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Vars Bike Park

Ride & fun

For the summer of 2023, the Vars Bike Park is going all out! Nearly 125 kilometers of routes in all disciplines await you this summer!



The playground for mountain bikers doubles in size, with almost 125 km of routes and trails of all kinds. On the new side, the Enduro panel expands with 2 new trails:

The enduro side

Caribou green trail: 4km/370m D-

After a little pedaling at the start of the run at the top of the telemix to join the descent, this trail, accessible to all, unwinds its route under the Eyssina ridges on a gentle slope with a new 100m-long wooden footbridge to spice up this introductory Enduro run. You’ll then enjoy a beautiful final section of forest trail to the finish at the foot of the Caribou sled.

Piste verte de la Martre: 3.5km/250m D-

Starting at the summit of Vars Sainte Marie, this trail takes you to Vars les Claux on a balcony overlooking the Vars valley.

The DH clan (Downhill)

Blue Crazy Marmotte trail

Initially classified as Enduro, the trail has been completely redesigned and enhanced with tables, jumps and banked turns to strengthen the downhill trail offering in Vars.

Blue trail the Rainbow line from the top of the Mayt chairlift


VTTAE and XC in full swing!

No less than 55km of new trails will see the light of day. Designed for VTTAE riders, cross-country enthusiasts will also find an exhilarating playground for discovering Vars, its mountain pass, its villages and the most beautiful trails in the area. Magnificent landscapes, gentle or challenging itineraries, it’s your choice… or not, you can take it all!

Green trail – 7km – 250m D+ :

You’ll discover the farmer’s path: wide meadows beneath the Vars peaks, with the beautiful Eyssina and the Ecrins in the background. A dream setting before entering the Pinée wood, between pines and larches to reach your starting point in Vars Sainte Catherine.

Blue trail – 10 km – 481m D+ :

From the summit of Télémix, you’ll set off to conquer the Col de Vars through forests and alpine meadows before reaching the heart of Vars les Claux via the Napoléon refuge and the Fontbonne sector.

Piste Bleue – 18km – 720m D+ :

A grand tour du propriétaire for this beautiful hike towards Refuge Napoléon then to the summit of Peynier with a 360° view of the surrounding mountains before descending the mystical Bois de Laver to the Pont de la Salce in Vars Sainte Catherine. You will then reach the villages of Saint Marcellin and Sainte Marie along the Chagne torrent before reaching Vars les Claux, your starting point.

Red trail – 10.5km – 470m D+ :

We spice things up a bit with this loop from Les Claux, which takes you to explore the Bois Noir via the Refuge Napoléon. More steep sections, up and down, for this sporty, committed route that takes you back to Vars les Claux along the Chagne torrent.

Black trail – 10km – 481m D+ :

Get some height on this wild trail, on a balcony overlooking the villages and the Vars valley between meadows and woods beneath the Vars crests. A discovery of the Pinée wood with its Grepoun rock and hut, a real nature bath on the heights of Fortune, the name given to the village of Vars Sainte Catherine thanks to an exhibition making it the attic of the commune.

Black trail – 41km – 1400m D+ :

This final route is for seasoned riders, fanatics and gourmands! It completes all the new VTTAE and Cross-country itineraries



Always more

MTB Team Up

See you at the Vars Bike Park on July 08 and 09 with the MTB Team Up enduro and rando!

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