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Le Buet to Chamonix

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Drop from Buet train station back to Chamonix center.


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10.2

Miles

16.4

KM

Singletrack

4,816' 1,468 m

High

3,397' 1,035 m

Low

1,096' 334 m

Up

2,071' 631 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

37%

Max Grade (21°)

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Mountain bike riding is usually permitted on any public trail in France (do check for local exceptions). These trails are best found using the French IGN 1:25,000 map series TOP RANDO.

Description

This is a great ride even when the lifts aren't running in Chamonix (spring and autumn in particular). Take the train from Chamonix to Buet and then drop the length of the valley back down.

There is a mixture of difficulty along the way including some technical descents, and easy flat doubletrack. There is also a long climb from Argentiere along the Petit Balcon Nord. The views are breathtaking. You can extend the ride to Les Houches, but the trails below Cham are less interesting.

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DnC Twohig

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Photos

Amazing views just above Lavancher
Sep 30, 2019 near Chamoni…, FR
Tre le Champ with Aig du Chardonnet in view
Oct 1, 2019 near Chamoni…, FR
Rooty heaven below le Planet
Sep 30, 2019 near Chamoni…, FR
Descending into Argentiere from le Planet
Oct 1, 2019 near Chamoni…, FR
Buet to the Col des Montets along the river
Sep 30, 2019 near Chamoni…, FR
'Easter Island' at Tres le Champ le Haut
Sep 30, 2019 near Chamoni…, FR

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