Posettes Flow from Vallorcine

Chamonix

Balme

Balme (Le Tour)

Alternative, less demanding variation on the classic Posettes trail

Also in Haute-Savoie, France

Mountain Biking Difficult

Distance
5.5 km
Ascent
136 m
Descent
591 m
Low Point
1.5 km
High Point
2.1 km
Gradient
13˚
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Posettes Flow from Vallorcine Map

Description

Fast and flowy single track merges into a brief section of 4x4 road before going into some tight switchbacks.

This branch of the Posettes avoids the gnar lowdown on the classic Posettes trail and offers more fast and flowy riding rather then technical obstacles.

Nonetheless, the tight switchbacks lower down will test even experienced riders. The switchbacks here are not at all exposed compared to the classic Posettes which make them ideal practice for getting to grips with this particular type of technical Chamonix cornering.

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.

Best time to visit

September, October

Features

  • Flow
  • Singletrack
  • In the forest

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