2017 Alpine MTB Tour to Zermatt

7 ride days | Rhone Valley to Zermatt | 15th to 23rd July

Alps 2017 Zermatt option links the upper reaches of the west end of the Rhone Valley with Zermatt where the scenery is exceptional and MTB trails are unforgettable – even more so as Zermatt has been improving its already superb network of amazing natural MTB trails.  

This route is so good the club has already organised 3 tours on it as it is one of the most memorable sections of the Great Alpine Chain MTB Route challenge (Geneva to the Venice plain) which the club completed in 2016. Describing it as the highest quality singletrack in stunning situations is no exaggeration. 

On the last day it is possible to end with an amazing 3,000m of total descent to complete this superb 7 ride days MTB tour in typical mind blowing fashion.

There will be many highlights on this tour but without doubt it is the magic mix of incredible scenery, magnificent MTB routes and memorable overnights that make this tour extra special. 

Date
 
Overnights
Thurs
Evening – collect & load minibus
 
Fri
Ted & Trev + tbc drive minibus to the Alps with bikes and bags 
 
Sat
Flight to Geneva: train and local bus to stay in excellent out-of
-town group accommodation near Haute Nendaz 
Auberge 
Twin rooms
Sun
Lift to access a mix of trails to memorable Grand Hotel Arolla
Bunk rooms or
standard rooms 
Mon
Descent to Evolene: either up & over or down & round to Grimentz
Great bunkhouse
Tues
Ride – 2 lifts - 1,200m descent to valley floor – lift up t’other side / ride down then up to Leukerbad
B&B or 
Bunkhouse
Wed
Lift, trails & trains over / under up / down into Mattertal and up to Grächen
Hotel
Thurs
Ride BIG trails in the area
ditto
Fri
Ride more BIG trails at Zermatt
ditto
Sat
Descend 3,000+m from Zermatt to Visp or ride more Zermatt trails 
ditto
Sun
Train to Geneva airport for flight home 
 
Mon
Ted & Trev + tbc drive minibus home 
 
Tues
Ted cleans then returns minibus 
 

 

Bikes and bags will be transported both ways on our support minibus. All accommodations have been used in the past and many of the trails have been ridden during previous tours. It is usual practice to purchase a Swiss Travel Pass which provides reduced cost travel on trains, buses and some uplifts. Switzerland isn’t cheap but the mountain biking is beyond superb. Only 1 place left. Guideline not-for-profit cost is £1,000.00 incl flights or less with free travel on the minibus.