The bike tracks at Flegere were never going to win any awards or become cult favourites but they still make for a good workout in quality surroundings, so I was pretty disappointed to find out that the bike racks aren’t going to be put on the Index chairlift for the rest of the summer. The liftie didn’t think it was the end of VTT above 1900m, but certainly we’ve lost the 2 tracks that drop the 700m vert from the top.

Lift board

To make matters worse, there’s been forestry work about 1/3 of the way down the remaining bike track and the re-instated track is just a wee bitty lacking compared to the original….

Flegere forestry work

Still, it’s not all bad news. The Tramway du Mont Blanc, starting from Le Fayet now has it’s last tram at 1730 rather than 1540, giving more time to do some of the many trails down from Les Houches, Servoz & Plaine Joux and get back with some more DH rather than just taking the train.

Perhaps more usefully, the bike bus returns from the 7th July till 31st August. Full timetables here: http://www.chamonix.name/pdf/chambus.pdf  but if clicking a link is too much for you, here’s the details:

Bikebus timetable


  1. Posted on 7th July 2012 at 10:33

    Their heart was never in this track was it? I don’t see it ever getting better, they just want your money for the lift and try and keep you off the other trails.

  2. Posted on 7th July 2012 at 16:05

    It’s a bit of shame, especially with the amount of potential the hill has….still, keeps the arms in shape and the natural trails are sweet.