THE RIDING

Great guides better rides

THE RIDING

Great guides better rides

THE RIDING

Great guides better rides

With the unlimited riding opportunities we like to distinguish between 4 riding styles to make sure we pair you up with likeminded riders.

You are riding to en enjoy the scenery and want to ride mountain roads and easy single trail.

You enjoy riding up and down. Flow trails with medium challenges on rocks and roots, easy bike park trails.

You enjoy the natural trails on an all mountain experience and do not mind putting in the effort for good descents and adventure. Like technical challenges and demanding terrain. Not shy of a hike a bike.

Like to ride as much down on technical trails with little climbing effort. Lift assisted bikepark and enduro trails.

With the unlimited riding opportunities we like to distinguish between 3 riding styles:

You are riding to en enjoy the scenery and want to ride mountain roads and easy single trail.

You enjoy riding up and down. Flow trails with medium challenges on rocks and roots, easy bike park trails.

You enjoy the natural trails on an all mountain experience and do not mind putting in the effort for good descents and adventure. Like technical challenges and demanding terrain. Not shy of a hike a bike.

Like to ride as much down on technical trails with little climbing effort. Lift assisted bikepark and enduro trails.

Verbier bike park and lift accessed Enduro riding


Verbier has it all when it comes to mountain biking. The Verbier bike park with 7 lift accessed tracks between Fontanets (2’475m) and Verbier (1’535m) suit a wide variety of tastes and abilities and offering a stunning backdrop of glaciers and mountain peaks over 4000 meter.

This is the place to do lap after lap and work on your cornering skills, jumps and shred over roots and rocks.

On the newest development of the Verbierbikepark on the La Tzoumas side of the mountain you will find a flow trail with incredible views accross the Rhone Valley, a fantastic playground for those making their first mountain biking trip in the Alps.

The bowl of Verbier is unique with a mountain access road traversing around at an altitude of 2200 meter it offers easy access to a wide variety of natural enduro trails and easy mountain tracks. Riding options for all levels and interest all the way down to the bottom of the Val de Bagnes.

The Verbier lift system takes you as high as 3300 meter to a amazing 360 degree view. From the glacier at 2950 meter you will be able to ride down to the valley floor at 800 meter in one go. Imagine yourself riding down more than 2000 meters elevation on trails that are a bikers dream. Only to catch the lift back up and do it again, and again!

What’s my level?


Technical level 1:
You just started trail mountain riding and have not been to the Alps before. You can easily ride all your local loops. You can control the speed and handling of the bike on hilly terrain. Are comfortable to walk some technical sections.

Technical level 2:
You are a trail mountain biker with experience in different riding locations and mid level mountains. You’re in control on moderate steep single tracks descents and climbs with some loose rocks and roots. You can ride small unexpected steps (<20cm) and rock gardens. You know when to walk when terrain is too difficult or dangerous.

Technical level 3
:
You love technical trails and have experience in alpine terrain.
You are fully in control on all kinds of single tracks, dry and wet and up and down. Ride red runs in the bike park. Technically steep terrain with stone drops, rough roots and tight turns don’t hold you back. You can ride small drops (<30 cm) and occasionally try a little jump. You’re comfortable to ride with exposure. You know when to walk when riding is too difficult or dangerous.

Technical level 4:
You have ridden technical terrain for years and are able to ride all kinds of technical demanding terrain.
You look forward pushing yourself on steep trails (dry and wet) that are rooted, rocky, packed with jumps, drops, wall rides… 
Riding black mountain bike runs in bike parks is totally cool. On natural trails you know your limits and will walk when needed.

Fitness level 1:
You exercise regularly but never really “train”. You are comfortable with 2-3 hours of pedaling for multiple days. Riding 20-30 km with 600 m elevation

Fitness level 2:
Ride weekly and combine this with other work outs. You can handle riding at a moderate pace with short anaerobic periods for multiple days and 4-6 hours of exercise. 30 – 50 km with multiple climbs in a day up to 1000 meter per day.

Fitness level 3:
Ride a lot and get in the miles, combines this with other work outs. Able to ride a sustained pace and long periods of anaerobic efforts. You can ride for hours without stopping and can handle multiple 6 hr+ days. Over 50 km and 1600 meters a day is ok.

Fitness level 4:
You are super fit, train multiple times a week and ride multiple times a week. You love to work hard for it and make long days in the saddle. 70 km + and Climbing 2000m+ a day is no problem.

Riding in the footsteps of Napoleon, Hannibal with his Elephants and medieval traders and pilgrims.

