The Passportes du Soleil is happening again from the 24th – 26th June 2011. This event is now so popular that the have added an extra day of racing on the Friday.
There are still some places available but they are going fast so don’t wait too long. You can register online on the Passportes du Soleil website.
For those who don’t know, the Passportes is a fantastic mountain bike trek taking in the whole of the Portes du Soleil. The route ranges from 1000 to 2250m in altitude, and covers terrain in both France & Switzerland.
The 80 km circuit use 14 lifts. There are also optional climbs for those (crazy) riders wishing to cycle up hill.
There is always a real festival feel to the event, with music and bike shows in many of the resorts. There are also lots of refreshment stops along the way where you can feel up on energy drinks and snacks, or if you prefer, sausage cheese and wine (not recommended for too early in the day).
All in all, the Passportes is a great day out and as someone who has done it 5 or 6 times, I thoroughly recommend it.
The is also the usual Pass’Portes Mountain bike Show which in 2011 will be held in les Gets.
As usual accommodation in Chatel for this weekend is booking up quickly so contact us soon if you need somewhere to stay. We should be able to find you some self catered or hotel accommodation.
Come and pit yourself against Europe’s best bike playground!
Magic Transfers have released the rates for the coming summer.
Alongside their normal private transfer, they will also be offering a shared service. Prices start at 75 euros one way (for a minimum of 2 people).
You can get an online quote or book your transfer at our Chatel Airport Transfers page.
We have a stunning chalet for sale close to Chatel, in the Ville de Nant area of La Chapelle d’Abondance.
The chalet was constructed in 2006 to the highest specification, and is being sold with 2500 m2 of private land.
The price of this chalet has just been reduced for a fast sale – it is now 735.000 €. Full details of this property can be found on the Alpine-Property Chatel page.
White-Peak offers ski chalets for sale in Chatel via our partner Alpine-Property – a fully licensed French agency.
It must be happening. Chatel must be hitting the big time. How do we know? Simple, MGM, the Alpine construction giants, will be building a massive development of apartments close to the centre of Chatel. Construction will start in May 2011, and completion of the first wave will be Christmas 2012.
We feel privileged because Alpine-Property Chatel has been granted a rare opportunity to sell these apartments. MGM doesn’t often work with estate agencies, and we are the only agency in Chatel allowed to sell these beautiful properties.
For more information, here are links to more information about MGM Chatel Apartments and Alpine-Property’s other properties for sale in Chatel.
Since their release in early January, the apartments have been selling extremely fast. If you want to buy a luxury apartment in the alps, don’t think about it for too long!