4. On your bike!
Whatever your bike of choice, Courchevel and Méribel offer some wheely great opportunities for riders (sorry, rubbish joke!)
If road biking’s your thing, then Courchevel’s Col de la Loze is a new route that has been created to link Courchevel to Méribel. And the Tour de France is coming through on 16th September 2020!
More into MTB? There are easy, wide mountain tracks accessible to most riders using Courchevel’s lift system, and if you head over into Méribel then there are designated MTB trails for all levels.
Budding Danny MacAskills will definitely want to have a try on the various pump tracks around: there’s a smaller one in Méribel (plus a skate park) and larger options down in Bozel or slightly further afield near Aigueblanche.
Good to know:If you don’t want to drive from the UK with bikes then there are places to hire either electric or MTB bikes nearby, whether it’s for the day or a whole week.
Getting around: There are buses from La Tania to Courchevel in the mornings, and the lifts are free in Courchevel during summertime (and they take bikes!). A Brides-les-Bains to Méribel (and Méribel Village) free bus runs 5 times a day from 6th August to 1st September with bike trailer. Routes and walking maps are available from the Tourist Offices, or you could download the detailed Géoportail app.
Where to eat: Cycle up to Moriond and underneath the Signal chairlift you’ll find an authentic Ferme-Auberge selling fondue, raclette and sharing platters of home-cured meats and their own cheeses.
Dates for the diary:
21 – 23 August – MTB event Maxiavalance – mass start race, + kids events in Méribel
22nd August – Frappadingue – very muddy obstacle course race, Le Praz
16 – 17 September – Tour de France, Méribel