The TransAlps Les Carroz to Chamonix is a week of what mountain bikers dream about...
A complete week of 'alpine adventure' on two wheels. The perfect mix of epic mountain biking trails, breathtaking scenery and authentic alpine exploration.
After the days riding you will return to a pretty alpine chalet hotel \" Les Airelles\" in the mountain village of Les Carroz in the Grand Massif and taste the delights of savoyard cuisine, relax on a sunny balcony with a beer surrounded by mountains and countryside with the relaxing sound of a mountain stream to lull you to sleep, adding to the idyllic village location. You will also experience a night in a remote lakeside mountain refuge.

Une semaine complète d'aventure alpine en deux roues. Le mélange parfait de pistes de vélo épiques, paysage à couper le souffle et exploration alpine authentique.

Nous nous retrouverons dans un chalet alpin \"Les Airelles\" dans le village de montagne de Les Carroz dans le Grand Massif et goûteront les plaisirs de la cuisine savoyarde, nous nous détendront sur un balcon ensoleillé entourée par des montagnes et la campagne avec le son relaxant d'un courant de montagne pour vous apaiser ajoutant à l'emplacement d'un village idyllique. Vous vivrez également l'aventure d'une nuit en refuge. La nuit dans le refuge de montagne au bord du lac Gers et la montée de col seront juste deux des points culminants de ce court voyage.
En raison du début rapide et du séjour réduit, vous n'aurez pas le temps de vous habituez à l'altitude. Vous possédez une bonne forme physique et assurés les portés de vélos aisément.


Activité : VTT
Nombre de participants : 0 min - 0 max
Dates :
Aucune date prévue à ce jour
Durée : 8 jours
1595 €

Departure possible every weeks from July 04th to August 22th
Départ possible chaque semaine du 4 juillet au 22 août

DAY 1 (Saturday):

Meet and great' by ourselves at Geneva airport and transfer to Les Carroz. or meet in Les Carroz. Deposit baggage at Chalet Hotel " Les Airelles" our base camp in Les Carroz.
Unpacking and preparation of bikes.

DAY 2 (Sunday): We will start the week with a warm up, riding and discovering the Grand Massif area.

 We will explore this little known ski area and ride on the trails of Les Carroz, Samoens and Morillon. For the brave, they can try the permenant down hill tracks of Les Carroz and Morillon. The trails are varying, double track, technical tracks, through open pastures, all with a beautifull view over the Arve and Giffre river valleys.

Ride distance: 40km
Uneven positive: 300m Uneven negative: 1200m
Physical difficulty: 2/5 Technical skills: 3/5

DAY 3 (Monday):

 Departing from Morzine considered as the 'Mountain Bike Mecca' of Europe we will make a grand tour of the Portes du Soleil, the largest ski area in the world, with over 650km of slopes! We will cross the Swiss border to ride in the villages of Morgins, Champoussin and Crosets. We will pass underneath the 'Dents du Midi' mountain range surrounded by a fantastic environment of glaciers and high mountain peaks. A great day of mountain biking awaits you...

Ride distance: 52km
Uneven positive: 200m Uneven negative: 2100m
Physical difficulty: 2/5 Technical skills: 3/5

DAY 4 (Tuesday): The start of our TransAlps adventure to Chamonix.

We will ride to Flaine and take the skilift up to 2500m. From the top of Flaine the views are spectacular of Mont Blanc and the surrounding mountains, where on a clear day it is possible to see 200km south over the Alps. After a brilliant 1000metre descent, we will sleep in the quaint, remote lakside mountain refuge at Lac de Gers.
Refuge de Gers has running water, toilets and hot showers. Rooms are shared between 4/6 people. The dinner will provide tastes of the local Savoyard cuisine, with glimpses of chamois and marmottes adding to the rustic mountain experience.

Ride distance: 25km
Uneven positive: 200m Uneven negative: 1000m
Physical difficulty: 2/5 Technical skills: 3/5

DAY 5 (Wednesday):

A long and difficult day! First we descend to the village of Sixt Fer a Cheval at 750m, then we will climb to Col d'Anterne at 2257m, most of this climb is unrideable!
The first section of the climb is rideable, then there is no choice but to push/carry bikes to the Lac d'Anterne then on to Col d'Anterne! The reward... is a 1600m descent to Le Fayet where we will take the Tramway du Mont- Blanc to Col de Voza at 1650m then descend tothe village of Les Houches via a technical singletrack and end the day in Chamonix...

