MTB Enduro Trail Camp Haute Provence – Soulride Camp Deluxe

It is a fascinating area with desolate trails, that want to be explored. The Provence offers extraordinary and unique natural wonders. Mighty, snowcapped three-thousanders make us feel quite small whereas the Mediterranean Sea, which is close, brings us warmth and a sense of summer. We will really enjoy the following days. The base camp will be made in the legendary “Terres Noires”. There is much more to explore around “Digne les Bains” than the black ridgelines, which some of you might have seen in biking magazines. Not far from there, we’ll find deep green forests with some nice technical trails. Entering bald plateaus with breathtaking views, we realise that this area is really vast and sparsely populated. A one-day trip will lead us northwards. On the next day, we will be surrounding the impressive “Cloche de Barles”. Soft tablelands with loose and fast single trails will change into conifer forests and, eventually, we will ride down a very steep trail ending in a deep red canyon. What a dream! If we are not too exhausted, we’ll then make an expedition to “Vieil Esclangon”. Andy Goldsworthy created this work of art in a small refuge. Then, we will be rewarded by a techincal 300-metres downhill trail! The following two days, we will spend south of „Col de Allos“. When it comes to the quality of the trails, versatility of the landscape and overall experience, the area between this pass, “Colmars” and “St. Andre des Alpes” is an absolute must for every biker. OH YEAH!! There will be different biking oppurtunities, depending on the snow of the previous winter. No matter what, it will be off da hook!

In the lovely restored “Gîtes” we will enjoy delicious local food and wine. We will change accommodation only 1-2 times during this week, in order to really enjoy the time we spend here.

Haute Provence! You will love it!

Ride on

Approx. 14,000 downhill and 5,500 uphill!

We ride in small groups (maximum 7 participants) to create perfect biking days for you. We will be accompanied by a shuttle car at all times, which will pick us up time and again to bridge annoying flat sections, able to take us higher than other vehicles and transport your luggage for you.

  • – 8 tour days
  • – 6 days of guiding with two professional guides (Stefan/ Eric)
  • – 7 overnight stays with half-board in a nice **/***hotel (double room)
  • – Small groups (maximum 7 participants)
  • – Special shuttle car that will accompany our group at all times and take us to remote places
  • – Daily luggage service
  • – Transfer back to starting point
  • – 1 laundry service, free of charge (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 someone 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 2,000 metres. You ought to be aware of the fact that you will need to be totally focused on the trails when riding down. This will be super exhausting for your body and mind! So please be prepared!

There will be daily stages of up to 1,500 metres uphill and 3,000 metres downhill. There will be sections of about 500 metres uphill where you’ll have to push or carry your bike.

Technik

Kondition

Wearing a helmet is compulsory throughout the whole tour. We strongly recommend wearing protectors. Please bring a full suspension bike with 150mm suspension travel and disc brakes.

We will send you a detailed packing list together with the booking confirmation.

Day 1: Digne les Bains

Having arrived individually, we’ll meet at our meeting point in Digne les Bains at 7.00 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. 14,000 metres downhill/ Approx. 5,500 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 1,200 metres up in one go. We assume that you control your bike safely and use equipment of high quality.

Enduro Trail Camp Haute Provence

Start
23. May 2020
19:00
Ende
30. May 2020
10:00
1,750 €