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Portes du Soleil...

in bike-touring mode

Portes du Soleil, 3 valleys, 2 countries. Road bike paradise.

There’s something for everyone. The vast mountain territory of the Portes du Soleil offers many opportunities for cycling enthusiasts. Franco-Swiss passes, Tour de France crossings, long or short climbs, gradients… There’s something for everyone, whatever their destination of departure and/or arrival!

Good to know

Preparing your outing in the Chablais

Check the weather before you go. :Local weather with Chamonix Météo by telephone on 08 99 71 02 74 (voice weather report) or on the website + the excellent Swiss Weather app Find out about roadworks in progress. These are usually carried out in spring or autumn, and some passes may be closed or difficult to negotiate, particularly on the way down. For more information: 04 50 66 10 74 or visit our website Some high-altitude passes close in winter. Click here to find out when these passes are open.

Passes closed to traffic

For Bike Week from July 22 to 28

On the program: one pass closed to motorized traffic each day, reserved for bikes.

– Sunday July 21: Col de Joux Plane

– Monday July 22: Col de l’Encrenaz – montée de Graydon

– Tuesday July 23: Col de la Joux Verte

– Wednesday July 24: Col du Grand Taillet / Tréchauffé

– Thursday July 25: Mont Chéry ascent

– Friday July 26: Col du Corbier

– Sunday July 28: Col de la Ramaz

Activities

Dedicated mountain biking trails

Portes du Soleil is Europe’s largest cross-border mountain biking area, with trails for all levels in its 12 resorts and 5 internationally renowned Bike Parks. It offers mountain bike trails for everyone. The Mountain Bike tour covers 80 kilometers. It takes you through villages and corners of nature in the heart of the mountains, passing through Les Gets, Morzine, Avoriaz, Champéry, Châtel, Lake Geneva and Montriond. Discover the 2021 route map. Available free of charge from Portes du Soleil tourist offices. A handy route map to carry in your pocket. The perfect way to find your way around the resort!

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