Quad Biking - Overview
Whitetracks no longer operates quad biking from meribel or
The All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) was initially developed in Japan as a farm-to-town vehicle in isolated, mountainous areas. During spring thaws and rainy seasons, steep mountainous roads were often impassable with conventional vehicles. The ATV proved to be a much better mode of travel and soon became a recreational vehicle, providing transportation to areas inaccessible by other motorized transport.
When the ATV first appeared in the United States in the early 1970's, it was promoted and sold as a recreational vehicle designed to provide "thrills" for the rider. This is still its primary use today. However, sportsmen found that the ATV was a useful machine to move through areas not accessible with pick-up trucks, four-wheel drives, or other motorized vehicles. The ATV became popular as a vehicle which was used to reach remote areas to hunt and transport game back out.
It wasn’t until 1982 when Suzuki brought out their range on ATVs that included the first four wheeler that saw the introduction of the quad bike and as they say the rest is history.
Quad Biking along with many of the other driving activities can be performed on an individual basis or as a group activity. This can be in the form of corporate groups where it is the perfect activity for generating team spirit amongst staff or for entertaining clients.