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Les Arcs

Average Rating:    (5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

All trails are marked. The black run from the top of the Funicular is a real mixed bag, from the top it starts as a run in on grass but quickly turns into a very steep and loose stoney surface. From there it's into the woods and away - pretty much every type of terrain. Depending on the climate parts of the trail sometimes double up as a stream! As for the rest of the mountain it's all top notch stuff, if you fancy some big descents and don't mind a bit of uphill it's possible to put together a run from the top of the mountain back down to Bourg that can take all day.
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Latitude
43.46405
Longitude
6.479128
Trail Directions
Find Bourg St Maurice - it's east from Annecy (takes about 10 hours to drive from Calais. Get the Funicular up to Arc 1600, from there there's a black run back down to Bourg which is fucking cool or you can get on the network of chairlifts/gondolas which give access to about 100km of trails - all marked and all top stuff. Lifts are open from June to early September.
Trail Length
There's about 100km of trail
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Les Arcs/Bourg St. Maurice
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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
November 10, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: jamsieboy ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
The mountain biking in the Les Arcs area is just superb. Was there for a week staying in Sainte Foy with The White Room ( www.whiteroomchalet.com ). Rode in a different place every day, but we did come back to Les Arcs twice. Didn't think much of what I saw of the waymarked trails (except Black 8 - superb!) but some of the hidden singletrack in the woods was awesome - tight, steep & gnarly. Descents go on for ever. The unmarked trails are pretty hard to find though - we'd really have struggled without our guide.

Recommended Route:
From the top of the Transarc all the way down to Bourg via the gnarly singletrack hidden in the trees out left of the funicular!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Sainte Foy singletrack
Descent from La Rosiere to Bourg Saint Maurice



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Review Date
April 15, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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1.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: trail lover ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
IN brief, Les Arcs is the new Morzine/Les Gets in some ways.

Its got plenty of DH courses, and its still relatively unknown (for now!) so the trails are in much better condition. But unlike LEs Gets, that is the tip of the iceberg. The valley is twice the size, so the runs can be twice as long.
The real Gem is the literally 100s Kms of paths (not dedicated DH runs) that with a help of a good guide, you would never come near to covering in a week of riding. Endless, flowing singletrack is the name of the game here.

If you've done Morzine more than once, and want to go to the next level, try this....

...UNLESS you have a heavy 10" travel rig, in which case just keep to Morzine and dont come to LEs Arcs to ruin all the good trails there!

Recommended Route:
Easy to find classic is black 8 from the funnicular, but by no means is it the best. Go see a guide if you want the ride of your life. www.trailaddiction.com (backcountry dowhill specialists) www.alpine-highs.com (out-and-out DH boys) www.bikevillage.com (cross-country epics)



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Review Date
March 20, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: CoyoteBoy , from Wigan, UK

Summary:
See the other review, it describes it all!

Recommended Route:
All of em, they are all fantastic.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Any, there's stuff for everything and everyone.



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Review Date
September 10, 1999

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Neil , from London

Summary:
Can't be bothered to write a detailed review - it's all top stuff though.

Recommended Route:
The black run from the top of the Funicular back down to bourg is excellent but there are loads of trails on the mountain.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
It's right in the middle of the Alps so you can't go too far wrong.



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