The Portes du Soleil contains 12 linked resorts and 4 internationally renowned Bike Parks.
Our Bike Parks guide provides an explanatory overview of each park. The description is not exhaustive and we advise that you go and find out for yourself by exploring every corner of the Portes du Soleil's MTB network.
It's all possible thanks to the Portes du Soleil MTB liftpass: €23 or CHF30 per full day, for access to all 4 Bike Parks, all of which are linked and can be reached using the 20 mountain lifts open all summer!
Châtel Mountain Bike Park :
Châtel Bike Park is in the "Pré-la-Joux / Plaine Dranse" sector. There are 20 tracks (including many variations) just waiting for you and your DH or Enduro bike to test them out. The Bike Park has tracks for all levels but above all, it has great variety.
In Chatel, you'll find everything from ultra-technical DH packed with roots and steps, to wide and smooth runs with easy jumps, shore sections and serious freeride lines, as well as cruiser routes for beginners.
Do an online search for "Air Voltage" or "Zougouloukata" and you'll soon see why Chatel is known as the "European Whistler".Chatel uses its expertise in top-flight sports championships to organise prestigious MTB events like the Chatel Mountain Style or the finals of the European MTB DH Cup, the IXS Châtel European Downhill Cup from the 6-7 September 2013.
- 20 DH tracks and an incredible variety of runs
- 1 pressure wash station in Pré-la-Joux
- 9 Bike Patrol specialists to maintain and keep the tracks safe every day (open and close the runs, check each run's safety, provide first-aid and all sorts of advice).
- 1 Drop Zone
- 2 Pump Tracks
- 1 nice and cheap accommodation deal from the Chatel Tour centre: the "MTB Riders Pack".
Includes accommodation and Portes du Soleil liftpass valid 6 days, from €142 per person per week (depending on period chosen).
For all enquiries, please write to: "MTB Rider pack"Châtel Tour, Centrale de Réservation, 74390 Châtel, France.
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or telephone: 33 (0) 450 73 30 22
- 5 specialist MTB shops for hire or repairs
- Many options to organise outings with professional guides.
Stay tuned with the Bike Park:www.mountainbikeparkchatel.com
Les Gets Bikepark:
The BikePark in Les Gets has been a must-do MTB venue for almost two decades. The resort's main motivation is to open up access to the tracks and keep the best riders happy at the same time. The BikePark is a great place to start any tour of the Portes du Soleil's French-Swiss tracks. But it's also a great venue in its own right, with around 12 DH tracks, 6 all-mountain XC routes and the Canyon freeride slope with its many variations.In keeping with our aim of making MTB accessible for everyone, the Les Gets Bikepark has 6 tracks for beginners and 6 for more experienced riders.This year the Les Gets Bikepark also has 1 Videopark in the central Chavannes sector, as well as a superb Pumptrack in the centre of the village.
- 80km of signposted tracks including 12 DH routes, 1 Freeride and 6 XC.
- 1 Jump Park (over 3 ha) and 1 mini Jump Park
- 1 North Shore zone
- 1 4-cross track
- 1 Kids Zone
- 1 Fabien Barel Coaching Track
- 1 Freestyle Air Bag
- 1 pressure wash cleaning station
- 8 Bike Patrol staff to ensure maintenance and track security
- 10 MCF bike instructors
- 1 pumptrack in the centre of the village
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Morzine's MTB facilities are either side of the village; on the Super Morzine side (part of the Avoriaz sector), you'll find 5 maintained DH tracks and 2 new additions, as well as many ultra-tricky routes. The second side is on the Pleney, where the signposted tracks are in the main easier and aimed at a less experienced level of rider, from beginners to intermediate. Whichever side you choose, you are sure to meet internationally famous riders who have decided to come here on holiday or to train.Staying in Morzine also puts you at the heart of the Portes du Soleil's huge Franco-Swiss MTB area. From Morzine, you can take the modern mountain lifts for easy access to many of the area's finest MTB facilities. These include Chatel and Bikepark.ch covering Champéry-Les Crosets, Morgins, Val d'Illiez and Champoussin on the one hand and Les Gets on the other...and all of this using the same liftpass!
Riders can access everything BikePark Champéry-Morgins has to offer with the same Portes du Soleil liftpass. There are 4 resorts to try: Champéry, Val-d'Illiez, Morgins and Champoussin, which are all just next to the French border. The size of the MTB area offers limitless possibilities for MTB riders with a huge number of slopes that visitors can take according to their ability. The most experienced riders can now choose from 10 DH runs, as well freeride/enduro circuits and also 4-cross routes.For less adventurous riders or those who want to mix biking with touring, Bikepark Dents du Midi also offers lots of routes suitable for most people.
Bikepark Champéry-Morgins: Unique Selling PointsChampery hosted the UCI MTB World Championships and has some of the most epic routes on the tour.Morgins: the tracks are built and maintained by serious MTB fans and could well surprise you! There are 4 DH tracks with 4 difficulty levels and many variations.
- 10 maintained DH tracks + 6 enduro/freeride + 4-cross routes
- 4 specialist MTB hire and repair shops
- 4 pressure-wash cleaning stations
- 1 World Cup DH track
- 2 pumptracks
- Awesome scenery...
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Bikepark Avoriaz Montriond:
- 4 Downhill trails between pastures and forests (2 blue, 1 red, 1 black)
- 4 Downhill trails in the Lindarets forests with North Shore
- A wooden Pump track in Avoriaz centre
- Tutti Frutti new video zone