Mountain Biking in Chatel, France
The Portes du Soleil is widely regarded as being a mecca for mountain biking. Chatel, at the heart of this giant area, is well placed as a starting point for exploring the entire region.
24 cable cars and chairlifts give unrestricted access to over 650 kms of tracks and paths. There are 10 dedicated mountain bike areas and 5 bike parks.
In the Portes du Soleil, there is riding to suit everyone, regardless of ability - from easy trails to fast technical descents. The lifts open from the end of June through to the beginning of September allowing riders to access the massive network of tracks with minimal uphill slog.
Super Chatel has two dedicated downhill tracks - the "Premium" and the "Dange H".
Over at Pre La Joux, the fantastic Mountain Bike Park just keeps on getting better and better. This is a special area dedicated to mountain biking fanatics which is reached via the Pierre Longue and/or Rochassons chairlifts.
It offers13 mountain biking trails (12 of which are downhill runs) at all difficulty levels and there are several fun areas for new school riding disciplines. You'll find 5 North-Shore-style zones, 1 four-cross course, a Mountain Style Face (freeride/freestyle area), a kid's X, a drop zone with foam pit, a wall ride, a quarter, a set up - set down, and more....
Chatel is rapidly turning into THE place in the alps for MTB.
We can arrange the hire of MTB guides to help you get the best out of riding in the Portes du Soleil.
Mountain Bike Events - Summer 2009
Here are a list of some of the mountain bike events happening this summer in Chatel
The Pass'portes du Soleil MTB
Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 June 2009
The "Passportes du Soleil VTT" is first of all a convivial 'rendez-vous' for mountainbikers who want to ride for fun! It's a moutain bike excursion based on the descovering of a territory landing over two countries. The lifts making this mountain circuit accessible.
Chatel Mountain Style Contest
On July 2009, the 3rd,4th and 5th
On a track created espacially for the event, of 300 m long ,160 m of difference in level ,100 m wide and completaly reshaped by the Châtel's BikesPatrols and RadicalFilms (Kranked)Riders.
MTB EUROPEAN DOWNHILL CUP -IXS EUROPEAN CUP
Friday 14 to Sunday 16 August 2009