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Sentier des épineux


Easy way up for an engage way down in forest and on ridge

Mountain Biking Severe

13 km
678 m
679 m
1-2 hrs
Low Point
1.2 km
High Point
1.8 km
Sentier des épineux Map

This is a popular mountain biking route which is generally considered to be severe. It's remote, it features high exposure and is typically done between May and October. From a low point of 1.2 km to the maximum altitude of 1.8 km, the route covers 13 km, 678 vertical metres of ascent and 679 vertical metres of descent.


Way up by the main 4x4 road, a bit long but very easy, cannot miss it. Way down by a narrow single track, a bit steep in the forest, your breaks must be prepared good ! Second part on a ridge, a bit scary but gorgeous !



Widely variable, narrow trail tread with steeper grades and unavoidable obstacles of 15in/38cm tall or less. Obstacles may include unavoidable bridges 24in/61cm wide or less, large rocks, gravel, difficult root sections, and more. Ideal for advanced-level riders.

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between May and October


  • Flow
  • Technical
  • Picturesque
  • Shuttle-run
  • Singletrack
  • In the forest
  • Drops
  • Jumps
  • Roots
  • Rock Slabs

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