About Mountain Biking in La Plagne
For information on individual itineraries and bike parks, see our mountain biking routes.
La Plagne is starting to develop its mountain biking area to encourage more people here in the summer months, and as yet is still relatively low in numbers of bikers on the trails, which means less queueing, less breaking bumps and less traffic on the trails. You're likely to see more hard tail bikes and enduro riders here than in some of the other more well-established biking resorts, since the trails often involve a bit of pedalling uphill as well as technical and non-technical descents.
The following lifts are open to bikers during the summer - however they are not all open all week long. Please read the summer lift opening times for more information:
- Télésiège de la Roche
- Télécabine de la Roche de Mio
- Funiplagne Grande Rochette
- Télésiège de Montchavin
- Télésiège de Plan Bois
- Télésiège de Montalbert
- Télésiège du Fornelet
- Télécabine de Champagny
- Vanoise Express (gives you access to Les Arcs and all the trails over there - except on Saturdays & Sundays).
There is an extra long trail running down into Macot La Plagne, from where you can pick up the Echo Bus back to the main resort. The Belle Plagne bike park, which is filled with berms, bumps, wall rides and other skills areas to challenge you is a must if you want to practise. Get there and back for free on the Bellecotes cable car.
The lifts are open from early July to early September and have specifically adapted racks or hooks for your bikes allowing you spend more of your time riding incredible alpine terrain rather dragging yourself up steep inclines (unless that's what you like!)
Lift passes can be bought at the lift stations on an individual ascent basis. However if you're here for a few days and are going up and down many times during your stay, it's more economical to purchase a Paradiski pass which gives you unlimited access to the whole of La Plagne and Les Arcs. You have the option of buying consecutive or non consecutive passes.