Recently built, the bike park of Serre Chevalier becomes more complete as the investments increase
Larch forests, alpine meadows, boulders, high altitude and big vertical difference, Serre Chevalier is a natural site for mountain biking. Wide, the valley allows all fantasies, DH, freeride, enduro …. Les ecoutes trail, featuring a part of the layout of the former DH trail during the French Championships in 2008, allows a smoothly and quick run. If you want big vertical without stopping, start at the top of the cable car (at 2492m) for Villeneuve (1400 m) via the Alpage red trail, Orée du bois one and finally Les Ecoutes, a must.
In 2012 …
This year, the bike patrollers focused on quality, shaping again the seven existing trails to make them really fun. The Mélèzine, has been renovated, with a big job on turns and modules, and this, on more than three kilometers, making this track even more fun. The slopestyle area in the end is completely redesigned at the bottom of the resort with pure modules banked turns, just to end up with great sensations
Other big news this season, a fun space : created around the existing BMX track, discover a brand new pump track, 4 lines of Dirt (from beginner to expert) and an educational trial zone
June 30 to September 2, 2012
Opening hours: 9am to 5pm
Altitude: 1350m at 2500m
3 lifts open to mountain biking: a cable car into two sections and two 4-seater chairlifts
Mountain biking trails
2 green trails: 34 km
3 blue trails: 40 km
3 red trails: 69 km
ENDURO / FREERIDE
2 green routes: 18 km
1 Blue route: 20 km
4 blue trails : 14 km
3 red trails : 7.5 km
A north shore has been created on the area of Villeneuve (bridges, wall rides and mini gap …)
A slopestyle at the end of the Mélèzine trail (Villeneuve) with banked turns, bridges, gap, doubles, tables …
For two years the station has a permanent race track, approved for the European BMX Games in 2010.
A play area is at the cable car Chantemerle (skinny, weigh bridge, woops, etc.).
Pump track, trials area, dirt
Parallel to the former France DH cup run, this trail runs through a magnificent forest. A single in the woods, two or three turns in good place and we reach the north shore. Some aerial walkways, a mini gap, a natural pipe and after a few turns, a big wall at 180 °. It is still rolling, a few boulders, a small table and that’s it, you’re out of the forest to enter the slopestyle, after more than 1000 meters, just to see if you have still power !
Articles in french to find on Big Bike and Nextspad
And 2013?… Still new developments to come…. but that’s for another article ..