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Valais

Swiss Made

Saturday 20 Jul 2024 9:00

All inclusive MTB holidays in Switzerland
from

1'490.- CHF

duration

8 days

technical level

3/4icone ask level

fit level

2,5/4icone ask level

Destination :

Valais

Registration close :

22 May 2024

Places :

10

The most beautiful trails in Valais with a local guide and private shuttle

Discover the most beautiful mountain bike routes with an expert guide from Valais to ride the most confidential trails and for an immersion total in the local culture.



Highlights

  • Between 5,000m and 10,000m of descent daily
  • The most beautiful trails in Valais
  • Private shuttle for exclusive rides
  • Local guide certified Swiss Cycling expert of Valais
  • Authentic and warm accommodation in the heart of Valais
  • Mechanical assistance

    • Day 1 | Welcome to Valais

      MTB trip in Switzerland with accommodation and guideYou are warmly welcomed to our comfortable guesthouse which will be your base for this crazy week of great riding that is beginning for you.

      You take advantage of the welcome aperitif to get to know your friendly epic colleagues and your companions, before taking advantage of our hosts' delicious menu to taste local dishes as sumptuous as the surrounding landscapes.

      Before falling asleep, you take one last time to watch the Exoride videos that made you dream so much, just to spot the best trajectories on these promising trails .

       

      Distance: 10 km
      D+: 0 m
      D-: 1,100 m
      Night in guest house
    • Day 2 | Trient Valley

      Trip all mountain in ValaisA first transfer a short distance away takes you to the majestic ridges of the Trient valley for a one-day all-mountain tour with a breathtaking view of Mont-Blanc.< /p>

      The morning run that your guide has prepared for you allows you to get started gradually, in order to get used to the Swiss trails and acclimatize to the altitude of these beautiful summits that you dreamed of so much. After a final, very short portage, and a 360-degree view of the day's scenery, the Holy Grail of the mountain bike route takes place under your sensation-hungry crampons.

      They delight in this flow and the loamy soil, tracing beautiful curves through a forest of majestic conifers and peaceful little ponds. In the afternoon, your private bus takes you back to the heights, for a new route down along this now familiar Trient valley.

      You can take advantage of this magnificent trail to demonstrate your technical skills but without forgetting to take a few photos of the unique view offered on the imposing slopes of Mont-Blanc.< /p>

      After such a first trail festival, we return to our accommodation to quench our thirst with a good, well-deserved local hoppy drink.

      Distance: 32 km
      D+: 1,100 m
      D-: 3,200 m
      Night in guest house
    • Day 3 | Val d’Hérens & Val d’Hérémence

      Discover Valais by mountain bike with a guideIt is with your eyes still sparkling from yesterday's trails that you impatiently get back on the Exo'Bus for a new transfer to the region of Hérémence and Hérens and its typical villages traditional mazots, in order to discover our spot of the day, to enjoy a day of enduro shuttles with four completely different enduro routes.

      You can choose to generously pull yourself along with the front of the peloton or let yourself slip peacefully into the second part of the group. You no longer count the countless switchbacks and the thousands of meters of D- that your GPS tries as best it can to accumulate.

      The relaxing midday lunch in a cabin allows you to recover your precious strength and contemplate the beautiful region of Hérémence and its view of the imposing Dixence dam, before setting off again. track, in the footsteps of the legendary Grand Raid course on a decidedly more enduro version focused on driving and for maximum fun.

      Distance: 35 km
      D+: 560 m
      D-: 4,800 m
      Night in guest house
    • Day 4 | Entremont Valley

      Mountain bike trip with shuttle and guide in SwitzerlandYour forearms are barely recovering and your face still displays the huge banana from your series of enduro shuttles the day before. Today, we are leaving for a day at the gates of your hotel to ride high ridges on two superb all-mountain variants, essential between Val Ferret, Val d'Entremont and Val de Bagnes.

      A pleasant and regular first section of pedaling as a warm-up will gradually introduce you to the Combins and Mont Rogneux on one side, as well as the imposing Aiguille d'Argentière and Mont Dolent on the other.< /p>

      After a final, amazed look at this photogenic landscape, we head into a forest worthy of the Lord of the Rings for a fun and varied itinerary.

      Arriving at the end of this first loop, our faithful bus picks us up with the precision of a Swiss watch to return to the other side of the valley, which will also reveal all these charms to you gradually. as we progress along its side and magnificent balcony paths.

      One last local treat as a reward guide in an authentic summit hut, before a final dive through these now familiar, but still exciting, alpine landscapes.

      Distance: 35 km
      D+: 1,500 m
      D-: 3,500 m
      Night in guest house
    • Day 5 | Val de Bagnes

      Bike trip enduro Val de Bagnes and VerbierIn order to offer you the best alternation and make your mountain biking stay in Switzerland a total success, your guide has prepared a new day of mountain bike shuttles for you in the region of Bagnes and from Martigny.

