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Air Voltage

Châtel bike park
Air Voltage is easily one of the most famous tracks in Châtel bike park. It's a difficult freeride track for expert riders who are comfortable hitting big jumps. The trail...
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Bike Patrol

Châtel bike park
Bike Patrol is a black trail in the lower part of Châtel bike park, and its name honours the work of all the bike patrollers in the area. Bike Patrol...
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Black Shore

Châtel bike park
Black Shore is a typical freeride track with plenty of jumps that you need to make the landings on. The track includes several wooden features; there are drops, step-ups, step-downs,...
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Châ-Nada

Châtel bike park
Châ-Nada is part of one of the most full-on and difficult black trails in Châtel bike park. It's made for very good riders, as the trail alternates between big jumps...
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Coup d'Fouet

Châtel bike park
Coup d'Fouet is a black trail located in the lower part of Châtel bike park. And is named after one of the Châtel bike patrollers; François Debergé. It is a typical...
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Dré dans l'Pentu

Châtel bike park
The "Dré dans l’Pentu" trail in Châtel bike park is clearly a black run. And, as the name suggests in French, it goes straight down! This trail starts with a series...
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Fluid

Châtel bike park
As its name suggests, this trail has plenty of flow and is also full of jumps. There are step-ups, table-tops, doubles and even a few triples, making it a...
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Gueps

Châtel bike park
The Gueps is another black trail in the lower section of the Châtel bike park. The trail begins with some drops and small doubles, as well as a nice root...
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Haute Tension

Châtel bike park
Haute Tension is a black trail located in the top part of Châtel bike park, which can be divided into two parts: before the 4x4 track and after. The first part...
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Komatrautrail

Châtel bike park
Komatrautrail is one of the best known black trails in Châtel. It is not very steep but links several technical sections together, full of roots, rocks and big steps. Towards...
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Panoramic

Châtel bike park
Panoramic, is one of the few green trails in Châtel bike park. Made for beginners, the trail is easy, wide and without surprises. The trail starts from the top of...
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People

Châtel bike park
La People is probably one of the most popular trails in the Châtel bike park. It's a wide, reassuring blue trail with beautiful berms and small jumps - that are...
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Ric et Rac

Châtel bike park
Ric et Rac is a red trail in the bottom section of the Châtel bike park. The trail cuts right across the bike park, making it a transition trail which...
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Serpentine

Châtel bike park
Serpentine is a fantastic blue trail in the lower section of the Châtel bike park, with guaranteed fun for all levels of riders! The trail is wide and also has...
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Vink Line (lower)

Châtel bike park
Châtel bike park's Vink Line is divided into three sections, each with different levels of difficulty: one black, one blue, and one green. We are going to talk about the...
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Vink Line (middle)

Châtel bike park
Vink Line is divided into three parts, one black, one blue, and one green. In this description, we'll talk about the middle part, the blue part. We would probably say this...
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Vink Line (upper)

Châtel bike park
Châtel's Vink Line is divided into three parts, one black, one blue, and one green. Here we are talking about the part highest up in the bike park, which is...
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Vorachatak

Châtel bike park
Vorachatack is a black trail located at the top of the Châtel bike park. The trail is not very steep and there are plenty of burms with good flow between...
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Zougouloukata

Châtel bike park
Zougouloukata is a short, black jump trail featuring a drop, a log booter with slight hip, some doubles and a big river gap to finish things off.
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Free or Paid: paid

Lift-access: yes

Shuttleable: Nope

More info at: Châtel bike park website

Located in the heart of the French Alps, Châtel bike park is one of the most famous bike parks in the world. Its reputation and large number of trails, with options for all levels of riders, all help to place it at the top of many mountain bikers riding wishlists.

Châtel bike park sits on the border between France and Switzerland, on the French side. It is part of the famous "Portes du Soleil" ski area, which includes no less than five bike parks and 12 stations! It is home to many other top resorts like Les Gets, Morzine, Avoriaz on the French side. And Champéry-Morgins on the Swiss side. All these resorts are connected by MTB trails and chairlifts.

Out of all the bike parks in the Portes du Soleil, Châtel is the largest, and home to around 20 official trails with options for all levels of riders: from entertaining green trails for beginners to build up skills and confidence. To the black trails, for expert riders to push their limits. And overall, there is a higher proportion of these trails made for more experienced riders compared to beginners. In fact, out of the 19 trails, there are 13 red and black trails, compared to 6 blue and green trails.

But that's enough from us, the best way to discover Châtel and see what the trails are really like is to watch the videos we have made, and make your own opinions.

Châtel is the most "difficult" bike park to access in the Portes du Soleil area if you are driving from the French side. It is located at the end of a valley, in the commune of Pré La Joux, which you get to after driving through the village of Châtel.

  • From Montreux (CH), it takes about 1 hour by car.
  • From Lausanne (CH), it takes about 1h15 by car.
  • From Genève (CH), it takes about 1h45 by car.
  • From Annecy (FR), it takes about 2 hour by car.
  • From Grenoble (FR), it takes about 2h45 by car.
  • From Berne (CH), it takes about 3 hour by car.
  • From Lyon (FR), it takes about 3 hour by car.

Riding areas nearby Châtel bike park

Avoriaz MTB

Often called Super Morzine
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Morzine bike park

The Morzine bike park is one of the best known in France. It is particularly popular with the English and English-speaking community more generally.
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Champéry - Morgins bike park

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