Pointe des Mossettes

Morgins

Hikers high above Leysin in Canton Vaud. In the background the massif of Dents du Midi, 3178 m high.

Hikers high above Leysin in Canton Vaud. In the background the massif of Dents du Midi, 3178 m high.

Morgins: Parc des Neiges - Portes du soleil

Morgins: Parc des Neiges - Portes du soleil

Morgins: Sommet Foilleuse

Morgins: Sommet Foilleuse

Morgins: Centre Village

Morgins: Centre Village

Morgins: Camping La Mare au Diable - Les Portes du Soleil

Morgins: Camping La Mare au Diable - Les Portes du Soleil

The Portes du Soleil are to be found in the border region between Switzerland and France. The region's breathtaking countryside is crowned by the Dents du Midi, alpine meadows and a host of mountain lakes. So, too - and somewhat unsurprisingly - is the rich network of mountain biking trails. They're almost endless, in fact. There are plenty of mountain railways available for bikers wishing the train to take the strain out of the challenging ascents.

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Technical information

Begin and end of tour: Morgins
Technical requirements: extreme
Physical fitness: challenging
Distance: 53.4 km
Total altitude meters: 1680 m
Biking time: 04:00 - 06:00 (hours, minutes)
Elevation start and end of tour: 1333 m
Culmination point: 2245 m
Season: June - October
Panorama: Extraordinary views onto the Dents du Midi-tops.
Gastronomy: Various mountain restaurants along the route.
Overnight: Morgins
Access starting point: Take the little train from Aigle to Troistorrents. From Troistorrents take the bus to Morgins
Access point of arrival: Morgins
Literature: Bike-Explorer

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The circuit itself leads to the vantage point of Pointe des Mossettes, the perfect spot to savour the delights of this biker's paradise in the Lower Valais. Enjoy some delightful discoveries!

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Morgins - Grandes Moilles - Savolaire - La Chaux - Les Champeys - Chaux Palin - Ripaille - La Poyat - Col de Cou - Berroi - Barme - Les Creuses - Planachaux - Les Crosets - Pointe des Mossettes - Portes du Soleil - La Tovassière - En Tey - Morgins

From Morgins bike through the valley with the same name uphill to Savolaire and on the other side of the mountain crest down to Val d'Illiez. Now there is a difficult ascent to Col de Cou, followed by the long descent to the Val de Barme. After La Vièze cross the river and then keep your eyes fixed in the direction of Planachaux. At Les Crosets take a leisurely ride up with the chairlift to Pointe des Mossettes and finally bike down the long descent back to Morgins.

Pictures: http://www.bike-explorer.ch

The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

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