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.
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-2,999 ft
Altitude min4,207 ft
Altitude max7,468 ft
Altitude start7,206 ft
Altitude end4,207 ft
Distance climb5,170 ft
Distance down3 miles
Distance flat568 ft
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Balme à Trient... Trail Reports
Jul 4, 2018 @ 7:42amJul 4, 2018
|Large landslide after the last trail junction (If you take a left) before heading into Trient. It's roped off, and for a reason! We ducked the...|
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