You may know that we live in the beautiful south of France – Provence to be precise – and so when our godson came to stay with us this weekend we thought (as he is bike nuts) that we would take him along to our very local extreme bike heaven.
Wow what a feast it is – in every sense and it comes with a big shout of recommendation should you find yourselves on these shores and wanting to go biking.
The place is Chateau de Berne – in itself a magnificent 1500 acre estate of which about 200 acres is planted with vines for the production of wine – these you can taste and buy at your leisure – or whilst enjoying a meal in the bistro, grill or gastronomique restaurants.
It is located on the right hand side of the D10 if you are travelling from Lorgues to Salernes but really it is the biking that we want to tell you about – for there is something for all the family.
If you happen to turn up without your bike there are bikes and safety equipment that can be rented. Then it is a matter of deciding what it is that you want to do.
Cross country: there are a number of trails for all levels of bikers combining links and 4 specially designed downhill single tracks with obstacles including bridges, ramps and many natural challenges.
Bike park: for experienced mountain bikers who are technically proven and looking for big thrills. Riders can explore the Jump Park, Dirt and Free Style zone, Pump Track and Dual Slalom.
North Shore: with wooden modules of variable height and width incorporating jumps, seesaws, ramps, wall ride and rollers.
Quad biking: quads can also be hired to take on the estate’s 30 kms of trails and tracks.
Watch some of the fun in the videos above and below from janko83720
A great day out for everyone – if you want to go along you can find out more informaton from www.chateauberne.com or for the biking action go to www.provencextreme.com and should you be having such fun tha you want to stay over the Chateau has 19 luxurious rooms in which to stay – booking and a healthy bank account are advised. Enjoy.