Wallis Delight
Enduro trip in Wallis Switzerland

It is not a secret that Switzerland (aka Swissneyland) has surely one of the best singletrack network in the world . Wallis ( called Valais in french) is the swiss Rhone valley situated at the extreme north of the Mont Blanc range, with Martigny, Sion, Sierre, Visp Brig as main towns and boarded by the Matterhorn, Weisshorn, Monte Rosa on one side and the Wildstrubel and Oberland on the other side.

You will explore this singletrack heaven riding a different spot every day between Verbier, Val d'Annivers, Cran Montana, the famous and breathtaking Aletsch Glacier trail and finishing the last day in Zermatt facing the Matterhorn!

The terrain is a mix between sweet flowy singletracks, techy challenging sections, ski lift assisted rides and pedal powered mtb adventures!

A pure singletrack orgy !

INCLUDED

the guiding by a certified (MCF) French professional mountain bike guide, who is also fluent in English expenses of organization 7 dinners / 7 continental breakfasts 6 homemade freshly prepared gourmet lunches during the riding days 7 night accomodations in twin to quad rooms unlimited access to trail snacks the transport of your luggage from place to place mechanical assistance every evening free access to a complete tool box to maintain your bike safe place to store your bike at night all transfers and shuttles all ski lifts in Verbier, Grimentz, Zinal, Saint Luc, Cran Montana, Zermatt the “Alpsmountainbike“ jersey

NOT INCLUDED

the fight ticket, airfare the pick up and drop off at Geneva airport on Saturday arrival and departure day, personal pendings (beverages, energetic drinks and food etc...) bicycle renting, the expenses related to the repair and maintenance of the bicycle, the cancellation/help insurances and repatriation costs and in a broader sense what is not included/understood in the heading "the price includes/understands" Alcohol and extra drinks All that is not included/understood in the heading 'Included'.
Warning: This itineray is given for your information and may be changed at the discretion of the guide depending on the weather conditions, physical ability of clients and the trail 'options' we decide together.

The Schedule : arrival Saturday

DAY 1 of arrival (Saturday) : meet up in Chamonix , then transfer to Le Chable at the foot of Verbier Switzerland. Please make sure you arrive no later than 2:00 pm at Geneva airport.

DAY 2 (Sunday) : Verbier is a fantastic playground for all riders and we will explore this playground with the use of ski lift and a bit of pedaling. We will also do some «  on trail coaching » for you to improve your riding skills and enjoy the experience at its best.
The views over the Swiss Valais will supply our dose of glaciers and high mountains for the day.
Sleeping well with tired arms and dreams filled with hairpin turns, our appetite for singletracks fulfilled!

Over night on the side on Rhone valley.

Ride distance: 30km Uneven positive: 400m Uneven negative: 3500m


DAY 3 (Monday) : Early transfer to Sanetsch Pass at 2251 meters for an epic descent toward Sion.
1800 meters non stop of fun facing the « royal crown » made of Matterhorn, Weisshorn, Dom of Mischabel, Dent Blanc ; Monte Rosa , all highest summits of Switzerland ! Absolutely stunning !
In the afternoon ,a short transfer to avoid a long road climb will take us on the other side of the valley for another epic descent !
Night in Grimentz

Ride distance: 40km Uneven positive: 300m Uneven negative: 3100m

DAY 4 (Tuesday) : the Val d'Anniviers is a very little known jewell composed of the beautifull villages of Grimentz, Zinal, Saint Luc and Chandolin and their ski lifts.
A big day of alpine riding ahead with once again big mountains, glaciers and turquoise blue lakes !
Night on the side of Rhone valley.

Ride distance: 40km Uneven positive: 400m Uneven negative: 3000m

DAY 5 (Wednesday) : today we will ride the famous «  Aletsch glacier trail «  along the Aletsch glaciercoming down from the south face of the Eiger, the biggest glacier in Europe !!
A gondola will take us at 2200 meters and we will pedal up to a pass to acces to the side of the glacier and follow down the glacier boarded with summits above 4000 meters and back down to the valley floor.
Night on the side of Rhone valley

Ride distance: 35km Uneven positive: 800m Uneven negative: 2800m

DAY 6 (Thursday) : secret spot today ! The area of Moosalp pass at the junction of Saas Fé and Zermatt valley has some amazing trails and we know the place like no others !
A day shared with shuttles and ski lifts to ride only the «  creme de la creme «  of this spot.
So not much details on this day, it is our little jewell !
Night in Saint Niklaus for two nights

Ride distance: 40km Uneven positive: 200m Uneven negative: 4000m

Enduro trip in switzerland
enduro mtb
Aletsch glacier Wallis
gps tracks finale ligure fake !

