Chalets in Briancon | Serre Chevalier
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Serre Chevalier Summer Season 2017

Serre Chevalier Summer Season 2017

Stay in a Serre Chevalier chalet this spring and summer and you'll be ideally positioned to take advantage of the mountain bike trails that cover the region. Summer will come quicker than you think and it will soon be time to oil the bike and enjoy some breathtaking scenery, for those mad on views, awesome descents without the ehausting effort electric bikes for all levels are IN and definitely to be recommended.

Bike enthusiasts can explore all corners of the valley on routes that can take you through exhilarating woods to steep descents before eventually leading down to the green fields and alpine pastures that make up the valley floor.

 

Trails are accessible to all and are clearly signposted to avoid confusion or accidents. Valley maps are available from your Serre Chevalier chalet, similar to the winter piste maps they outline the routes clearly as well as telling you their difficulty level. 

 

Green (easy) routes -

 

Route No. 26

Distance: 25 km

Elevation gain: 160 metres

This route takes you through all the villages of Serre Chevalier which are Monetier les Bains, Villeneuve and Chantemerle before concluding in Briancon.

 

Route No. 28

Distance: 10 km

Elevation gain: 180 metres

This route on the southern side, starts in Chantemerle and takes you through several small hamlets: Les Pananches, Villard Late and St Chaffrey.

 

Route No. 29

Distance 9 km

Elevation gain: 70 meters

This route also begins in Chantemerle, this route suits beginners who want to learn mountain biking. This circuit makes you discover the old Villeneuve. Opportunities for picnics are offered around the lake Pontillas.  

 

Route No. 31

Distance 6 km

Elevation drop: -130 metres

This beautiful trail shaded by trees, follows an old canal. From the village of Chantemerle to the fortified town of Briancon  

 

Blue (intermediate) routes -

 

Route No. 21

Distance: 20 km

Elevation drop: -1170 metres

The legendary trail of the Galibier offers an exceptional view over the Ecrins and Meije ranges. This 18 km route starts on top of the former road of the Galibier, before continuing into the valley of Guisane through the charming villages of Lauzet, Boussardes and on until Monetier les Bains.  

 

Route No. 22

Distance: 12 km

Elevation drop: -590 metres

From the top of Lautaret pass this trail is a 12 km route and offers a fantastic views. Like Route No. 21 It follows a path along the valley until the village of Monetier les Bains where other trails branch off for those who want to continue.  

 

Route No. 24

Distance: 12 km

Elevation drop: -170 metres

Loop in Monetier les Bains. This route allows you to discover the village and its surroundings.  

 

Red (advanced) routes -

 

Route No. 23

Distance: 36 km

Elevation gain: 820 metres

Chemin du Roy, from the top of Granon pass overhangs the Guisane valley along 36 km. Great views over the Oisans range can be seen from here. Ride the pass of Buffere across the valleys and follow the GR under the imposing summit Aiguillette Lauzet. 

 

Route No. 25

Distance: 25 km

Elevation gain: 320 metres

A Monetier trail in the same spirit as the loop No. 24, this route requires a better technical level however.  

 

Route No. 27

Distance: 20 km

Elevation gain: 490 metres

The eduits loop, a 20km route through larch forests takes you to the plateau of Eduits at 1757m altitude. The descent follows the Luc Alphand ski piste until Chantemerle  

 

Route No. 30

Distance: 20 km

Elevation gain: 360 metres

Les Balcons St Chaffrey is a very technical 20km route. From the top of Granon pass, the trail has many hairpin bends. In the direction of Saint Chaffrey, the trail follows a former Roman road that leads to the beautiful chapel of St. Arnould.

 

Other mountain bike playgrounds to explore within easy reach of your accommodation in Serre Chevalier are Alp d'Huez, Les Deux Alpes, Puy St Vincent and Montgenevre.

 

For further information on accommodation in Serre Chevalier please visit out main website for rates and availability. For transfers to Serre Chevalier please visit the Alpine Transfer Company.

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