Thursday, 21 August 2008

Good bye Kona Bike Park, Les Gets

The Shed Drop pictured below, does not exist any more, sad but true. However, there is some good news for our future trips to Morzine. Easy Jet now offer no weight limit on bikes. yes it's true, as long as it's not over 32kg, How good is that?

Well !!! what a shock, (I felt like some vandal had come along and dug up my garden) I'd been told that the Kona bike park at Les Gets, Mont Chery didn't exist anymore, it's more than true, you can't even take your bike up the chair lift. We took our bikes up the Mont Chery gondola , but to our dismay the chair lift at the top of the gondola was only available to walkers. The only track left for downhiller's is the most satisfying steep descent down the last quarter section of the Mont Chery back into Les Gets, short but sweet. I just love that down hill. Why does it seem so easy now? I guess because the ground was bone dry.
This year we stayed in a lovely chalet, with Rider's Refuge. Chalet Deffert is run by a really lovely and friendly couple, Jill and Jono. To be honest, all we want out of our biking holiday is a cosy, clean, confortable chalet with fantastic food and friendly chalet hosts. (apart from the sunny weather and fantastic riding) Jill and Jono ticked every box and we had one of the best times ever in Morzine. A great thanks to Rider's Refuge, and a bargain price to. The chalet is situated at the foot of the Plenny gondola lift. Check out their website for more information. They also run a ski chalet in Morzine. You can be sure of an endless ride holiday.