AM | Bikepacking lightweight Queyras

!! New for 2024 !!

Bike Packing Lightweight Queyras

mountain hut journey in the high Alps

allmountain bikepacking

✔ 4 days allmountain biking

✔ point-to-point adventure in the high Alps

✔ bikepacking: carry your own gear

✔ sleep at altitude in mountain huts

✔ connect with nature and experience the mountain vibe!

riding style

allmountain bikepacking

group ride

tues 25/06 - sat 29/06/2024

private ride

 contact us for detais


€ 850

booking before 31/1/2024

€ 890
booking after 31/1/2024

4x days allmountain biking

2x uplift shuttle

certified MTB-gids

4x nights

breakfasts & dinners


:: Bike Packing Lightweight - Queyras ::

Bike packing is hot & happening

and with good reasons!

Get out the ski resorts and explore the pure Alpine

Enjoy the simple life: bike - eat - sleep - repeat

Live with nature

Disconnect to reconnect

The Queyras mountain range is located just in the South of Briancon on the limit with Italy.

The region has a long history with old military bastions to protect the French-Italian borders.

Europe has become one, but the old military age left behind its marks.

This resulted in a large trail network:

large 4x4 tracks climb direction the old installations on the peaks

and lots of panoramic singletracks link up the bastions...
in short, ideal for an mtb trekking trip !

:: Allmountain Bike packing ::

say what ?!?

Bike packing exists in different flavors. We tried out different concepts over the years: from touring between comfy hotels, till 100% self supported with tent/tarp overnights. We rode everything between gravel and allmountain bikes, from touring till racing, from remote hills till the high Alps... the options are endless.

Everybody has his own flavor (and opinion), but the basics are always identical: you travel from A to B to C to ...

You carry your own luggage, have no external support and need to be creatif to solve any problem encountered (of course with help of your guide). In reward you experience a pure feeling of freedom, life gets pure and simple, you connect with your surroundings, experience the joy of camaradery and you ride places you'll never did before.

mountainbikers op flow singletrack Diois
mountainbikers at sunset in the Provence

:: Lightweight :: 

point-to-point + mountain huts = the ideal combo of adventure + trail biking

We figured out that bike packing is great fun if you strike a good balance between outdoor/adventure and fun biking. If you add in lots of outdoor elements, you invest lots of time and energy in camping and finally the fun part of riding bikes suffer.

That's why we organized this trip as a "bikepacking lightweight", the ideal balance between outdoor and biking:

each night we sleep in a cosy mountain hut, we enjoy a hot shower, tasty local meals (and local beers!) and a comfy bed. This way we can limit the luggage till backup/rain clohting + evening kit + some food on the trails

It only takes 4 kg of extra luggage! Just right to keep lots of energy for great Alpine touring with a playfull bike :)

:: The trip ::

Ride - Eat - Sleep - Repeat

Tuesday, around the afternon, we meet up at a cosy hotel in the heart of Guillestre. The real deal starts on Wednesday, but as real ride enthousiasts we jump already on the bike for a spin. Perfect to warm up the body and prepare the mind after a long day of travelling. You came to ride bikes, right?!?

On Wednesday morning we pack our stuff and head into the mountains. We start the trip with a first uplift shuttle: the taxi pick up drives us to the back of the mountain range, drop us at a first high mountain pass, the adventure is on!

During Wednesday and Thursday we wander through the Northern part of the Queyras mountains. From the valley floor we climb up through the larch forest to the Alpine meadows and shred back down the mountain.

On Friday and Saturday we turn up to volume and mount to the higher peaks. The Queyras is known for its great flow, even at +3000m. Let's check that what it's all about!

After a last hut overnighter at 2500m we return direction of Guillestre. One last fresh local beer at late Saturday afternoon and this trip is wrapped up.

mountainbikers at sunset in the Provence
mountainbikers op flow singletrack Diois

:: Up & Down we go::

This trip includes 2x uplift shuttle drop offs... for the whole trip. We climb nearly all vertical elevation on the bike. The Queyras turns out being ideal to tour on the bike: many 4x4 tracks wind gently up the mountain so we can climb at a chit-chatting speed, add some smooth single track climbs and a rare hike-a-bike to get to the top. There's about +1500m climbing each day. The guide can add an extra afternoon loop for the most energitic riders, so everybody gets his daily dose of trails.

The descents in the Queyras are just fan-tas-tic flowy. The riding speed often picks up high. Of course good flow isn't for free: technical sections, tight switchbacks and sniper lines are like tabasco in this trail spaghetti.  

The described trip program is a guide line and can/will be adapted to the actual circumstances. Weather conditions, technical failures and other non planned events, can change the planning and actual travel itineray.

:: The ride ::

We climb at our own peace and are rewarded with long singletrack descends. The trail are selected to be generally flowy with technical sections to spice things up. These sections can be challenging, but are never extreme.

You can't plan adventure, but you can prepare for it!

You have an adventurous mindset, enjoy being outdoor for long periods, are flexible to adapt to the actual circumstances and you can take a hit if needed.

Each day has in average:

  ↑   1500~1750m climbing

  ↓↓  1500~3000m descending

level 3 - regularly training

You ride your bike several times a week

and get in the miles.

You can ride comfortably at sustained pace

with long periods of anaerobic effort.

You can climb for hours and ride for 6+ hours each day for 4 consecutive days.

Climbing 1500m, till max 1700m,

each day is totally fine.

level 2~3 - intermediate/advanced

You are an avid trail mountain biker

with experience in hilly terrain.

You're able to climb and descend in fully control

on moderate steep singletracks

with loose rocks and slippery roots.

You can ride small unexpected jumps and drops.

You're a mountainbiker with some experience

in mountaineous terrain.


The ideal bike for this trip is

a fully suspendend allmountain bike

with about 140mm travel

and a dropper seatpost.

More travel gives you more fun in the descents.

Less travel gives you wings in the climbs.

:: Overnighters ::

Besides a splendid trail selection, Legenduro offers a complete trip while taking care of the details.

During this trip we stay daily in a different staffed mountain hut. Some huts are located in old mountain hamlets, others are nested high above the tree line. If possible we reserve a private room for our group, sometimes we sleep in a dorm with others.

Breakfast and diner are included in the mountain hut. Special diaries (vegetarian, no milk, no gluten...) are possible if we're informed in advance. For lunch we will have a pit stop at a backery or small shop.

all-in mountainbike reis met verblijf in gite

:: Included ::


✔ 4x guided days allmountain biking + warm-up lap

✔ Certified mtb-guide/instructor

✔ 2x uplift shuttle for the whole trip

✔ 4x nights:

  • Guillestre: 1x hotel
  • on the road: 3x staffed mountain hut

✔ Meals:

  • 4x breakfast
  • 4x diner

✔ Return to start

✔ Tips & tricks in advance how to prepare your pack

✔ Tips & tricks: setup bike, tips to improve your riding...

✔ All pictures taken during the trip

:: Excluded ::

  • transport to and from Guillestre
  • lunch
  • drinks during your stay

Join us

tuesday 25/06 - saturday 29/06/2024
(7 spots remaining)

join a group composed by your guide

min 4 & max 7 bikers

Private ride

Make this trip private for you and your friends.
Book this trip on your dates, to your preferences. 

Contact us to plan your tailor made trip.

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