We advise travelling to Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN) 2hr 15mins by road from Altitude Adventure. This airport has excellent connections worldwide via most international airlines and the low cost airlines such as RyanAir and Easyjet.
Flights are NOT included in the price of your holiday. We are able to offer airport transfers from Barcelona. We use a minibus with an enclosed trailer for safe transport of your bikes. Contact us for details to organise your transfer.
Please book morning arrival and departure flights to tie in with transfers.
Car hire is available from all airports as an option for arrivals on non-transfer days, or to make the most of your visit to the Pyrenees.
If travelling time to your destination is not at a premium then we can be reached from Perpignan on N116 or Toulouse on the N 20. Your route through France would depend on any other stop offs you might consider en-route.
As an alternative option to flying or driving, the Eurostar & TGV service can be taken for Waterloo or Paris.
From the UK book through SNCF or by telephone on 08705 848 848
For other train information you can call the Gare de Mont-Louis on 04 68 04 23 27
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 diploma 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 a qualified 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 snow-shoeing, cross country skiing and some ski-mountaineering.
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 diploma 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 !
We offer week long chalet style holidays on an all-inclusive basis for meals and drinks. Long weekend breaks on an all-inclusive basis for meals and drinks are also available, starting from 85 euros per person per night. We can provide airport pick-up on request and offer free daily transfers to the ski area chosen for each days skiing (except for Andorra where a small fuel subsidy will be charged).
Under 2 yrs - 15 euros per night (cots provided)
Under 12 years - 20% discount of holiday price
Adult day from 30 - 50€ depending on the ski station
Child day from 25 - 45€ (5-12 years) depending on the ski station
Cross Country Skiing 6 day pass adult 40,00€, child 25,00€
Photos are required for all week lift passes.
Bringing you own equipment is no problem, as we will happily transfer it from the airport with your luggage. We have a store for all equipment whilst staying with us.
If you require equipment hire just let us know when booking we will help organise your requirements with our equipment hire shop. This is payable locally.
We can arrange English speaking ski school for all ages and standards from total beginner upwards with Ecole de Ski Francais in St Pierre dels Forcats. This is payable locally.
It is compulsory that all guests have their own travel insurance whilst on holiday with Altitude Adventure. Winter mountain sports are adventurous activities with inherent risks and in a mountain environment emergency evacuation and treatment is very expensive. We recommend that you take out adequate insurance cover and carry a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). You will be asked to show your insurance documentation on arrival.
What can I say other than thanks for a great week! The ride was excellent, the views jaw dropping and the tea and cake at end each day's ride spot on. Thanks for letting us share with you what really is a very very special place. All the best and hope to be back with again in the future.
Mouli del Riu, 66210, St Pierre dels Forcats, France.