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  • ganders

    last year I did a weeks trip to Morzine with The Lads (all of us 40+ so the term is used loosely). This year I am heading back tot he alps again but with the wife, who is a non-rider. Plan is for us to chill togteher in the morning, me ride in the afternoon while she chills by the pool. Then meet up for apres beers, and eat out in town after a few more beers.

    My question is, other than morzine where else is there?

    I’ve skied at chamonix and 3 valleys etc, but i do not know about the lift assisted riding available.

    Open to all suggestions…..


    Premier Icon ton

    courcheval, la tania, meribel is nice for what you want.
    la tania has a open air heated swimming pool and a nice little shop/bar/cafe area.

    and the lift system in the 3 valleys is open in the summer daily.


    you could try trail addiction ? the mrs and I are off with them in july – after having heard a lot of good things – I beleive they do a non – rider reduced rate too

    on the plus side for you – full guiding and also a group to ride with

    maybe worth a look – the prices seem very reasoneable


    Bourg St Maurice, France or Riva del Garda, Italy.

    +1 for Garda, must be as good as it gets for a non-rider (and pretty good for riding too).

    Plenty to do in Chamonix too.

    Premier Icon wallop

    Finale Ligura sounds suitable.

    Or San Sebastien.

    Premier Icon wallop

    Neither are Alps though!

    Premier Icon tmb467

    chamonix was shit last year – only Le Tour / Vallorcine and the lower part of Flegere was really open

    lifts were open to the mid-station of Argentiere so you could go across the petit balcon nord back to Chamonix (great ride)

    went to brevent but they’d stopped all upkeep on the trails…from what we were told, the new mayor is trying to push bikers out and keep it to skiers/walkers

    we ended up in Morzine / Les Gets for a day, with the other three days in Chamonix

    Premier Icon ddmonkey

    Near to Morzine, Samoens is lovely and you could try


    Very nice.

    Premier Icon edsbike

    Another vote for Samoens, lovely town and fewer people high fiving about being rad than Morzine. Nice restaurants and bars but not too busy in the summer, mainly locals.

    I’ve been a couple of times (friends parents run a chalet there, but I’ve heard since the last time 3 years ago that they’ve opened up the lifts for the summer.


    +1 for Garda.

    Superb tech’ descents; Italian food; German beer 🙂

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