We are close to the border with Italy and the Aosta Valley. The famous Saint Bernard Pass with its 1000 year old Monastry and St Bernard dogs, offer unique freeride opportunities on trails that have been traveled for centuries. Riding past alpine lakes, views of impressive glaciers and some of the highest peaks in the Alps Including the Mont Blanc.

Riding through villages on steep mountain slopes where tight alleys run between wooden barns that are hundreds of years old. Farmers herding their cows on the high alpine fields, traditional cheese making. The opportunity to sample local cheese and dried meats make this a unique region in the Swiss Alps to ride your bike.

Castels, fortresses, vineyards, sweet apricots and endless single trail descents. The Rhone Valley!

The sunniest valley in Switzerland is the main valley of Valais and lies just across the lift accessed mountain ridge above Verbier, and offers fantastic mountain biking in the Swiss Alps. Starting your ride at high alpine trails dropping down through dry pine forests with dry and loose rocks and ending your ride between fruit trees and vineyards passing an old watchtower is not to be found in many places in the world. The epic riding in this sunny valley is amazing year round, the south facing side of the valley with its vineyards does not keep the snow for long and this is where we ride in early spring and even during the winter months. Unique are the public access lifts and funicular railways running from the valley floor to villages high on the steep mountain slopes. A perfect way to access the trails and this makes the Rhone valley to a true mountain biking playground. From the Rhone Valley we have access to some other famous Swiss mountain biking destinations we can include in your mountain biking holiday. Val d’anniviers, St Luc, Crans Montana, Leukerbad, Visp, Aletsch and of course the iconic Matterhorn in Zermatt.

Gear & rental


Of course it is great to ride your own bike but it might not always be possible to bring this or you might simply be better off riding a bike that is more suitable for the Alpine terrain. A race hardtail with skinny tires is not the ideal bike to enjoy Verbier singletrail. We recommend riding a full suspension bike and have tires that can handle the rough terrain and sharp rocks that Alpine Mountainbike riding is about.

Our recommendations:



Dropper seatpost: this is the best upgrade of the bike since the derailleur and allows you to have a better riding position on the descents, to be more agile and have freedom of movement on the bike. Not the least important it is much safer! A Rockshock reverb can be rented from us.

Tires : with a good profile for mixed terrain, min 2.35 width and extra sidewall protection. We recommend riding tubeless to be able to ride a more comfortable tire pressure without the risk of pinch flats.

Gears: You mainly need those for riding up! make sure you have a setup suitable for the Alps, meaning the lighter the better! When riding 1×11 or 1X12 set up it is wise to have a 30T or even a 28T in front. For 2×11 a 24×42 is no luxury. It seems a very light gear you might not use at home ever, but once you are on your way up to that beautiful high alpine pass to reach the epic singletrail you have been dreaming of, you will be very pleased to still be riding instead of walking.

Cockpit: A shorter stem and wider handlebars will help you handle the tight turns. Make sure your brake leavers are set up to have easy 1 finger brake control and check that they do not touch your toptube when the handlebar swings around.

Bike Rental


For rental we work together with the local Specialized dealer. They offer premium quality bikes. For 2019 you will have the choice of a Specialized Enduro or the all new Specialized Stumpjumper. If you want to try a big downhill machine for a day, the specialized Demo. For E-bike tours they provide the Specialized Turbo-Levo.Rental prices start at CHF 55 per day and CHF 220,- for the week (6 days), for e-bikes this is CHF 70 per day to CHF 360,- a week (6 days).A mountain bike holiday in the Alps and riding Verbier singletrail is the perfect way to test a bike and we can arrange bike rental for other brands as well. Scott bikes, Bergamont, Trek bikes, Giant and Lapierre are available at different shops in Town.We are happy to help so let us know your wishes and we get you set up with a good ride for your holiday.

Gear & rental


Of course it is great to ride your own bike but it might not always be possible to bring this or you might simply be better off riding a bike that is more suitable for the Alpine terrain. A race hardtail with skinny tires is not the ideal bike to enjoy Verbier singletrail. We recommend riding a full suspension bike and have tires that can handle the rough terrain and sharp rocks that Alpine Mountainbike riding is about.

Our recommendations:


this is the best upgrade of the bike since the derailleur and allows you to have a better riding position on the descents, to be more agile and have freedom of movement on the bike. Not the least important it is much safer! A Rockshock reverb can be rented from us.

with a good profile for mixed terrain, min 2.35 width and extra sidewall protection. We recommend riding tubeless to be able to ride a more comfortable tire pressure without the risk of pinch flats.

