Tignes Val d’Isère Bikepark

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Tignes-Val d’Isère Bikepark is packed  full of mountain biking trails that are great for downhill, XC and freeride. There are 3 green, 11 blue, 7 red and 4 black MTB trails as well as a bike park. It is based in the Tignes Val d’Isère mountain biking region in the French Alps.

It's well served by chair lifts which are both modern and free to use. It has one of the longer transits from the nearest airport which is Grenoble (2.5 hours away). 


  • Tignes is a high altitude MTB resorts (2700 metre summit)  and soIt  can feel a bit barren. The terrain is rocky and the trails are fast.  In total there are 102 km of trails to choose from across all MTB disciplines.
  • There is a good choice of green, blue, red and black trails (see below..There is also an air bag and water jump. 

Tignes Bike Park

  • Easy Ride -  Green 5.5 km trail. 460 metre vertical decent. 
  • Smoothie  - Green 4.5 km trail.
  • Kangooride  - Blue 1.3 km trail. 595 metre vertical descent.
  • Gunpowder  - Blue 4.5 km trail. 500m metre Vertical descent.
  • Funky Tufs  - Blue 3.2 km trail. 500 metres of vertical descent.
  • Jump Around - Blue 3.4 km descent. 460 metres of vertical descent.
  • Tart a Lognan - Blue 2 km trail. 300 meters of vertical descent.      
  • Sweet Sweet - Blue / Red 3 km descent. 500 metres of vertical descent.
  • Borsat Attack - Blue / Red 2.7 km trail. 300 metres  of vertical descent. 
  • Tarentaise Airline - Blue / Red 3km trail. 500 metres of vertical descent. 
  • Gypsy - Red (black options known as Black Metal) 2.8 km trail. 500 metres of vertical descent. 
  • Fresse Tagada - Red 0.5 km trail with 150 metres of descent.
  • Red Hot - Red 2 km trail. 365 metres of descent.
  • Moustache  Black 1 km trail with 250 metres of descent. Connects up with the  Gypsy  / Black Metal runs.
  • Black Metal - Black 1km trail with 250 metres of descent.
  • Kamasutrail - Black 1.8km trail with 340 metres of vertical  descent (freeride). Leads on to the Black Metal trail.

Vald'lsere Bike park

  • Both Tignes and Vald'lsere Bike parks are right next door and feel very closely connected. Here you have the La Val Bleue 15 km blue trail and the Rhododendron red trail.

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  • Lifts are open generally open end of June to the end of August.


  • If you have ridden any of the MTB  trails in the Tignes-Val d’Isère Bikeparks then please share you experiences and add some pictures, videos or a review to the listing. 


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(Updated: June 07, 2015)
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Great hidden gem of the Alps

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I went to Tignes in 2013 with a couple of friends as my first trip abroad with the bike (not counting Scotland) Not knowing what to expect at all, it was amazing to arrive and have a lift right by our apartment in Tignes, and the trails were not busy at all, yet in great condition and amazingly varied.

We stuck mostly to the Blue graded trails in that we like to think we knew our limits, there was just one crash resulting in actual harm and that was in the skate park after a wine fuelled BBQ with the amazing locals in the centre of the town. but what a great night after a days riding. and we still made it out in the morning.

The real bonus is that nearly every activity including the lift passes is free in Tignes which is unusual for biking in the alps.

I keep trying to get back out there, but thins such as house buying and other trips take priority. Next year though, thats always the plan.

brilliant, riding, food and people everywhere we went.
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It was a long drive home.
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