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La Saucette


Les Houches


Cruisy blue alternative start to the Alpage Respect trail

Mountain Biking Moderate

1.3 km
16 m
127 m
0-1 hrs
Low Point
1.7 km
High Point
1.9 km
La Saucette Map

There can't be many spots in the world with a backdrop like Les Houches Bike Park. If only there was a nice cruisy blue trail where you could get the perfect shot with Mont Blanc and Chamonix Aiguilles in the background.... Oh look, what's this trail here?


Where most of the Les Houches trails are in the trees doing battle with the roots, La Saucette starts with a brief climb from the Prarion lift before cruising through the cow fields at a mellow angle under the stunning backdrop of western Europe's biggest hill. Unfortunately the cow fields sometimes have cows in them, and they seem to really like walking up the trail, but bovine hazards aside, this is about a relaxed a trail as you'll find in the Chamonix valley.

Created in 2020 by the Les Houches Bike Crew, the line will hopefully be extended in the near future.



Mostly stable trail tread with some variability, with unavoidable obstacles 8in/20cm tall or less. Other obstacles such as rock gullies and steep sections may exist. Ideal for lower intermediate riders.

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.


1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

between June and September


  • Flow
  • Picturesque
  • Singletrack
  • Wet-weather friendly

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