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Category: MOUNTAIN BIKING
Duration: 3 days
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Price from: 600 €

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The Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix has developed two electric mountain bike trips with adapted logistics and comfort to allow you to enjoy the typical atmosphere of the Mont Blanc Massif and ride in the best conditions.

- Pays du Mont Blanc, 3 days : the most beautiful spots in the Pays du Mont Blanc
- Tour du Mont Blanc, 4 days : the most beautiful stages of the mythical loop

Discover the Pays du Mont Blanc during this roaming electric mountain bike trip. This circuit will allow you to enjoy the most beautiful routes and the most beautiful panoramas on the Mont Blanc Massif. Chamonix Valley, Val Montjoie, Val d'Arly and Vallée de l'Arve, every day you will ride in a new sector between lakes, mountain pastures and forests to experience a real change of scenery. The night in a hotel benefits from logistical assistance guaranteeing you suitable comfort and light backpacks. The night in a refuge will also allow you to enjoy total immersion in the mountains.

This Pays du Mont Blanc electric mountain bike trip requires prior experience of mountain biking in order to take full advantage of it. The stages and the logistics are perfectly adapted to a first experience of an itinerant mountain biking trip.
 

Itinerary

Day 1 : Chamonix - Cordon

We start off from Chamonix (1050m) and head for Les Houches (970m) from where we take the direction of the Col de Voza (1657m) which offers a magnificent overview of the Chamonix Valley. From there, a beautiful descent allows us to reach the Village of Bionnassay (1320m) then Champel (1205m) which marks our entry into Val Montjoie. By a magnificent path we cross onto the other side reaching the summit of Mont Joux (1958m) from where we enjoy a sublime view of the Mont Blanc massif with the Fiz and Aravis massifs in the background. We then begin our descent into the Val d'Arly and Cordon (900m) where we will spend the night.
Logistics assistance with access to luggage.

Elevation gain : 1700m. Elevation drop : 1700m. Distance 30km
 

Day 2 : Cordon - Moëde Anterne

Departure from the pretty village of Cordon by the forest tracks for the Arve Valley and Domancy (550m). We quickly cross the urbanized taking the direction of Passy (700m) then Plaine Joux (1310m) located at the foot of the impressive rock faces of the Fiz massif which is home to golden eagles, bearded vultures and vultures. We pass by the picturesque Lac Vert (1255m), the traditional chalets of Ayères (1500m) to reach the refuge of Moëde Anterne (2002m) located in the Passy nature reserve. Night in a mountain hut.
No Acess to luggage.

Elevation gain : 1500m. Elevation drop : 500m. Distance 22km
 

Day 3 : Moëde Anterne - Chamonix

We take our time to wake up this more so we can enjoy a little more of the typical atmosphere of the refuge. We descend into the valley following part of the route taken the day before plunging into the village of Servoz (810m). We then take the diligence road, built on the initiative of Napoleon III in order to open up the Chamonix Valley, to reach the Lac des Chavants (1020m). We change sides to reach the Flaitière site (1400m) which offers a breathtaking view of the Mont Blanc. A final descent brings us back to Chamonix in the middle of the afternoon and marks the end of our journey.
Elevation gain : 800m. Elevation drop : 2000m. Distance 26km
 

The guide may have to adapt the route to weather conditions and/or to group physical and/or technical ability.

GROUP BOOKING

The collective formula associates several people who do not necessarily know each other. It allows for a planned program to benefit from an attractive price on fixed dates. This formula is ideal for people looking for the friendliness of a group.

Dates : Find all the dates available in the drop-down list below

Price 2023 : 690€ per person - based on a minimum of 4 participants

This price includes :
- supervision by a state-certified mountain bike instructor
- 2 nights half board (1 night in a refuge + 1 night in a hotel)
- picnics
- logistical support with access to luggage on Day 1
 
Not included in the price :
- drinks in refuge / hotel and personal expenses (provide Euros)
- full suspension Electric mountain bike rental (recomended) + helmet
- equipment specific to mountain biking (gloves and helmet mandatory, knee pads and elbow pads highly recommended)
- travel to get to the meeting place
- repatriation insurance (compulsory). Cancellation Insurance highly reccommended
 

PRIVATE BOOKING

A private booking is the historical relationship that binds a mountain leader to their clients. It allows you to be alone or in your own group with your mountain leader who will meet your specific needs.It is undoubtedly the ideal formula realise your projects because it guarentees you a maximum amount of comfort. You are free to choose your departure date (subject to the availability in the accommodation). Depending on the weather conditions, the proposed route can be adjusted according to your level and expectations, the professional can suggest alternatives to the itinerary.

