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Mountain Biking in Châtel

Châtel is a traditional mountain village in the Portes du Soleil area with a good vibe and some incredible mountain biking.

Mountain Biking - Châtel

Amazing trails in an outstanding setting.
Gets super-slick in the wet.


Summit 1960m

Vertical Drop 760m

Base 1200m

Lifts (3)

Cable Cars 1

Chair Lifts 2

MTB Trails

XC Good, beginner to advanced

Downhill Excellent, beginner to advanced

Enduro Excellent, intermediate to advanced

Total Riding 90km

Bike Park Yes

Bike Wash Yes

Beginner Trails 2

Intermediate Trails 4

Advanced Trails 5

Expert Trails 9

Location Map

Practical Information

Opening times

28 June to 01 September

Resort prices

Day pass: 23 €

Nearest airport


Tourist Office

14 Route de Thonon
74390 Châtel

Phone: +33 (0)4 50 73 22 44

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Châtel MTB Gallery

  • Chatel MTB Trail

    ©Matthieu Vitré

  • Chatel MTB Trail 2

    ©JF Vuarand

  • Wet trails in Chatel

    ©Sylvain Cochard

  • Chatel Singletrack

    ©Matthieu Vitré

  • Chatel Slopestyle

  • Chatel Snow Weekend 2013


Châtel MTB Videos

With its 90 kms of mtb trails and bikepark at Pré-La-Joux, Châtel offers every level of mountain biker something to get excited about. Plus, with easy access to the whole Portes du Soleil area, the variety of terrain is unrivalled. From fast, flowy trails through the trees to freeride runs complete with jumps, berms and drops and singletrack through Alpine meadows to high-altitude rocky terrain, you can ride it all in Châtel.

If you're coming from Morzine or Avoriaz, you can access the Châtel trails from the Plaine Dranse area via the terrace trail. There are 2 green runs, including the Panoramique with its fast,flowy sections that you can ride flat out, four nice flowy blue tracks, 5 red tracks, and 9 black tracks.

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    Hi – not sure why you guys only rate the XC as 3 stars but sure glad you do as keeps the amazing back country trails clear of traffic 😉

    • Good info, thanks! We’ve given XC an extra star, hope those backcountry trails don’t get too packed this summer!