Do you want to try your hand at downhill biking? Discover Tignes and Val d’Isère on 2 wheels?
Mixing breathtaking landscapes, routes with a view of our mountain lakes and technical trails for the most advanced, we’ll reveal our best tips before you set off, head on the handlebars, on our Bike Park.
The Bike Park – who’s it for? For everyone, as long as they’re in reasonable physical shape and choose a course adapted to their level of ability. Choose your slopes according to your level of ability to get the most out of them:
“I know how to ride a bike, I can do it with my eyes closed” Maybe, but this is offroad biking in the mountains, on sometimes unstable, often changing terrain. An instructor is a good idea to discover the activity with peace of mind 🙂 Our mountain biking schools are here.
Which (electric) mountain bike is best for hitting the slopes of the Bike Park? With well maintained, reliable, sturdy equipment. You don’t head down the Face de Bellevarde in winter with cross-country skis, and for mountain bike trails, it’s the same thing: they were designed for mountain biking. These aren’t flat, surfaced roads. If you don’t have the right equipment, we recommend you rent it (with protection, advice, etc.).
“No need for a map, I know the ski slopes by heart!” Please note that the ski slopes have nothing to do with our mountain bike trails. You have to follow the mountain bike signs and nothing else (ski slopes under construction, culverts, 4×4, etc.). Here, we call on your vigilance and common sense. Study the plan of our Bike Park before you start.
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“If I find the track too hard, I’ll go down the ski slopes or 4×4 track” NO, definitely not! It’s essential you stay on the marked mountain bike trails for your safety.
What to do in the event of an accident? Call the emergency services (18/112), tell them the resort, the name of the track and, if possible, the marker number closest to where you are. Then, the planned, organised rescue chain will spring into action. Rescue is free, but this doesn’t mean you don’t need to have a responsible attitude (mountain bike, protection, suitable trail). Bike patrols will support the fire brigade if necessary to bring the victim’s mountain bike down.
Freewheeling in the Bike Park
How long does it take to do the Popeye as a family? 1 hr 30 with breaks.
How long to get to Tignes? For an initiated level mountain biker, it takes 1 hour to reach Tignes and the same to return to Val d’Isère.