Chalet Le Sabot is superbly located for MTB enthusiasts to enjoy cross country, downhill, trail or 4X and not forgetting the recreational mountain bikers. The area, considering the steep terrain is, surprisingly accessible so a great dayís riding can be had by all.
From Oz en Oisans access 250km of marked tracks, with over 40 routes of varying altitudes, distances and levels of difficulty.
The Oisans is an area of outstanding beauty and the scenic terrain you will experience as you whizz down hill, amble through valleys and ascend the climbs is breathtaking. Each valley has a distinctive character, each trail a unique personality and each path itís own, special hidden secret.
There is a comprehensive network of gondolas to transport you and your bike around the mountains.
A great option for those who enjoy taking in the scenery and reveling in the fresh, wholesome mountain air whilst getting a good dose of exercise! Touring, as opposed to time trials or graded MTB routes prioritises pleasure and endurance over utility or speed, making it a more accessible activity.
Oisans boasts many charming country roads as well as mountainous ones, many leading through picturesque mountain cols and to typical villages, worthy of stopping to explore.
Plan your own routes or utilise the vast literature available for cycling in the area. Go at your own pace, or the groupís pace over your selection of distance and terrain for a great day out. This is a popular choice of event for charities and fund raisers as the Ďbriefí is broad and the routes so varied.
A favourite in the area offers magnificent views of the Grandes Rousses mountains, and makes an idyllic late afternoon ride so you can enjoy the effect of the gentle evening sun which gave this impressive mountain range itís name.
The 27 Permanent Time Trial routes recently established in the locality enable a little friendly (or serious!) competition between your group members.
Measure your performance individually, with a partner or with your club and check online to see your time and the overall rankings on the Internet!
Routes include the Alpe díHuez ascent, the Marmotte route and all the mountain passes (cols), as well as climbs up to the ski resorts and perched villages.
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