Pumping in La Plagne
Adding to its already fun-filled offering, the family-friendly resort of La Plagne in the French Alps has launched a brand-new, exhilarating activity for summertime – a brand-new Pump Track.
Situated in Plagne Bellecote, the new Pump Track is a circuit of twists, turns and bumps specially-designed to be ridden by riders pumping their body up and down, with no need for pedalling! Riders can use all manner of equipment: bikes, rollerblades, skateboards or scooters and can reach 15 km/h as they pick up speed on a thrilling ride.
It is the highest Pump Track in the Alps – and the first ever to be opened in the Tarentaise Valley. It features two routes, suitable for different skill-levels. We especially like the Green track – it’s 50 metres long and is suitable for beginners and children. Those with more experience and greater confidence can tackle the more advanced Red and Blue routes on the second 200-metre track. Rather like ski runs, the Blue route is the easier or the two, wile the Red offers a more technically challenging route.
Surrounded by lush pine trees and with a backdrop of spectacular mountain scenery, the views are beautiful and ensure that a ride on the Pump Track is breathtaking in more than one way!
The La Plagne Pump Track is open until winter time and is free. What’s more, it can be combined with a whole host of other thrilling activities for a fun-packed summer holiday in the Alps, whatever the weather. Other activities to try out include the Via Ferrata les Bourtes – a rock-climbing course where there is no need to unclip, set at the giddying heights of 2,350 m to 2,560 m and including two zipwires – teenagers simply love the exilaration. Or there’s the milder pursuit of electric mountain biking, with 150 km of marked trails so you and your family can enjoy the stunning alpine landscapes of La Plagne at a more leisurely pace.
One week’s self-catering accommodation in La Plagne costs from €172 / £155 pp. Return flights (London-Geneva) cost from £157 pp with easyJet.
For more information, call La Plagne on +33 (0)4 79 09 79 79 or visit www.la-plagne.com.