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PORTES DU SOLEIL

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Whether you’re ready to take on challenging climbs cross country style or carry your downhill bike up with the lift, there are trails for everyone in Portes du Soleil. With five bike parks set in typical Alpine beauty, Portes du Soleil has become a haven for many mountain bikers.

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Portes du Soleil, France
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Portes du Soleil is a legendary mountain bike destination in Europe. It sits on the border between France and Switzerland. The location in the Northern Alps prove to be ideal for diverse riding thanks to its mountainous terrain, alpine pastures and fir forests.


Because of this, Portes du Soleil is a great place for cross-country, enduro and downhill mountain biking. There are a total of 75 developed downhill trails, supported by many bike related services. Among which 25 mountain biking schools and 30 bike shops.




Mountain Bike Trails at Portes du Soleil


Portes du Soleil is not just one place. It is a large area with 12 resorts, 22 lifts to carry you and your bike up and 600 km of mountain bike trails. All lifts can be accessed with a single lift pass


Most trails are located in one of the five bike parks in Portes du Soleil:


Avoriaz 1800

Avoriaz Bike Park features four sectors: Seraussaix, Proclou, Lindarets, and Super Morzine. 


Super Morzine offers thrilling downhill trails like Cap Canaveral. Seraussaix caters to all skill levels, while Proclou provides beginner to expert trails and access to the resort via chairlift. Lindarets offers freeride experiences, including the challenging Coupe de France track. 


Châtel

Located in the Pré-la-Joux sector and accessible via the Pierre-Longue and/or Les Rochassons chairlifts, Châtel's Bike Park is a haven for mountain bikers. With approximately twenty downhill tracks spanning various difficulty levels, alongside exciting features such as a children's shore, two slopestyle courses (including one professional), and a pump track, riders of all ages and skill levels are guaranteed an epic experience.



Les Gets

Renowned as a European leader in mountain biking, Les Gets has been a trailblazing destination for cycling since 1992. From downhill mountain biking to enduro, road cycling, and electric bikes, the resort caters to all enthusiasts. Boasting a world-class Bikepark with 128 km of marked trails, including e-bike options, Les Gets provides infrastructure suitable for every skill level.


In the realm of sports, the resort shines on the MTB world circuit, having hosted the MTB World Cup Finals in 2019, 2020, and 2021, along with the World Championships in 2022, solidifying its status as a premier destination for mountain biking enthusiasts worldwide.


Morzine

Nestled within the expansive Portes du Soleil, Europe's largest mountain biking area, Morzine Bike Park earned the title of the best Bike Park in Europe in 2020, and ranked 8th globally, according to readers of Vital MTB, a highly regarded American website. Embark on an adventure to explore a Bike Park deeply attuned to its surrounding natural environment.




Dents du Midi

The Dents du Midi Region stands as a haven for biking enthusiasts, catering to Enduro, E-Bike, and downhill riders alike. Situated within the Swiss Chablais area of the Portes du Soleil, our Bikerpark presents an array of trails and experiences suitable for riders of every skill level. From the beginner-friendly Géant trail in Morgins to the challenging black World Cup trail in Champéry, there's a perfect playground waiting to be discovered by all riders.


There are too many trails in Portes du Soleil to list them all. So we’ve selected a few popular routes below. You can find all the trails on the official map.

TRAIL INFO



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Terms of Use: Please be aware that if you choose to follow any of these trails, you do so at your own risk. Before embarking on your journey, be sure to check current local weather conditions and any road or land closures that may be in effect. Always adhere to both public and private land use restrictions and rules while on your ride, and be sure to carry all necessary safety and navigation equipment. Additionally, please make sure to follow the #leavenotrace guidelines to minimize your impact on the environment. The information provided on this website is intended solely as a planning resource and should be used in conjunction with your own due diligence. While every effort has been made to thoroughly research each route and provide accurate GPS tracks and maps, the author's judgment and the accuracy of the information provided cannot be guaranteed. The Grand Trail, its partners, associates, and contributors are not responsible for any personal injury, damage to personal property, or any other circumstances that may occur while following these trails.

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