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Mini Transalps
Les Carroz to Chamonix:
The Essential 'Long Weekend'

3 days - level 4/5 - Lift assisted option: From 595 Euros
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The Mini Transalps - Les Carroz to Chamonix is a shorter version of the Transalps - Les Carroz to Chamonix over a 'long weekend'.

Starting directly from Les Carroz... no warm up, directly to essential biking!

A short stay need not mean less mountain biking, you will get your dose of singletracks, long climbs, epic downhills and breathtaking landscapes... Short but sweet!

The Schedule: arrival on Thursday morning

'Meet and great' by ourselves at Geneva airport and transfer to Les Carroz. Or meet in Les Carroz. Deposit baggage at Chalet Hotel " Les Airelles" our base camp in Les Carroz . Unpacking and preparation of bikes.


DAY 1 (Thursay): The mini TransAlps starts here... We will ride to Flaine and take the skilift up to 2500m. From the top of Flaine the views are spectacular of Mont Blanc and the surrounding mountains, where on a clear day it is possible to see 200km south over the Alps. After a brilliant 1000 metre descent, we will sleep in the quaint, remote lakeside mountain refuge at Lac de Gers.
Refuge de Gers has running water, toilets and hot showers. Rooms are shared between 4/6 people. The dinner will provide tastes of the local Savoyard cuisine, with glimpses of chamois and marmottes adding to the rustic mountain experience.

Ride distance: 25km
Uneven positive: 200m Uneven negative: 1000m
Physical difficulty: 2/5 Technical skills: 3/5


DAY 2 (Friday): A long and difficult day! First we descend to the village of Sixt Fer a Cheval at 750m, then we will climb to Col d'Anterne at 2257m, most of this climb is unrideable!
The first section of the climb is rideable, then there is no choice but to push/carry bikes to the Lac d'Anterne then on to Col d'Anterne! The reward... is a 1600m descent to Le Fayet where we will take the Tramway du Mont- Blanc to Col de Voza at 1650m then descend to the village of Les Houches via a technical singletrack and end the day in Chamonix...

Ride distance: 45km
Uneven positive: 1500m Uneven negative: 2200m
Physical difficulty: 4/5 Technical skills: 3/5


DAY 3 (Saturday):Riding in the legendary area of Chamonix under the 'Lord of the Alps', the Mont Blanc, is a dream destination for many mountain bikers. We will realize this dream by crossing the valley with the aid of the lift at Le Tour via Flegere, providing our descent into the valley of Vallorcine on a beautiful singletrack which slaloms under the larch trees.
With this exceptional landscape and the varying trails, it will satisfy the hungriest of mountain bike riders! Some time after the days ride can be spent visiting Chamonix to absorb the historic alpine mountain ambiance and gaze up at the Mont Blanc as you meander through the streets or sit and drink a well deserved beer, you can't help but be in awe.

Ride distance: 42km
Uneven positive: 400m Uneven negative: 1800m
Physical difficulty: 3/5 Technical skills: 4/5


DAY 4 (Sunday): Discover the Grand Massif area.
We will explore this little known ski area and ride on the trails of Les Carroz, Samoens and Morillon. For the brave, they can try the permenant down hill tracks of Les Carroz and Morillon. The trails are varying, double track, technical tracks, open pastures, all with a beautifull view over the Arve and Giffre river valleys. The downhill descent of 1500m and 12km ride back to the chalet is just the perfect way to end a weekend... Followed by a beer of course!


Ride distance: 40km
Uneven positive: 400m Uneven negative: 1500m
Physical difficulty: 3/5 Technical skills: 3/5

Dismantle and pack bikes ready for departure. Transfer to Geneva airport.

* Please note if you intend to arrive on Thursday morning ensure you are on an early morning flight into Geneva to enable a full day of riding. Likewise ensure you have an evening return flight on Sunday no earlier than 7pm to enable a full day riding and transfer time. This way you only need two days off work or a possible upset stomach...!!

NB: this tour is run with a minimum of 4 clients, we can arrange accommodation in Les Carroz at an additional cost if you would like to arrive on Wednesday evening before the Thursday departure.

Price
Lift assisted option: From 595 €
*Half lift assisted option: From 455 € BOOK THIS TRIP !
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Dates 2016
July 14th - 17th July 28th - 31st August 11th - 14th August 25th - 28th
Level
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Physical Fitness: 3/5Long and though "hike a bike section" or more than 2 hours on day 4 !! Technical Skills: 3/5 to 4/5
Distance 150 km
Ascent 2300 m
Descent 5600 m
Duration 3 nights accomodation
3 days riding
Thursday to Sunday
Terrain
All kinds of trails !
Cruisy 2 path trails
From easy to very technical singletracks (some very technical) 'rocky and rooty' trails.
Several hike a bike sections
Location
Grand Massif, Chamonix
Lodging
1 nights accommodation in Chalet hotel"Les Airelles"in "les Carroz" alpine resort
1 night in remote Mountain Refuge, Lac de Gers
1 night in Chalet/Bunk house, Chamonix
Included
ALPSMOUNTAINBIKE cycling jersey 3 nights accommodation all meals from dinner on Saturday of arrival to breakfast Saturday of departure picnic lunches Professional guiding All the lift passes in all the resort we'll visit return transfer to Geneva airport on Sunday of departure
Not Included
Flights/Travel etc Transfer from Geneva airport to the Hotel in Carroz Expenses of repair and maintenance of bikes Cancellation/medical insurances and repatriation costs Bike hire Alcohol and extra drinks All that is not included/understood in the heading 'Included'.