Beginner e-MTB holiday in Queyras
5 days / 4 nights 4-8 people from €685
The "electric bike excursion" is a new activity which combines the joys of cycling with discovering the region. Guided by a mountain leader and MTB instructor, it's almost like getting two holidays for the price of one!
With nothing too technical and 'Easy' grade rides, this holiday is for beginner or intermediate MTB riders who want to get back into cycling and discover a new way of getting around.
On the programme: the best bike excursion routes, spectacular mountain landscapes, larch forest and Queyrassins village environments. In short, all the must-sees of the Queyras region!
- Top-end full-suspension MTB adapted to our mountainous trails
- Adapted route and instruction by an electric mountain biking instructor from Queyras
- Tailor-made programme which can be adjusted to suit the group's level and weather conditions
- Logistics and a wide range of trails to help you improve on segments which are adapted to your level.
- Shuttle drop-off to enjoy only the best trails
- MTB repair station available every evening.
Holiday guaranteed from 4 people (maximum 8 people to ensure quality and safety of instruction). In the event of cancellation due to lack of participants, we will inform you by email at least 21 days before departure
LEVEL REQUIRED & INSTRUCTION
Rolling roadways = 30 % Accessible at all levels, uphill, downhill, sometimes at high altitude
Fun, playful trails = 30% Intermediate level recommended but there are no specific hazards.
Technical trails = 40% Often narrow and rocky. Must master basic technical skills
Moderate positive / negative gradient = 1000m minimum / day. Sometimes about 1400m.
Distance / Day= 20 à 40 km per day
If you enjoy active holidays, want to get back in shape, have or have never tried mountain biking and want to improve so you can enjoy cycling more, then this holiday is for you. Ideal family holiday. No technical knowledge is required, quite the contrary! As well as showing you the area and providing you with knowledge about the local heritage, the instructor will be there throughout the circuit to guide you on routes adapted to your level and to give you tips so you improve over the course of the week.
Your instructor's primary mission is to guide you on routes adapted to your level, to give you tips and to reassure you, so you improve over the course of the week. But if in doubt and for further details about the levels of difficulty, please refer to the FAQ on our website and contact us so we can check together whether your level is adapted to the circuit.
This Queyras e-MTB holiday is designed with easy, rolling routes going through spectacular mountain landscapes, larch forests, high mountain pastures and Queyrassins villages, …in sum, all the must-sees of the Queyras region in a relaxed atmosphere!
We'll start with a nice easy outing to get back in the saddle, get used to your new set-up and review the basic technical skills required to ride your MTB with confidence. We'll then set off to discover the must-sees of the Queyras region:
- D1/ Aigues Valley
A great warm-up day to discover the quaint villages of Pierre Grosse, Molines en Queyras and St Véran (your guide give you a tour), followed by an excursion in the Vallée de la Blanche to admire the glacial lakes nestled at the foot of Tête d’Estoilies, visit the renovated refuge to sample some blackberry tart and enjoy the sunshine before heading back down through mountain pastures and larch forests.
- D2 / Souliers & Lac de roue
In the "limestone Queyras" area today and we’re going to head up hill to the imposing Fort de Château Queyras to reach the hidden Souliers Valley. Take the time to admire the splendid Lac de Roue where the colours change with every season. This is the midpoint of our tour so we will treat ourselves to lunch at a refuge!
- D3/ Ceillac Valleys
The two valleys in Ceillac are unmissable and are often said to be the best place to go on an e-MTB ride. Riding opposite the La Font Sancte massif, with the Queyras summit, gushing mountain streams where you can enjoy a quick dip, striking forests and geology, villages frozen in time, you'll realise what a great place the Queyras region is.
D4/- Haut Guil Valley
Departing from Abries village and heading to the mystical Mount Viso! 3844m high and situated just over the other side of the Italian boarder... After a picnic stop in the Haut Guil Valley, and if we still have the time and the energy, we'll pedal in the other direction and visit the hamlets in theValpreyvere Valley.
- D5/Mountain pastures and panoramas…
To finish the week, we'll try to head up hill to find beautiful mountain pastures and guaranteed stunning views, and then loop back to the start of our bike riding circuit. As you'll obviously have improved, your guide may even take you on a few rolling singletracks to end the week? To be continued...
START & END OF CIRCUIT
Welcome on Monday at 8.30am, directly at your guest house (see confirmation email)
Farewell late afternoon on Friday at around 4.30pm max
Would you like to arrive the day before?
Contact the guest house selected for your holiday and book your additional night with them directly (see email confirmation)
ACCOMMODATION & MEALS
We work with partners who stand out for the quality of their hosting, excellent cuisine and capacity to host mountain bikers (safe storage space, workshop area, cleaning area, etc.) You will be informed of the accommodation selected as soon as your application is confirmed.
Most of our holidays consist of Guest House / Rooms to Share package deals with full board included (picnics are provided by the head chef of the guest house or one of our logisticians).
A snack is also provided for the day, but participants are free to bring their own nibbles and show off the culinary specialities of their region.
A "single" or "comfort" package deal is sometimes available depending on the accommodation, don't hesitate to ask us about it!
HEALTH - INSURANCE
To enjoy your holiday to the fullest, make sure you keep fit by walking regularly and riding your bike as much as possible before the holiday. Even though electric assistance considerably reduces the physical effort required, we recommend getting a health check-up before departure.
Your individual first aid kit
An anti-inflammatory drug (tablets and gel)
An anti-diarrhoea product, an intestinal antiseptic, an antiemetic.
Bandages and plasters, compresses, adhesive tape, Steristrips, tulle gras dressing.
Sun cream and Biafine.
In addition: eye drops, tweezers
Your personal medication
GUIL E BIKE has professional civil liability insurance and is approved for all-inclusive holidays. However, each participant should have individual civil liability insurance and individual multi-risk cover in order to ensure they are protected from events or accidents that may arise before or during the stay.
GUIL-EBIKE has a wide range of E-MTBs, from the semi-rigid to full-suspension Enduro, with the following characteristics:
BOSH Performance CX motor at pedals
Power Tube 500wh Batteries
Sizes XS to XL
100 to 160 mm of travel
27.5+ or 29+Rim // 2.8 to 3.0 Tyres
GEAR TO BRING (Non-exhaustive, non-mandatory)
The guide always takes a repair kit with him on rides but if you have your own e-MTB, this is what we recommend...
- MTB bag (15/25L)
- Waterproof and windproof mountain jacket / Thin fleece
- Cycling shorts & MTB shorts
- Helmet, half- or full-finger gloves, sunglasses
- 1 pump, 1 inner tube + patch kit
- Chain rivet extractor + 1 quick link
- Your own tools (brakes, suspension, etc.)
- 1 derailleur hanger adapted to your bike (ESSENTIAL)
- 2 new pairs of pads
- 1 derailleur cable
- 2 own spokes
- Chain lubricant (mostly dry terrain in Queyras-Piémont)
- Pair of flat pedals with pins (recommended for beginners)
- MTB shoes (+ Spare bolts for your automatic shoe cleats)
- In terms of your MTB, a full inspection is required before the holiday
- Lip balm stick, 50+ sun cream, etc.
- "Camelbak" with minimum 1.5L capacity
The price includes:
On-site circuit organisation
Land transfers by vehicle
Full board during the circuit
Instruction by a state-certified instructor
Group first-aid kit.
The price does not include:
Electric bike rental: 150 euros per week for a semi-rigid or full-suspension bike
Cancellation insurance (3%) / Search and rescue costs / Assistance – Repatriation (1 %) / Multi-risk cover (4%)
Everything that is not mentioned in the "The price includes" section.
Our partner MONDIAL ASSISTANCE offers a multi-risk insurance policy for the
equivalent of 4% of the total cost of your holiday (excluding bike rental). This covers you for trip
cancellation and repatriation, and can refund the cost of the trip (minus application fee in case of
cancellation for serious reasons less than 30 days before departure / Please refer to our general terms and conditions of sale.
You can pay for your holiday by check or bank transfer.
We do not accept holiday vouchers.
Please send us a deposit of 30% of the total cost of the holiday at the time of booking.
Then send us the remaining balance one month before departure, without waiting for our request.