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Where do guides from Beaufort ride on their day off?

In Beaufort of course, and they show off what they can to their visiting friends!
Two friends of mine made the one and a half hour drive from Chamonix Valley into the Beaufortain.  I insisted that they came early so that we could get on the 9am bus (!) and make the most of the day.  The bike buses are great over here, but if you don't plan it correctly you can easily loose large chunks of the day.  Another reason a helping local hand is so useful.
From the top of Mont Bisane it was time for 18km of descending all the way to Albertville.   When I say all the way, I'm forgetting the 300m of vert 3/4 of the way through.  It's so worth it though, the trail features everything you can think of in a package that was related to "Servoz woods" by Tom H.  We made it down with about 25 minutes to spare and 'boshed' down some cans of coke whilst resisting the temptation to eat kebabs and instead opting for Tarte Beaufort's.  When in Rome you know!

After lots of del…

Magnetic tree's and more...

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As well as characters that feature idea's of grandeur we've had some great tree leaning sessions.  There's one tree in Areches that just seems to pull everyone in!  Once your around it though, it kicks you out into some great fast riding...