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Balcony Trail

  • Saint-Luc, Svizzera

Route description

From the top of the funicular follow the signs to the Hôtel Weisshorn. It’s not a particularly exciting climb up the firetrack, but the views up towards the Weisshorn and Bishorn are staggering. Once you reach the hotel, climb up to your left and on to the balcony trail heading towards Zinal. Big-mountain singletracks don’t get any more epic than this, with the rocky terrain and huge glaciers beyond feeling more like the Himalayas. Continue along this line until you see a small track on your right zigzagging through the meadows and on to a firetrack. After a couple of corners take a right turn, following signs for Saint-Luc. This lovely rolling singletrack is so thick with deep red pine needles that it’s like riding along a big soft ginger beard. When you reach the small chalets take a left and drop down through the forest to La Combaz before cruising back along the road into Saint-Luc.

Info

Address

46°12'30.0"N 7°37'03.4"E

Reccomended Period

From June to September

Optimal Weather

Needed Equipment

Good Mountain Bike, bring some water and food with you, trails map, the lift pass costs €14 (mtb included)

Vertical Drop

1400

Distance

20

Duration

06:00

Praticable Sports

Mountain Biking, Downhill, Trail Running, Hiking

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