Cloudraker | Big Mountain Bike Adventures

Cloudraker

All-Mountain in Switzerland

This trip has become a serious classic and a must-do for passionate riders longing for the ultimate Alps trip. If you dream of getting off a lift high in the Alps, climbing for an hour to a high pass with spectacular views, having a quick cappuccino, then rolling downhill for, oh, an hour or more on fantastic singletrack, then this is for you. We'll gaze out at Mont Blanc from a little stone hut above Verbier, devour pasta in Italy and ride in the shadow of the Matterhorn in Zermatt. Cloudraker is a serious all-mountain buffet.

Itinerary

Day 1: Ride amazing Verbier. — 29 km

Ride from the door of our hotel and back on amazing lift-accessed big mountain riding. 3138 m of down today!

Day 2: Ride to Italy. — 27 km

A big day of adventure riding up and over a remote pass that is the border to Italy. Then it's all downhill to gelato & pasta!

Day 3: Shuttles & singletrack. — 28 km

Options today. Downhill shuttles? Or a bigger traversing descent on some technical singletrack?

Day 4: Transfer to Val D'Anniviers. Ride to Zinal. — 22 km

A short transfer to a mountain biker's shangri-la. Afternoon ride to Zinal, a little town tucked in the big mountains. Sleep at a historic hotel at 2350m.

Day 5: Ride to Sierre. Transfer to Zermatt. — 22 km

Wake up with views for miles. Then we ride across the mountains and down over 3000 m to the Rhone valley. Transfer to car-less Zermatt.

Day 6: Ride stagerring Zermatt. — 43 km

Up Zermatt’s Gornergrat cog railway this morning for amazing rides and views of 29 peaks above 4000 m (13,000 feet). Option for more laps, or spend some time being a tourist exploring Zermatt.

Day 7: Ride Zermatt. — 34 km

Another fantastic super-sized day in Zermatt. This time sessioning three lifts, Sunegga, Blauherd and Rothorn. The last lap to the neighboring town of Tasch is amazing.

Day 8: Transfer to Geneva Airport. Bon voyage!

Board the train this morning from Zermatt to Geneva Airport. Flights should not depart earlier than 12 noon today.

What our Guests Say:

“In a world where epic has been overused, this trip certainly fits the real definition - I have never experienced anything so amazing.”

– Ray W.

Details

Dates: July 11-19, 2020 | July 25-Aug. 2, 2020 | Aug. 15-23, 2020 | Aug. 29-Sept 6, 2020 (SOLD OUT) | Sept. 5-13, 2020 (SOLD OUT)

Duration: 9 days, 8 nights
Joining In: Geneva, Switzerland
Skill Level: 3 fitness, 3 technical
Type: All-Mountain
Land Cost: 2795 CHF (swiss francs) /person | Currency Conversion ?

Ride Map

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