Roc des Alpes is a mountain biking festival that takes place in La Clusaz every June. It is spread over a 3-day weekend, and offers a variety of races and events open to people of all ages. Participants travel from around the world to compete among the best.
Races include the Roc Trophy, the Roc Marathon and Enduroc Electrique (on electric bikes).
This year, one of the events came through Saint Jean de Sixt too, through the forested gorge just below the Aravis Lodge. It is a great spectator event, as well as one to participate in for mountain bike (VTT) riders.
The Alps Bike Festival 2018
Next year, the event is totally rebranding itself, and will be called the The Alps Bike Festival, taking place on the 15th – 17th June 2018.
So why not make a weekend of it, to experience the best mountain biking the area has to offer, as a race participant or simply for fun.
It’s not just about the Alps Bike Festival here though – there are more than 200km of marked trails, with 13 cross-country circuits, 10 downhill runs, 6 lifts open to mountain bikers, and 3 bike washing stations to try out for yourself in the Aravis – Annecy region. Plenty for every level of rider, on all styles of bike, with stunning views all around. It’s popular with gravel road riders too.
Mountain bikes are available to hire in numerous outlets in the area, as well as all the gear you might need for an exciting and hassle-free long weekend break in the French Alps.
If you would like to find out more, check out our ‘Lite’ short break holiday options here >>>