
FAT TYRE ADVENTURE. There are three major passes on this classic 6-day mountain bike adventure around Mont Blanc - the Grand Col Ferret, Col de la Seigne and the Col de la Gittaz. There are some enjoyable climbs, mainly on forest tracks and shepherd trails and on occasion you will have to carry your bike (hike-a-bike), but normally for no more than 30 minutes at a time. The singletrack descents are superb, fast and sometimes technical which makes this trip only suitable for experienced riders. Slightly easier than the Chamonix to Zermatt off-road trip, this is the perfect enduro or cross-country adventure for a first venture into the Alps. Three countries, superb trails, stunning views, comfortable accommodation, expert support and above all the local knowledge of the guide which will help you find the best biking sections of the Tour de Mont Blanc. BIKE HIRE AVAILABLE LOCALLY