MTB Enduro Trans Provence – Grande Traversée – simply a dream!

Our journey begins high up in the Ubaye Valley and will end, after six magnificent biking days, deep in the heart of Provence. Rough and ready we begin our journey on the French-Italian border. Feeling tiny in the presence of these impressive mountains of over 3000 metres high. High mountain terrains – picture-perfect biking. We think that the most direct routes are not always the ones with the best trails, so we’ll be taking you through some pretty amazing panoramic routes! Round and about Montclair there are so many fantastic trails, spreading widely all over the area, carefully planned and looked after by the locals! A few days’s road trip, deep in this alpine landscape, through remote valleys and charming mountain villages, we suddenly end our journey in the pitch black soil of “Terres Noires”. This is a wonderful playground, geologically unique in Europe. There are several Enduro Trails to be explored for those who dare to freeride! Limits… well, that’s just personal!

Back on our route, we ride through the lower mountain range, through lush green valleys and rich vegetation. The scent of lavender is with us all the way, even when the purple hues are long gone. The summit of the “Montagne le Lure“, however, looks like a moonscape. Occasional tufts of dry grass line the trail, winding its way up through a bizarre limestone landscape. Our week ends on a challenging, grassy Karst biking trail, leading us to enjoy a nice glass of red wine in one of the historical towns.

Beautifully restored Gîtes offer us great tasting food and superb local wine.

WOW a feast for the senses!

Approx. 14000 metres of downhill biking with ascents of only 6500 metres in total!

We ride in small groups (max. 7 participants), to create perfect biking days for you. We are permanently accompanied by a shuttle car, which will pick us up time and again to bridge annoying flat sections, and carry your luggage.

  • – 8 travel days
  • – 6 days with 2 guides (Stefan/ Eric)
  • – 4 overnight stays with delicious local half board in a ** / *** Hotel (double room)
  • -3 overnight stays with delicious breakfast in a ** / *** Hotel (double room)
  • – Small groups (max. 7 participants)
  • – Special shuttle car that will permanentely accompany our group and take us to remote places
  • – Daily luggage service
  • – Transfer back to starting point
  • – 1 free laundry service on day 3
  • – Free tool service
  • – Fine engraved USB-stick with pictures of the tour
  • – Triple 2 STOD freeride shirt (optional, for an extra charge)
  • – Single room (optional, for an extra charge)

Please carpool, if possible, for this spot can only be reached with considerable effort. Therefore, I will send everyone an email with the email addresses of all the participants. If anyone doesn’t want their email address to be given to the others, please state when booking.

At first sight, the distances might not seem a lot, but we will spend most of the time above 2000 metres. You ought to be aware of the fact that you will need to be totally focused on the trails when riding down and this will be super exhausting for your body and mind. So please be prepared!

Technik

Kondition

Day 1: Ubaye

Having arrived individually, we’ll meet at our meeting point in Ubaye at 5.00 pm. During a cozy dinner we discuss the program of the following days.

Days 2-7:

We are purposely not giving away the details of the route of this tour. At the moment, no other guiding company offers this tour, because one has to explore the whole area before beeing able to guide here. We worked really hard to prepare this camp for you. If you are passionate about mountain biking and nature, and have some pioneering spirit, you would simplylove this camp. You will definitively experience tremendous impressions of the unique landscape and trails. You will break new ground in a region you thought you knew already!

  1. Approx. 14,500 metres downhill/ Approx. 6,500 metres uphill

Day 8:

After a nice and cosy breakfast we will be taken back to the starting point by our shuttle car, followed by a well-deserved closing off-session. From here, everyone departs individually.

This offer is subject to changes, as we have not completed our exploring. New tours and opportunities might come up, which we would then integrate in the tour to optimise this trip for you.

One more thing:
 This tour is challenging when it comes to your riding techniques and physical fitness! You ought to have experience with challenging trails and different kinds of soil – this is a prerequisite! Few parts of this tour are exposed and will be signalled by the guide early on. You need good stamina and a certain drive to ride, push and carry your bike about 1,500 metres up in one go. We assume that you control your bike safely and use equipment of high quality.

Fartechnik Basic - 2 Tage

Start
01. May 2021
09:30
Ende
02. May 2021
16:30
200 €