DAY 7 (Friday) : This last day will surely be engraved in your memory for long time!!! From Saint Niklaus we'll go to Zermatt using trails and road and ride the terrific trails of Zermatt valley ..... You'll have the choice to choose the lift you want to take, the train to Gornergrat train 3016m or the Sunnegga funicular. From both of these lift the view on the Matterhorn, the Breithorn, the Monte Rosa is just breathaking!! The descent down to Zermatt valley is fantastic and will make your disc brake burn for sure!! For sure, riding here , in Switzerland is truly an experience you won't forget before long...
Apck your bike at the end of the day and drink beers ! .

Ride distance: 40km Uneven positive: 1000m Uneven negative: 3000m

Day 8 : departure day (Saturday) :
Transfert to Geneva airport via Chamonix. Make sure you book an afternoon or a late/ evening flight due to the time of transfert to Geneva airport.





NB: this tour is run with a minimum of 4 clients. Lunches on Saturday of arrival and Saturday of departure are not included, but can be arranged at an additional cost.

Departure
possible
Every Saturday from June 30th to September 14th
Level
MORE INFOS


Physical
difficulty
  • You are a mtb fan and ride 3-4 times a week at least for 2 hours non stop or more.
  • You can ride at intense pace for short periods (15 minutes)
  • You are able to cope with longer anaerobic efforts( 3-5 minutes).
  • You are comfortable with cycling more than 5 hours at steady pace per day.
  • you are able to climb 1 hour non stop.
  • you do not mind riding in rain if it occurs.
  • you are able to climb more than 1000 meters (3000 feet).
  • vertical ascent a day over 5 days including hike-a-bike sections ( more than 10 minutes).


    Technical
    difficulty
  • You are experienced and have ridden in a lot different situations ( dust, gravels, rocks, roots, mud, slippery terrain) and different types of singletracks.
  • You can go down a drop above 30 centimeters (about 1 foot).
  • You rarely walk uphill or downhill.
  • You are not afraid of steep singletracks uphill and downhill
  • You like the technical challenge and you would like to improve your skills.
  • You can cope with tight corners while downhill with rock and roots.
  • You can ride along a technical descent for at least 30 minutes.
  • You are confident in riding with little exposure.
  • YOUR BIKE
  • The best option is to ride on your own mountain bike, as it is familiar to you.
  • PLEASE NO XC bikes or short travel bikes (below 130mm)
  • A full suspension bike with at least 130 mm of front and back travel is required.
  • You need to have big grippy tires front and back, minimum 2.3 solid casing.
  • Possibility of renting a full suspension bike from 365 euros a week in the local sports stores (list on request).
  • Distance : 225 km - Ascent : 3100 m - Descent : 19400 m !!!!
    Duration8 days: arrival on saturday, departure on saturday
    Terrain
    All kinds of trails !
    Cruisy 2 path trails
    From easy to technical singletracks (some very technical) 'rocky and rooty' trails.
    Location
    Starts in Verbier and finishes in Zermatt
    Accomodations and food
    7 nights accommodation in hotels (based on double occupancy twin bedrooms). Each accomodations has a secure bike storage, bike-washing facilities, a bar with fresh beers ( there are important things in life! Dinners are 3-courses and each hotels can cater for specific dietary requirements ( veggy, vegan, gluten intolerant etc...), please let us in advance if you have specific diet.
    Lunch
    Our gourmet sandwiches are now reknown as we love to prepare some " deeluxe" lunch for fill your biker's hungry stomchs! So we provide a different sandwich freshly prepared everyday with delicious bread ( organic or whole wheat when possible) and local specialities. In addition we propose unlimited acces to trail snack and fruits!
    Pick up / Drop Off / Meeting point
    The closest international airport is GENEVA / Switzerland, about one hour transfer from Chamonix. The pick up and drop off from / to Geneva airport are included in the price of the trip. Please let us in advance your flight details. You will meet your guide and driver in Chamonix at dinner time. Please do not assemble your bike before you have arrived in at the hotel you'll stay in on saturday evening. Dependding wich trip you ride , you can leave your bike box safely at the hotel and find it back on friday