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MTB Uplifts in the French Alps with Whiterides - Mountain biking in the Tarentaise valley offers some of the best riding in the French Alps. With thousands of kilometers of high alpine single track trails and thousands of metres of descents this is the perfect MTB playground.

Here at Whiterides we are passionate mountain bikers and even after 13 years we are still finding new trails on the mountains in our beautiful valley. If you are planning a MTB holiday in the French Alps then the best way to access the local trails, with locals knowledge, is with a Whiterides uplift.

Book an uplift day with Whiterides and let us drive you to the start of all the great and hidden trails in our backyard. (See prices and some example uplift days below)



How it works !

Now you've booked you uplift day and you're ready to roll, a member of our team will contact you to discuss and plan your uplift day(s):

  • On the day your Whiterides driver will collect you from you hotel or chalet door, at a predefined time, load you bikes onto the trailer and get going off to your 1st trail.
  • All of our uplift days are self gudied but don't worry you will be dropped at the start of the trail, given a map for directions and our driver will pre-arrange the pick up ponit at the end of the trail.
  • On a single uplift day you can expect to ride 5-6 trails depending on the difficulty of the trails ridden and the riding level of your group. 
  • For lunch either bring a packed lunch or our driver can suggest somewhere to eat, depending on your location. We advise to come prepared as you can never have enough food and drink on a Whietrides Alpine uplift adventure!
  • At the end of the day you will be dropped back to your hotel or chalet.
  • We recommend an Enduro or DH bike for the trails that you will be riding.  Be aware that there may be some pedalling involved but this is really all about the downs!

Booking / What's Included

Booking a MTB uplift day with Whiterides couldn't be easier give our team a call today to book 0033 (0)688 966 853

Each uplift day includes a driver, minibus, trailer and is for a maximum of 8 people per minibus. A day is defined as 8 hours.

The following shows a full breakdown of what's included and what's not on your Whiterides uplift day:


  • Experienced, professional driver.
  • Pick up/ drop off from Chalet or Hotel.
  • Maps and trail intinerary.
  • 5-6 uplifts / trails per day. (number of trails will depend on day)
  • 8 passenger seat minibus.
  • Mountain bike specific trailer.
  • Free water supplied in minibus.
  • Toolbox and pump supplied in minibus.
  • Carriage of your personal belongings, spares etc.
  • Local knowledge and advice on trails.

Not included

  • Bikes and riding gear  - please bring your own bike and appropriate riding gear.
  • Insurance - You must provide your own holiday and bike insurance.
  • Food and drink - It is your responsibilty to bring food and drink for the day, or money to stop and buy food.
  • A MTB Gudie We do not provide a guide.  If you would like to hire a fully qualified guide please contact Emily Horridge[email protected]
  • Bike Spares -  We do not carry any bike spares, but there is plenty of room in the van to carry your own. 


Please don't hesitate to contact us directly to discuss your uplift requirements. Email - [email protected] or call direct on 0033 (0)688 966 853


Prices starting from: € 38 per person, per day
(Based on 8 people when booking 5-7 days uplifts)

1 Day MTB Uplifts

€ 330.00 (per day)

2-4 Days MTB Uplifts

€ 315.00 (per day)

5-7 Days MTB Uplifts

€ 300.00 (per day)

La Plagne Untouched

La Plagne Untouched - This is one of our most popular uplift days offering some amazing trails which for the most part are pretty untouched due to the lack of lift access in the summer months. This obvioulsy works in our favour as bikers because they don't get trashed and remain perfect riding trails from May to November.

On our La Plagne Uplift day we will show you a varity of awesome single track trails starting well above 2000 meters and droping all the way to the valley floor.

On these trails you can expect; flowy forest runs, techincal rocky descents and challenging switch backs. 

It really has everything you could want on an uplift day and you can expect a full on day riding 5-6 trails.

Sunny Side Single Track

Sunny side single track - These are our local trails on the south facing side of the valley, these get the sun from first thing in the morinig. On this uplift day we will start down the valley towards Moutiers and work our way along the south facing valley to Bourg Saint Maurice. 

There are a varity of trails along this side of the valley from super flowy forest tracks to high alpine mounrtain top single track. There are some of the best trails in the area on this side of the valley and again these are pretty untouched as they are not often ridden.

