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Bike Park Tignes and Val d’Isere: World-Class Downhill

Shred world-class downhill trails in the beauty of the French Alps at Tignes and Val d'Isere's renowned bike park.

Description

The French Alps are famous as one of the most impressive mountain landscapes on earth. Home to soaring, jagged mountain peaks with glaciers still clinging to the tops, the French have built superb singletrack up and down the slopes of these steep-sided mountains, making the French Alps one of the best places in the world to ride your mountain bike.

"The winter ski resorts of Tignes and Val d’Isere, in the heart of the French Alps, have teamed up to produce an incredible and expanding summer bike park” that spans both ski areas, according to Cece Moore. With over 35 trails of varying difficulty, ranging from easy to expert, and from cross country to enduro to downhill, the bike park offers everything you’d expect, and more.

"This bike park isn't as well-known as other bike parks in the Alps, but that results in quieter and less blown-out trails, for your delight,” writes Moore. "The lift pass allows access to both areas, and although many trails can be covered in a day, it is worth spending a couple of days to get the best out of the park.

“This zone is home to some of the finest trails known to man or woman! Tignes and Val d’Isere’s purpose-built mountain bike trails are some of the best you’ll find anywhere,” writes Moore.

The window to ride in the Alps is short, so plan accordingly—the lifts are only open from the end of June to the end of August.

Fast Wood Trail
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Fast Wood Trail

Tignes and Val d'Isère
5.9 km
4 m
768 m
This trail features a mix of machine-groomed and natural—it's a fast, flowy and super fun track with a big gap jump.
Difficult
Private
Bellev’hard Bottom Trail
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Bellev’hard Bottom Trail

Espace Killy
2.1 km
0 m
463 m
Alternative, technical descent for the final third of Fast Wood.
Severe
Private
Bellev'hard Top Trail
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Bellev'hard Top Trail

Tignes and Val d'Isère
0.8 km
0 m
150 m
An alternative, technical descent to the first part of Fast Wood.
Severe
Private
Popeye Trail
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Popeye Trail

Tignes and Val d'Isère
12.3 km
17 m
893 m
An easy top to bottom, fast, fun, and flowy trail.
Easy
Private
Blue Lagoon Trail
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Blue Lagoon Trail

Espace Killy
3.4 km
0 m
374 m
A fast, flowing trail from the top of the Borsat lift to the bottom.
Moderate
Private
Smoothie Trail
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Smoothie Trail

Espace Killy
5.4 km
0 m
467 m
New for 2017, this is an easy, fun, and flowy trail.
Easy
Private
Val Bleue Trail
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Val Bleue Trail

Espace Killy
6.5 km
4 m
658 m
Big jumps and turns make this trail a "Toboggan for MTB."
Moderate
Private
Tarentaise Airline Trail
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Tarentaise Airline Trail

Tignes and Val d'Isère
2.4 km
1 m
205 m
Acting as a transition trail to Tignes, this is a nice and flowy track with a gentle slope and some jumps.
Moderate
Private
Gunpowder Trail
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Gunpowder Trail

Tignes and Val d'Isère
4.3 km
6 m
543 m
The longest trail in the Tovière area of the bike park, this is a flowy and playful track with lots of berms and jumps
Moderate
Private
Kangooride Trail
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Kangooride Trail

Tignes and Val d'Isère
3.1 km
0 m
456 m
A Tignes Bike Park classic—as hard as you want it to be.
Moderate
Private
Funky Tufs Trail
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Funky Tufs Trail

Tignes and Val d'Isère
1.6 km
0 m
239 m
An alternative, more challenging descent section near "Gunpowder."
Difficult
Private