Mountain Bike & Cycle

Mountain biking

The Portes du Soleil area has superb mountain biking and is world famous for cross-country, freeride and downhill MTB (VTT in French). The interlinked lift system allows mountain bikers to cover lots of different trails across all levels of riding, from steep and technical World-Cup level downhills to more gentle cross-country journeys through incredible scenery.

There are approximately 380 km of VTT sign posted paths, 24 lifts and 10 downhill tracks. For keen cross-country bikers, the ‘Grand Tour des Portes du Soleil’ is an absolute must. Major events are held here each summer, including the Mountain Bike World Cup, European championships and French national championships.

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For a more gentle cycle ride there are many routes around the Bouveret area, the National park where the Rhone enters the Lake. Several towns have cycle routes and routes along the lake side . e.g the Chillon Montreux  Vevey area.