Monday, 17 June 2013

Summer in Meribel - Mountain Biking

Just as with winter sports Méribel forms part of the huge 3 Vallees area for summer sports. One of the biggest summer attractions for many is the huge number of Mountain Bike Trails in the area with beautiful Alpine scenery thrown in including of course cows and their bells.
Just as with snow covered pistes there is a classification system to differentiate the easier trails from those more suited to the advanced riders.  Although the national Park is off-limits Meribel alone has approximately 100 km of Mountain Bike trails, within the other 3 Valleys resorts there is over 100km more, plenty to keep the most devoted Mountain Biker happy.
To make life easier there are a couple of hire shops that can help you out with a bike or other pieces of equipment you may need, including bike servicing if required. Don’t worry about how hard it can be to reach the summits during July and August the Tougnette 1 & 2 lifts and the Pas du Lac lifts are open. Check times with the Tourist office. These lifts are of course available to hikers or anybody who simply wants to enjoy the view from the top.
Les Allues is the location of one of the 3 Bike Washing stations and as a real village rather than a purpose built ski resort does not become a ghost town once the snow starts to melt. Chalet Vache Bleue is open for bookings during the Summer – weekends, short breaks or longer, if you would prefer to be a part of something a bit more organised for your Cycling experience we have contacts with catered Chalets who offer Cycling holidays get in touch for more information.
The forecast today for Meribel is a sunny 24 degrees, the air is clear and the mountains are simply stunning in the summer so what are you waiting for?

Lac Tueda Meribel