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Route sign

Share the space sign above Chamonix

Route signs

Route signs

Route signs

Route signs

Unmarked MTB track

Route signs (mainly for hikers) on the du Léman au Mont-Blanc cycle route

No Motor Vehicles sign (but a composting toilet)

No Motor Vehicles

Cycle route signs near Chamonix

No Cycling sign above Vallorcine - it seems a random location, but it's more or less where the path crosses into France.

Back route from Vallorcine station to footbridge and the road to Switzerland

Footbridge and cut-through to Vallorcine station

Sign to the left for back road to Vallorcine cemetery and the Swiss border

Crossing to cut-through to footbridge and Valloricine station

Back route from Vallorcine station to footbridge and the road to Switzerland

Pretty impressive - running down a big hill on the Tour du Mont Blanc with a bike perfectly poised on his shoulders.

Pretty impressive - running down a big hill on the Tour du Mont Blanc with a bike perfectly poised on his shoulders.

Pedestrian/cyclist loop to the right through the hamlet of Le Plan Droit

Hiking and MTB route signs on a surfaced track by the Arveyron

Link under the railway and main road (the signed route to Chamonix is to the left)

Two routes, no signage - the near one leads to a bridge over the river, the far one is the main (paved) cycle route.

Hiking and mountain bike route signs

French-style mountain-bike route sign

French-style mountain-bike route sign

Mountain bikers waiting to ride the gondola and chair lift to the Col de Balme

Mountain biker getting more than he bargained for on the Tour du Mont Blanc

Mountain biker getting more than he bargained for on the Tour du Mont Blanc

No Motor Vehicles allowed 090.00 to 18.00 in July and August on the track to the Chalets de Miage

Track to the Chalets de Miage - and a jeep (possibly World War 2 era) which flipped off the track.

Proud mountainbiker at the Col de Balme

Mountainbiker heading towards Mont Blanc

Awkward access to this cut-through in Chamonix

Start of cut-through in Chamonix

Seemingly unused 'anti-theft' bike stands on this remote cut-through in Chamonix

Gravel cut-through in Chamonix

Gravel cut-through in Chamonix

Cycle touring company minibus at a Chamonix hotel - http://www.bikenoweurope.com

New riverside stretch of the Green Route (V61) down the valley from Chamonix

Sign at start of new riverside stretch of cycle track - being ignored by the cyclist sticking to the road.

Summer-only closure to motor vehicles on Green Route (V61) down the valley from Chamonix

Signs for Green Route (V61) down the valley from Chamonix

Surprising amount of enginering for what is basically a footpath to nowhere - but it could have been linked to a cycke route to Taconnaz.

Funny how it always takes people a while to notice new cycle parking - there are three bikes on these railings, and new stands in the background.

There are at least three new sets of cycle stands in Chamonix

There are at least three new sets of cycle stands in Chamonix

Worn shared-use markings, presumably leading to the zebra crossing

Shared-use on both sides of the D1506 past Chamonix

Worn shared-use markings past the entry to the municipal tip, Chamonix

Shared-use beside the D1506 past Chamonix

Narrow section of shared-use footway beside the D1506 past Chamonix

The westbound cycle lane moves onto the shared-use footway here

Bollards bringing an abrupt end to the cycle track beside the D1506 past Chamonix

Sign for cycle route V61 - it turns right onto the main road, but that's not at all clear - there's a dead-end road opposite.

Instructions on cycle locker, Chamonix station

New sheltered stands opposite Chamonix station - mainly for motorbikes but still...

New contraflow cycle lane from Chamonix station

New contraflow cycle lane from Chamonix station

New contraflow cycle lane from Chamonix station

This road has changed from two-way to one-way with contraflow bus and cycling

Mont Blanc, rising bollards and cargo bike

There are at least three new sets of cycle stands in Chamonix

Combined road and rail bridge, with Mont Blanc in the background

No motor vehicles allowed in the Contamines-Montjoie nature reserve

Track to the Truc refuge - a low-mountain hut that is easily reached by mountain bike.

Track to the Chalets de Miage - the road is closed except to staff vehicles, and bikes.

According to OpenCycleMap, this is a dead-end cycle route to just before the suspension bridge below the Bionassay glacier.

According to OpenCycleMap, this is a dead-end cycle route to just before the suspension bridge below the Bionassay glacier.

According to OpenCycleMap, this is a dead-end cycle route to just before the suspension bridge below the Bionassay glacier.

Prices for MTBs (VTT) on the Prarion cable car.

According to OpenCycleMap (but not the hiking signs) these are both cycle routes towards Servoz

Supposedly a cycle route to Servoz

Start of cycle route to Servoz

Cycle route south from Servoz

Riverside route west from Servoz

Short cycle link in Servoz

Short cycle link in Servoz

Cut-through in Servoz

Mountain bike route to Servoz (left of the railway) and footpath (right)

Mountain bike route south from Servoz

Start of mountain bike route south from Servoz (Mont Blanc directly ahead)

Rising bollards for the pedestrian zone in Chamonix (10am to 4am!) - cycling is allowed, in both directions, though perhaps not officially.

Sign for quiet route down the Arve valley from Chamonix

Link from mountain bike route down the Arve valley to Les Bossons station

Mountain bike route down the Arve valley from Chamonix

Mountain bike route up the Arve valley to Chamonix

Mountain bike route down the Arve valley from Chamonix

Mountain bike route down the Arve valley from Chamonix (the link to the road bridge isn't shown online or even on my paper hiking map).

New riverside trail (perhaps on new flood defences)

New riverside trail (perhaps on new flood defences)

Stretch of gravel alomgside a main road into Chamonix

Less pleasant environment on a main road into Chamonix, even with cars leaving 1 metre passing distance.

Useful quiet lane alongside the railway into Chamonix

Link to quiet lane alongside the railway into Chamonix

Route sign for quiet lane alongside the railway into Chamonix

Useful quiet lane alongside the railway into Chamonix

Newish contraflow cycle lane from Chamonix station towards the town centre.

Map of Haute Savoie cycle routes

Map of cycle route around Lake Geneva

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