Mountain bike Chamonix (VTT)
Summer 2013 marked the opening of some great new mountain biking (VTT) trails in Les Houches, with new pistes being opened up, making it the main destination for mountain biking in the valley. Additionally, there are trails via some of the lifts in Le Tour, Brévent-Flégère and Les Grands Montets, technical riding along the Petits Balcons Nord and Sud, plus low level cross-country trails on the valley floor, along the Arve river. This means that there is something for everyone, from experienced, adrenaline-seeking mountain bikers to beginners and families. So why not let one of our expert guides show you around? You can join a group or book a private guide at any level.
Get great bike hire discounts
Chamonix All Year can offer you great savings of 10% on your bike hire for your Chamonix summer holiday. You can benefit from these discounts both by pre-booking online or in-resort, so see our Bike hire information page for more details.
Getting around with your bikes
If you’re making your own way around the trails of Chamonix with your bike then we offer in-resort transport along the length of the valley and can take you and your kit to your chosen biking destination. This service is available at any time of year, so it makes a great option out of high season when the trails are at their quietest and public bike buses might not be as frequent. No more unnecessary return trips to drop off your bikes and buddies, just book a one-way shuttle to get to the trails with minimum hassle.
The bike buses which run during July and August also give access to the mountain biking trails, as does the Mont Blanc Express train. See our guide to transport in Chamonix for more information on how to mountain bike Chamonix.
Note that trail restrictions do apply to mountain biking during July and August to avoid disruption to hikers, so either side of these dates are the best times to come if you want to ride all of the trails. The Chamonix Bike Book has more details about this.
Need to know
Join a group: Cross country with a downhill touch with a group of 4-8 people. Half day 65€ per person.
Private guide: Cross country or downhill, up to 6 people. Half day 170€ per guide; full day 270€ per guide.
Bike shuttles: Chamonix – Les Houches 30€ one way. Chamonix – Le Tour 45€ one way. Up to 5 passengers with bikes.
Group price includes bike hire, safety equipment, transport. Private guide price does not include equipment or transport.