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Unfortunately, the summer has been very busy with other projects with no time for riding during the last two months. Now, however, we are spending a few days riding in Morzine. We were told that the summer has been really wet here. Seems that we are very lucky because the first two days have been wonderful with a lot of sunshine and no rain at all. This is our second trip to Morzine this summer. During our first visit in the very early in the season many lifts were still closed so there is a lot of new trails to digest. 


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Just finished a few days of great riding in Bike Park Morzine / Les Gets.


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Our full report of riding in Les Arcs in August is now on-line.
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We spent the last week of August riding in Les Arcs, France with Trail Addiction. This is a pending story of the great week of riding we had.

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Wednesday was a day off for our guides and we also decided to have some rest and enjoy a beer or two down in the valley. On Thursday, we headed up to the highest point (2700m) reachable with a lift in summer time in Les Arcs. It was another great day if riding with some magnificent views and great descents. 


Photos: Views from 2700m. 

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Yesterday was another great day of riding. For the first time, we took Vanoise Express cable car to la Plagne located in the other side of the valley. The day was characterised by numerous switchbacks, great scenery and fantastic weather. Today we enjoyed a day off from the riding, gathering strength for the rest of the week. 


Photos: Vanoise Express from Peisey-Vallandy to la Plagne runs 1800 meters some 400 meters above the valley. 

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Another great day of riding behind with 7 hours spent on our bikes for a total vertical descent of some 5500m. We are stunned about the great variety of trails that Les Arcs has to offer. In Les Arcs, if you find a trail you are allowed to ride it, i.e. there are no trails dedicated only for hikers. Unfortunately, not all hikers are aware of this despite signs at trail heads which at times is a recipe for some angry faces from hikers. 

Photo: A view from a stunning new single track that a local farmer had just finished. And by the way, the farmer doesn't ride himself!

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After a thunderstorm at night, it had ceased to rain by our 9am departure for the first uplift oh the day. And what a day it was! Great riding, great company, fantastic views and a better than expected weather! 

Photo: While clouds were still covering the mountain tops, we didn't get any rain during the day. In fact, it was a quite optimal riding weather during the afternoon. 

Photo: A cable car from 800m to 1600m followed by a chairlift took us to the highest point of today's riding at 2160m, the inception of the DH track. 

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We arrived this afternoon at Les Arcs where we will be riding over the coming week. We have heard many good things about riding here and our expectations are very high. Too bad the weather turned very unstable with rain pouring down most of today since we left the Geneva airport. According to forecasts we better be prepared for some more rain during the coming days. 

Photo: A view from our chalet at an altitude of around 1500m just before the rain started to pour again.
 
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