Peter Lloyd won a holiday with us a few years ago racing the UK Gravity Enduro and then came back to stay a couple of times after too. Tragically in 2017 he broke his neck riding and is now paralysed from the neck down. We are dedicating the week commencing the 25th August to Pete and are going to donate everything we raise that week to him so that he can put it towards buying a new van to allow him to get out and about with greater independence.
So, for this week, we are going to donate every penny we get in to Pete. The holiday will cost the usual £439 full board and we have 16 spaces available. Our goal is to fill these spaces in order to donate over £7,000 towards his new van. For this week, we are not offering our usual group discounts or returning guest discounts, this week is about getting as much in for Pete as we can. If you can’t make it yourself this week then please spread the word to your mates and get them to come along, it will make a huge difference to Pete’s independence.
If you don’t know Pete then here’s his post from instagram where he let us know about his injuries.
The Mountain Bike Chalet is located in Les Arcs, France, home to some of the best singletrack, cross country and downhill mountain biking in the French Alps. With lift access to purpose built trails and untouched single track The Mountain Bike Chalet will cater for you whatever Alpine riding you crave!
Les Arcs’ reputation as a world class mountain bike destination cannot be denied. The resort incorporates something for all riders, from a world class downhill course to northshore trails and from slopestyle parks to massive backcountry.
Our beautifully converted C18 farmhouse features a huge comfortable open plan living room with adjoining balcony, an afternoon sun trap, from where you can relax after a hard days riding and enjoy fantastic views of the valley. Each of the 6 bedrooms are individually designed, all with en suite facilities and beds can be configured to suit the needs of your group. We can accommodate 18 guests in total, 14 guests in the main farmhouse and a further 4 in the adjoining apartment.
There’s plenty of bike storage in our garage and a good range of tools in our workshop to help keep them rolling. Combined with delicious home cooked food we will be sure keep you fighting fit to tackle all the endless flowing single track that Les Arcs can throw at you.
Les Arcs’ reputation as a world class mountain bike destination cannot be denied. This resort incorporates something for all riders, from a world class downhill course to northshore trails and from slopestyle parks to massive backcountry.
We know, however, that for you it’s the awesome singletrack descents that will bring you to Les Arcs. With the highest lift accessible start point at 2700 metres and the valley floor 2000 vertical metres below there are literally hundreds of kilometres of trails to throw yourself down, jaw-dropping open tracks of the high mountain lead down into the forest for some seriously technical adventure.
Whether you want an adrenalin-charged challenge or a more leisurely appreciation of the stunning trails and breathtaking views of the Tarentaise valley, the trails here will not fail to satisfy.
As well as having some of the best terrain in the world on our doorstep we also have some other fantastic resorts within easy reach of the chalet. Subject to minimum numbers, we will be offering optional away days to enable you to experience some of the other amazing riding the region has to offer. (Prices to be confirmed)
All we need is a £50 deposit to reserve your summer holiday
7 Nights Full Board Accommodation
Wine is served with the evening meal.
We have one day off mid week.
We can recommend local restaurants for lunch and dinner on this day.
Trail Advice and Planning
Secure Bike Storage
Linen and Towels
WIFI, TV, DVD and Freesat
We no longer offer guiding, but can put you in contact with local qualified guides.
Flights/Travel to Resort:
Only £50 Each Way from Geneva every Saturday
* For flights arriving and departing between 10:00 and 16:00. See Terms
Paradiski Lift Pass:
Approximately 80 euros per week.
Lunch and Dinner on Our Rest Day
Please check out our terms.
Whether you plan on flying, driving or taking the train we hope that you find information here to make your journey easier.
Every Saturday we run a minibus and trailer to Geneva, typically arriving at 10am and leaving again at 4pm. If you can not fly into Geneva then we can arrange for transfers from other airports, but the cost is likely to be higher, particularly for smaller groups and individuals.
There are a few airports serving Les Arcs (Geneva | Lyon | Grenoble) all with reasonable transfer times to The Mountain Bike Chalet.
The most popular airport is Geneva, 2.5 hours away.
The (unofficial) web site genevaairport.net has some good information, in particular it has a good rundown on the airlines flying into Geneva which should help you to find a regional airport close to your home. You could also try the official web site gva.ch as another source of information.
Lyon airport is just under 3 hours away.
The Lyon Airport web site is quite helpful and lists the airlines serving it.
Grenoble airport is a bit closer than Lyon at 2.5 hours away, they have their own web site or there is quite a good unofficial site.
Airlines Serving Local Airports
The following airlines serve some or all of the above airports. It is not an exhaustive list and it is worth checking the web sites of the above airports for a full list.
There are high speed links from Paris to Bourg St Maurice on the TGV by day (approx 5 hours) or overnight sleeper trains (approx 9 hours), which combined with the Eurostar service from London St Pancras can make for a hassle free journey.
Bourg St Maurice is only 15 minutes drive from Chalet Algonquin. We can arrange a taxi from either Landry or Bourg St Maurice station for you.
There are excellent motorway links to within an hour of The Mountain Bike Chalet. A 10 hour journey time from Calais, allowing only for fuel stops, is not unrealistic, with toll charges of approximately 80euros.
There are plenty of activities on offer in and around Les Arcs should you want a change of scene for the day or maybe your non biking other half wants to come and stay too.
Vanoise National Park
Notre Dame de Vernettes
The Palais de la Mine
Professional local guides.
Professional guides are available locally to take you to see the local flora and fauna, lakes and high summits.
Les Chemins du Baroque
Thank you for your interest in booking a holiday with The Mountain Bike Chalet in Les Arcs, France.
Please check with us that the dates you are interested in are available. You can do this by either
Telephoning us in France on +33 4 79 08 03 66 (Only in July and August)
Telephoning us in the UK on +44 7531 652419
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