25th August

Fundraiser for Peter Lloyd

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

Catered Mountain Bike Holidays in Les Arcs

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.


The Mountain Bike Chalet

Chalet Algonquin

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.

Why not check out our very competitive pricing or drop us a line to see if we have availability.

Endless Single Track


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)

  • La Thuile (1hr drive)
    Downhill, freeride and singletrack. Typically dusty, steep and flowing. Great fun on any bike although some suspension is advised as it can get a bit hairy in places
  • Tignes (50mins drive)
    Freeride and Downhill and smooth flowing trails with some large man-made features such as wall rides, step downs, creek gaps and the infamous step up. (none are compulsory). With the addition of the lake activities available in Tignes (although the water is a bit chilly for most of the season) this is a great day out.
  • Pila(3 hours drive) – Downhill. Ex world cup track and seriously steep prolonged descents. Fantastic for a days riding, fully recommended for those that really want to go fast and get loose. Downhill bike recommended.







7 nights full board*

All we need is a £50 deposit to reserve your summer holiday

*except on our day off






Feel free to claim ONE of the following if you think you qualify


7 nights full board*

If you’ve stayed with us before you can claim a 10% returning guest discount if you book before the end of January 2018


Got a group of ten or more?
Claim a free place.



Stay for two weeks and get a 15% discount


40% off for kids aged 15 and under



All holidays are Saturday to Saturday

7th July

14th July

21nd July

28th July

4th August

11th August

18th August

25th August


7 Nights Full Board Accommodation
Packed lunch
Afternoon tea
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

Workshop Facilities

Bike Wash

Drying Room

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.

Airport Transfers

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.

Geneva Airport
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
Lyon airport is just under 3 hours away.
The Lyon Airport web site is quite helpful and lists the airlines serving it.

Grenoble Airport
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.

  • ba.com
  • gofly.com
  • easyjet.com

By Train

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.

By Car

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.

Mountaineering and Glacier Hiking
Parc Acrobatique Gli Air
Via Ferrata

Vanoise National Park
Notre Dame de Vernettes
The Palais de la Mine
Aiguille rouge

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


Tips For You and Your Bikes Before You Come on Holiday

As there are so many different areas which are suited to different types of mountain bikes in Les Arcs, if you’re an experienced rider then we are sure you’ll be bringing your own mountain bike with you and you’ll already know your preferred terrain. However, if this is your first Alpine moutian bike experience here are a few hints and tips –

– Make sure your bike is in a good working order there’s nothing worse than losing days riding due to lack of maintenance, or worse being stuck on the trail.

– We would suggest bringing any All mountian,Enduro or downhill bike there is such a good variety you’re sure to find that favorite trail in every disapline.

– We would suggest you wear an adequate amount protection while riding due to the amount of decending you’ll be doing. A full face helmet,knee and elbow pads at a minium.

What Insurance do I need?

Travel Insurance is essential and should be taken out as soon as you book your holiday so that your flights and deposit are covered if anything goes wrong before you travel.

It might sound obvious but you must make sure that your insurance covers you for lift assisted mountain biking in the Alps as some companies don’t. Bring the policy with you along with your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).

You could try Sports Cover Direct

What Riding Can I Expect to Find In Les Arcs?

Les Arcs has trails to suit all abilities and after only a week you will see massive improvements in your riding. Those who are new to mountain biking will love the rolling green pastures and smooth single track the area has to offer without feeling intimidated, while more experienced riders can challenge themselves on steeper, tighter and faster tracks found in the area. The Joy of riding in the Paradiski region is that everyone can enjoy themselves on any style of mountain bike! In addition our friendly hosts are on hand to offer suggestions for where to head and can point you in the right direction of our favourite trails.




Airport transfers 


Welsh Gravity Enduro series and Mash Up


Alpine Hands Mobile Massage


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

Emailing us at info@themountainbikechalet.com


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