Julie will be running Chalet Simplet a beautiful 5 bedroom central located chalet in Chatel and we are offering the opportunity for Ladies, families and couples to ride with Julie at their pace with expert guidance and care.

Mountain Bike Breaks is opening up the market in a bid to attract Ladies and Families to the Alps to try Mountain Biking. Ladies Mountain bike clubs most welcome or next time your boyfriend or husband wants to go away Biking you can join him but with a difference……… You get to ride with a Biking expert who will accompany you whilst your husband can go and play at his pace or perhaps vice versa ūüėČ !!

There are many great trails for those wanting to try the Alps, but best to be shown by someone who knows the area and has great experience. Generally not the husband or boyfriend lol !!


Jules Fox (Foxy to her friends) has been mountain biking for several years and has vast experience in both easy  XC trails and technical downhill stuff!

By day Jules is a cycle instructor delivering National Standard training to adults and Bikeability to year 6 pupils in schools in Berkshire.  Her role also encompasses training others to become cycle instructors.

She’s ridden many of the usual trail centres in the UK : Cannock Chase, Surrey Hills, Bedgebury, Forest of Dean, Afan, Llandegla and her local haunt is Swinley Forest. ¬† She has cycled in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam and has ridden in Chamonix, Les Gets and Morzine for the last 4 years. ¬†Her previous trip was to the Atlas Mountains in Morocco in February 2013.

She has ridden most of the 7Stanes (can be classed as a Stanes Bagger now), including the World championship Downhill course at Fort Bill – way more scarier than the Alps!!

Jules is a member of West Drayton Mountain Bike club and belongs to a Facebook group of female riders called Birds on Bikes.

Jules has entered races but mainly in the “fun” category and had a few podium places. ¬†She’s done a couple of sportives and attempted the End to End challenge on the Isle of Man a few years ago – too many hills (of the up variety) for her liking!!

Jules formal Qualifications include:

Jules is a Skyride Leader and Off-Road Leader.

Formal qualifications include:

National Standards Instructor Trainer (NSIT)

British Cycling EDC Senior endorsed Ride Leader and Off-Road Ride Leader

British Cycling Route Planner for Skyrides

1st Aid qualified

CIPD Coach and Mentor

Summary about Foxy!:

Jules is able to adapt to all ages groups, sexes and ability levels to give great advice and thus making the experiences for others the best they can be.

When she’s not riding she loves walking her two dogs, Finn & Gizzie, reading gory crime fiction, and cooking – especially South East Asian food!¬†Love of cooking may come in handy for those embracing the catered package ūüėČ


For more detail please email: info@mountainbikebreaks.com


Cost from £395pppw fully catered


Shorter breaks of 4 days available for £295pp