Sorry I've not been on the forum for a while, I've knackered my knee playing rugby over a year ago (torn medial ligament and torn cartilage) and have been largely limited to road riding (something I was dead against). For some reason it is only non-linear movements that cause me pain, and tech-y MTB is excruciatingly painful.
Anyway......I should be getting it all fixed in the next month or 2 and am planning on hitting the Morzine area in August for a weeks XC riding before heading down to the coast for some sun, sea & sand.
Does anyone have any recommendations for camp sites or chalet's (catered or non-catered) suitable for me and the mrs? When it comes to camping, as long as there's a bog and a shower I'm sorted. We're keen to only ride blue/red/XC routes for the week, and happy to use lifts!
hi freedi morzine les gets area is a bit more DH orientated than Xc but if you were looking to go further south for the beach better looking towards les arcs as the terrain is more penmachno/cyb and go on forever and the best bike to suit area is a 5 which will be more like here. We are off there end of july for 2 weeks staying in bourg st maurice and the lift passes are so cheap as well if you travel up to tignes the lifts are free. With saying that sharon megan and jake did les gets on 100mm travel but was a little out of there depth in parts. The grading of the routes are a little different than here their green is our blue\red and their blue and red is our black. If you send doug pickeering a message or look on his website www.mtbtechniques.co.uk/ and he has some info of surrounding areas. Hope this helps you out. if not look on you tube for les arcs or bouge st maurice les gets and morzine to see the difference.
Definitely agree with Karl about Les Arcs if you want trail riding rather than DH.
Le Versoyen campsite is handy for the Funicular, town centre and Super U in Bourg St Maurice.
For an apartment try for something in Les Glieres like this one (link). It's in between the funicular and the town centre and just around the corner from the Lidl with its fresh bakery.
Here is my map of some the best trails in Les Arcs (link), it's graded as to what level of rider will enjoy the trail, there may be sections that would be of a higher grade but not too long or frequent enough to spoil the trail.