Mountain Biking Courses
About UCPA All-Inclusive Mountain Bike Courses & Trips:
The UCPA offers a number of instructed and guided mountain bike courses suitable for all levels and all tastes. Whether you are new to the world of mountain biking, keen to learn the basics or are a very experienced biker seeking the best trails the area has to offer, challenging ascents and adrenaline fuelled descents, the UCPA has a course and level to suit you.
Argentiere, nestled in the Chamonix valley, offers easy access to a wealth of excellent single track routes with the stunning backdrop of Mont Blanc. Stretching from either end of the Valley, the biking opportunities are vast and relatively undiscovered. Led by a local guide and qualified instructor, there really isn’t an easier way to discover the true extent of biking possibilities and the many hidden gems.
Les Deux Alpes is world renowned for its downhill mountain biking trails. The vast area, well maintained trails and convenient lift service, makes this an excellent base for pushing your limits and ability with a week of downhill adrenaline.
Verdon, situated inland from the Mediterranean coastal ports of Nice and Marseille, the Verdon River cuts hundreds of metres deep into a limestone gorge creating a natural playground full of single track. It is often considered the most beautiful Gorge in Europe and has been designated a Regional Park due to this.
Courses & Trips:
MTB Mont Blanc Massif
An introductory level course for those new to mountain biking, keen to improve their skills and explore the most beautiful trails in the Chamonix valley. A mixture of instruction and guiding will see you progress into a more confident biker, tackling more challenging routes as the week progresses.
Downhill Mountain Biking
A course aimed specifically at improving your handling skills and taking your downhill riding to a new level. The course includes skills workshops with plenty time practicing and perfecting on the best downhill trails in the area. This course is run in both Argentiere (Chamoniox) and Les Deux Alpes.
MTB Single Track
A guided week for experienced bikers searching for the best single track trails in the Chamonix valley. With a local expert and qualified guide leading the way you can be sure to find some true hidden gems. You may even have the opportunity to explore trails in neighboring Switzerland and Italy during the week.
MTB Tour du Mont Blanc
A once in a life time opportunity for advanced bikers to tackle the world famous Tour du Mont Blanc route on bike – an epic hiking/single track trail passing through France, Italy and Switzerland circling the Mont Blanc Massif. 3 Countries, 170km of trails and 10,000m of ascent/descent.
E-Bike Tour du Mont Blanc
Make the epic tour with a little extra help from a motor on your bike. You'll still have to pedal but the up hills will be assisted leaving you to save your energy to concentrate on the down hill.
Verdon to the sea
From Verdon this five day tour will take you through some of the most stunning scenery and fun single tracks in France all the way down to Nice and the beach.
MTB Multi Sport
Combine mountain biking with other fun sports and activities available in the area; hiking rafting, climbing or relaxing. Options for all abilities.
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The UCPA package is inclusive of accommodation, meals, lift pass, equipment hire and isntruction/guiding. The equipment provided as part of the package is dependent on the course, terrain and level; Lapierre, Giant and Mondraker are bike brands stocked by the UCPA. In addition to suitable bikes, the kit provided will include helmet and body protection. UCPA pride themselves on supplying good quality, new and well maintained kit.
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One of the nicest things about a UCPA holiday is the social aspect - it's a great way to meet new people through sharing good sporting times together. Whether you travel by yourself, or with friends you're sure to make some great new friendships through the week.