Why No Ultimate Alps in 2017?

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There are some very good reasons why we are no longer offering our Ultimate Alps holidays in Chamonix….but we want to explain why!

Demand for our incredible, uplifted Andorran guided holidays became so high in 2015 that we virtually sold out every week, so we started considering the options for running it all season – and we did just that in 2016. This demand has been due to the huge media attantion we have had via reviews in Mountain Biking UK, Dirt and MBR magazines in recent years. On top of this Andorra has emerged fully as Europe’s hottest new riding destination – it is now an annual fixture for the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, and back in 2015 Andorra even hosted the World Championships.

In addition to the simple demand, political rumblings regarding the UK referendum for leaving the European Union began to occur – which is, of course, where we are based. French authorities were already flagrantly disregarding European laws in some towns regarding the right of British-qualified guides to work in France. Until now, in the eyes of the law, British guides have realistically been protected (and fully legally entitled) to work anywhere in the EU due to its’ employment laws….despite what some people may have led you to believe! However, with the Brexit vote descision being to leave the EU these protections will no longer exist – and this means that unfortunately many British mountain bike holiday companies will cease to operate in France once the UK leaves the EU. We have decided that we want to be ahead of the curve on this, and as a result we no longer operate in France. However, as mentioned, look for an all-new Alpine holiday coming in 2018….along with some other possibilities!

Our Andorra Altitude holiday has been carefully refined from year to year, and we have now reached a perfect balance of mind-blowing riding, superb trails, easy transfers and great prices. And now our natural trail riding incorporates DAILY uplifts to get you higher and further into Andorra’s huge mountains than ever before – we are even publishing data on exactly how far you can expect to descend! Why uplifts? Well, most people want to spend the majority of their time descending, so all our riding in high season will have a high start and a low finish..sure there’s still the odd small climb, but all routes now feature MINIMUM of 75% DESCENT!

Check out the Andorra Enduro page for full details of what you are missing out on…

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