The Riding / Epic Singletrack Descents
Epic Singletrack Descents
Epic Singletrack Descents are what make us tick here at trailAddiction. It‘s the reason we set up in Les Arcs in the first place. The combination of epic-scale, adrenaline-inducing, naturally flowing downhill singletrack with the occasional pause to take in the next piece of breathtaking scenery also makes this type of riding a winner with our guests.
To access this adventure, we make use of the efficient Les Arcs lift system which takes us and our bikes swiftly up to as high as 2700m. Once at the top, your only difficulty is deciding with your host which route you fancy descending next. Luckily, its not too crucial a decision - whichever you choose, within 20 minutes of setting off you'll have bagged as much sweet singletrack as you would in a good week back home... and that's without riding up a single hill.
Another half hour later, you‘ll reach the heat of the valley floor (almost 2000 vertical metres below the start point), pause for a drink and then hop back on the lift towards the top again for more of the same… but maybe this time rail that natural berm into the woods a bit harder, or perhaps this time turn right instead of left by the waterfall…. there are literally hundreds of kilometres of trails to explore. The possibilities are endless.
Aside from all the trails accessible from the Les Arcs lift system, there’s also a load of stuff that isn’t easily reachable by lift. To access these backcountry trails which many people consider to contain very best singletrack in the region due to their extra 'hidden-ness', we use a minibus and trailer ascending farm lanes and logging roads to get to the top.
The variety of sometimes challenging terrain encountered (e.g. root and rock combinations, a handful of faster sections or the occasional stream crossing) is also sure to keep the mind focussed until the very last pull on the brakes and that hard-earned cool beer on the terrace in the evening sunshine.