Of course, what Chamonix Bike Park has, but the other resorts do not have, is Chamonix itself. Unlike the artificial and sometimes downright ugly ski resorts found in much of the Alps, Chamonix is the genuine article – a real town, with historic buildings, shops, restaurants, bars and all of the facilities of a major town. It’s a fantastic place to be based – it’s very lively and bustling all year, and there’s a fantastic array of après-bike options to be had whatever your tastes. We ourselves use Chamonix as our centre of operations for Singletrack Safari throughout July and August for a reason – we love it there!
We’ve never doubted Chamonix for a single moment – but these trails will help the town overcome its reputation of being less relevant for certain types of riding. If you want big, all-mountain epic rides with amazing scenery and some of the most technical singletrack in the world, get in touch with a good guiding or holiday company. If you want to follow easier, waymarked XC routes, they are there to be ridden around the valley. If you want to ride top-notch downhill trails…well, now you can do that too!
With the addition of the new Chamonix Bike Park the town now has every right to feel that it’s able to offer world class trails whatever type of riding you are looking for, and hopefully this is only the beginning of even greater things to come.
Martin Hills is the founder of Singletrack Safari Mountain Bike Holidays, who operate in the Alps during July and August, offering an amazing highlights holiday which takes guests to a top notch selection of Alpine riding hotspots during the course of an action packed week. Visit www.singletracksafari.com for further details.
ACCOMPANYING VIDEO – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaTo1JNMRvE
Background for Editors
Singletrack Safari is a UK owned MTB Holiday Company based in the South West of the UK and was established by Company Directors Georgina and Martin Hills during 2009. It is set to become the one of the most unique and highly visible MTB holiday companies in Europe and has received consistently high praise on its holidays.
Destinations – the company offers eight holiday destinations, including “Wild Scotland” which explores the north of Scotland from the Cairngorms to Skye, “Ultimate Alps” which is a twin centre holiday offering both XC and DH experiences on World famous trails, “Andorran Altitude” based in the Pyrenean principality explores the amazing untapped riding for both XC and DH riders around its borders, whilst “Spanish Trail Tapas” is a true trail riders dream exploring many different areas of Andalucía with a great variety of terrain. There are also holidays in the South West of the UK (“Wild West” – Dartmoor, Exmoor, Quantocks, and Mendips), North Wales (“Explorer” – the best Snowdonian natural trails and man-made centres), Scottish Borders (“Scottish Stanes” – not just the famed 7 Stanes but the best of the borders riding) and South Wales (“Trailmaster” – Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains and the finest man-made riding).
Website – the highly interactive company website can be found at www.singletracksafari.com