Guidebook

Sick Lines and Sunshine : Ride Bikepark Serre Chevalier

6 awesome routes - from an easy cruise to an Enduro epic - to show you best of a legendary mountain.

Charlie Boscoe

Description

With 300 days of sunshine per year, high and wild mountains, a huge lift system and some charming alpine villages, Serre Chevalier is one of the finest bike destinations in Europe.

This guidebook showcases the best of the Serre Chevalier bikepark, which is extensive, reasonably priced and enjoys wonderful views. You'll find a variety of lines in here, from an easy flow trail that winds down through peaceful forests and the occasional marmot hole, through to a big adventure out into the wilds of the Ecrins. All the routes here involve some element of technical riding but none are cutting edge, and all should be doable for intermediate/advanced bikers. There are only 2 routes in here which require any uphill effort on your part and of those only 1 of them actually demands you to put in a "real" shift! As such, this is a guidebook for those who like riding downhill more than those who like going up!

Serre Chevalier lies on the edge of the truly wild Ecrins National Park so once you've ticked these lines, you won't be short of more adventurous options a little further from the relative safety of the bikepark....!

Enduro des Crêtes
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Enduro des Crêtes

Serre Chevalier
21.9 km
426 m
1,443 m
A staggeringly beautiful ride followed by some immaculate singletrack.
Severe
Private
Mélézine
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Mélézine

Serre Chevalier
5.9 km
21 m
556 m
A brilliant romp down the lower part of Serre Chevalier
Severe
Private
L'Orée du Bois
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L'Orée du Bois

Serre Chevalier
3.9 km
0 m
481 m
Perhaps the single most fun line at Serre Chevalier!
Difficult
Private
Écoutes
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Écoutes

Serre Chevalier
9.1 km
26 m
1,044 m
A tricky line with continually interesting riding, all in an amazing location.
Severe
Private
Soupline
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Soupline

Serre Chevalier
4.6 km
0 m
482 m
Big views, cruisy riding and easy access make this pure Type-1 fun!
Moderate
Private
Col de la Ricelle
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Col de la Ricelle

Serre Chevalier
4.7 km
81 m
560 m
A short climb yields huge results!
Difficult
Private