- chamonix in august
Quite surprised its tricky. We've never had and issues getting accommodation in other ski resorts as they have masses of capacity to cope with the ski season. We usually go direct to chalet owners, just fire off a load of cut-and-paste emails and see what comes back.Posted 7 years agoSchweizSubscriber
Hope Jedi doesn't mind the hijack but can anyone tell me exactly which area is closed to bikes in July/August?
BTW, accommodation for 3 days outside of hotels can be hard to find. Most places are geared up to rental by the week. There are usually some last minute deals around though.Posted 7 years agogeoffjSubscriber
You could try here: http://www.peaksandpasses.co.uk/chamonix-studio.htmPosted 7 years agoneilforrowMember
first class hotel, cheep' off street parking, hose pipe to wash the bikes off, and a good brekkie… in the center of town.. 2 min ride to the brevant lift, bike shop on tother' side of the street.
stayed there for a week last year..
the owner has a retro Super vPosted 7 years agoTroutWrestlerMember
Look here for permitted trails: http://world.chamonix.com/PDF/planVTTFr.pdf
Only the ones marked as coloured trails are permitted from 1 July until 31 August. A couple of the blacks are OK, but IME the others are pretty lame and stuffed with walkers. Go to La Thuile and Pila just through the tunnel instead.Posted 7 years agogeetee1972Member
Just on the point of access, I was talking to a mate of mine who lives there and he couldn't actually say what authority anyone had to stop you from riding on the trails that are closed to bikers.
There is an obviously logical argument for wanting to do it of course; the area is very popular with walkers and the trails are blindingly fast on a bike. But it seems as though there is no law by which you can enforce the ban. It's not like England, where you have a law that makes it illegal to ride a bike on a 'footpath'.Posted 7 years agostevomcdSubscriber
But it seems as though there is no law by which you can enforce the ban. It's not like England, where you have a law that makes it illegal to ride a bike on a 'footpath'.
It'll be an "arreté municipal", a local bye-law approved by the mayor.
Equally, land-owners have the right to ban you from their property, just because they feel like it.Posted 7 years agoGoonerMember
2nd Chalet Whymper
its basic but central. We have stayed there each vist for the last 3 years
with regard to the access we have never had any real problems. A local ranger who caught us riding on a "footpath only" told us we shouldn't but go carefully and you will be alright
watch out for the walkers though – but only if they are british as they moan wherever you ride!Posted 7 years ago
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