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4 miles
801 ft
-3,902 ft
4,644 ft
High Point


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  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
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  • Climb Difficulty
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  • Season
    May - October
  • TTFs on trail
    Roller Coaster
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This trail starts on the bus stop of "Col des Planches".
You'll take the little 4x4 road that begin near the bus stop and you'll follow it for some 250m. Than take a little trail on the left until you reach "Le Planard" (some old buildings in the middle of nowhere). At this point, you'll pass in front of these buildings, you'll follow the 4x4 road and, when the first turn will come, continue straight on to enter the forest.
After that, you just have to follow the trail.

Don't be afraid of the first steep section. There are only few turns that are extremely difficult to manage with. After these little difficulties, you'll enjoy all the way down to the village of Charrat.
In general, the trail has a good flow and speed with a gorgeous scenery and a lot of different kinds of grounds. There is some rooty technical parts but nothing to disgust you !

Once you've reached Charrat, you just have to follow the streets in order to return to Martigny.

I've rated it as a Black Diamond because some parts have a certain exposure. These parts are easy to ride but you are warned !

Access Info

You can park your car near the train station of Martigny and take the Bus to reach "Le Col des Planches"
To find a bus, just clic on the right destination (Martigny care - Col des Planches) in the link below.

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More Stats for Col des Planches - Charrat mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -3,100 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,533 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,633 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,533 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4,628 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    404 ft
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on May 28, 2015
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to col-des-planches-charrat trailhead (46.096790, 7.124410)
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Col des Planches... Trail Reports

May 28, 2015 @ 3:12pm
May 28, 2015
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1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag gasherbrum4 (Oct 9, 2017 at 6:56)
 Absolutely great trail. Just be aware that it is cut in 2 places by avalanche couloirs that present severe land slide potential - very exposed. Also, the return to Martigny can be tough with very strong headwinds.

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