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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!

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.

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 5 bedrooms are individually designed, all with en-suite facilities and beds can be configured to suit the needs of your group. We can accommodate a maximum of 13 guests in total.

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 to 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.







7 nights full board*

All we need is a €60 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 2021


40% off for kids aged 15 and under



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



Stay for two weeks and get a 15% discount


All holidays are Saturday to Saturday
3rd – 10th July – Limited Spaces
1oth – 17th July – Available
17th – 24th July – Available
24th July – 31st July – Limited Spaces
31st – 7th August – Available
7th – 14th August – Available
14th – 21st August – Available
21st -28th August – Limited Spaces


7 Nights Full Board Accommodation

Hearty Breakfast
Packed lunch
Delicious afternoon tea
3 course home cooked evening meal
Wine is served with dinner.

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.


Transfer to Resort:
Seats in a shared minibus, only 50 euros each way, from and to Geneva every Saturday 
* For flights arriving and departing between 10:00 and 16:00. See Terms


Paradiski Lift Pass:
Approximately 85 euros per week.

Lunch and Dinner on Our Rest Day

Please check out our terms & conditions.


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. This summer we will be offering optional away days, with Whiterides our transfer company, to enable you to experience some of the other fantastic riding the region has to offer. Please contact us for prices.

  • La Thuile (1 hr drive)
    Downhill, freeride and singletrack. Typically dusty, steep and flowing. Great fun on any bike although suspension is advised as it can get a bit hairy in places. Lift passes cost approx. €25 per person for the day.
  • Tignes –  (50 mins 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. Lift passes €10 per person.
  • Pila – (3 hrs 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. Passes are €21 approx per person.
  • Les Saissies –  (1 hr 30 mins drive)
    Several flowing freeride downhill tracks with loads of features accessed from 1 lift. It is possible to finish the day with a mamouth singletrack descent from the top of the resort down to Albertville on the valley floor. Passes cost €20 approx
  • Les Sept Laux –  (2 hrs drive)
    Great mix of technical downhill and singletrack trails. Always a fun day out. Passes cost €18 per person.

As well as being able to visit other resorts in the region we are lucky enough to have smooth, flowing, barely touched singletrack dotted all over the valley which cannot be accessed from any resort lifts. Why not take advantage of one of our self-guided uplift days with Whiterides to get off the beaten track and experience some of the best trails the valley has to offer.

Half day uplift (4 hours) 1-4 runs 
Full day uplift (8 hours) 4-6 runs 

Which trails you choose, the distance between them, if there is any climbing involved as part of the trail, how fast you descend etc will all have an impact on how many runs you will be able to pack into the day.

If you are interested in any of these options on their own or putting together a package with a few different day trips and would like more information about which would suit your preferred riding, please don’t hesitate to drop us an email.


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.



  • This chalet offers it all, great freindly staff,great trails,great views,great bike store/ workshop,and great food,what more can a person ask!!! All this at a very competitive price to,me and all who stayed there this summer will gladly recommend this place.

    Nick Barrett
  • Amazing place to stay – perfect location, good facilities and friendly and accommodating staff. Would highly recommend this place for your next biking holiday.

    Darren Bowden
  • A brilliant place really accommodating myself husband and 12 year old daughter, would definitely recommend a stay here. Good facilities, bike garage, workshop, awesome views and 10 minutes from lift. The food was amazing, the staff do a brilliant job and are so friendly and made us feel right at home. Hope to return again.

    Amanda Berry
  • Simply brilliant. Everything was top drawer – the food, the open plan living area, the views, the location, the food, the bike storage, the bike wash, the hospitality of the lovely staff, the food, the big comfy sofas, the character of the chalet…did I mention the food??
    A really great place to spend a mountain holiday! Absolutely 5stars from my son and I!! Thanks!

    Mark Everson
  • Beautiful chalet with a great view. Location couldn’t be better for access to the lifts. Secure bike lock up with workshop, bike stand and Bike wash facilities. Free to come and go as you please. Option for in house sports therapy which saved my trip, which was both insightful, thorough and well priced. Food was outstanding, I will be back.

    Wayne Buckingham


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


Please get in touch if you have any questions or are interested in booking a holiday with us. 

Call us in France on +33 6 83 19 86 35  or in the UK on +44 7701 078272