MTB in the Alps

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Come and test the challenge of La Thuile's MTB Natural enduro Trail Area set in the majestic scenery of Europe's highest summits and

experience 220 km of gravity defying paths suitable for skilled MTB bikers. For the more leaisurely biker pedaling along anciene paths in this unique ski town with total respect for the environment you will experience all of nature as you discover the beauty of Alpine flowers in full bloom dring the summer months and where you can glimpse the timid animals that call the mountains their home located in the panoramic forests and pastures on the border of Italy and France. 

Whoever chooses the MTB Natural Trail Area in La Thuile is treating themselves to an extraordinary traveling companion: the majestic backdrop of Europe’s highest summits, among which stand out Mont Blanc, the Monte Rosa Massif, the Matterhorn and other imposing summits of the Alps.

The large drop in altitude is one of the prominent characteristics of the Trail Area, of which a great majority is accessible using the cables cars which are open from the end of June till the end of August. There are also beautiful roads and mule tracks that lead to hidden places that are truly stunning.

 

Funivie Piccolo San Bernardo S.p.A. gives all passionate Mountain Bikers the chance to access the bike trails using the two cable car services available, Bosco Express and the Chalet Express, which transport mountain bikes as well. Buying the International Pass at the cable cars “Yellow-Blue Point”it is possible to access with only one ticket the french cable cars in La Rosière to mountain bike without borders through some of the more picturesque passes such as the Little Saint Bernard Pass (2.188 m).

2 chair lifts equiped with MTB racks taking you to 2345 meters are open every day

from July 1st to September 3rd, 2017 from 9.30 to 17.00h

 

19 TRAILS SOME OVER 6,5 KM IN LENGHTH WITH OVER 1200 METERS OF VERTICLE DESCENT

The MTB Natural Trail Area in La Thuile, location of the fourth leg in the 2014 and 2016 Enduro World Series, is located in a vast area that goes from an altitude of 2.600m at the feet of the Chaz Dura summit, and descends for over 1.200m to the town of La Thuile, with access to 220 km of paths.

The network of highly natural paths and trails that are in harmony with the surrounding area characterize without doubt the beauty of the landscapes and the strength this environment emits. It is spectacular and reinvigorating view and a pure pleasure to ride through.

The paths of the Natural Trail Area in La Thuile are categorized as such:

  • Very Easy : indicated on the map in green, the trails are level and free of obstacles, ideal for families or beginners.

  • Easy : indicated on the map in blue, the trails are large and easily navigable but in any case adapted to those who already have a basic knowledge of mountain biking. There are small obstacles and ascents.

  • Difficult : indicated on the map in red, the trails are gravity paths, mainly downhill through woods. To navigate these trails it is necessary to have good steering skills. Natural and artificial obstacles are present.

  • Very Difficult : indicated on the map in black, these trails are highly technical gravity trails that are reserved for expert bikers. They include important altitude drops, they are long, and contain several parts with sharp slopes and full of obstacles.

  • Electric Bikes : indicated on the map in purple, these trails are on asphalt and white roads that move away from inhabited areas and up the slopes of the mountains. They are paths marked as “Electric Bikes: but they can easily be navigated on a normal mountain bike.

  • Transport Vehicles : indicated on the map in yellow, these are white roads that are open to cars, horses, and pedestrians, and which may also be used by bikers to get to another trail, or move to another area of the Bike Area. All bikers are asked to pay careful attention to surroundings and others on these roads.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LEARN AND HAVE FUN WITH THE MTB BIKE INSTRUCTORS IN LA THUILE

The Mountain Bike School in La Thuile belongs to the Amatuer Montain Bike Cycling Club La Thuile and began its activity in 2011 thanks to the collaboration of Funivie Piccolo San Bernardo. It is made up of 5 instructors of the Italian Cycling Federation who manage and organize all of the activity in the Bike Park. It is open from June until September every day from 9:00 until 18:00. 

The school is outfitted with a program that offers classes for everyone, beginners and those who would like to perfect their skills in many different disciplines: enduro, cross-country, freeride and downhill. During July and August, with the opening of the Bosco Express and the Chalet Express that allow access to the summit at 2,200 m, and thanks to the 220 km of paths of varying difficulties (blue and red, less difficult, and black, very difficult), there are more numerous classes available. 

With the opening in 2013 of the Cycling School, there will also be activities dedicated to bicycling on the road and cycling holidays. 

The School Headquarters are located in the Bike Park, in the school field near the chair lifts. 

Among the many initiatives of the MTB School instructors is the Bike Hour, taking place on the 14th of August. It is a bike crawl where participants visit the many restaurants and bars in La Thuile with their bicycles. 

The Classes:

  • BASIC COURSE: Dedicated to beginners of any age that would like to gain confidence mountain biking.

  • FREERIDE COURSE: For all of those who are passionate about freeride and the Gravity world. This is a course for beginners and for those who would like to improve their technique riding on the trails.

PRICES

BOOKING AND CONTACT DETAILS : Luca Mobile + 39 339 3362228 e mail - scuoladimtb@lathuile.it

 

 

NATURAL TRAILS

La Thuile’s trails, a majority of which have been created using antique walking paths in full respect for the environment and the landscape, run through areas with deep historical roots such as the mining district and the Little St. Bernard Pass.

The MTB Natural Trail Area Map in La Thuile indicates all accessible and navigable MTB trails, divided based on the type and level of difficulty. There are signs posted along the path that are designed to help you navigate during excursions.

The MTB Natural Trail Area in La Thuile has been developed to satisfy bikers of all levels and types, and permit bikers a gradual growth and development based on skill and technique

BIKE HIRE

ONLY SKI & BIKE RENTAL

provide everything you need from hight tech enduro bikes to cruising E bikes. Expert technical assistance and repairs, tools and MTB cleaning.  See below for prices.

 

Tel + 39 0165 885307 e mail - onlyski@lathuile.it

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