- Morzine – hiring a road bike…
i was there last year. i didnt see any shops hiring road bikes though.
also i dont want to upset you but you do know that the pleney lift is being refurbished this summer?
“The Pleney bubble will be closed for the summer as I’m sure you have all heard the rumours. Morzine will be open as normal just without this 1 lift. The super Morzine will be opening earlier than normal from 15th June it will open at 8:30am each day and there will be a free bus service for mountainbikers between Morzine and Les Gets. We will also be offering our guests a shuttle service from Morzine to Les Gets after breakfast so you can make the most of the Portes Du Soleil area. Les Gets is open for Weekends from 25th May then every day 15th June, the full area will be open from Friday 28th June and there will be 23 lifts operating across the Portes Du Soliel.Posted 4 years ago
We are really excited about the new improved Pleney bubble which will be ready for Winter 2013/14, we will keep you updated throughout the summer with the progress…”
So off to Morzine in August with my mountain biking buddies, but I feel the need since I am now a secret roadie to hire a road bike and ride up one of the famous climbs.
When I looked at hiring a DH bike it was eye wateringly expensive, however don’t think I can take both bikes in the motor with everything I’ve got to take.
Can you hire a road bike for the day out there? Any recommendations?Posted 4 years agob45herMember
have a look here.
£20/day for a boardman team carbon.Posted 4 years ago
metalheart – Member
There was a place renting Scott’s on the main road out of the centre (Route de la Plagne).
Actually, it might have been a GT… 😳
Probably from here: http://www.bikehiremorzine.com/road.html
Had big banners outside it IIRC (but bearing in mind ny last recollection, that might have been somewhere completely different…)
Make sure it has a compact chainset though.
If you are planning on doing the Joux Plane circuit I’d recommend you do it from Samoens as apart from the good warm up its better to ascend that direction than descend (road surface wise).
Avoriaz is good to and La Ramaz I also enjoyed..Posted 4 years ago
If you want pain and scenery then I would recommend l’Encrenaz, La Ramaz, along the valley to Samoens and nip up the col de Joux Plane back to Morzine. If that’s not enough you could always nip up to Avoriaz. Now that would be an epic day! I’ve done it in reverse (apart from the Avoriaz bit) so its definitely doable. Infact I’ve done it that way too I think.
Just remember and take yer shades off before you enter the tunnel on the Ramaz as its pitch black with them on!
The route (according to my diary) is 97km and took 5.15 not including stopping for lunch in Samoens….Posted 4 years ago
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