Mountain biking holidays | Ski holidays Pyrenees

Welcome to Altitude Adventure holidays, we are the specialists in skiing and mountain biking holidays in the Pyrenees.

Altitude Adventure is owned and run by Angela and Ian. We live to ride and we ride to live. This is our passion. Welcome to our world.

AVAILABILTY FOR SUMMER 2014 - please check the calendar on the 'Pricing' page for dates when we have places available.

With a number of our clients booking their second or third visit to us trust them when we say there is a huge amount of amazing trails for you to ride... We look forward to showing you some of the best big mountain riding on the planet in 2014.

Pic of the week...

Angela railing a beautiful natural berm on the Chapel Belloc circuit.

mountain biking in the Pyrenees

 Scott logoAltitude Adventure holidays has joined forces with Scott Sports to promote the amazing summer and winter Scott product range. As passionate mountain professionals we are proud to be ambassadors for Scott Sports. Ian has a long history with Scott Sports having been a founding member of the Scott distribution team in the UK, racer, race team manager, UK sales manager and part of the product development team at Scott headquarters in Switzerland.

In teaming up with Scott Sports we can provide you with the opportunity summer or winter to test some of the best equipment in the mountains. We will be riding Scott Genius LTs on the summer trails which are the ultimate trail riding and bikepark weapon. In winter we will be using a quiver of Scott skis depending on the conditions and we have the amazing new Scott ExplorAir All Mountain touring skis to get away from it all!!

As customers you too can profit from our partnership.... We will have available for testing and rental a range of 2014 Scott bikes (GeniusLT 27.5s and Genius 27.5) and Scott Skis (Venture, Neo and womens specific Maya. Plus a couple of pairs of ExplorAirs for those who fancy a taster of Ski Mountaineering!!  Check out the Bike Rental and Ski Rental pages for more information...

We like to think that a skiing or mountain biking holiday in the Pyrenees is something a bit special, and so do many others who have discovered the Pyrenees Orientales. To quote a few independent reviews of us and our area-

"Unlocking a secret world" by The Daily Express.

Jeremy Wright gets an insider guide from Altitude Adventure to the little known Neiges Catalanes in the French Pyrenees... " The real beauty was in having such knowledgeable hosts. Whether pounding down the longest off-piste route in the Pyrenees at the Espace Cambre D'Aze, relaxing with a flask of hot chocolate and rum in natural hot springs, or searching for wolf tracks as we snowshoed behind the hotel, we always felt we were being let into a special, secret world." 

"High Life in the Pyrenees" by MBR Magazine.

Danny Milner reports after an April biking visit to us...." I'm guided along alpine singletrack beneath limestone bluffs the spitting image if the Dolomites or the Canadian Rockies, along precipitious terraces overhung by ochre rock formations that resemble parts of Colorado, and through pine forests scattered with huge granite boulders that remind me of Lake Tahoe. It's like a journey through the world's best singletrack, condensed into a 25km radius."

"Little Spots that Rock" by Document Snowboard.

Jonny Richards reports on Font Romeu and the Neiges Catalanes area... "If you're bored of queues, bend-over prices and hellish transfer demands of the French Alps, this historic area might just be the answer". "The friendly helpful locals are the antithesis of their alpine compatriots".  "This resort encapsulates all that is good about the Pyrenees, with deserted pistes, more sunshine than any other French ski Destination (over 3000 hrs last season) and a town centre packed with more old school charm than Nigel Havers. In tweed."

"It does what it says on the T'shirt.... it is "a journey through the worlds best singletrack" and I have been to a lot of places!" Ian Mills 10fifty bike hols.

So if you fancy something a bit special.... Summer or Winter we pride ourselves in ensuring that you get the best out of this amazing area.

scott logoAngela becomes a Scott Contessa Team member. 

With the mission of promoting womens participation in mountainbiking and skiing, Ange has become an ambassador of sport for Scott sports. Read more here

A bit of "Bike Art" by Ian

Mountain Biking in the Pyrenees

Spring biking on dry trails with the snow covered Pyrenees in the background. Lunch stop with a spectacular view,Roque Fumade area, 20th May.

Mountain biking in the Pyrenees.

Map showing location of altitude adventure Located high in the Font Romeu region of the Pyrenees Orientales, only 90kms (1hr 15mins transfer time) from Perpignan airport.

We offer super spacious chalet style accommodation, located in the perfect setting for getting the best out of your ski holiday or mountain bike holiday.

Our base is in the ski station of Saint Pierre dels Forcats (Altitude 1450m up to 2500m), part of the extensive "Neiges Catalanes" ski area with over 300km of skiing, in the Cerdagne valley and has the highest sunshine record in the whole of France.

This great area is situated just 1hr 15mins from Perpignan airport and just over 2 hrs from Barcelona and Girona airports. With flights available from Ryanair, Easyjet and Flybe it is simple to find a flight to suit your needs.

Mountain bikiing in the Pyrenees. Singletrack heaven

Weather Forecast for the coming week -

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Check out our New "Altitude Assisted" trips. Starting in mid June we are offering a new holiday. Featuring the best of our trail descents and making use of the bikeparks at La Molina and Les Angles, these trips are designed to give you maximum downhill time with minimum effort on the ups. However, what ever you do, don't under-estimate the effort that will be needed for the downs!!!  
Want to get a feel for our holidays... Check out our videos by clicking here. or have a look at the NEW Bike photo Gallery.
HIGH LIFE IN THE PYRENEES MBR August 2008 by Danny Milner
Read MBRs stunning review of Altitude Adventure holidays Read article (PDF)
"Little Spots that Rock" by Document Snowboard. Jonny Richards reports on Font Romeu and the Neiges Catalanes area... "If you're bored of Queues, bend-over prices and hellish transfer demands of the French Alps, this historic area might just be the answer". "The friendly helpful locals are the antithesis of their alpine compatriots". And. "This resort encapsulates all that is good about the Pyrenees, with deserted pistes, more sunshine than any other French ski Destination (over 3000 hrs last season) and a town centre packed with more old school charm than Nigel Havers. In tweed."                                                          Check out our ski holiday information...
"GROUP BOOKING OFFER"
Initial booking of 8 or more adult places and one place is free !!! Yep, free...



 

Links:-

Cambre d'aze region logo - link to web site
Les neiges catalanes logo - link to web site
Memory map logo - link to web site
Ski resorts, snow reports & snow forecasts for the independent skier