Mountain biking

Fantastic mountain biking terrain


We're in paradise for mountain bikers! All around us is some of the best off road bike terrain in the world. If you've come bike-less, suitable equipment can be rented in Tignes. In July and August the lift systems operate in Tignes, as well as in Les Arcs and La Rosière with bike carrying racks on the chairs - opening up a wealth of downhilling possibilities.

Tignes is a renowned downhill mountain biking area, and regular 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.

Here are a small selection of routes if you want to venture further afield:-

Col du Petit St Bernard to Seez. An open descending ride, suitable for everyone. It starts at the Hospice du Petit St Bernard and follows the old Roman road, now a dirt track, down to the beautiful village of St Germain. A short ascent followed by a more technical section of single track to Seez. About 1100 M descending, and 200 metres ascending. 2- 3 hour ride.

Tarentaise descent from the La Thuile to Bourg St Maurice. Crossing the Isère river below the Auberge and following the stunning river gorge down to Villaroger. Changing to wooded single track and ending on open pathway into Bourg St Maurice. About 500 M descending. 2 hour ride.