21-28 AUGUST 2021
6 DAYS :: 30 TIMED STAGES
20,000m+ DESCENT :: 6000m ASCENT
VAL D’ISERE – TIGNES – ST FOY – SEEZ – LA ROSIERE – LES ARCS – PEISEY-VALLANDRY – MONTCHAVIN/LES COCHES – AIME LA PLAGNE – CHAMPAGNY – BOZEL – COURCHEVEL – MERIBEL – ST MARTIN – VAL THORENS – BRIDES LES BAINS VILLARLURIN – MOUTIERS – VALMOREL – AIGUEBLANCHE ALBERTVILLE – ARECHES/BEAUFORT
THE ONLY JOURNEY-FORMAT MULTI-DAY ENDURO ADVENTURE COMBINING NATURAL ALPINE TERRAIN WITH SKI-LIFT ASSISTED LIAISON
The Trans-Savoie 50/50 is an epic 2-wheeled adventure open to experienced amateur riders, traversing some of the best mountain bike singletrack in the world.
Over six days, 100 riders from many nations will come together in the French Alps to share an epic adventure. One that forges new friendships and leaves intense memories that last a lifetime.
More of a High Alpine Expedition than an out-and-out race, if you are looking for the 2-wheeled adventure of your life – frankly, this is it. Returning after a 5-year break with a brand new event format the Trans-Savoie Fifty-Fifty is defined by many who have done it, as ‘the best thing they ever did on a bike‘.
To be very clear to those of you having a testosterone overload just at the mere thought of it – the new 50/50 format is NOT a race. But of course, there will be plenty of challenge and ample opporunity to test yourself against your fellow riders. (Read more about the new Format).
Participants cram in more riding in one week on Trans-Savoie, than in an entire EWS race season (!) and all on pristine single track to a backdrop of high alpine pastures and snow-capped peaks. But unlike any other Trans-style event, we use a route that benefits from the Savoie region’s highly efficient ski-lift system and in doing so we offer double the amount of gravity-assisted singletrack for around half of the climbing that is needed for many similar Trans-style events.
- 21st to 28th August 2021
- Savoie, French Alps
- (Departs – Bourg St. Maurice)
- 100 Entries:
- 50 E-Bike / 50 Regular Bike
- Dormitory accommodation
- Meals, shuttles & lift-passes included
Trans-Savoie 50/50 is designed to be easily accessible to any ‘serious’ mountain biker, but in a format that will also challenge the most adventurous of riders.
The very existence of this event is possible only by drawing on our collective knowledge of 20 years of guiding experience in the Savoie region. A continued passion for extracting only the very best routes from within an infinite trail network of unrealised possibilities is a vision that has been many years in the making.
By selecting a route that uniquely links together the rapid mechanical uplift potential of the region’s extensive ski-lift system, this event stands ahead of all others on statistics alone. This format allows access to a route that quite simply would not be possible by any other means of access.
Each day of adventure is planned to level the playing field between traditional bike and e-bike, with just the right balance of uplift, ski-lift, and ascent vs descent.
Adopting a familiar rally-style format, the route consists of several timed downhill-biased stages each day (typically 5 to 6) with a total daily timed descent of an astonishing 4000-5000 vertical metres covering a distance of 40-50Km. Yet the average climb-per-day sits at ‘only’ 800m to 1200m vertical. – just enough to get through the day on one battery (in eco-mode) if you’re on an e-bike. The terrain is a blend of open and exposed high-alpine and lower-level forrested singletrack…a mixture of tight & technical, fast and flowing, rocky and rooty, and often exposed.
Forget hours of hike-a-bike, sitting in a van, or grinding up fire-roads between stages. The Trans-Savoie is about enjoying the most challenging and spectacular singletrack there is…..to the backdrop of Mt Blanc and other epic peaks that dominate the Savoie region.
This fully-supported event passes through remote and dramatic scenery each day, yet returns to some of the Alps finest biking destination hubs each evening for daily de-briefing, great food, and refreshments in a buzzing, sociable atmosphere.
If you’re not ready to jump right in just yet, why not consider a trailAddiction guided tour instead?
For those of you short on time (but not lacking in adventurous spirit) – this is exactly why we created the Enduro2 Global Series. Check it out!