Petit Balcon Sud

Brévent/Flégère

Chamonix

Short climb earns a gentle single track descent into Parc Paradis then looping back by the river into town.

Mountain Biking Moderate

Distance
9.4 km
Ascent
255 m
Descent
311 m
Low Point
1 km
High Point
1.3 km
Gradient
18˚
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Description

A short but narrow ascent (easy to just push the bike) earns a long winding trail through the trees with great views across the valley. Gradual and easy fun descent into the picturesque Parc Paradis in Les Praz. In the summer months this is often filled with kids paddling in the large stream that runs through and offers a great stop for picnic, or food and a refreshing beer can be had at the Buvette. There are also donkey rides if one fancies mixing the saddles up. Or you can pedal right out via the golf course, passing a few other lunch options in town, to then gain the flat track along the river that brings you back into the centre of Chamonix town.

Difficulty

Moderate

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.

Extreme Exposure

4 out of 4

Some trail sections are extremely exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

May, June, July, August, September, October

Features

  • Flow
  • Roots

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