All these trails offer stunning views looking back onto the resrots of La Plagne, Les Arcs and the high mountain tops of the Mt Pourri and the Bellecote.

Mont Jovet Epic

Mont Jovet Epic - On this all day epic ride we will uplift you to Aime La Plagne 2000. From there it is a ride/ walk/ hike-a-bike to just below the Bellecote summit around 2200m. This hike-a-bike takes around 1 hour and is well worth the effort when you arrive at the top with stunning views over the Tarentaise valley.

From here start your descent, first on high open alpine single track traversing round to the Refgue Du Mont Jovet, then blasting down a super fast ridgeline which takes you into the woods and this carries on all the way down to Bozel. 

Continue your ride along the river and meet the driver in Mouiters for a well deserved beer.

This is a full day out with just drop off and pick up so make sure you have plenty of food and drink for the full adventure.

Meribel Ridge Line

Meribel Ridge line - On this all day adventure we will uplift you to Meribel Mottarat in the 3 Valleys and from there it is roughly 1 hour riding to the start of the ridge line.

This is undoubtedly one of the best trails in the area. Starting on the Meribel ridge line you will ride some epic alpine single track along the top. With the ridgeline being well over 2000 meters high it offers amazing views over the valleys of Meribel and St Martin De Belleville.

As you descend the super flowy trails off the ridge you will then ride into more wooded trails heading down through the valley, eventally ending up in the town of Moutiers where you will meet our driver and can treat yourself to a well deserved beer. 

Les Arcs Locals

Les Arcs locals - We offer this uplift day out of season (May - June & Sept - Oct) when the resort is closed and the lifts are not running.

Les Arcs has some great marked and unmarked trails to discover out of season.

On this day we will uplift to the trails in the resort of Les Arcs / Peisey Vallandry where you can ride many hidden trails, that you won't find on any maps, or the more common man made marked resort trails.

With a varity of trails offering techical descents, rock gardens, jumps, burms, flowing single track and more Les Arcs/ Peisey Vallandry has it all for a full day out of fun.

This is also where Whiterides headquarters is based and so you are guaranteed a little insider knowledge before setting off and "If we haven't ridden it, it ain't worth riding!".

La Rosiere and St Foy Descents

La Rosiere and St Foy decents - Further up the Tarentaise valley you will find the ski resorts of La Rosiere and St Foy which offer some great trails that lead all the way down to the valley floor.

On this uplift day we will start by taking you up to the ski resort of La Rosiere at 1850m. From here there are 2 amazing trails that descend down to Bourg Saint Maurice through the woods over a varity of terrain.

After a quick lunch stop we will then uplift you to the Ski resort of St Foy and again here you will ride amazing single track trails all the way down to the valley floor.

Bike Park Day trips

Fancy a day trip to a bike park ? We can arrange day trips to the following resorts:

Tignes Bike Park - In the Tarenataise Valley next to Val d'isere. High altitude man-made bike park well above the tree line. Offering runs with burms, jump lines and north shore features.

Les Sept Laux Bike Park - Close to Grenoble this is a great resort with one main chairlift offering access to 15 awesome trails, over a varity of terrain.

Les Saisies Bike Park - High above the Beaufort valley this resort has a great selection of trails. With 13 XC tracks and 13 DH tracks, plus a 19km single track trail from the sumit all the way down to Albertville, you won't get bored exploring Les Saisies. A favourite day out for the Whiterides team!

Pila Bike Park (Italy) - In the Italian Aosta valley, with it's famous DH world cup track and plenty more awesome tracks, this is a great day out.

La Thulie Bike Park (Italy) - Just over the French boarder this is one of the Whiterides teams favouite day out.  As a regular on the World Enduro Series the resort of La Thulie offers fun, technical trails and is well worth a day trip over.

All prices for day trips are on request so contact our team today:   Email - [email protected] or call direct on 0033 (0)688 966 853 0033 (0)768311844 / 0044 (0)20 88168559

Uplift Trailer

Our Uplift trailer - Custom made it can carry a max of 9 bikes.

Each bike is secured in place by the wheels at the top and bottom plus with 2 bungie straps on each bike for extra security. 

Our driver will help you load and unload all the bikes and make a final check to make sure the bikes are secured before each departure.