Prices 2023 :
1 person : 2425€ per person | 5 people : 780€ par person
2 people : 1395€ par person | 6 people : 710€ par person
3 people : 1055€ par person | 7 people : 660€ par person
4 people : 880€ par person | 8 people : 625€ par person

 
The price includes :
- supervision by a state-certified mountain bike instructor
- 2 nights half board (1 night in a refuge + 1 night in a hotel)
- picnics
- logistical support with access to luggage on Day 1
 
Not included in the price :
- drinks in refuge / hotel and personal expenses (provide Euros)
- full suspension Electric mountain bike rental (recomended) + helmet
- equipment specific to mountain biking (gloves and helmet mandatory, knee pads and elbow pads highly recommended)
- travel to get to the meeting place
- repatriation insurance (compulsory). Cancellation Insurance highly reccommended

Further information

In this section, find all the information about this activity. For further information, please contact our advisor (contact details above).

Meeting point : meet at 8.00 am at the Compagnie des Guides office, 190 Place de l’Eglise, 74400 Chamonix.

Level : This stay is intended for people who have already practiced mountain biking on trails. The routes are mainly biking tracks or wide footpaths. No particular technical difficulty but it is necessary to have some basic piloting skills: good handling of the handlebars, adaptation of the speed to the terrain.

Guiding policy : group of 4 to 8 people.

Accommodation :
- During the trip : Half-board in a mountain hut or hotel.
- Before & after the trip : benefit from preferential prices from our partner hotels in Chamonix. If you wish to receive information just ask the Randonnée department.

Documentation :
- Participants must have sports insurance with repatriation cover. We strongly recommend that this also includes cancellation cover. You can take out insurance offering both of these types of cover when you sign up.
- Participants must also take valid ID with them.

Organization : The week before your departure, the instructor in charge of the group will contact you to answer all your technical questions.

Equipment

We recommend that you take special care in choosing your equipment because it contributes greatly to the success of your trip. As alpine conditions can be highly variable with sudden changes, it can get very cold in altitude, it is preferable to have numerous layers rather than one thick piece of clothing. It is not uncommon to have snow in the middle of summer, do not skimp on warm clothes even if the weather seems favourable. Contrarily, the sun can be scorching hot. Without weighing too much, you should always have sufficient equipment in your backpack to deal with the capricious and severe weather.
 
Back-pack
- 20L / 25L backpack (for biking) - Provide enough space for the picnic. A word of advice in case of rain: even if you have an over-backpack, always protect your belongings in a plastic bag inside the backpack.

 
Clothing
For added comfort regarding underwear, (t-shirts, boxers, socks), avoid cotton which is heavy, cold and dries very slowly. Opt for synthetic technical fabrics or wool, which is making a comeback. They are warmer and dry quickly.

For yourself :
NB : ID card or valid passport + small change for personal expenses.
- 1 travel bag or suitcase for the hotel
- 1 mandatory mountain bike helmet (+ Knee protectors recommended)
- 2 mountain bike drinks bottles or 1 camelbak
- 1 knife + Flashlight or headlamp
- 1 hat/headband + warm gloves
- Cap, sunglasses, sunscreen
- Spare items (T-shirt, underwear, socks), in synthetic fabric/wool
- 1 Long-sleeved technical T-shirt/Cuffs
- 1 fleece
- 1 Gore-Tex jacket
- 1 small down jacket (or 2nd fleece)
- Short and long bib shorts (or leggings)
- Short and long Mountain bike gloves (compulsory)
- Clothes for the hotel
- Sleeping bag liner (the most light and comfortable is the silk bag)
- Toiletries including technical towel
- Personal pharmacy : elastoplast, (stretchable strapping tape), band-aids "second skin" kit, compresses, medicines for common ailments : diarrhea, constipation, sore throat, headaches, pain relief, allergies and any prescribed medication. The mountain leader always carries a first aid kit with them. Remember that packing light is essential.

 

Mountain Bike equipment

- Electric battery key/battery lock system
- Bike lock
- 2 air chambers
- Patch box + glue
- 1 pump
- Specific tools for your bike (depending on the eMTB brand, sometimes very specific tools)

 

Recommended :
- Spare brake pads or pads
- Front and rear derailleur cable
- 1 spare derailleur clip (unless your derailleur is attached directly to the frame)

The guide has a first aid pharmacy, an emergency radio, a repair kit, and orientation material. Don't overload yourself!
** Elastoplast, “2nd skin” dressings, compresses, medication for common ailments and your personal treatment!

 

Our Rental Partners : You can rent your equipment with our rental shops partners and benefit from special price Sport Spirit 74, Sanglard Sports, Ravanel & CoConcept Pro Shop
Our Equipment Partners : Lapierre, Millet, Dynastar, Julbo, Grivel & Monnet

 

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CO2 emitted per person for the activity: 51 kg. In order to limit global warming to +2°C by 2100, the COP-21 agreement stipulates that each human should emit no more than 2t of CO2 per year. According to the French Ministry of Ecology, today European citizens emit an average of 11t per year, and American citizens emit an average of 21t annually.

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