As mountain biking becomes ever more popular, the Chamonix Valley has responded to the demand with a new downhill trail which opened on 20th July 2013. The descent departs from the summit of the Prarion Gondola lift in LES HOUCHES:
4 km blue run, 640 metres altitude difference, an exceptional natural environment and variants for expert bikers.
Other dedicated downhill trails at BALME-LE TOUR
- LES MARMOTTES : Length 2450 m Altitude difference 363 m (Green run)
- LES CHEVREUILS : Length 2540 m Altitude difference 348 m (Blue run)The day pass for bikers costs 17€ and offers unlimited upward lift use.For more information visit the lift company web site
The Chamonix Mont-Blanc Valley offers 20 waymarked cross country trails for all levels of ability. There are trails suitable for family outings, trails that allow you to discover the villages and hamlets of the valley, trails that will take you to superb viewpoints…
On certain trails you may be cohabiting with hikers – please always give them priority! Respect pedestrians, cows, sheep, goats, mountain flowers etc… and have fun.
Transport within the Chamonix Valley is free of charge. Certain buses and trains are equipped for bike transfer. Please check timetables with one of the Chamonix Valley tourist offices or visit our website. Please also ask the tourist offices to the Mountain Biking trail map.
Don’t forget that you can also hire electric bikes from the tourist offices. See previous article.