The La Plagne resort is located in the alpine valley of the Tarentaise in the Savoie region of France. Whilst it is usually associated with skiing, there are other activities that are attracting people to the region this year – namely, mountain biking during the summer months!

Due to its relatively new reputation as a mountain biking destination, La Plagne still has relatively low number of mountain bikers on the trails, which makes it an ideal destination due to less traffic, less queuing and fewer bumps in the track. If you are serious about mountain biking, La Plagne is the place for you – but get there whilst it’s still an up and coming mountain biking destination!

Various lifts are open between July and September but not all, so it is worth checking your destination and the availability of the lifts to ensure you don’t get caught out! The lifts have been specially adapted to allow for bikes, enabling you to explore more of the beautiful surrounding countryside.

There are 145km of dedicated mountain biking trails in and around La Plagne, with 35 different routes including downhill, cross-country and single track. There is also a new track being built this summer which connects Aime La Plagne and La Plagne Centre. To make it more accessible for all riders, there is also a cable car which will get you there free of charge. La Plagne is an up and coming mountain biking destination and the addition of new tracks for both novices and beginners is ensuring that its popularity as a mountain biking destination is steadily growing.

For more experienced riders, transporting your mountain bike to La Plagne is a relatively easy process and will cost in the region of £20. If you would prefer to hire your mountain bike on arrival there are various options depending on your budget, the type of riding you will be undertaking and the terrain and angle of decent.

If you are new to mountain biking or would simply like to take the hassle out of arranging your holiday, there are a range of tailor made mountain biking specific holidays from a selection of providers. There are also a range of tour operators that offer mountain bike programmes.

Mountain biking holidays offer a great alternative to skiing, enabling you to see and explore the beautiful scenery in the La Plagne area in the summer months.