Plaine Joux to Servoz

Arve Valley

Passy - Plaine Joux

A technical and fun mountain bike trail

Mountain Biking Difficult

Distance
6 km
Ascent
56 m
Descent
590 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
814 m
High Point
1.4 km
Gradient
13˚
Plaine Joux to Servoz Map

Starting in the Plaine Joux car park, this mountain bike trail takes you down to the quiet little village of Servoz.

Description

You can choose to cycle or drive up to Plaine Joux on the road. In Plaine Joux are some small huts with food and drink, which, if you've cycled up, you'll be glad of! It's a tough climb up there so this day becomes much harder if you ride up.

The trail starts from Plaine Joux and you drop immediately down to the beautiful Lac Verte.

After a very short uphill section around the lake, you follow the trail off to your right hand side and it almost immediately becomes steep and technical.

Look out for fallen trees on the track and the odd hiker that also might be on the trail.

At the bottom the trail becomes more flowy and there are even a couple of fun wood features.

You eventually join the road again which you can choose to follow down to the town of Servoz or head back up for another lap! If at all possible, try to organise a shuttle so that you don't need to redo the ascent to Plaine Joux by bike!

Difficulty

Difficult

Mostly stable trail tread with some variability featuring larger and more unavoidable obstacles that may include, but not be limited to: bigger stones, roots, steps, and narrow curves. Compared to lower intermediate, technical difficulty is more advanced and grades of slopes are steeper. Ideal for upper intermediate riders.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September

Features

  • Flow
  • Technical
  • Singletrack
  • In the forest
  • Drops
  • Jumps
  • Roots
  • Rock Gardens
  • Wooden Feature

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