Embark on the most exciting singles in Grand Bornand during this supervised escape through the woods of the Duche.

Araviwood Highlights:

  • Let’s ride in the woods… The playground is ideal for those who love downhill and small technical passages in the forest
  • A sporty route with nice technical and varied singletracks
  • Possible option : Passing by the farm on the way back to buy a good reblochon d’alpage.

What’s included:

  • Supervision by a qualified instructor with experience in teaching mountain biking, E-bike and DownHill.
  • Rental of an all-suspension electric mountain bike adapted to the Enduro practice
  • Adjustement of the bikes before starting
  • Rental of protective gear: helmet, elbow pads, knee pads and gloves
  • First-aid kit carried by our instructor
  • Mechanical assistance

Minimum 3 participants to validate the tour. We group participants of the same level.

Upcoming dates

Date to confirm depending on number of participants.

  • June 2024
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Choisissez la date souhaitée

Your desired date is not available?

Days and schedules offered are non exhaustive and don’t represent our real agenda. Get in touch to know the tours program durign your stay.

Description

The Araviwood: A jump into the world of Downhill riding for expert mountain bikers, with no cablecars.

Program:

The Araviwood will unwind the beast in you!

  • Meeting and return point: Arav’e-Bike shop in Le Chinaillon. Arrive half an hour early.
  • Adjustment depending on everyone’s weight and instructor explanations.
  • Outing between 3H and 3H30 depending on the level of the group.

Technical level : ADVANCED to EXPERT

With 40% of the course on trails and 50% on paths, it is necessary to have an excellent level of riding and crossing to enjoy this supervised outing. Please make sure you have the Expert (or Advanced+) level according to our level guide to enjoy the outing but also to avoid injury or delaying the group.

Physical level : SPORTS

We may use electric mountain bikes for this outing, but that’s not all. We spent more than 2 hours and 20 minutes on the saddle, pedaling at a good pace with some steep climbs of more than 20%. After the effort, the comfort of the descent in singles specially marked for you.

Not included:

  • The Marmotte Futée insurance for 3€ which covers you against the breakage of an item on your bike during the outing.
  • Transportation
  • The liftpass for the Rosay gondola.
  • Personal insurance

Your desired date is not available?

We chose specific date and times for our tours in order to organise. If your desired date is not available when booking online, please feel free to complete the contact form. We will make the most to arrange the planning for you.

Reviews

They have shared the trails with us…

Caroline Torre
13/01/2024
Super sortie avec Marion ce matin ! Découverte du VTT sur neige tout en douceur, Une matinée sous le soleil seul au monde, au top ! Marion est hyper réactive et pédagogue et nous a offert un bon chocolat chaud, foncez - y sensations garanties !
Renoir Camille
12/01/2024
Super sortie en vélo électrique grâce à Marion ! Paysages magnifiques, parcours adapté au niveau du groupe, je recommande
Valerian Pla
12/01/2024
Super sortie dans la neige avec Marion qui nous a donné des conseils tout le long pour que tout se passe bien ! Belle expérience pour tout le groupe un matin ensoleillé Je recommande !
Bryan Miraucourt
28/12/2023
J'ai pu tester Arav'e-bike pour une sortie et pour l'achat d'un VTT d'occasion (suite à cette sortie), l'un comme l'autre au top ! Super sortie, et VTT livré dans un état comme neuf !!
GJ B
03/11/2023
Une super balade avec Marion, qui a su nous mettre en confiance et s’adapter aux débutants comme aux plus aguerris, et nous faire vivre une très chouette matinée. Merci beaucoup!
Miguel Payo
14/10/2023
Vous êtes super bien accueilli. Et les vélos sont nickel.
Romain Sene
30/09/2023
Merci pour l'accueil et les conseils, nous conseillons vivement cette boutique ou les Vélos sont au top pour une excellente virée... Entre amis !!
Ingrid Zeller
25/09/2023
Vélo de qualité et très bon service !
Thierry PRICAZ
05/09/2023
Super journée de perfectionnement en privé avec Alex, tant au niveau technique que relationnel. Alex est très professionnel. J'y retournerai avec plaisir pour continuer à améliorer ma technique. Je recommande vivement ce genre de stage.

