8 miles
Distance
997 ft
Climb
-4,498 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

Details

  • Riding area
    Le Tour-Montroc
    Chamonix
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    spring, summer, autumn
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #7719

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 start
    7,165 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,665 ft
  • Grade
    -8.494%
  • Grade max
    -103.035%
  • Grade min
    67.325%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,126 ft
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Balme to Trient via La Croix
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