Rochers de Naye

Rochers de Naye is a little gem of a riding spot above Montreux at the eastern end of Lake Geneva. You pay for a day pass (just over 20chf if you have a half tax card) at the station in Montreux and you can take the train as many times as your arms can take or time will allow. It takes an hour to get to the top (1600m above the lake) and usually at least an hour to descend the whole way depending on punctures/getting lost/photo stops/mechanicals/riding ability.

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The autumn is a perfect time to ride here as the trails are quieter, the autumn colours are spectacular and, mostly importantly, the trails are covered in a deep layer of leaves, ripe for two wheeled surfing! If you ride here, take lots of inner tubes and run hefty tyres (preferably with DH casings) as the top is quite rocky. The lower mountain is mainly leafy singletrack with hairpins and steep chutes (if you know where to find them). Enough fun to leave you grinning from ear to ear.

Here are some pictures of the past weekend. For the camera geeks, everything was shot using a Nikon D7100 and an 18-70mm lens. I remembered to put the battery in this time.

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