If you are the type of person who prefers to go on adventures rather than lie on the beach, a trip to the Alps this summer might be the perfect getaway
Away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, you can escape to the mountains and completely disconnect from the world to enjoy some real thrills. This summer, Ski Club’s Sophie went to see how many activities she could fit into one weekend at Les Deux Alpes Outdoor Festival.Arriving in the mountain-top resort of Les Deux Alpes, it was easy to get a feel for adrenalin pursuits when we saw more bikes on the roads than cars. Squads of mountain bikers dressed head to toe in protective gear and covered in mud dominated the high street. Looks like it was a good day on the mountain!
Hit the trails on an E-bike
Although Les Deux Alpes is a mecca for downhill mountain biking, there is biking for all levels in the resort. First up, I tried e-biking, short for electric biking. I’d heard a lot about it but never had the opportunity to try. We collected our bikes from Bike Infinity in the centre of town and although the sky was black and threatening, the trails were waiting and we had the green light to get going. One thing I will say is that e-bikes bikes are HEAVY, but that’s only because of the battery pack which is crucial for your enjoyment. Our guide Julien explained that we should just cycle normally and control the input from the battery using an electronic screen on the handlebars… very high tech! As we pushed our bikes toward the start of the route, we could get the bike to move independently by pushing a button.