TOUR POSTPONED FOR 2018.
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OK, after a couple of years off, we are heading back to the Alps in July 2018, but we are mixing it up a little, and throwing in a fully supported point-to-point epic 7 day ride across the Alps!
We will return to our favourite spot in the Alps, Samoens, for the first 6 days. The riding here is amazing, and we will also get to ride in Morzine and Les Gets. High Alps rides and rough natural 1000m+ descents are all part of the riding.
Then, we will transfer to nearby Chamonix, to start our epic 7 day ride from Chamonix to Zermatt. Starting at the foot of Mont Blanc, we will finish at the base of the Matterhorn. The Chamonix to Zermatt haute route is something very special, giving mountain bikers the chance to link the two most popular high peak climbing destinations in the Alps.
When:2019 tour dates TBA.
Accommodation:Stunning luxurious chalet accommodation in Samoens, a mixture of good quality 3* hotels with en-suite rooms and mountain hotels/refuges on the Transalp ride.
Meals:Breakfasts, lunches, and gourmet 3 course evening meals and wines each day in Samoens, Breakfast and lunch for second week.
Inclusions:Transportation from Geneva, experienced local guides, 12 Days Riding, all accommodation, most meals.
Highlights:*Ride some of the best trails in the Alps
*Relax in one of the most beautiful corners of the Alps
*Explore the MTB mecca of Morzine and lesser known trails of Samoens during first week
*experience one of the best high alpine routes during the second week, fully guided and van supported.
Difficulty:Experienced intermediate cyclist - good level of fitness required
Group Size:Small group travel - 10 maximum
not included:flights, insurance, bike hire (if required).
Experience The Joy Of Alps Riding
This is a major overseas trip and is open to all keen Mountain bikers.
Experience the unlimited freedom and excitement of riding in the Alps, and use chairlifts to get back up the hills! This is one of our favourite spots on the planet for biking, and we hope we can show you why.
A fully guided and supported trip, including an epic transalp ride. Are you up to the challenge?
All You Need To Do Is Arrive - Everything Is Taken Care Of
We offer a 2 week trip, including all accommodation and most food. All you have to do is get there, and then worry about pedalling.
We will be based for the first week in Samoens, one of the most beautiful little villages in the Alps.
It is a quiet and stunning area with unique beauty and endless natural singletrack to explore. And then just a stones throw away is the MTB mecca of Morzine, which has 17 chair lifts and unlimited riding to be explored. The riding options are amazing, with long 1500m descents over 20km a regular occurrence.
We utilise the chairlifts and will also use a van and trailer get around and maximise riding time.
Towards the end of our first week we will transfer to nearby Chamonix to start the 7 day point to point ride. The Chamonix to Zermatt haute route is something very special, giving mountain bikers the chance to link the two most popular high peak climbing destinations in the Alps.
This ride is a will be a wonderful experience- a doable challenge for any intermediate mountain bikers who ride reasonably regularly. This route is point to point and provides a great chance to see some of the best views and scenery in the Alps, including some epic high alpine passes. There is a fair bit of climbing on double track and lots and lots of fantastic singletrack descents, with the occasional techincal bit thrown in! We descend around 14,400m (depends on chairlifts used and how much playing you do en route.) We cover around 300km in distance and ascend approximately 8,750m over the whole week.
The maximum altitude is approximately 2,800m so there are no problems with altitude sickness but you may still feel the altitude in your lungs on the climbs. This ride is perfectly achievable for a keen intermediate rider after a bit of a challenge.
This point to point ride is fully supported. We are using a local guiding company to provide all professional guiding and vehicle support on this leg.
All accomodation is sorted!
During the first week when you are not out riding you can relax in comfort and luxury in our stunning mountain chalet, perched just above the town, offering mesmerising views of the mountains. A beautiful old building that has been done up into a number of attractive roomy apartments, offering flexibility and privacy. It even has a pool to relax any tired legs at the end of the day!
Plus the town square’s shops, bars and patisseries are just a short 5 minute walk. The question is Will you have the energy to walk down to town after a 3 course meal with wine and beer in the evening?
During the second week accommodation is in a mixture of good quality 3* hotels with en-suite rooms and mountain hotels/refuges. There will be group sleeping arrangements in the mountain hotels. There are hot showers and good and plentiful food every night.
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Hear the testimonials from the our guests’ mouths
If you like spending time outdoors, you'll most likely enjoy a half day mountain bike tour on the Adelaide hills.
Ian my guide was great. Showed me around some very nice single trails at Fox Creek. Excellent value!!!