Col de Bassachaux - A Ride to Remember!
The region of Porteis Du Soleil, in which Morzine and Les Gets are located, is one of the areas with the largest number of mountain bike trails in Europe. One of the most magnificent and challenging trails which the region is know for, is Col De Bassachuax. This challenging, yet rewarding mountain bike trail is located 7 KM from Morzine and only 4 KM from Avoriaz. This trail is unique thanks to the styles of bike riding and scenery which it combines. The trail begins in an altitude of 1025 meters.
By the end of the trail, after 17 KM, you‘ll find yourself at the height of 1783 meters - a total climb of 758 meters. I can assure you that you‘ll feel plenty of satisfactions once you‘ll reach the summit. The view from the top of the trail is spectacular. The whole valley of Dranse and the lake of Montriond span below you, while Les Gets can be seen from the other side. The trail of Col de Bassachaux combines technical and physical mountain bike challenges along with spectacular alpine views.
Due to the trail‘s high altitude, the time for taking up the challenge of riding it should be at the peak of the summer. In most years it takes a couple of months into spring until the snow clears up from the trail, therefore, I recommend riding up this trail in August.
The climb is not easy and quite physical, yet at the same time very rewarding in its beauty. Any point is a wonderful point to take a break. The spectacular view will accompany you most of the way up. Make sure to bring enough water - you‘ll need it.
After a day of riding up one of the most beautiful hills in the French Alps I‘m sure you‘ll feel happy and very satisfied. Don‘t forget to bring along your camera!
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