Mountain bike outings with an instructor
Outings with a qualified MTB instructor are organized throughout the summer.
More details are available in our weekly entertainment programme
Family MTB discovery course around the mountains
From 3rd to 8th August 2014 - 6 days / 4 days of activities
The village of les Contamines-Montjoie is a paradise in the Mont Blanc region for family holidays. Breathtaking landscapes in a gentle valley and a great choice of sports facilities make it the ideal place to enjoy activities with your children.
We propose a week of activities supervised by a professional alpine leader and mountain bike instructor. Ride along some carefully selected trails and discover the pleasures of cycling and sleeping in the mountains. The vast experience of the accompanying alpine professional will make these outings with your kids a true moment of relaxation. On the programme: mountain biking adapted for children age 12 years + and their parents plus a a hike on foot to a mountain refuge hut where the group can spend the night.
Saturday evening at 18.00:
Participants will meet at the Mountain Guides Office in Les Contamines-Montjoie. Presentation of the week and organization of equipment.
½ day mountain biking as a family. Circuit in the valley: an introduction to cycling in the mountains, position, how to use the breaks etc. 200m climb/descent.
½ day mountain biking as a family. Circuit on the hillside: first mountain bike outing in the valley. 300m climb/descent.
Wednesday and Thursday:
2 days to hike to a mountain refuge on foot.
Full day family mountain bike excursion. To keep the outing pleasurable the majority of trails will run downhill. Your guide will choose a suitable itinerary, well suited to your children’s level. The outing will depart from a higher point or the group will take the lifts.
Level: Cyclists capable of riding a bike for 5 hours (low speed) with regular pauses along the way, carrying a backpack containing a picnic and personal belongings. Children/teenagers age 12 years +.
Equipment: For the MTB activities one must have:
- A mountain bike with disc brakes. Rental possible in Les Contamines.
- A cycling helmet. Rental possible in Les Contamines.
- Cycling gloves.
- A small rucksack to carry your drink, picnic and personal items.
For the hike to the refuge, one will need a slightly larger rucksack to carry a picnic and drink, a complete change for the night, a toothbrush and a sheet.
More information, please contact:
Emmanuelle Paradis, Accompagnatrice en montagne et Monitrice de VTT
17, impasse des Erables
74170 Saint Gervais les Bains
Tel. : +33 (0)4 57 44 37 46 - +33 (0)6 21 30 46 55
Number of participants : from 5 to 10 people
Book at the Mountain Guides Office in Les Contamines.