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. 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.
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.
All we need is a €60 deposit to reserve your summer holiday
7 Nights Full Board Accommodation
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
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.
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.
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.
Amazing place to stay – perfect location, good facilities and friendly and accommodating staff. Would highly recommend this place for your next biking holiday.
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.
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!
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.
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
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