Ride distance: 45km
Uneven positive: 1500m Uneven negative: 2200m
Physical difficulty: 4/5 Technical skills: 3/5

DAY 6 (Thursday):

 Riding in the legendary area of Chamonix under the 'Lord of the Alps', the Mont Blanc, is a dream destination for many mountain bikers. We will realize this dream by crossing the valley with the aid of the lift at Le Tour via Flegere, providing our descent into the valley of Vallorcine on a beautiful singletrack which slaloms under the larch trees.
With this exceptional landscape and the varying trails, it will satisfy the hungriest of mountain bike riders. Some time after the days ride can be spent visiting Chamonix to absorb the historic alpine mountain ambiance and gaze up at the Mont Blanc as you meander through the streets or sit and drink a well deserved beer, you can't help but be in awe.

Ride distance: 42km
Uneven positive: 300m Uneven negative: 1100m
Physical difficulty: 2/5 Technical skills: 3/5

DAY 7 (Friday):

Departing from the exclusive French ski resort village of Megeve we will ride the area known as the 'Green Diamond', nestled between the spectacular scenery of the Mont Blanc and Aravis mountain ranges. Little known and uncrowed, this spot is a real jewel! Imagine 90km of trails and 2800m of uneven negative just waiting to be ridden. That is a great way to end the ultimate week of mountain biking...

Ride distance: 50km
Uneven positive: 500m Uneven negative: 1200m
Physical difficulty: 2/5 Technical difficulty: 3/5

Return to Les Carroz, dismantle and pack bikes ready for departure the following day. Yes I think a well earned cold beer or two (or more...) is a definite!

DAY 8 (Saturday): Transfer to Geneva airport.

The program may change with inherent variations according to the weather conditions, the quality of the ground, the physical and technical level of the people...

You will have endless rides from high altitude cols to the valley floor, and not only will you ride between Les Carroz and Chamonix you will also ride the wonders to be had in Morzine, Les Gets, Portes du Soleil, Grand Massif, the Chamonix valley and Megeve!\r\nWhat else could you dream about?

Level: Physical Fitness: 4/5 / Long and though \"hike a bike section\" or more than 2 hours on day 4!! / Technical Skills: 3/5 to 4/5\r\n\r\nTerrain: All kinds of trails! / Cruisy 2 path trails / From easy to very technical singletracks (some very technical) / 'rocky and rooty' trails. / Several hike a bike sections \r\n\r\n5 à 7h de vélos par jours\r\nJusqu'à 1600m de dénivelé positif. Bonne condition physique et technique requise. \r\n

English: the guiding by a graduated French bilingual mountain bike guide, all the meals during the seven days, 7 nights accomodation, the transport of your personal effects, the road transfers, return transfer to Geneva airport on Saturday of arrival/departure .\r\n\r\nFRANCAIS : l'accompagnement par un moniteur vtt billingue / 7 nuits en pension complete - transferts durant le séjour et transports bagages ,

English: The expenditure in personal matter (drinks energetic drinks and foods etc...) the bicycle hiring, the expenses of repair and maintenance of the bicycle, the cancellation/help insurances and repatriation.\r\n\r\nFRANCAIS : les assurances personnelles annulation et/ou rapatriement, votre équipement vtt (velo et entretien), les boissons et dépenses personnelles.

LODGING\r\n5 nights accommodation in Chalet hotel\"Les Airelles\"in \"les Carroz\" alpine resort\r\n1 night in remote Mountain Refuge, Lac de Gers \r\n1 night in Chalet/Bunk house, Chamonix \r\n\r\nTHE MEALS \r\nThey are taken at the hotel (breakfast and dinner) / picnic lunches\r\n\r\n5 nuit au Chalet \"Airelle\"\r\n1 nuit en Refuge, lac de Gers\r\n1 nuit en chalet à Chamonix\r\n\r\nRESTAURATION\r\nPension complète, pique-nique les midis

By car: A41 motorway left 19 Flaine Carroz \r\nBy train: park Cluses then Cluses shuttle Carroz\r\nBy plane: Geneva airport, Geneva transfer to les Carroz included\r\n\r\nRECEPTION\r\nSaturday at Chalet hotel Les Airelles or in Les Carroz or at the airport.\r\n\r\nEn voiture: A41 sortie 19 Flaine / Carroz\r\nEn train: gare de Cluses et navette vers les Carroz\r\n\r\n\r\nRENDEZ VOUS\r\n 10h00, à l'hôtel Les Airelles”74300 Carroz\r\n\r\n

Fill a booking form and send us a deposit of 30%. The balance is to be regulated 30 days before the departure.\r\n\r\nRemplir un bulletin d'inscription et nous envoyer un acompte de 30%. Le solde est à régler 30 jours avant le départ.\r\n

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