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Calendar of mountainbiking events

It isn’t always easy to keep up the same rhythm all year round… unless you get on your mountain bike and rethink your agenda cycle-wise. From January to December, the Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur region challenges you on the trails and paths of the south. Well warmed-up at the start or even more motivated than usual before tackling the height difference, you’re ready for athletic rides, mountain bike challenges or races against the clock with a view of the peaks. See our selection of events to make the most of the open air and keep fit!

The Maurin des Maures

A mountain bike ride in the tracks of Maurin des Maures, the imaginary hero of the Provencal poet Jean Aicard!

A mountain bike ride that has built up a solid reputation over the years. 22! What a great age! For this 22nd edition, which will take place on 11th April 2021, 5 courses are proposed, with progressive  distances and difficulty: for seasoned mountain bikers and also for families and children. A unique opportunity to discover the Massif des Maures and breathe in the scents of this beautiful Mediterranean forest. And to cap it all, guided hikes are also organised.

More information

Union Cycliste Londaise – Hubert LAROSE – Tel: +33 (0)6 98 75 91 25 – lamaurindesmaures@orange.fr

 

The Transvalléenne

Thrills and wild landscapes

You can’t wait? We can’t either! The new “La Transvalléenne” mountain bike race will take place on 22nd and 23rd May 2021 in the Alpes-Maritimes.

The course will start in the village-resort of Gréolières les Neiges, perched at an altitude of 1,400 metres on the north slopes of the massif du Cheiron, in the Grasse back country. The competitors will cover over 70 km in a wild, protected environment and will continue on the sentiers de crêtes, and in the valleys to the charming village of La Colle -sur-Loup, the former capital of the perfum rose.

More information
Tél: +33 (0)4 93 43 51 54
info@uccsportevent.com

 

L’Alps Epic

A one-week Marathon mountain biking formula with 3-star services on the tracks of the Grande Traversée des Hautes-Alpes

If you’re a fan of mountain biking, you’re sure to find an event to suit you on Alps Epic.

The Alps Epic VTT Marathon will  take place from 8th to 23rd June 2021. A prologue and five stages  of around  50 to 70 km per day solo or in teams of 2; with or without timing. This event is part of the “EPIC” format: a one-week ride which demands good physical and technical qualities with an all-in organisation: services courses, logistics, accommodation…

For those of you who don’t have time or don’t want to take the whole week, these 2 formulas also come in “Week-End” format; 2 or 3 days, with the same services!

You are crossing one of the most beautiful landscapes of the Hautes-Alpes, made up of lakes, alpine pastures and forests.

From the point of view of logistics, the organisation deals with everything: after-race meals with local products, bike washing and maintenance and massage for all the participants. Optional: accommodation (collective or comfortable accommodation), luggage transport, racer shuttles, etc. A unique experience shared between participants from 20 different countries!

More information
direction@alpsepic.com

 

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UCI Masters Mountain Bike World Championships PRA LOUP

The 100% mountain biking resort!

The resort of Pra Loup, in the heart of the Ubaye is proud to host, from 17th to 22nd August 2021, the UCI Masters MTB Championship. The resort which is a great MTB spot will be hosting for the second time this prestigious championship which is made up of two events: Downhill (DHI), an individual time trial with obstacles and the Crosscountry (XCO) an endurance discipline on all types of course. Come and enjoy the 6-day show and discover the warm atmosphere of this charming resort nestled in the larches.

More information
Office de Tourisme de Pra-Loup
Tel: +33 (0)4 92 84 10 04

 

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