Val d’Isère, France
Town of Val d'Isere
Study, design and construction.
The Val d’Isere resort had no downhill trails designed for families and beginners. The aim was therefore to create a real green downhill trail that was top-of-the-range in terms of design and construction, sustainability and usability. The challenge was to be able to create a trail with a gentle slope, no difficulties, and that could be ridden with children or cyclists with little experience of mountain biking.
13km: this trail is long but we created three rest areas along the route, letting you split the trail into four sections so you can take a break, enjoy the landscape, and share the experience even more as a family or between friends. Descending the “Popeye” peacefully, it takes 1.5 to 2 hours without breaks to join the Bellevarde summit at the foot of the village of Val d’Isere! A real mountain ride in majestic surroundings and accessible to all! The icing on the cake, this trail has had no rescues in three seasons of use! This project was entrusted to us in addition to our annual task of developing/running the area linking Tignes/Val d’Isere.
© Photo credits Andy Parant