Altitude Adventure holidays are based at our family home and guest chalet, “Le Mouli Del Riu” in the hamlet of Le Mouli, on the edge of the village of Saint Pierre dels Forcats. “Le Mouli Del Riu” is owned and run by your hosts Ian and Angela Pendry.
Your hosts were previously based in the Derbyshire Peak District and have taken on the challenge of running a small family operated holiday business, specialising in outdoor activities. During the summer season we will use our local knowledge of the trails and mountain paths to offer classic mountain biking to all-comers. As enthusiastic all-round outdoor people we will be able to advise you and point you in the direction of many other mountain activities available in our area. Quality biking/skiing time and having fun is what this business is all about.
With a degree in Recreation, Leisure and Tourism Management, she appreciates the importance of enjoying your holiday with like-minded enthusiasts - friends or family. However, never let her quiet understated attitude lull you into a false sense of security. Angela spent 10 years racing cross country mountain biking to the highest level, including six years racing the Grundig World Cup circuit. Since then she has "dabbled" with Enduro and has stood on podiums with the likes of Anne Caroline Chausson and current Enduro World Champion, Cecile Ravanel.
Bringing many years of outdoor pursuits experience to the company, she loves riding the local trails, would ride the roads too if only there weren't so many new off road trails to explore. When she's not riding the trails she's busy baking endless supplies of cakes and puddings. She is an aspirant International Mountain Leader, holds the OTC Mountain Bike Leader Award, a Wilderness First Aid certificate and has a previous successful background of international cross-country mountain bike racing and orienteering.
In winter she enjoys ski-mountaineering, cross country skiing, time on the pistes & some snow-shoeing.
Well known for his ‘go for it’ attitude and a background in extreme sports of all kinds, from surfing to rock climbing. An OTC qualified Mountain Bike Guide, a qualified International Mountain Leader and a holder of a Wilderness First Aid certificate makes Ian one of the most qualified and experienced guides working in the industry. With a degree in Recreation, Leisure and Tourism Management, he knows how to get the most out of an outdoor sports holiday.
After 12 years of working in sales and product development for Scott Sports (including racing for and managing the Scott Mountain bike Race team) he felt it was time to have a new base and help others enjoy themselves in the arena he loves.
For the winter season our aim is to provide an easy going base for classic ski chalet style holidays or a base for the more adventurous to explore from.
L'Adrien est une espèce humanoïde rare, venu tout droit d'anciennes racines des plus sauvages et généreuses connues sur cette terre : les Homo multipass pedalus à fun's! En effet Adrien, est un couteau suisse de la multi-activité, il pratique toutes sortes de sports pleine nature, il est aussi à l'aise dans les airs, sur l'eau, et en montagne. Et grâce à son anatomie atypique et ses 3 poumons et 4 mollets il excelle sur les sentiers à bord de son VTT. Son endurance à toute épreuve vous mènera loin des sentiers battus, là où personne n'a posé ses crampons. Sportif mais pas uniquement porté sur la performance, cet être dynamique, patient, rassurant, et encourageant saura vous transmettre sa passion et son savoir faire. Adrien vous fera progresser et apprécier au mieux son activité en fonction du niveau de son équipe. Il rencontra dans une contrée lointaine deux Anglus Pedalus Attacus lorgnant un chemin sur une crête. S'entendant à merveille, ces trois compères fondèrent la tribu AltitudeAdventure. Trouvant égoïste de garder un tel spectacle pour eux seuls, décidèrent grâce à leurs diplômes de VTT, de partager leurs meilleurs terrains de jeux pour ceux qui ont soif de découverte, d'aventures et de singles endiablés !
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Mouli del Riu, 66210, St Pierre dels Forcats, France.