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dirt trails accessible from Geneva?

I love riding my mountain bike on dirt trails, nothing too crazy in terms of downhill, and I was wondering if I was living in Geneva how easy is it to find these type of trails and get out of the city without a car?

IE, if I am living in city center, can I ride my bike a mile and hit dirt trails leading out into the woods and moutains?

I've scoured these forums and the net for maps showing trails outside of Geneva but no such luck. A few people referenced a map at a bike shop but I haven't moved to Geneva yet so couldn't get one.

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Re: dirt trails accessible from Geneva?

Yes, miles and miles- especially over the Jura. Look up Velo VTT (vélo tout terrain = mountain biking).

http://www.mountainbikeland.ch/fr/it.../route-03.html

http://fr.wikiloc.com/itineraires/vtt/suisse/geneve
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Yes, miles and miles- especially over the Jura. Look up Velo VTT (vélo tout terrain = mountain biking).

http://www.mountainbikeland.ch/fr/it.../route-03.html

http://fr.wikiloc.com/itineraires/vtt/suisse/geneve
Awesome, thank you so much, I searched for so long and couldn't find anything in English. I lived in freiburg Germany for a few months so I knew up there it was like trail heaven

Anyone using fat bikes in Swtizerland at all in the winter?
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Awesome, thank you so much, I searched for so long and couldn't find anything in English. I lived in freiburg Germany for a few months so I knew up there it was like trail heaven

Anyone using fat bikes in Swtizerland at all in the winter?
Yes, I've seen a few around here in Engelberg, just this season, mostly on sledge/walking tracks. Couple of the shops had them for rent as well.
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Re: dirt trails accessible from Geneva?

My students have built their own long track around St. Cergue, authorised by the local municipality. I don't know where exactly but if you call local sports/jeunesse authorities, they will tell you. By how tired they get to the classroom, yes, that trail is busy in the winter season. All seasons, snow, rain or hails.
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I love riding my mountain bike on dirt trails
Forget it, there is no dirt on Swiss mountain trails.
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