If you are looking for an E-MOUNTAIN BIKE COURSE to learn the techniques you need to tame your new machine, so you are more comfortable riding out in the hills, this tour is perfect for you !
This option combines E-MOUNTAIN biking lessons in the morning to work on your riding skills, and E-MTB guided rides in the afternoon to help you to improve your riding technique whilst out and about on the mountain enjoying the scenery of Queyras ! So you can put all the new techniques that you have learnt from your instructor into practice whilst enjoying a beautiful guided mountain bike ride
In our opinion, the best way to gain confident on your ebike to get ready to tackle some trickier terrain
A popular EMTB tour suitable for beginners and intermediate riders
Molines Valley & St Véran (The highest village in Europe !)
Starting this E-MOUNTAIN BIKE COURSE with a skills review to establish your needs and level. (Believe us there is always something to learn!) We head to an easily accessible area to look at some essential techniques (Riding position, controlled braking and bike handling). After a well-earned break and a picnic lunch, we set off to discover the Molines Valley and Saint Veran on a trail perfectly adapted to your level. A great day to warm up your legs and blow the cobwebs away!
Souliers Valley, Rochebrune pic overview & Lake “Roue”
A similar plan for most of the morning: reviewing the techniques learnt the previous day and putting these into practice out on the trail. Focusing on the essentials so that you will be less apprehensive about the idea of riding at a higher altitude. Working on trajectories throughout this second morning. The impressive Château Queyras Fort overlooks us for most of the day. After lunch we hit the the trail to Lac de Roue then continue into the hidden Souliers valley. Come on… Let’s go !
Ceillac “paradise Valley”
Now that you have started to master your new biking techniques we can take you to the Ceillac Pump Track to look a little more your coordination …essential when you are pedalling on uneven trails. How you can harness this skill to move your bike forward without pedalling. It is exhausting, so whilst you’re getting your breath back we can start working on your bunny-hops !
Another well-deserved break and then off to the Ceillac Valley, an amazing place for an e-mountain bike ride. Passing in front of the Font Sancte mountain, the imposing Queyras summits, turbulent torrents and villages trapped in time… all of this reminding us of what’s so great about the Queyras.
Mountain pastures and panoramas of Queyras…
To round up our E-MOUNTAIN BIKE COURSE, we use this last session to review our bike skills and to recap on everything that we have worked on over the past few days. We will try to head a little higher up the hill to ride through the beautiful alpine pastures and take in the impressive views back along the return trail. Your riding technique should have improved … maybe enough for your guide to take you on a few winding single tracks to finish off the week ???!
You are someone that wants to have an active holiday, perhaps to get back into shape. You have limited mountain biking experience but you would like to improve. The tour is ideal for families. You have no real knowledge of mountain biking techniques…quite the opposite! You would also like to discover the local surroundings and its heritage. The instructor aims to help you progress throughout the week and will take you on trails that are suitable for your level.
If you have any doubts or you require more information about the level of the tour please refer to the FAQ section on our website or contact us so we can check that your level is suitable for the tour.
Average ascent / descent = 700 m / day (Sometimes more)
Distance / Day = 25 kms per day
Pistes suitable for a motor vehicle = 50 % (Accessible for everyone, ascents and descents, sometimes at altitude)
Playful fun paths = 30% (Suitable for proficient riders. No real dangers)
Technical paths = 20 % (Often narrow or rocky, a knowledge of basic biking techniques is required)a
Transfer by 9 seater minibus with a bike trailer to the departure points.
Battery charging facilities every evening/possibility to rent a spare
An area to store and clean your bike at all of our accommodation.
Repairs stand and spare parts for any eventual repairs
The accommodation provided has been chosen for their outstanding hospitality, quality of food and ability to cater to groups of cyclists. (Secure area for bike storage, repairs zone and bike wash…) We will let you know further details of the accommodation when we receive your enrolment dossier
Most of the accommodation for our tours are in gites or shared rooms and include full board. (The picnics are provided by the gite or Guil e bike staff). We also provide a snack, however, we recommend that you bring your own additional refreshments so that you can sample a few of the delicious local specialities…
Single rooms and ‘comfort’ options are available in some of the accommodation, please contact us for further information
- The organisation of the tour
- Any land based transfers by vehicle
- Full board throughout the duration of the tour
- Coaching by a fully qualified instructor
- Logistical assistance
- A group first aid kit
- E-Bike hire
- Cancellation insurance (3%)
- Insurance costs, search and rescue/assistance– Repatriation (1 %)
- A helmet is compulsory (free when you rent a bike from us)
- Everything that is not mentioned in the section “What the price includes”!
- Any personal expenses