Cycle track beside the river

Traffic-free cycle track beside the river

CYCLING IN THE TARENTAISE

Tignes is a renowned downhill mountain biking area, and regularly hosts competitions featuring the world’s top riders. There are graded trails for different ability levels, just like the winter ski runs, as well as the jumps in the Bike Park. What’s more access to all these areas, via the ski lifts, is FREE. Click here for further details.

Much of the cycling here is, because of the nature of the terrain, physically demanding. At the valley floor, however, there are some lovely, undemanding rides suitable for all. One of our favourites is the circuit from Bourg St Maurice to Aime. The outward leg descends the valley on quiet roads, surrounded by green meadows, with mountains all around. We stop at one of the riverside cafes for a coffee or lunch before returning on the car-free cycle-track beside the Isère river. You can stop to watching the white water rafting, or spend the afternoon by the swimming lake at Bellentre before returning to Bourg. It's a route that's suitable for all the family and takes an hour and a half or so, or less if you only go as far as the lake. Bikes can be rented in Bourg St Maurice.

More experienced and active riders will find further information on the local terrain on the pages on Road Cycling, Mountain Biking and Cyclosportives.

Don't miss watching the Tour de France when it passes nearby during your stay. It's a fantastic spectacle and great fun whether you're a committed cyclist or not. You'll find details on our dedicated Tour page.