La Thuile Bike Park Day Trip
The resort of La Thuile is just over the Italian border from Bourg St. Maurice. Technically it is possible to get there using the Ecudets chairlift which is just 5 minutes up from Bourg but we have found that it is much more economical in terms of time and money to run a van uplift to the top of the Col du Petit St. Bernard. This takes around 1 hour. From the top you can ride directly down to La Thuile without any climbing.
Once there you will find 2 chairlifts accessing a dozen fantastic purpose built mountain bike trails that range from intermediate to advanced. The majority of the riding is below the tree line and it’s the flow of these trails that makes the area really stand out. Essentially these are purpose built single track trails making use of natural features rather than out and out downhill tracks. A real contrast to the natural single track and DH courses in other local resorts.
8 riders maximum