Mountain Biking In Chatel
As well as having breathtaking scenery, Chatel and the Portes Du Soleil offers a huge range of XCountry, Enduro and Downhill for great Mountain Biking Holidays. Using the 22 ski lifts that are adapted to carry bikes in the summer, you not only have access to one of the best bike parks in Chatel but almost every other resort in the Portes Du Soleil including Morzine, Les Gets and the Swiss resorts of Morgins, Champery and Les Crosets - this really is prime mountain biking country and Chatel is a great base for a fantastic mountain bike holiday.
Tailor Made Mountain Bike Holidays
- Airport Transfers – Transport to and from Geneva airport for you and your bike.
- Hearty breakfast & 3 course evening meal
- Mountain Guiding – Using qualified local guides we can organise guiding throughout the Portes Du Soleil to suit all levels.
- Sports masseur & Hot Tub
- Secure Bike Storage, washdown and maintenance area
- Energy bars, gels and recovery drinks
- Additional Activities/Events – During your week we can also organise other events such as white water rafting on the river Dranse.
Chatel Bike Park - Pre La Joux
The Chatel bike park is now one of the biggest and best in Europe. Any bike park that can host the IXS Downhill Cup and the Chatel Mountain Style Event has to be good! There are loads of downhill mountain biking tracks and new routes being added every year. Châtel bike park is situated at Pré-la-joux and accessible by Pierre-Longue and Rochassons chair lifts; it consists of 21 trails of all levels of difficulty from green tracks for beginners to blue, red and black downhill tracks for the more experienced. The bike park is looked after by a team of 8 people who are there not only to manage the bike park but also to offer help and advice. You will also find a "drop zone", 2 "pump tracks" and bike wash facilities.
The Chatel Bike Park has developed over the last few years and now includes 2 green runs, 4 blue runs, 5 red runs and 8 black runs, all around 2.5km in length and 360 metres in descent. The black runs are now graded 1 - 3 in difficulty.
6 North Shore ZonesExcept the "Black Shore" they are all accessed by the blue "Blues & Rock" and have wooden bridges crossing over many natural obstacles with a huge range of difficulty.
The Face Mountain StyleThis area was created for the freeride / slopestyle competition that takes place each year in Chatel. This black zone is accessed from the red SX track and mixes modules and natural features. A tough course!
Le Kids ParkFor the little guys and girls looking to ride like the big guys and girls there is an area dedicated to getting kids started into Mountain Biking. A great "baby slope" area at the bottom of Pre La Joux next to the dirt jumps, wooden ramps and the 4X.
If you are more of a freeride / enduro rider Chatel has over 90km of marked mountain bike tracks around the resort and 850km around the Portes du Soleil. Much like the winter the area is huge and we can provide guides to help you make the most of the area.
Also available to all our guests are:
- Secure storage and washdown facilities
- Mountain Bike Hire and Servicing
- Electric Mountain Bike Hire
- Guided Family Tours
- Guided Enduro Tour
- Introduction to riding in the Chatel Bike Park
- Private Lessons
Chatel Mountain Bike Events - Summer 2017
13th Passportes du Soleil MTB Race 23rd, 24th and 25th JuneOver 20,000 people have now participated and raced along the 80km circuit which takes you all around the Portes du Soleil. The event is open to anyone with some mountain bike experience. You can choose to ride the course on any of the 3 days.
Chatel Bike Festival TBCA great Bike Festival to celebrate all forms of riding on 2 wheels with the help of many pro riders from around the world.
MTB Lift Pass Prices 2016 (euros)
|1/2 day||1 Day||2 Days||4 Days||5 Days||6 Days|
|Adults 20 - 63 yrs||21,00 €||26,00 €||42,00 €||73,00||88,00||104,00|
|Junior 16 - 19 yrs||19,00 €||23,00 €||38,00 €||66,00||79,00||94,00|
With a Portes du Soleil Lift pass you can use the 22 ski-lifts, 850km of MTB tracks across all the PDS resorts, 8 downhill tracks and 4 Bike Parks. There are discounts for children and juniors from 5 - 19 years.
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