      A real festival of trails, each more flowy than the last.

      Your guide and the shuttle driver will only agree to release you from this day once the union threshold of 5,000 meters of altitude difference has been crossed, i.e. no less than 5 rotations.

      An old Valais legend even speaks of a cumulative D- of 10,000 meters over a day... and if you too revived this ancestral story?

      Distance: 26 km
      D+: 250 m
      D-: 5,500 m
      Night in guest house
    • Day 6 | Aletsch Glacier

      MTB and E-Bike on the Aletsch Glacier with a Swiss Cycling guideAfter a pleasant transfer towards the east of the canton of Valais, you are ready to experience another day of pure madness on the trails of the Swiss Alps.

      And not just any trail, since your program for the day consists of following the most beautiful mountain bike routes along the Aletsch Glacier, the longest in Europe.

      A totally spectacular day. Landscapes never seen before with this impressive view overlooking the vast sea of ​​ice, and totally indecent trails that you take on with more than 1,000 meters of D- in one shot, graciously assisted by the public transport network , gondolas and trains that run through this region.

      Distance: 35 km
      D+: 550 m
      D-: 5'100 m
      Night in guest house
    • Day 7 | Verbier

      Mountain bike holidays in VerbierWhether for its expertly crafted bikepark trails or for its multiple enduro trails, you will quickly understand why Verbier has established itself as one of the best mountain bike spots .

      After a little warmup in the rules on the slopes, your guide will quickly introduce you to the craziest trails and the best downhill options in the area.

      Thanks to the various ski lifts available in the Verbier sector, you will be able to chain runs at a breakneck pace and burn the last particles of your brake pads by adding a good handful of kilometers of mountain bike trails in Valais to your list of achievements for the week is already more than well stocked.

      Distance: 40 km
      D+: 300 m
      D-: 5,000 m
      Night in guest house
    • Day 8 | Entremont, end of stay

      Bike holidays in the swiss AlpsYour trip ends. It is with a heavy heart and a tear in your eye that you pack up your bike, wondering how many days you will be able to last, far from all these superb landscapes, from the crazy atmosphere of your bike week in Valais and the dozens thousands of meters of negative altitude difference swallowed during this week.


  • What's included

    • Swiss Cycling expert mountain bike guide (fr/en/de)
    • Internal transfers, shuttles & ski lifts
    • Mechanical assistance
    • Comfortable guest house accommodation
    • Equipped mechanical workshop
    • Driving advice
    • The video and souvenir photos

    Not included

    • The international flight
    • Airport transfer (optional)
    • Additional nights and extension of stays
    • Airport taxes
    • Bike rental & equipment (optional in the registration form)
    • Personal insurance
    • Drinks
    • Meals of the last day
    • Tipping
    • Everything not included in what is included

  • Bike

    • a full-suspension MTB or E-Bike with 140 to 170mm travel, completely overhauled, including suspensions
    • Mixed terrain tires 2.3" wide or more, with reinforced casings and tubeless with recent preventive fluid
    • A telescopic seat post
    • Replacement derailleur hanger
    • 2 spare inner tubes
    • 3 pairs of brake pads
    • 2 quick links adapted to the chain
    • Chain oil
    • 1 Derailleur cable
    • Charger and battery if transmission or electric seat post
    • Charger if E-Bike
    • Repair equipment specific to your bike

    Accessories

    • Open face MTB helmet
    • Sunglasses
    • Knee pads
    • Elbow pads (recommended)
    • Long gloves
    • Swimsuit
    • Toiletries
    • Bicycle clothing for 8 days
    • Sun cream
    • Backpack (min 16l) with integrated back protector and water pocket
    • Repair equipment (tire levers, bits, multitool, chain tool, pump or CO2 cartridges)
    • First aid kit
    • Rain-resistant windbreaker
    • Repair equipment
    • Rislan necklaces
    • Mobile phone and its charger
    • 1 Powerbank

  • Required levels

    This stay in the Swiss Alps is aimed at intermediate-level practitioners.

    The terrain is varied, alternating alpine trails and forest trails.

    We rated this stay 3/4.

    You can find out more about our level scale by clicking here.

    If you have any doubts, do not hesitate to contact us to discuss them.

    Culture

    Valais is a canton located in the southwest of Switzerland, on the border with France and Italy.

    The inhabitants of Valais speak French in the western part (Bas-Valais and central Valais), and Swiss-German in the east of the canton (Haut-Valais).

    During your stay, we will show you the entirety of this canton and share with you all the cultural anecdotes.

    Accommodation & food

    During your stay, you will be accommodated in our comfortable guesthouse located in a charming, typical village.

    You can also benefit from a fully equipped workshop for maintaining your bike, a coffee machine and free wifi.

    The meals offered are typical of the region and you benefit from the best local products.

    Climate

    Valais is a region with a privileged climate, often beautiful and dry.

