To discover the Allos Bike Park and the Allos Pump Track, you need a good hour’s drive from Castellane. Direction Haut Verdon, you go up the river and you arrive at the highest village in the valley; Allos. At the gates of the Mercantour National Park, Allos offers very good quality infrastructures and itineraries for mountain biking and cycling in general. The Val d’Allos site is labeled by the French Cycling Federation.
The Allos Bike Park in Seignus
Bike Parks first appeared in the 1980s in the United States. Since the beginning of the 2000s, ski resorts in Europe have quickly understood the interest of the Bike Park; Attract a clientele in summer. The Val d’Allos was not left out and therefore began to offer an interesting offer in this area. Seignus’s bike park presents several infrastructures that we detail here;
The Boarder Cross
Like any self-respecting Bike Park, it necessarily contains a Boarder Cross course. You first climb the vertical drop using the Clos Bertrand cable car, suitable for loading bikes. Then you have a succession of bumps and banked turns in the forest. Certain passages may turn out to be engaged. It is compulsory to wear a full face helmet as well as the appropriate protective equipment.
The Boarder Cross Initiation
Still from the Clos Bertrand chairlift, this course is intended for beginners and younger practitioners. For an adapted practice in complete safety.
From the Clos Bertrand chairlift, you walk on the Premin slope. You follow a marked route that takes you into a mountainous setting.
A service center
The town has thought of everything. Here, we take care of you! Thus, a washing station is made available to practitioners. There is also a rental and repair service. But also information as well as maps and routes. Professionals also offer supervision and coaching for the more experienced.
The Val d’Allos Pump Track
“The track to be pumped”. You have surely already been able to perceive a sensation of acceleration by pushing or “pumping” on the handlebars of your bike during a sudden break. You have discovered the secret of the Pump Track! At first glance, it looks like a classic BMX track. However, the Pump Track has been designed so as not to have to use the pedals of your bike. Indeed, the only action of “pumping” must be sufficient to propel its machine.
The pump track is made up of several bumps and banked turns and can be supplemented with jump tables. Some Pump Track made of wood, concrete or asphalt, can also accommodate other disciplines such as skateboarding, rollerblades or other scooters. The Allos Pump Track located at the bottom of the village, near the leisure center, is made of earth and asphalt. It can therefore only receive mountain bikes and BMXs.
With growing success, Allos may soon be equipped with a magnificent, slightly smoother course that can accommodate everyone.
Cycling in general in Val d’Allos
In the Val d’Allos, in all cases, cycling is king. Road lovers will enjoy the Col d’Allos, a legendary stage of the Tour de France, or even the Col des Champs. Many routes from Allos are also available for mountain biking.
Last but not least, in Val d’Allos, you are at the start of the Transverdon, one of the most beautiful Grande Traversée courses in France.
On your bikes!