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Les Opies East Descent

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A long, hard mountain singletrack descent—narrow, technical, trials-like and superb—with a bike portage approach.


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0.9

Miles

1.4

KM

Singletrack

1,568' 478 m

High

614' 187 m

Low

20' 6 m

Up

954' 291 m

Down

21%

Avg Grade (12°)

47%

Max Grade (25°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Fire danger closes the forest in the summer.

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Fantastic views from the top of Les Opies!

Description

Start at Latitude/Longitude: 43.7121 N / 4.98279 E. Reaching the start of the trail at the fire look-out tower on the summit of Les Opies requires a solid 15-min. bike portage on the Hike-a-Bike to Les Opies Summit.

Where the angle starts to ease, the trail becomes a 2-way affair, and the narrow Val de Lègue trail heads to the left. You can use this option to climb back up to the pass below the Opies summit, saving about a mile and 300ft of climbing over milking the (fun!) vertical on the descent.

Whichever way you get there, from the pass you can descend Le Vallon des Opies to Aureille.

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Les Opies fire tower
May 4, 2019 near Aureille, FR

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