Tag: French Alps

E-Mountain bikes in Les Arcs Bike Park, France
Are E-Mountain Bikes the next big thing in cycling? Alf Alderson reckons so…  “If a bike has a motor then it’s not a ‘proper’ bike,” said my mate before I had my first ride on a mountain bike last summer, and I had to admit I thought pretty much the…
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Mont Blanc Summit ridge from Two Highs on Mont Blanc
Climbing Mont Blanc Europe’s highest point to discover a solution to my problem of needing to bypass Libya It had always been my intention to make an ascent of Mont Blanc, France during my Alpine trek. It seemed a fitting thing to do – to walk from sea level to the…
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10 Top Reasons To Ride Tignes And Val D'Isere
Mountain Biking in Tignes And Val D'Isere High up in France’s Tarenataise region, Tignes and Val d’Isere are renowned as world class ski resorts. But when the summer comes, there’s just as much downhill fun to be had – only this time its on some of the best mountain bike…
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Room with a view above Lake Annecy
Several hundred metres above Lake Annecy in the French Alps Just about to settle down for the night – but I should emphasise that when I say I’m ‘above’ the lake I mean that quite literally. I’m perched on a ‘portaledge’, a device used by mountaineers to get a good…
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