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Chamonix Holidays and Mountain Biking

Chamonix is a unique place, not just for mountain biking. It is seen as the capital of the Alps by many people, located at the foot of Mont Blanc and its accompanying mountains and glaciers. Chamonix is certainly a special place of adventure of many sorts. The mountain biking is an amazing product of the desire of people to access the dramatic scenery of the Mont Blanc Massive area. The majority of the paths are open access meaning they are shared with all other possible trail users, many of which have been established for decades.

Chamonix is at 1035m in altitude, relatively low for an alpine ski resort, but its valley sides rise steeply, to 2500m on one side and then to 4803m to the summit of Mont Blanc on the other. This provides us bikers with both advantages and disadvantages. We get to benefit from huge vertical on the downhills, but the steepness means that many trails are not practical to ride down, let alone up, which is where having an experience 10fifty mountain bike guide with you counts for so much.


Chamonix is popular for many things, not just riding (see things to do in Chamonix). To read about what non-riders can get up to in a week, read our non-mountain bikers sample intinery. One of the highlights of Chamonix is The Mont Blanc and the Aiguille du Midi cable car. Departing from 1050m at the valley bottom, the Gondola will take you to the top station which is situated at a dramatic 3842m. The station which is only 1000m lower than the summit of The Mont Blanc, offers spectacular views of the Italian and Swiss Alps.

There are a number of other cable cars around the valley which provide access to some excellent trails, for both mountain bikes and walkers.

Chamonix's popularity can also give problems; trails can be busy. We know this and we change our ride schedule accordingly to minimise the effects of the busy trails. We have always sort to find new and challenging mountain bike trails in the area, this keeps us happy and our friends who return year on year for new biking experiences to tell stories about. As we are run by mountain bike guides for mountain bikers, the mountain biking is THE most important thing. We believe that Chamonix can provide the very best mountain bike holiday, and we are going to make sure we give it to you!

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