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Ja. You can go SO fast on this track. You hands take such a beating tho.

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Is this the black trail? When can you get some of that footage up?

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The start is the std Pleney red run. The bit into the trees with all the little drops that branches off the main line at abt 00:50 is a black offshoot and it comes back on to the red run at about 01:25.

 

If you were heading off to Les Gets you would head onto the fire road at 00:25 and ride along fire road and single track (99% downhill) for about 4km. Doing that would deposit you neatly into the Les Gets main line which is about 4km of 8 foot high berms and sick ass tables and hip jumps.

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This is a budget That I worked on for my 2011 trip. I did exceed the budget because I bought some bits and bobs from bike shops and had to rent a bike for 2 days as my bike didn't make it onto the Doha flight out of JHB.

 

France Budget in Rand

 

Plane Ticket 8000

Visa 600

Airport Shuttles x2 600 (I've got contact details if you are interested)

Self Catering Accomodation for 12 days 2500 (Sharing. Les Veroches Morzine)

Lift Pass (13 days) 1400

Food R200 * 12 2400

Bars & Restaurants 1000

 

Total 16500

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Omega Man, are you pretty good or are the other people pretty useless? I'm technically useless but I fancy myself going faster then most of the people you passed.. But these things can be deceiving.

 

Awesome riding though. I can see why people look at you funny in the US/Euro if you want to buy a 100mm travel bike..

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Hey man.

 

The vid was taken by Roman one of the dudes on the trip with me. He is pretty fast and believe me. His hands were sore when he got to the bottom.

 

It's very hard to make assessments about the other peoples ability there. Some guys on the hottest kit ride slowly while others on not so hot stuff ride quickly. There's massive diversity in machinery too. From 5 inch all mountain bikes to full on DH rigs. We all took DH bikes cos most of the riding is lift accessed.

 

There is a MASSIVE variety of trails so you will find miles and miles of trail that will excite and challenge you. We rode everything from scary as feck black downhills to green flowy sweetness. We even rode down the road from Avoriaz to Morzine 1 day. 11km of alpine tarmac. If you follow the TDF there was a stage finish at Avoriaz in 2009. That road. Even if you are slow you will hardly ever get passed. The region is huge and relatively uncrowded.

 

My 2 favorite trails were the Les Gets main line and Pleney red. Oh and Les Get Black. Oh and the 2004 world champs track. Oh wait. Morgins Green run. Oh oh. the Red and black runs at Zore on the Super Morzine side.

 

Go. Just make a plan and GO. Be warned tho. Once the bug has bitten it WILL NOT go away.

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You say it was R1400 for the lift pass for the 13 days. Do they charge you per trip up the mountain or is it per day?

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My GF got me the Footprints (of guide book fame) MTBing Europe dedicated guide. Stunning. They try and feature the lesser know spots/resorts. There is a place in Austria with 700km of XC trails glo.

 

Is going to be my next gift to myself..

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You say it was R1400 for the lift pass for the 13 days. Do they charge you per trip up the mountain or is it per day?

 

The R1400 covers you for 13 days on 24 lifts. The lifts cover the Portes du Soleil region which covers Morzine, Les Gets, Chatel, Morgins and Linderettes amongst others. You will have to take a passport or some form of photo ID for the 13 day pass. They put your pic on the pass. You buy the passes at the main lift stations. You don't need a pic for the 6 day pass which costs 80 euro. If I remember correctly.

 

 

 

http://www.morznet.com/lift-system-and-passes/morzine-lift-system-summer.htm

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Is going to be my next gift to myself..

 

Awesome. Go. you will not regret it. take a few friends. Preferably 1 or 2 that can speak French.

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Dan Holding his bike waiting for the Super Morzine lift. The hill in the backround is Pleney.

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Nic, Vince and I on the Mosettes Lift. Swiss side.

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On the Linderettes lift towards Chatel. You can see the French National track in the background

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