The alps, the smell, the ground, the woods, the people, the place, the language, the whole bloody package is second to none! If you havnt yet, drop everything, hose the bike down, book a flight, swing a leg over the hog and tear up some prime alpine single-trackage!
Pick up the bike and go shred! Even better, get on a plane, head to Briancon and get some Alpine shreddage through the veins!