PUMPTRACKS au Pays du Mont-Blanc

I shall be honest, I had never even heard of a 🚵‍♀️ pumptrack before we discovered the 🚵‍♀️ pumptrack in Combloux!

So, what is a pumptrack? It is a circuit, with ups and downs and turns, on which the 🚵‍♂️ cyclist / 🛹 skater / 🛴 scooter can keep moving simply through “pumping” (no need for pedal action, once moving). Not just for cyclists (BMX, VTT), it is also open to skateboards, rollerblades, scooters, draisiennes . . . You must wear a helmet, and other protective gear (gloves, knee and elbow protection) is also favourable. For now, there are FIVE to choose from 🏔 au Pays du Mont-Blanc, all FREE to use: Servoz, Combloux, MegèveSaint-Gervais-les-Bains and NEW for summer 2019: Les Contamines-Montjoie.

A bit further afield, there is 🇫🇷 a pumptrack in Les CarrozNEW one in Morillon . . . and one in Les Saisies!

DISCLAIMER pumptracks attract all age-groups, so do be vigilant with little ones ! ]

for more information about 🚵‍♀️ BIKE PARKS au Pays du Mont-Blanc (and beyond), see separate MBFF article here.

Colour code for listings:

Chamonix Valley (Chamonix, Argentière, Les Houches, Servoz & environs) and Vallorcine

Passy & environs

Sallanches, Combloux, Cordon & Domancy

St Gervais, Le Fayet & environs

Megève, Praz-sur-Arly & environs

Les Contamines & environs

🇫🇷 Further France 🇫🇷

🇨🇭 Switzerland 🇨🇭

🇮🇹 Italy 🇮🇹

Au Pays du Mont-Blanc


The 🚵‍♀️ pumptrack in Servoz was one of the first to open 🏔 au Pays du Mont-Blanc (summer of 2017), and it has a very practical location, next to the playground and tennis courts.

[ good to know: visit to the pumptrack in Servoz could combine nicely with a visit to the 💦 Gorges de la Diosaz (open June to September) ]

🅿️ parking: free parking right next to pumptrack;

🗺 address: chemin de a Grangiat, 74310, Servoz;
Servoz pumptrack © montblancfamilyfun.com

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We discovered the 🚵‍♀️ pumptrack in Combloux a couple of summers ago, as there was a super FREE initiative from Combloux Tourisme: children could borrow BMX bikes to try out for FREE! And after that, I found myself back at the pumptrack on a sunny Wednesday afternoon in February . . . with some little patches of ice scattered about, and a fresh nip in the air, my elder son had the whole circuit to himself!

The 🚵‍♀️ pumptrack in Combloux is a brilliant destination for a weekend jaunt, with something for the whole family on-site:

  • 🍏 several picnic tables;
  • 🛹 a small skatepark and a parcours freestyle;
  • 🏀 a terrain multi-sport (be sure to take a football or basketball to make the most of this);
  • a lovely playground for little ones;
  • 🥤 a snack bar (in summer);

. . . and, let’s not forget the stunning views of 🏔 Mont-Blanc! A short walk from the centre of town, you can buy any provisions that you might need for 🍏 a picnic nearby (the boulangerie La Pointe Percée is just around the corner on 16 route de l’Église, 74920, Combloux). There are also 🚾 just behind the car park and 📚 a little book hut to exchange books.

[ good to know: if you have come from afar to Combloux, you may well want to prolong your fun by visiting the TWO other playgrounds in this mountain village . . . or, in the summer months, you can visit the 💦 Plan d’Eau Biotope . . . ]

🅿️ parking: located just behind the school and Mairie / plenty of FREE parking;

🗺 address: rue de la Mairie, 74920, Combloux;
Combloux pumptrack © montblancfamilyfun
Combloux pumptrack © montblancfamilyfun

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Saint-Gervais-les-Bains now has 🚵‍♀️ a pumptrack all of its own (since summer 2018!), with an area specially reserved for little ones! It is conveniently located behind the 💦 swimming pool, in the Plaine de Pratz (same zone as the 🎾 tennis courts and ⛳️ mini-golf).

[ good to know for summer 2019: Monday multi-activity day . . . ]

🅿️ parking: plenty of FREE parking near tennis courts and mini-golf, then a short walk;

🗺 address: Plaine des Pratz;
Pumptrack Saint-Gervais-les-Bains © Saint-Gervais-les-Bains Tourisme

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A short distance from the Le Palais, on the Plaine des Sports, are located: 🚵‍♀️ Megève’s pumptrack (600m²), its 🏀 City Stade (football, basketball, handball), its 🎾 outdoor tennis courts and ⛳️ the mini-golf. This pumptrack consists of two tracks.

🅿️ parking: plenty of paying parking on-site;

🗺 address: Plaine des Sports, Megève;
© Bike Solutions

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Les Contamines-Montjoie (Zone de Loisirs des Loyers)

BRAND NEW for July 2019, Les Contamines-Montjoie was equipped with its own 🚵‍♀️ pumptrack in the Zone de Loisirs des Loyers (where there is also a playground and ice-skating rink for the winter season). There is a parcours bleu and a parcours rouge.

Les Loyers pumptrack, Les Contamines-Montjoie © montblancfamilyfun.com
Les Loyers pumptrack, Les Contamines-Montjoie © montblancfamilyfun.com

the 🌈 playground on-site . . .

Les Loyers playground, Les Contamines-Montjoie © montblancfamilyfun.com

The pumptrack and playground are located next to the lovely Sentier de Découverte, an annotated pathway along the river, where you can learn all about the history, patrimoine and nature of the fabulous Les Contamines -Montjoie . . .

❄️ and for the winter season, an ice-skating rink and foodtruck!

Patinoire les Contamines-Montjoie © montblancfamilyfun.com

🅿️ parking: you can either park at the car park found further along the route de Notre Dame de la Gorge or in the car park next to the tourist office; from either location you have a short 5 to 10 minutes walk;

🗺 address: Zone de Loisirs des Loyers, Les Contamines-Montjoie;

🇫🇷 And a little further afield . . . 🇫🇷

Les Carroz

Les Carroz now has its own 🚵‍♀️ pumptrack, near the skatepark . . . and there are plenty of other super summer activities to enjoy here: 🚵‍♀️ a Bike Park, a new summer luge, MountainCart . . .

© Les Carroz Tourisme
Bike Park © Les Carroz Tourisme

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New kid on the block, the 🚵‍♀️ pumptrack in Morillon (by Bike Solutions) opened for autumn 2019! It is located right next to the lake and Défoul’Park obstacle park!

Pumptrack de Morrillon © Bike Solutions

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Les Saisies

Les Saisies has a fabulous bike park, and now also a 🚵‍♀️ pumptrack (by Bike Solutions)! / read more about it here;

Pumptrack Les Saisies © Bike Solutions

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