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As I had until the early afternoon I decided to load up my old mountain bike and ride up to the trailhead at 1230 meters just behind the house. About 12km of riding but 1000m of climbing.
Last tour of the season
Snow from the col although it had large suncups. No refreeze below 2500 meters but skiable below. Lots of purges on the slopes below the Aiguille du Gd. fond.
Climb the combe d'Arpire to the south until to reach the col then follow the short ridge to right (west) to the summit.
Tour of the Grand Serre
From the ski resort of l'alpe du Grand Serre (la Bache) follow a trail to les Desserts behind the Grizzli buildings.
Le Grand Mont, NW
From the end of the road (Areches, la Chornais) follow a track which crosses a red ski run then zig-zags into the woods.
Croix de l Alpe from les Prés
From the town hall in les Pres take a metalled road through the village direction Croix de l'Alpe. After 100 m by a fire hydrant and reservoir follow a small path to the left (NW) past a house.
Dent de Crolles by the Pas de l Oeille
From the Col du Coq parking 150 meters before the col itself climb the path to the Col des Ayes then take a zig-zag path below the cliffs of the Dent de Crolles.
Tour of Mont Rachais
ClimbMont Rachais is a classic for the Grenoblois. I’ve done Mont-Jalla -> Bastille years ago but Mont Rachais means you descend from the very summit of the mountain behind the Bastille.
Under the shadow of Chamechaude
There was around 2-3cm of fresh snow on the trails. They had been pisted this morning but were pretty soft in places at noon.
Col de Porte Nordic Ski Area
The nordic ski area offers both skating and classic. The sector is known as the "snow trap" and holds snow cover from the start of winter through to early April.
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