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!