Sun, 13 Aug|
La Grave weekender (1)
Save the date for an epic weekend in La Grave!
Time & Location
13 Aug 2023, 08:00 – 14 Aug 2023, 08:00
La Grave, La Grave, France
About the Event
Save the date for a trip to La Grave in the southern Alps, an epic mountain ride.
More details to follow.
This is another ride in our summer series of high Alpine weekends. This isn't just any bike park this is La Grave and its name actually says it all! It is a lift-assisted high alpine trail system of 1'800m vertical difference from top to bottom, starting from a glacier above 3'200 with the most spectacular views and an unforgettable single-track experience. Trails start from a glacier above 3'200 and end in the valley at about 1200.
Here is a link to a clip providing a general idea of what to expect:
Trail System Overview:
If you can’t ride/drive to the meeting point, please let us know, you might be able to join in another’s car!
Most likely we will go in at least one car from Geneva so a shuttle including bikes is available. The number of places in the car is limited so contact the organiser asap to reserve your place (regular fuel contribution per trip consumption) and if you come with a car and have spare places you are willing to offer to riders with bikes please let the organisers know.
Please make sure you have a complete change of clothes (clean shoes, shorts and a T-shirt) for the car after riding. That is essential if you forget, be prepared to travel in the boot, wearing a bin bag ;P .
We plan to depart on Friday evening and camp locally for an easy start on Saturday. Then we camp on Sat evening to for an easy start on Sunday ride and come back on Sunday evening. You are welcome to join us directly there if camping or 2 days trip does not suit you.
If you can drive to the meeting point and have free spaces in your car, please let us know!
Departure from Gva: 18:00 pm Exact address will be added soon.
Departure from the trailhead: Sqat 9:00 am
Address: Bottom station of the:
Selection of Black trails (No easy stuff). Steep loose, rocky, narrow, Sometimes exposed and certainly very fun single trails form the Glacier to the valley bottom.
Technical Skill Required: intermediate to advanced riders / technically
Physical Fitness Required: 2 out of 5 so Average is good enough
Technical Skill Required: 3 out of 5
Hights Exposure: 4 out of 5 considerable exposure to steep sections and some cliffs
- Revised and properly working Enduro Mountain Bike
- Protective equipment ( Helmet, knee protection, elbow protection, and riding gloves are the minimum!)
- Water, Food and Snacks, enough 6h ride
- Weather-appropriate clothing
- Multitool, Pump, Spare Tube, Spare Brake Pads. COMPULSORY!
- Appropriate accident insurance!
- Camping Equipment: Min Seeping bak and a floor mat, food for the evening and morning. We will camp next to the car
The organizer reserves the right to cancel the event in case of low participation therefore please RSVP as soon as you know you want to join.
Organiser Contact Details:
WhatsApp & Mobile: +33 6 62 91 76 10
TC Rider Profile: https://www.trailcollectors.com/profile/vernettristan/profile
WhatsApp & Mobile: +41 787 566 199
TC Rider Profile: https://www.trailcollectors.com/profile/aszymanski08
The organiser of the outing can in no way be held responsible for injuries, damage, or other bodily harm or material damage resulting directly or indirectly from participation in a proposed outing. The organizer of the outing does not claim to be a professional guide or instructor and does not propose guiding or schooling, instruction, or coaching services. Trail Collectors tribe is about community and merely about sharing experiences together.
L'organisateur de la sortie ne sauraient en aucun cas être tenus responsables des blessures, degas ou autres dommages corporels ou matériels découlants directement ou indirectement de la participation à une sortie proposée.
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