Recharging within the French Alps

Briançon is a real gem on the subject of mountainbike hotels. 300+ days of light according to 12 months, more than a few peaks over 3000 meters and a lot of kilometres of singletrack – Briançon has all of it, and all inside a days pressure from my house the city in The Netherlands. It’s no twist of fate that MTB excursion operator Alpine Singletrack selected this position as their base.

Alpine Singletrack was once based by way of Katleen Verleysen from Belgium, who runs the corporate toghether with MTB information Greg Sourbieu. In spite of a surprisingly busy existence that expands a ways past her position as a hostess for Alpine Singletrack, Katleen nonetheless reveals time to sign up for Greg on a bunch journey every now and then. And if now not, you’re going to most probably to find her on the Alpine Singletrack mansion which provides the entire luxurious a mountainbiker may want for. From the after-ride chillout within the lawn to the workshop and safe motorbike garage within the basement, not anything is left to be desired. There’s even a motorcycle guard patrolling round the home – one to maintain with child gloves.

The paths round Briançon are simply exceptional. The dry, rocky tracks meander via a terrific alpine panorama with snowy mountain peaks and glaciers. In some puts the path makes a lot of switchbacks on its manner down a slope. Elsewhere, it flows via lush alpine meadows and assists in keeping you cruisin’ for kilometres. Rocks are continuously hard your entire consideration, and problem your talents on two wheels always. Rubber aspect down please!

Just right corporate could make a amusing motorbike travel an unforgettable one. I met this staff some time in the past  via our native MTB neighborhood Trailz 043. We found out a joint pastime within the extra technical, ‘enduro’ form of driving, and it’s been nice amusing driving with those guys ever since. Our guides Greg and Patrick unquestionably took section within the amusing.

But even so the driving, l. a. douce France has much more to supply. At ‘house’, our hostess Katleen ready magnificent foods evening after evening, and downtown Briançon there’s lots extra to revel in.