Mountain Biking in Chatel and Portes du Soleil

From mountain biking excursion on the 90km of marked paths of the resort, to the 4x or the Pré-la-Joux bike park, in Châtel you'll be satisfied, whatever your level is.
Every year new services come to be added to those already existing in order to widen the VTT offer.

Châtel is also a part of the Portes du Soleil area, which means that you'll be able to ride from one resort to the other using the various lifts and tracks.

Portes du Soleil MTB in figures:
650km of marked tracks
10 permanent downhill tracks
4 bike parks
Some MB trial areas
And 24 lifts opened and usable with mountain bikes.

The Mountain Bike park is a special area dedicated to mountain biking fanatics, located at Pré-la-Joux/ Plaine Dranse. Reached by Pierre-Longue and/or Rochassons chairlifts, it offers 20 mountain biking trails at all difficulty levels, 19 of which are downhill runs.
Weekends of 16/17 & 23/24June
Every day from 29 June to 9 September.
















































































Here are the characteristics of the MTBruns:
2 green runs:
The Panoramic, 300 m difference in height, about 2 ,8 Km long
The Serpentine, 360 m difference in height, about 3 Km long

4 blue runs:
The People, 360 m difference in height, about 2,5 Km long
The Blues & Rock, 360 m difference in height, about 2,5 Km long equiped whith the shore (8zones)
The Châtellane, 300 m difference in height, about 1,8 Km long
The Fluid, 360 m difference in height, about 2,5 Km long

5 red runs:
The Ric et Rac, 360 m difference in height, about 2,7 Km long
The S X, 300 m difference in height, about 1,5 Km long
The Komatrautrail, 360 m difference in height, about 3 Km long
The Vorachatak, 300 m difference in height, about 1,5 Km long
The Ride Humble, 150 m difference in height, about 1Km long

8 black runs:
The Dré dans l’pentu, 360 m difference in height, about 2,5 Km long, simple blak
The Gueps , 360 m difference in height, about 2,5 Km long, simple black
The Bike Patrol, 360 m difference in height, about 2,5 Km long, simple black
The Haute tension, 300 m difference in height, about 1 Km long, double black
The Châ Nada, shore run accessible via the Serpentine, double black
The Coup de fouet, 360 m difference in height, about 2,5 Km long, simple noire
The Air Voltage, 360 m difference in height, about 2,5 Km long, triple noire
The Black Shore, 150 m difference in height, about 1 Km long, triple noire
The 8 North Shore zones:
 Except the “Black Shore”, they are all accessed by the blue Blues & Rock and offer wooden bridges, crossing over natural obstacles of all types. They range in difficulty from 'have a go' to 'only for the brave'!

The Drop Zone:
A brand new place where you find a Pump-Track, Dirt jumps, a Dual Slalom and the Big Air Bag… The perfect place to finish your riding day!
The Face Mountain Style:
Created specially for the Freestyle / slopestyle competition « Châtel Mountain style », this black zone is accessed by the red SX and mixes modules and natural features, A MTB “triple black” playground for expert riders only!

The Kid's Shore:
A new shore especially for kids: they find there every existing stunt, adapted to them. This new shore is at the end of the green trail of the “Serpentine".

Extras
There is a bike wash area at Pré-la-Joux
The 20 tracks are looked after by the “Bike patrol”, 8 guys who are there to help in any way, just look out for the riders riding their mountain cycles and ask their help or advice.
There’s a “Drop zone”
Two “Pump tracks”

Mountain bike hire
2012 Prices:
Enduro type of bike (to go for a ride):
Half day: from €21
Full day: from €28
6 days: from €142
Freeride/downhill type of bike:
Half day: from €41
Full day:  from€59
Please note that above prices are basis prices and vary depending on the type of bike.

New for Summer 2012:
This summer you can also rent electrical MTB (Twinner - Marc Mésière).
Prices:
Half day: €41
Full day: €59


Accompanied outings
Over 850 km of marked trails and 24 ski lifts open in the summer to make your biking less hard work. Marked trails of various difficulties take you to some extraordinary places and through 12 villages.
Every day, statequalified instructors offer biking trips on different themes, from beginners to advanced, around Châtel and the Portes du Soleil.
2012 Prices:
Half day from: €18
Day from: €26
6 days from: €126
Half day Private hire : €110
Full day Private hire: €190
   
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