8 miles
997 ft
-4,498 ft
Avg time


  • Riding area
    Le Tour-Montroc
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
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  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    spring, summer, autumn
  • Alpine Trail
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking

A must-do when in Chamonix. Trail crosses France-Switzerland border twice so don't forget your passport. Start at Le Tour and climb to Col de Balme (lift or bike). From the refuge climb to Croix de Fer and from there it's all downhill to Trient. From Trient, take the road back to French border (Le Châtelard) where you'll catch the train back to Vallorcine and Chamonix.
Please note this is a multi-use trail. Be nice and courteous to other users.

Access Info

Top of Autannes chairlift : start at Le Tour (access by train - stop at Montroc and then pedal for 15min) where you need to reach the top of Autannes lift either by lift (Charamillon then Autannes) or by bike (2h30min).

More Stats for Balme à Trient par la Croix mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -3,501 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,594 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,434 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,165 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,665 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,126 ft
  • Avg time
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Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Balme to Trient via La Croix
0:15 | 16 | Oct 12, 2017 , Chamonix
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