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Mountain Bike Holidays France

When searching for mountain bike holidays in France you really should consider mountain biking in Courchevel, Three Valleys France (the largest ski area in the world).

Courchevel is undiscovered by the majority of bikers. Those that know it though come back year after year. (check out the review at the bottom of the page)

"For anyone who just wants to shred quality trails away from the crowds then there are few better places to be"


With over 400 km of trails and enough lifts to move thousands of people an hour, to find the same area accessible in the summer for only a handful of people is unbelievable. You can literally ride all day and not see another mountain biker. Modern gondolas take you to the top...that is if you don't fancy pedalling. There are never any queues, unlike other alpine mountain bike centres, and the terrain is amazing with new features being added every year.

Mountain bike holidays France | We have it covered

From all mountain enduro, singletrack and XC to downhill and freeride mountain biking, there is something for every rider in Courchevel and the Three Valleys...and with summer mtb breaks starting from £240 you have no excuse not to visit the Alps this summer.

Mtb breaks & holidays are based in our summer accommodation, Chalet Merisiers.

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Mountain bike disciplines

Mountain bike holidays France | Free mtb guiding

Pleisure Holidays provide a summer trail map (Download it here) with all the mtb routes marked. This makes planning your day or week very easy. The trails are well maintained and marked on the mountain, with downhill, XC and and enduro routes scattered all over the 3 valleys. These are then graded from easy to difficult to very difficult.

As well as the graded trails there is a huge amount of untracked, ungraded terrain just waiting to be discovered.

Pleisure Holidays staff will help you discover the area either by FREE guiding or helping with your route planning.

We love mountain biking and will do whatever we can to give you the best mtb experience possible.
All mountian mountain bike Courchevel

Mountain bike Courchevel | All Mountain

This is Courchevel and the Three Valleys' area of expertise. Courchevel alone boasts over 400km of all mountain trails. From technical singletrack descents of 1000m+ vertical to day long epic rides across the Three Valleys, all accessed by the state-of-the art lift system and free bus service. The terrain varies from area to area, however if you like gravel, shale, slate, mud, dirt, sand, grass, rocks...pretty much any and every surface you can find it here.

If you prefer to earn your descent then the entire mountain is yours for the taking. Let Pleisure Holiday's guides show you around or at least point you in the right direction....a totally FREE service. We can't explain to you how good the descent from Saulire to Bozel (top to bottom) is. A dip in the lake at the bottom then a bus ride back to the chalet...Awesome!

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Freeride mountain bike Courchevel

Mountain bike Courchevel | Freeride/North Shore

New for 2008: Courchevel introduced the Gravity Bike Park. This was further developed for 2009, 2010, 2011 and will be even better for 2012. It features gaps, north shore trails, jumps, bridges and modules ranging from the easy 'starters' to more difficult technical ones. It is accessed from the large Verdons gondola and easily provides enough fun for many days. Although this is the only purpose-built north shore area in Courchevel, natural freeride elements can be found all over the Three Valleys.

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Dwonhill mountain bike Courchevel

Mountain bike Courchevel | Downhill

Although Courchevel isn't as renowned as some other Alpine resorts for being a hardcore downhill mountain bikers' dream, it does have its fair share of tough technical downhill descents. La Combe du Saulire and Les Lavanches should put you through your paces. Ride across into Meribel and Val Thorens and new world cup level downhill course built for 2010 awaits, tough enough for the expert downhill rider....and best of all your Courchevel summer pass covers the Three valleys!

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XC mountain bike Courchevel

Mountain bike Courchevel | XC

Courchevel excels at XC mountain biking. There are 14 cross-country circuits approved by the Fédération Française de Cyclisme. Courchevel is also home to the 'Le 100 Noir', a famous mountain bike run covering 117km of signposted track, with a total climb of 3970m. If you don't fancy the entire route you can always cheat a little and take a few lifts along the way. Come to Courchevel, get your Spandex on and get pedalling.

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Just ride magazine Courchevel review
Justride Courchevel mtb review
In 2006 justride magazine came to stay with Pleisure holidays, this is what they had to say......

'Courchevel does not have a mountain bike reputation. In Summer 2006 Justride went to find out if, as promised by our hosts, it was the hidden gem of the alps.

A key difference to other Alpine centres we’ve been to is the almost total lack of anyone else using the mountain, on many days we saw more marmots than people. This meant that there was a raw, natural, wilderness feel and you could concentrate fully on the riding with the runs punctuated by arm pump not the hiker slalom that had irritated us so much last year in Cham.

The 3 valleys area has one of the most comprehensive lift systems in the Alps, although in the summer the lifts are limited to a handful this is not a problem as there is plenty of good riding from the top of all the lifts, 30 minute single track descents were a multiple daily occurrence many accompanied by 30mph gravel blasts as a warm up. The benefit of this is the very low cost of a lift pass, at around £25 for a week it’s about half the cost of Morzine.

We were genuinely surprised and delighted with Courchevel, we were not sure what to expect or if we’d find enough quality trails to keep us buzzing but we were still finding new routes on our last day. There is a vast amount of trails and a huge variety, flat out fireroads, densely wooded singletrack, open pastures, rock gardens, steep switchbacks and cruising double track. Whatever your particular fave you’ll find it here and you can climb as much or as little as you wish.

'For anyone who just wants to shred quality trails away from the crowds then there are few better places to be'.

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