6 miles
160 ft
-3,713 ft
2 miles
High Point

La Forcla Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
    June - Sept
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face, Skinny
  • Global Ranking

This Trail starts at the top of the Forcla Pass and dives toward a lake which is lying in a bathtub of rocks.
After some very technical stuff between rocks and high mountain pastures, you'll ride through a lunar landscape full of grey rocks and watched by an impressive peak called "Tita Naire".
Then you cross a difficult area which is composed of rocks eroded by the previous glacier and by the rain and you end up in front of the shelter Dorbon.
The downhill continues on a rapid gravel path that leads you to the bed of the river named "Dorbonne".
The last part of this trail is much easier and ends just above the beautiful lake of Derborence.

More Stats for La Forcla bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -3,553 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,800 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,353 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,800 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3,202 ft
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    397 ft
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Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to la-forcla trailhead (46.236760, 7.148710)
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2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
flag xandrawr (Oct 21, 2018 at 2:45)
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  • + 1
flag inversedotch (Oct 22, 2018 at 1:58)
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As i live nearby, i can tell you this trail is seriously not fun to ride. It's a great way to link Derborence to Ovronnaz/Rambert and the view is stellar. However there are so many rocks all around, you have to hike your bike a lot. More of an adventure than anything else.

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