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.
Day 1: Arrive to Geneva Switzerland, transfer to Martigny.
Arrive at your leisure today to Geneva Airport (GVA) and transfer on the train to Martigny (& Le Chable). Build bikes this afternoon and rest up for tomorrow's ride.
Day 2: 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 3: 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 4: Shuttles & singletrack. — 28 km
Options today. Downhill shuttles? Or a bigger traversing descent on some technical singletrack?
Day 5: 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 6: 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 7: 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 8: 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 9: 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.
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)
July 10-18, 2021 | August 28-September 5, 2021 | September 4-12, 2021
|Duration:||9 days, 8 nights|
|Joining In:||Geneva, Switzerland|
|Land Cost:||2985 CHF (swiss francs) /person | Currency Conversion ?|
|Skill Level:||Advanced | more info »|
|Fitness Level:||4/6 | more info »|
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