At the heart of the huge Portes du Soleil area, the Les Gets resort stands out for its prestigious MTB tracks, suitable for everyone and for all levels.
In the summer, the resort is full of mountain bikers and cyclists looking for some exciting trails. You are also likely to run into one of our ambassadors on the MTB trails. Our ambassadors are generally more at ease on skis than on a bike, but they all love the Les Gets resort just as much in summer as in winter.
Electric MTB, cross-country or downhill, just for the fun or for training… We asked them how they like to cycle around Les Gets in summer.
Never without her electric bike
“During my career as an athlete, I was (un)fortunate to have to do some road cycling and… I hated it. It really wasn’t my thing. A few years ago, I tried out an electric MTB and I’ve never looked back. I love exploring the mountains at my own pace. Thanks to the electric assistance, there is no limit, I can go wherever I want and I have a great time! Electric MTB is something that has become more and more popular the past few years in Les Gets, there are lots of varied trails and they are in perfect condition, it’s fantastic!”
Promising downhill MTB competitor from Les Gets
“What I really love about Les Gets is that the resort is suitable for everyone, especially beginners. At the Bikepark there are varied, fun trails for beginners, as well as more technical and challenging ones that are perfect when you’re training for competitions such as the World Cup. It’s varied and natural, and we can also go freeride mountain biking. As one of the resort’s MTB ambassadors, I want to show people that there are trails here adapted to all levels and suited to all needs. There are also several trails at the Bikepark where you can really work on and improve your skills. The Tomawak is an example of that, and it just happens to be one of my favourites.”
Cross-country and road cycling to prepare for the winter
“In the summer, as well as roller skiing and swimming, I also do a bit of cross-country mountain biking and road cycling. These endurance sports are complementary to cross-country skiing. Les Gets is an ideal place for my training because I can ride for many hours without going back over the same path as the area is very large and offers many marked paths where I can train safely. In addition, the heights of Les Gets offer a 360° view of the mountains in the region, from the Aravis to the Mont Blanc range. Sometimes, I go to Les Gets Bikepark with friends to test out the World Cup tracks.”
“Thanks to my electric MTB, I can ride pretty much everywhere in Les Gets. I love riding around Mont Chéry, La Rosta and my favourite trail is the climb up to Joux Plane lake. It’s a relaxing change of scenery and it helps me clear my mind, surrounded by some amazing views. I use my e-bike both for physical and muscular training, and for recovery sessions.”
Enthusiastic supporters at the resort’s MTB events
MTB World Cup 2019 and 2021, MTB World Championships 2022, to name but a few. Les Gets resort is now back to the UCI MTB world circuit in full force and is lucky enough to host the world’s best riders.
Exciting sporting achievements, sensational and moving sights for the spectators, an electrifying atmosphere alongside the tracks and in the village. Les Gets pulls out all the stops to create a fantastic atmosphere filled with enthusiasm from the fans and our athletes!
Lauryne Chappaz – downhill MTB
“I was really pleased with my 1st elite participation in the UCI MTB World Cup 2021 in Les Gets. I managed to get through the qualifying rounds but the next day I fell twice in the middle of the trail and in blackwood, which put me at a disadvantage. It’s not easy being the youngest rider among the elite competitors, I put too much pressure on myself. What more can I say about this World Cup 2021 “at home”? Apart from the fact that I loved the new downhill track. It is a varied, technical and all-round track with a bit of everything: jumps, challenging passages and speed. Everything I love rolled into one!”
Sébastien Varlet – freeride skiing
“There is a huge community of MTB fans in Les Gets. It is a sport that people can really understand because everyone has ridden a bike before, but not necessarily been skiing. Freeride and downhill MTB are two sports that are quite similar. The kick-off, the speed, the search for adrenaline… But here it’s on a whole other level because they can’t afford to make mistakes. That inspires a certain respect! I also find that the world of mountain biking is pretty rock-and-roll. They are professional athletes, yet they also like to let go after the competition and have some fun.”
Océane Avocat Gros – ski jumping
“I don’t often go mountain biking, but I really enjoy watching competitions like the last World Cups in Les Gets. When I see the riders just go for it on the downhill sections, I find it even more sensational and impressive than ski jumping. Organising this kind of event in Haute Savoie and Les Gets is a great way to show off all the advantages of our mountain resorts, to be able to welcome important sporting competitions.”
Jacques Jefferies – biathlon
“I’ve been following the DH and XCO World Cups and World Championships pretty closely for a few years now. It’s really exciting to see French competitors like Loïc Bruni and Amaury Pierron ride down the tracks of Les Gets. I’m really looking forward to the World Championships in 2022!”
Adeline Mugnier – alpine skiing
“Les Gets always pulls out all the stops when organising MTB events here. There’s a great atmosphere, all the locals of Les Gets are delighted to welcome the athletes and spectators, you don’t often see that kind of passion, I love it.”