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Mountain Biking in Saint Lary

Steep, fun and fast, Saint Lary in the French Pyrenees has mountain biking for all abilities accessible from 2 chairlifts and covering a huge 1200 m of vertical drop.

Saint Lary Mountain Biking Guide

Downhill
Enduro
Great variety of trails in a compact area. Great for intermediates.
Only enough riding for a long weekend.

Elevation

Summit 2051 m

Vertical Drop 411 m+

Base 1640 m

Lifts (3)

Cable Cars 1

Chair Lifts 2

MTB Trails

XC Fair, beginner to advanced

Downhill Good, beginner to advanced

Enduro Good, intermediate to advanced

Total Riding 11 DH, 4 XC (12.6 km)

Bike Park Yes

Bike Wash Yes

Beginner Trails 0

Intermediate Trails 2

Advanced Trails 5

Expert Trails 4

Location Map

Practical Information

Opening times

02 July to 28 August

Resort prices

Day pass: 15.80 €
+ Cable Car: 18.40 €

Nearest airport

Pau-Pyrenees (1 h 27 min)
Toulouse-Blagnac (1 h 45 min)

Tourist Office

Office de Tourisme de Saint-Lary Soulan
37 rue Vincent Mir
65170 Saint-Lary-Soulan
France

Phone: +33 (0)5 62 39 50 81
Web: www.saintlary.com
Email: stations@smga.fr

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Saint Lary MTB Gallery

  • Mountain biker gets airborne in Saint Lary in the Pyrenees

    © OT Saint Lary | Matthieu Pinaud

  • Mountain Biking in Saint Lary, Pyrenees

    © Mathieu Lecoffre

  • Full Mountain trail in Saint Lary, Pyrenees

    © Mathieu Lecoffre

Saint Lary MTB Videos

Take the Soum de Matte chairlift up from 1700 m to 2100 m and access 11 downhill mountain biking tracks from blue to black. 600 m vertical drop takes you back down the chair, or you can carry on down a more natural trail to the village.

Kick off the day on the blue Easy Rider, which is a nice wide motorway style track with some small jumps and drops. Hit it fast and it's plenty of fun even for more advanced riders and great as a warm up trail. The red Full Mountain is probably the centrepiece to the downhill biking in Saint Lary. It ramps up the fun with fast sections, switchbacks, beautifully crafted berms and some sweet jumps and drop offs. Everything has a chicken line so it's a great trail as your first red. But, if you ride all the features there's enough to put a big smile on even advanced riders faces.

Another highlight is Woodstock a short red run that short-cuts a section of Easy Rider. It's a well-maintained trail through the trees with, as the name suggests, some wooden modules and a series of nice little jumps and bermed switchbacks.

If you're here for the downhill, don't miss K Bourre, one of Saint Lary's more natural downhill tracks. Graded black, it's fast and technical and requires a bit more commitment especially if you want to hit some of the bigger jumps.

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