You mainly need those for riding up! make sure you have a setup suitable for the Alps, meaning the lighter the better! When riding 1×11 or 1X12 set up it is wise to have a 30T or even a 28T in front. For 2×11 a 24×42 is no luxury. It seems a very light gear you might not use at home ever, but once you are on your way up to that beautiful high alpine pass to reach the epic singletrail you have been dreaming of, you will be very pleased to still be riding instead of walking.

A shorter stem and wider handlebars will help you handle the tight turns. Make sure your brake leavers are set up to have easy 1 finger brake control and check that they do not touch your toptube when the handlebar swings around.

Bike Rental


For rental we work together with the local Specialized dealer. They offer premium quality bikes. For 2019 you will have the choice of a Specialized Enduro or the all new Specialized Stumpjumper. If you want to try a big downhill machine for a day, the specialized Demo. For E-bike tours they provide the Specialized Turbo-Levo.Rental prices start at CHF 55 per day and CHF 220,- for the week (6 days), for e-bikes this is CHF 70 per day to CHF 360,- a week (6 days).A mountain bike holiday in the Alps and riding Verbier singletrail is the perfect way to test a bike and we can arrange bike rental for other brands as well. Scott bikes, Bergamont, Trek bikes, Giant and Lapierre are available at different shops in Town.We are happy to help so let us know your wishes and we get you set up with a good ride for your holiday.

Guiding & Coaching

We will accompany you on all rides and make sure you ride the right trails with the right people. During your stay we aim to get your riding to a higher level and we are there to coach and teach as well. We love to share our experience, tips and tricks to improve your riding.

We ride in small groups of 2-7 likeminded riders per guide. For safety and security and to keep the riding fluid and maximize trail time. Competition is not a subject during our mountain biking holidays. No timing, no stress, just enjoy the ride and fantastic views of The Alps.

Our guides are all qualified and passionate mountain bikers, and have extensive knowledge and experience of the local trails. Some have experience in different races and competitions. Including, IXS Downhill cup, National championships, TransAlp, Cape Epic, Trans Rockies, marathon races like the Grand Raid Cristalp and local Enduro events.

Guiding & Coaching

We will accompany you on all rides and make sure you ride the right trails with the right people. During your stay we aim to get your riding to a higher level and we are there to coach and teach as well. We love to share our experience, tips and tricks to improve your riding.

We ride in small groups of 2-7 likeminded riders per guide. For safety and security and to keep the riding fluid and maximize trail time. Competition is not a subject during our mountain biking holidays. No timing, no stress, just enjoy the ride and fantastic views of The Alps.

Our guides are all qualified and passionate mountain bikers, and have extensive knowledge and experience of the local trails. Some have experience in different races and competitions. Including, IXS Downhill cup, National championships, TransAlp, Cape Epic, Trans Rockies, marathon races like the Grand Raid Cristalp and local Enduro events.

Bike shuttle

With our vans and trailer we bring you to the start of trails that are not reachable with the lift. Far away from tourists and into the wild.

We choose our bike shuttles to take you to the best trails. Our goals is to spend minimum time in the vans and maximum time on the bikes. Expect to ride short climbs and traverses to connect the most epic trails to get most of out of our shuttle drop.

Bike shuttle

With our vans and trailer we bring you to the start of trails that are not reachable with the lift. Far away from tourists and into the wild.

We choose our bike shuttles to take you to the best trails. Our goals is to spend minimum time in the vans and maximum time on the bikes. Expect to ride short climbs and traverses to connect the most epic trails to get most of out of our shuttle drop.

Related Packages


WEEK PACKAGES

You ride your best, we take care of the rest

SHORT BREAK PACKAGES

minimum time, maximum riding

DAY TOURS & GUIDING

Personal Coaching & Guiding

WOMEN'S MOUNTAIN BIKE WEEK

Life is like riding a bike, to keep your balance you have to keep moving

E-MTB PACKAGES & DAY TOURS

Discover the magic. More trails, more fun!

TOUR DU MONT BLANC

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VERBIER-ZERMATT

Multiple day tour to the iconic Matterhorn

TAILOR MADE & GROUP PACKAGES

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DAY TOURS & GUIDING

 

E-MTB PACKAGES & DAY TOURS

 

VERBIER-ZERMATT

 

SHORT BREAK PACKAGES

 

WOMEN'S MOUNTAIN BIKE WEEK

 

TOUR DU MONT BLANC

 

TAILOR MADE & GROUP PACKAGES