8.0 miles
Distance
268 ft
Climb
-5,871 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

This trail is featured on the Flaine/Les Carroz paper VTT (mountain bike) trail map (unfortunately no online version is available). The maps cost €4 from the tourist information centre at Flaine. It largely follows a similar route to the Cascades ski run in the winter.

You start at the top of the DMC lift in Flaine, initially traversing across the ridge in the direction of Sixt. You then begin a gradual descent through a sheepfold, continuing down into the woods and along the route of a fast-flowing river with various waterfall features along the way. You end up in the pretty little town of Sixt Fer à Cheval, which is just a short ride from Samoëns.

Highlights from the description on the map (translated into English):

- Discover the Mont Blanc chain (watch out for punctures on the plateau)
- Nature reserve of Sixt Fer à Cheval
- Technical passage to the sheepfold of the Combe des Foges
- Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval and its picturesque village

Detailed Description
Circuit n°68: les Foges is a 8 mile less popular red route located near Grand Massif. This mountain bike only route and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route climbs 268 ft with a max elevation of 8,140 ft then descends -5,871 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Red
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Circuit n°68: les Foges mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -5,603 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,537 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,140 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,536 ft
  • Grade
    -13.3%
  • Grade max
    -90.3%
  • Grade min
    40.5%
  • Distance climb
    3,727 ft
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    935 ft
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