Availability of the Guided Tours

Open year-round

We are available year-round for your desired escapes.

Summer:

Online booking is available on some schedules for organisation purpose. These dates don’t represent our real time agenda. If you don’t find your desired date and time, please get in touch so we can organise your e-bike escape for you.

Spring & Fall:

Our online booking is not available. Let us know your plan and we will organise it for you.

Winter:

Have a go at e-Bike riding on snow by day or night.

Ride with peace of mind

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Protections included

When booking a guided tour with us, the rental of helmet, gloves, knee and elbow protections is included. We offer you quality gear protections from Ion Bike and Urge brands, known for thir quality and comfort and eco-friendly side.

Marmotte Futée Insurance

Falling can happen and can hurt, yourself and your budget. Protect yourself against breakage during your rental or supervised escape for 3€.

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Follow the guide.

Adventure and discovery...

... with no trouble!

Who doesn’t like adventure, trying out new things and the thrill of unknown downhill trails?

Right, no one! But, who really likes ending up at night, with no light, no battery and being late because you missed the right trail or your GPS didn’t have any signal? 

Well, what is you could have the best of both world and ride the best trails with no trouble?

ARAVIGORANTE evasion VTT electrique avec moniteur autour du Lachat
Embark on an adventure with us for a nice and smooth ride with no (bad) surprise.

Behaving on a group

Good spirit

Enthusiasm, respect and communication. Let’s rediscover our childlike spirit and let nature amaze us as on the first day.

The right level

Tell us your level when booking without underestimate or overestimate yourself, to make sure you (and the rest of the group) will have a good time.

Adaptability

On a group tour, we need to contend with everyone’s capacities, but also with weather conditions. Let’s be flexible :)

Good to know: Our e-Bikes are checked washed adjusted on each rental

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, it is highly recommended to book in order to make sure the instructor and a bike adapted to your height is available.

The minimum number of participants is set at 3 or 4 depending on the type of course. An accompanied outing cannot take place if the minimum number of people is not reached. You will then be offered a refund or a modification of your reservation.

For everyone’s comfort, we limit our grops to 6,8 or 10 depending on the type of tour and the level. For private groups, please get in touch.

During a group outing, everyone has more fun when the level is the same. Depending on the outing (duration and level), we accept children from 5 years or 1m15 if they are autonomous and know how to ride a bike (braking, pedaling, turning, standing up). If not, we recommend you enroll your child in our ” children’s discovery” course.

Our groups are composed by level so that everyone has a good time. Don’t hesitate to call us to discuss your level or to consult our level finder so that we can choose the best level together. If the level of the group is too different, we will suggest you to change the group or the schedule in order to ensure the safety and the satisfaction of all.

The price include the instructor guidance, maintenance of the bike, rental of the bike and the protection kit: helmet, gloves, knee abd elbow protections. The tour can include a snack or meal.

As a rule, the starting point is at our office in Chinaillon. However, some outings outside of Grand Bornand may start from another location, in which case the meeting place will be specified on your reservation summary. Thank you for being punctual.

  • We take the time to listen to everyone’s expectations, desires and level ideas. Then we adjust the bikes to the body size of each participant.
  • A short time to get used to the bike on a road or 4×4 track to discover the bike and the use of the engine.
  • Depending on the type and level of the outing, the instructor can give advice or suggest practical exercises to improve, or simply guide you if you wish.
  • An animation or a snack/meal can be included on the course.
  • Back to the starting point, bike check and debriefing.

Of course. Booking an instructor for a private session will ensure that you perfect your technique more quickly and you will have full choice of your itinerary. More info (private instructor)

If you have a sport action camera like a Gopro, you can bring it with you.

Where to find us?

Our Office

Our office is located in Le Chinaillon center, 5 km from Le Grand Bornand Village when driving up to Col de La Colombière. Come and see us to explore your ebike escape possibilities.

Visiting Le Grand Bornand off-season?

Good idea! Spring and fall are marvellous seasons to discovery the Aravis mountains. The trails are less crowded. Our office is open summertime and during weekends only in the spring and fall. The rest of the time, please call us or email us to organise your e-MTB escape.

Off we go!