    Temperatures are generally ideal for mountain biking, but departures and nights at altitude may be a little cool.

    Some warmer clothing for the rain should therefore be brought in the event of a more humid or cold episode.

    Sécurity

    Switzerland is a very safe country and the regions in which we operate present no risk.

    For further

    Are you won over by this program and you only want to join this incredible adventure?

    If you are sure of your physical and technical abilities, and have made sure that your equipment corresponds to the program, you can click on the registration button and fill out the form to reserve your place.


    • Is this stay open to E-Bikes?

      Yes we happily welcome E-Bikes. If you are planning to come with yours by plane, be aware that it is however very complicated to fly with an electric bike and its battery.

      Some companies accept bicycles, but you must send your battery separately by road transport. In this case, we can safely receive your battery in Valais.

      If you wish, you can also take advantage of our rental fleet to rent a high-end E-Bike for your stay.

      Do not hesitate to contact us to find out more.

    • How many people are there in a group?

      In order to ensure perfect logistics and ensure you have the best possible experience, we limit the number of participants generally from 6 to 10 people.

    • Who is our guide?

      This MTB trip in Valais is supervised by a professional Swiss MTB guide, certified Swiss Cycling, who has been riding since 1989 and guiding since 2010.

      You are in good hands to discover Valais.

    • What is the usual profile of the participants on this adventure?

      The participants of this mountain bike trip in Valais are on average aged 30 to 55 years old.

    • What type of ride should I expect?

      The terrain encountered during our stay is an alternation of alpine trails and forest trails. Valais is a rather steep place and it is important to know how to negotiate the hairpins to feel comfortable on the proposed routes.

    • Should we always ride with all our equipment?

      No, during the day, you will only ride with your bike gear.

      All luggage stays in our guesthouse.

    • Is it possible to do laundry during the stay?

      Yes, our guest house has a washing machine.

    • What is the type of accommodation?

      You are accommodated in our comfortable and authentic guest house in the Orsières region.

    • Are meals included?

      In order to offer more flexibility, meals are added as an option to your trip.

      You can choose to enjoy our gourmet cuisine by choosing the option in the registration form.

    • What type of equipment do I need?

      Most of this stay does not require any special cycling equipment.

      You can find the complete list of necessary materials under the “materials” tab.

    • What happens if I'm tired?

      The program for this adventure was developed with the safety aspect as a priority.

      At any time, it is easy to find our support vehicles or to skip a run if you feel tired.



Who will lead your adventure?

Your expert
for this experience

Christian

Tour leader & C.E.O.

Chris has been practicing mountain biking intensely in the Swiss Alps since 1989. Since then, the passion has never left him, alternating between competitions and discovery.

In 2010, he decided to leave his office job and officially became a mountain bike guide in Valais, taking on the audacious challenge of practicing 100%, in order to concentrate on this activity, and offer extraordinary experiences to his hosts.

He will be delighted to welcome you on this stay in Valais, and share with you his most beautiful finds, to offer you beautiful memories of your mountain biking experience in Valais.

 

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F.A.Q.

  • How to privatize a guided MTB tour or trip?

    In order to offer an adequate outing, it is essential that we know the technical and physical level of the participants, the desired date for the event, the location, and the style of practice.

    You can of course draw inspiration from our different mountain bike tours and stays for your private outing project, but we are obviously delighted to offer you a completely personalized itinerary with the characteristics and accommodation of your choice.

  • What is the profile of your guides and instructors?

    The experiences offered by Exoride are supervised by extremely qualified guides and instructors, with more than 30 years of mountain biking practice, most of them former competitors, certified, and above all carrying out this activity 100% professionally.

    We pay particular attention to safety and you are assured of being surrounded by true mountain bike guiding professionals.

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  • What are prices for a MTB guide in Switzerland?

    Each request responds to needs specific to the chosen activity, such as location scouting or the organization of possible logistics alongside your event.

    However, here are some examples of applicable guiding and rental rates:


    1 person
    2 people
    3 people
    4 people
    5 people
    6 people< br />7 people & +

    1/2 DAY
    240 CHF
    260 CHF
    300 CHF
    360 CHF
    400 CHF
    420 CHF
    460 CHF

    1 DAY
    450 CHF
    480 CHF
    510 CHF
    520 CHF
    600 CHF
    660 CHF
    700 CHF

    Bike & E-Bike Rental

    Full suspension Bike & E-Bike
    70 CHF
    90 CHF
  • How many people maximum?

    We can organize mountain bike or E-Bike tours for 1 to 100 people. For stays abroad, the number of participants generally does not exceed 20 maximum depending on the destinations.

  • What other services are available?

    We offer turnkey tours and stays. Take advantage of our solid network of partners for an exceptional event.

    In addition to the cycling part, we also take care of:

    • Meal, restaurant or buffet in nature
    • Travel by private minibus
    • Seminar room
    • Hotels or shelters
    • Photos and video
    • ...

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