For better or worse, the holiday panorama in the Western world has changed considerably in the last thirty years. As the global attempt to make the masses interested in fitness and physical exercise finally came to fruition, more and more people began to trade their usual lazy beach holidays for something a little more active, and discovering that this type of holiday has merits in its own right.
One of the greatest beneficiaries of this discovery process is the French Alps. Mountain biking Alps trails has become one of the most popular spring and summer alternatives for an active holiday, and the slopes that used to be relatively deserted outside of the winter months now attract an entirely new demographic. Tourists willing to give this type of vacation a chance have discovered the joys of combining pedalling with sightseeing, and word of mouth has gradually spread. And with good reason; as we will demonstrate below, mountain biking Alps routes is one of the best 'alternative' holiday options for the warmer months.
Best Of Both Worlds …
As noted above, this gorgeous region allows cyclists to enjoy the best of both worlds when it comes to their holidays. On the one hand, there are plenty of opportunities to take in the sort of idyllic scenery popularized by the film The Sound Of Music, as well as to take a tour of the numerous quaint mountain towns scattered around the region and discover a slice of the 'real' central Europe. On the other hand, by engaging in this energetic activity, holidaymakers who choose to spend their break mountain biking Alps trails will also be doing themselves and their physical fitness a big favor. This perfect combination of two very relevant factors is a large part of the activity's continued growth in popularity.
… And Affordable, Too
However much we wax rhapsodic about the benefits of using your leisure time to go mountain biking, Alps routes draw just as many people for something other than stunning landscapes – price. The truth is, aside from being versatile, well-balanced and physically beneficial, Alpine cycling breaks can also turn out considerably cheaper than a beach holiday. Most resorts lower their prices and offer very attractive deals during the summer, and oftentimes the price of an entire package in Morzine or Les Gets can be less than the cost of a few days in a hotel in Marbella.
These are only a few of the reasons that make a holiday cycling in the Alps such an attractive proposition for families – there are so many more.