Trans-Savoie ::: This is Big Alpine Enduro
"My favourite event of 2013" - Rene Wildhaber - E.W.S. 6th Overall & 2013 Trans-Savoie Winner
***NEW - Ride the entire Trans-Savoie route with sister guiding operation, trailAddiction***
A groundbreaking point-to-point stage event 100% focused on technical riding ability and epic adventure, TRANS-SAVOIE joins the dots between skill, athletic fitness, mental determination, and strategic riding on some of the best mountain bike trails in the world.
This event truly levels-the-playing-field between the technically brilliant, the athletically fit, the mentally determined, and the mindful strategist....Any participant in this event will require a healthy serving indeed of all the above qualities in order to successfully complete the week.
As the long-time vision of the 12-year owner of trailAddiction, the TRANS-SAVOIE is designed to be accessible to many yet uncompromising to all.
The existence of this event is possible only by drawing on our collective knowledge of 50+ years of guiding experience in the Savoie region. A continued passion for extracting only the very best routes from within an infinite trail network of unrealised possibilities is a vision that has been many years in the making.
Now, this potential has been unlocked in a 'Big Alpine Enduro' stage race that pushes the boundaries of the mult-staged-Enduro format to a level not yet available elsewhere in any other event.
By selecting a route that uniquely links together the rapid mechanical uplift potential of the region's extensive ski-lift system, this event stands ahead of all others on statistics alone. This format allows access to a route that quite simply would not be possible by any other means of access.
Adopting a familiar rally-style format, the route consists of several timed downhill-biased stages each day (typically 4 to 5) with a total daily timed descent of an astonishing 4000-5000 vertical metres covering a distance of 35-50Km. The average climb-per-day sits at 800-1000m vertical, of which 95%+ is climbable without dismounting. The terrain is a blend of open and exposed high-alpine and lower-level forrested singletrack...a mixture of tight & technical, fast and flowing, rocky and rooty, and often exposed. This race is most certainly only for those focussed in mind as well as in body. Forget hours of hike -a-bike, sitting in a van, or grinding up fire-roads between stages. The Trans-Savoie is about shredding the most challenging and spectacular singletrack there is.....to the backdrop of Mt Blanc and other epic peaks that dominate the Savoie region.
This fully-supported event passes through remote and dramatic scenery each day, yet returns to some of the Alps finest and better-known biking destinations hubs each evening for daily de-briefing & camp. The competitor will also be introduced to some lesser known singletrack gold-mines (Bozel, Beaufort, Les Menuires).
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