Chemin des Diligences Bike Route

Chamonix

Balme (Le Tour)

A scenic, easy route that will take you to the edge of the Swiss border

Also in Haute-Savoie, France

Mountain Biking Easy

Distance
4.3 km
Ascent
35 m
Descent
213 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
1.2 km
High Point
1.3 km
Gradient
Chemin des Diligences Bike Route Map

An easy route that is accessible all year round, though may be subject to light snow during some months of the year. This scenic route is dog-friendly and perfect for families.

Description

Once at the Buet hamlet, you’ll find the start of the route just behind the Plan-Envers railway station. The trail is a back and forth track and is therefore perfect for those who are not sure how long they want to bike for. The route passes through a number charming hamlets as well as alongside rivers and through meadows.

The trail finishes just short of the Swiss border, so if you’re planning on catching a train from the Le Châtelard-Frontière station (1 km away) remember to pack your passport!

Sources: https://www.chamonix.com/le-chemin-des-diligences,241-668163,en.html

Difficulty

Easy

Mostly smooth and non-technical singletrack with unavoidable obstacles 2in/5cm tall or less. Avoidable obstacles may be present. Ideal for beginner riders.

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

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

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

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