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Downhill mountain biking: Prarion - Les Houches descent Alpages Respect

Test our downhill mountain bike trails!
3 circuits of different levels.

Sport Downhill mountain biking: Prarion - Les Houches descent Alpages Respect Les Houches


Departing from Les Houches (74310)
Vertical drop : 897m
Distance : 4.2km
Signed walking trail

Starting from the top of the Prarion cable car. A permanent downhill track with 2 variant tracks through trees, undergrowth and meadows, more technical passages and gangways, ridgeline paths, forest sections, downhill sections and some wet spots! : In other words, an array of modules and routes in a unique setting.

Alpages Respect descent: Medium difficulty (Blue)
Chamois variant: Difficult (Red)
Bouquetins variant: Experts only (Black)

Start: 1,887m > End 990m.
*Helmet and protective gear highly recommended; mountain bikes must be equipped with a suitable braking system.

There are also 4 new enduro itinéraries who all lead to the permanent downhill track: Saucette (blue), Sauce myrtille (red), Sherwood (red) and Sherwoody (black).

A mountain biking trail guide is available from the bike rental shops around the valley and the Tourist Offices.

Altitude max : 1900m
Vertical drop : 897m


Pass'VTT 2023:
27,00 € = 1 Site | 37,50 € = Multi-sites.


Languages spoken : French

Period of practice

From 15/06 to 15/09/2024
Opening hours daily between 9.15 am and 5 pm. Dates to be confirmed.
Open according to the operating hours of the lifts.

Subject to favorable weather.


Au départ de la télécabine du Prarion 74310 Les Houches
Departing from : Les Houches (74310)
Latitude : 45.886299 - Longitude : 6.753184

More informations

Information update on 07/03/2024 by Office de Tourisme de la Vallée de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc