Mountain Biking in the Alps

Mountain Biking in the Alps 
The Alps are well known as a destination for all forms of mountain biking in the summer. Whether its long cross country rides taking in the epic scenery, or high speed downhill courses, to technical north shore, there really is something to suit every mountain biker out there.

Many of the well know ski resorts have diversified, offering well maintained trails and the obvious benefit of a connected lift system to get your bike to the top of the mountain in a matter of minutes.

Some of the most well know resorts for mountain biking in the alps can be found within the Portes Du Soleil, with resorts such as Les GetsMorzine and Chatel leading the way. Each year, the Passportes Du Soleil gives riders a chance to see the whole of this massive area in one day. In 2011 Champery in Switzerland played host to the mountain biking World Championships.

Other resorts also host huge annual events, such as the Mega Avalanche in Alpe D’Huez. This has now become a series taking in other major resorts in the Alps.

More recently, other ski resorts have taken up on mountain biking as a thriving summer sport, with Bourg St Maurice providing a base to ride in resorts such as Les ArcsVerbier also offers a huge range of trails.

In 2015 the MTB World Championships are being hosted in Vallnord in Andorra.

Further afield, Whistler in Canada is arguably one of the best resorts for mountain biking in the summer, as is Kicking Horse in Golden and we can offer great value airport transfers to these resorts.
Mountain Biking in the Alps


At Ski-Lifts we offer transfers to all of the alpine resorts throughout the year. For many of the most popular resorts we offer shared transfers throughout the summer, providing the most cost effective way of getting to the resort.

We transport all mountain bikes free of charge – you simply need to specify that you are bringing one on the booking form and we will provide suitable transport.

We are now able to offer you day trips between resorts – giving you the chance to take in even more trails and different areas on your holiday. Just email us to ask for availability and a quote.

We are also able to recommend accommodation providers in any of these resorts, from people we work closely with, who specialise in mountain biking holidays – just drop us an email with any questions and we’ll be glad to help.
Useful Links

Airport Transfers to Morzine
Airport Transfers to Les Gets
Airport Transfers to Chatel
Airport Transfers to Les Arcs
Airport Transfers to Alpe D’Huez
Airport Transfers to Verbier

Some events of interest in 2015 include;

The Pass Portes Du Soleil (26 to 28 June 2015)

The Mega Avalanche in Alpe D’Huez
(6-12th July 2015)

Crankworx in Les 2 Alpes (9-12th July 2015)