Mountain biking in the Ecrins national park area
10mn by car from the gite is the resort of Puy-Saint-Vincent and its ski lifts opened in July and August for pedestrians and mountain bikers. From the top of the lift, you can follow the VTT (mountain biking) runs which are signposted and colour coded like ski pistes in order of technical difficulty.
The Pays des Ecrins is listed as a VTT-FFC site and offers 200km of marked tracks for mountain bike enthusiasts. Circuits of all levels can be downloaded from the Pays des Ecrins web site and are also available in paper form from all tourist offices in the area.
Professionals in Vallouise are at your disposal for the rental of road bikes, mountain and electric bikes but also provide coaching during a day out or for a week's course. They tailor their services to match your expectations whether you wish to discover the area on a bike, or are looking for technical instruction on descent as a novice or experienced rider.
Be careful and always follow the safety rules.
Marc Reynaud of Yeti Aventures will take you on a discovery of this stunning area, at a speed to suit you. Courses and days out available. (Marc speaks English)
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