Grand Massif, playground for mountain bikers

Mountain biking

The Grand Massif, 5 playgrounds!

Discover the mountain bike itineraries of the various Grand Massif areas!


The Lou Darbes blue run in Les Carroz is a 4km long taster of forest tracks and faster straights in open ground.  From the top of Samoëns and Morillon, there are various downhill trails which lead you back down to the valley floor.

At Sixt, why not test your ability on the Naturide black run, 500m of technical descent.  And talking of descent, how about riding all the way down to Sixt from the Grande Platières in Flaine, with a drop in altitude of 1800m!!!

Mountain biking video



Mountain biking... respect is natural


A wilderness habitat, the Grand Massif covers an area rich in nature, but one which is held in a delicate balance.


To all mountain bike riders, we ask you to show true respect of the basic rules of protecting the natural environment:

• don’t’ frighten animals or herds
• respect hayfields, crops and plantations
• ride only on existing trails
• respect residents and other trail users
• and of course, take all of your rubbish home with you!



Map reading, practice... exploring


Hiking trail maps are on sale in the Grand Massif tourist offices (Flaine, Les Carroz, Morillon, Samoëns and Sixt), campsites and village bookshops.

Hiking trail maps: 7€ (price indication only)


Emergency :


  • Mountain rescue: tel:  + 33 4 50 53 16 89 or + 33 4 50 78 10 81
  • From a mobile phone:  Emergency services no.: 112
  • Lift company: Tel: + 33 4 50 90 40 00