The Three Valleys Mountain Bike competition takes place in the 3 valleys at the start of the official summer season and is open to all. Running over the weekend, there are two main events; a ‘Free Bike’ competition, a timed descent from the top of the Saulire (2700m) to Brides-les-Bains (600m), and a 70kms 'Rando Tour' event completing circuits around the Three Valleys at various levels of difficulty thanks to the use of the ski lifts.
The timed decent from La Saulire to Brides-les-Bains is a particularly spectacular event, the winner completing the course through the thick forest and narrow tracks on the bottom section in under 30 minutes.
Taking part over 2 days in Courchevel, La Tania, Méribel, Brides-les-Bains, Les Menuires et Val Thorens, the 3 VTT is a fun mountain bike event open to all.
On Saturday is the Free Bike session open to amateurs and professionals and for this year 3 new trails, one for each valley. You can do timed descents or just ride for fun. If you want a timed run the micro-chips are 20 euros deposit per person.
Start points are in Courchevel - Meribel - Tania (joining Courchevel 1850) - Les Menuires and Val Thorens. 1st start at 9am. Last departure 15:30. Lifts close at 16:30.
The day is limited to the first 600 registered and participants must be at least 13 years old, and with full body armour and helmet. Bike washes are available. Free access to the lifts is only allowed with a Free Bike frame plate which you pick up when you register.
On Sunday is the Rando Tour, a loop round Courchevel, La Tania, Méribel, Les Menuires, Val Thorens and this year Brides-les-Bains. You can start from any of the resorts and follow the signs and the mashalls to keep on track. Also different this year, the course has changed route and is shorter overall but with tougher variations.