Orsières - Moay with the Escargogo

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A weekend electric bike tour with the Escargot - that got a little rowdy. Recommend not bringing a kid in a bike seat for this one, but a great tour with a nice single track descent.

Mountain Biking Difficult

Distance
23 km
Ascent
1.2 km
Descent
1.2 km
Duration
2-3 hrs
Low Point
888 m
High Point
1.9 km
Gradient
17˚
Orsières -  Moay with the Escargogo  Map

A chilled bike ride from Orsieres with a few loop backs as we worked out where we were going, very easy ascent on all double roads - then a single track descent, which I would only recommend if you are comfortable with a bit of downhill - otherwise there are plenty of roads you can take back down to Orsieres without following the same route and then enjoy a nice beer at Terminus Hotel.

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.

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

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

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

May, June, July, August, September, October

Features

  • Picturesque
  • Singletrack
  • In the forest
  • Road sections
  • Roots

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