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Mountain Biking (MTB) Argy to Les Carroz d’Araches September 2014

Agy is situated a few kilometres from Les Carroz and is popular in the winter for ski de fond at the Centre Nordique d’Agy. The centre is accessed via the Route d’Araches (D6) near Saint Sigismond. ┬áThe Nordique skiing is across undulating countryside at altitudes up to about 1350 m.
I started at the car park at Agy, where it is a slight incline on good track to Le Haut des Flatieres at 1330m altitude. The signposting, shown below, were excellent with GPS coordinates on many signs.

Les Charmettes near Agy

Les Charmettes near Agy

Le Haut de Flatieres near Agy

Le Haut de Flatieres near Agy

Mountain Bike and signpost

Mountain Bike and signpost

On the route there are some open spectacular views across to Samoens and the mountains at Sixt fer a Cheval. Continuing along the track it rises to the ski terrain at Morillon, entering the Marvel run. Cycling past the Igloo restaurant, which we often stop for drinks and/or lunch in the ski season. Photos of views are shown below.

Mountain view near Morillon

Mountain view near Morillon

Mountain view near Morillon

Mountain view near Morillon

The route back to Les Carroz d’Araches was relatively straightforward, after reaching the summit of the Sairon chair lift in Morillon, at 1711m I cycled down the Biollaire piste,under the Gron lift and down the Combe psite. There was good track on the edge of these pistes so not too difficult.

The track near Gron chair lift is shown below.

MTB in Les Carroz near Biollaire piste

MTB in Les Carroz near Biollaire piste

Total time from Agy back to Les Carroz was 2.5 hours, some time spent pushing the MTB up hill, but rode much more than the Flaine MTB experience. Mountain Biking in the alps is a great way of seeing the mountain flora, fauna and geology without spending a full day out hiking.