The Inside Line Experience

Wondering what you can expect from a holiday with The Inside Line MTB?

We have two goals for your holiday week:

  1. To take you riding on trails we know will suit your ability and tastes – this is your week, and it’s all about making sure you get to ride sweet trails that YOU will enjoy.
  2. To keep you well fuelled with some delicious and filling food each evening so that you’re ready to do it all again the next day.

During your week with us, we’ll endeavour to get some memorable photos for you to take home with you. The sort of photographs you can have printed up large and put on your wall if you like – we’re not talking iPhone photos (though we’ll get some of those too)!

Need a few tips on technique? We can do that too. Our weeks are not skills weeks, but obviously we want you to enjoy yourself so we can offer tips which will help keep the trails fun.

FromageViewDuring a Cathedral of Flow week, we’ll ride in various parts of the Queyras regional park. It’s a compact area, so there will be a short shuttle in the morning to reach our chosen area for the day. We’ll ride all day, either carrying a packed lunch with us, or meeting the van again for a buffet-style picnic lunch. At the end of the day we’ll return to our hotel – quite possibly via an ice-cream shop or bar for a post-ride beer! We ride every day during one of these weeks, but there’s nothing to stop you taking a day or half day off if you wish.

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IMG_20170508_123906During a Les Arcs week, each day we’ll ride all over Les Arcs and La Plagne, mostly on the swathes of natural singletrack found all over the mountain. Sometimes we’ll dip into the man-made trails too, most often to get from one part of the hill to another. We love to do big alpine days out too, so if you fancy a bit of an adventure, let us know!

At the end of each day riding, there’s a trail leading directly to the chalet door, where you’ll find a bike wash and a big garage equipped with all the tools you’ll need. Tinker away to your heart’s content, getting your bike spruced up and ready for the next day’s riding.

No need to do any bike fixing? Awesome – relax on the balcony or in the garden with a slice of cake and a cup of tea or cold beer.

Even if you’ve completely gorged yourself on afternoon tea and cake whilst sorting your bike or relaxing in the garden, you can look forward to a filling and tasty evening meal each evening. We’ll serve up some delicious homecooked numbers fresh from the kitchen, along with beer and wine to accompany your meal.

Breakfast every morning will set you up nicely each day with a hot option, choice of cereals, fresh fruit, yogurt, fresh bread, fruit juices and plenty of freshly brewed tea and coffee.

PéasLakeWe’ll sort you out with lunch for our 5 guided days, you’ll get a big tasty sandwich put together by our resident Sandwich Master (also known as David), normally accompanied by a piece of fruit, a snack bar or flapjack and a packet of crisps.

On Wednesdays we have the day off, but you’ll still get breakfast and we can give you some recommendations as to where to go for lunch and dinner.

Although there’s space for more at Chalet Emma, we like to get to know our guests properly, so there’ll only be up to 10 folk staying each week. You’ll never feel crowded round the dinner table, and with any luck you’ll make some new riding buddies for back home too.

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