Mountain biking in the Pays des Écrins
The Pays des Écrins has almost 160 km of marked trails to offer. In all, there are 15 circuits for all levels. The easier ones can be followed with the family and the more difficult ones by experienced cyclists. So that you can progress in safety, the trails are maintained and marked.
You can follow these itineraries and discover the exceptional scenery of the Pays des Écrins on MTB or electric MTB. Whichever version you choose, you will roam across varied trails with unique panoramas close to the Écrins National Park’s summits.
The Great Tour of the Écrins cycling circuit is a unique ongoing route along the trail cut into the rock face. The Écrins National Park is committed to promoting this route that will satisfy all those who love open spaces and cycling.
Below is the list of water supplies, washing facilities and car parks for your mountain bike outings in the Pays des Écrins.
Saint-Martin-de-Queyrières – Circuit No. 1 and No. 2
Washing facility Circuit No. 1: Fountain, hose available from the technical services
Car Park Circuit No. 1: Town Hall car park
Washing facility Circuit No. 2: Outer wall of the cemetery
Car Park Circuit No. 2: Prelles cemetery car park
Pelvoux – Circuit No. 3 and No. 4
Washing facility: Open-source water supply close to the chairlift car park
Car park: Chairlift car park
Vallouise – Circuit No. 5
Washing facility: Cross-country skiing chalet, near to the Gérendoine Bridge. St-Genest leisure area
Car park: Pont de Gérendoine (start)
Les Vigneaux – Circuit No. 6
Washing facility: Village fountain
Car park: Car park at the start of the circuit, after the second bridge in Puy Saint Vincent.
L'Argentière-La-Bessée - Circuit No. 7
Washing facility: On the way down on the right, water supply after the Sapey Bridge
Car park: After the high bridge (2nd on the way up), just before the junction for the Col d’Anon
Freissinières – Circuit No. 8 and No. 9
Washing facility: Allouviers municipal campsite (from May to September 15).
Car park: Entrance to the valley – Parc Aventure
Champcella – Circuit No. 10
Car park: Rame Chapel
La Roche-de-Rame – Circuit No. 11 and No. 12
Washing facility: Tap outside the town hall car park
Car park: town hall car park
Puy Saint Vincent – Circuit No. 13, No. 14 and No. 15
Washing facility: Hose available from the Campsite for the water supply at the camper van facility (1600 m)
Car park: Les Près (Puy Saint Vincent 1400 m) – Recoumère (Puy Saint Vincent 1800 m)
Tiki Bike Centre de Vélo du Pays des Écrins
‘Vallouise Free Bike’ MTB