Swiss Riders: Where are the best legal off-road / trails to ride in Switzerland?

Discussion in 'Europe' started by grip-wolrd, Sep 23, 2018.

  1. asylumName

    asylumName n00b

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    Hi guys,

    Since off-roading in Switzerland is tricky, maybe someone will be interested in going together just across the border to France? I have a trailer and light bike. It would be safer than going solo too. Let me know what do you think.
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  2. grip-wolrd

    grip-wolrd Adventurer

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    Spent this weekend looking for some potentially good and legal dirt roads.
    Despite the nice weather, some areas are still too cold and we came across too much snow to ride. Other than that a few roads were found and maybe 1 is likely illegal, due to forest riding laws, despite there being no fahrverbot sign. Will likely not ride this one again.

    The rest were for sure leal as road signs could be found along the way.

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  3. glitch_oz

    glitch_oz Long timer

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    Some great pics there :-)
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  4. grip-wolrd

    grip-wolrd Adventurer

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    @DunkingBird and I went exploring in Bern Kanton and he showed me some great local routes. We had a blast and quite close to Bern.

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  5. DunkingBird

    DunkingBird Been here awhile Supporter

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    @grip-wolrd impressed me with the brand new Scrambler from Triumph (1200 xe). I wish Steve McQueen had had this bike at his disposal, then I wouldn't have to shed tears at his famous motorcycle scene every time.
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  6. grip-wolrd

    grip-wolrd Adventurer

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    Well it was tough keeping up with you on your trusty Africa Twin!
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  7. gseur

    gseur Been here awhile

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    I know a few in Wallis.
    Yours in Canton Bern looks very nice.
    Perhaps we can met a day?
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  8. gseur

    gseur Been here awhile

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    There’s also one between Charmey and Schwartz See. It’s private but if you pay you can go.
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  9. asylumName

    asylumName n00b

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    Went just across the border to Morez (FR).

    Easy gravel road:
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    Haha, and they think it will stop me :)
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    Getting more interesting
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    oh, I left my speedo at home :hmmmmm
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    Short break :)
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  10. gseur

    gseur Been here awhile

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    Nice.
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  11. karolus80

    karolus80 n00b

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    Nice ride.
    I live nearby Geneva and as you looking for some company for weekend rides. Maybe if time allows we could meet together to do some technical stuff? (i have beta 390 enduro so bikes are roughly similar?).
    There are some interesting tracks in between jura and geneva on the french side but have seen(on wikiloc) some nice ones in Haute-Savoie (plains and mountains).

    Let me know if you are interested
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  12. asylumName

    asylumName n00b

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    Hi There,
    I live close to Geneva too. Depending on weather I would go for a ride either 21st or 22nd of September. We can definitely go together. Let's coordinate details using PM if you are free that weekend.
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  13. karolus80

    karolus80 n00b

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    Done, sent you pm with details.
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