Enduro MINI Tour of Mont Blanc,
with lift assisted rides in Chamonix, Verbier, La Thuile

You are short for time but you want to ride the best possible Enduro paths around the Mont Blanc ?


We have put together the ultimate mountain bikers short break! Four action packed days of crazy Enduro mountain biking from France to Switzerland and on into Italy!
From Chamonix to Courmayeur via Verbier and La Thuile for 3 full days of pure Enduro using ski lifts, plus one full day All Mountain style biking crossing the magnificent Grand Col Ferret (2537m) from Switzerland to Italy with sheer pedal power!

Singletrack heaven with glacier views, big mountain panoramas and the Mont Blanc all alongside friends and finished off with a beers and excellent food to round off each day!
To us that sounds like a good use of a long weekend!

True mountain biking as we like it here at Alpsmountainbike!!


INCLUDED

ALPSMOUNTAINBIKE cycling jersey 4 nights accommodation All meals from dinner of Day 1 (tueday of arrival) to breakfast of Day 5 (Suaturday of departure) picnic lunches Professional guiding The ski lifts in Chamonix, Verbier, La Thuile, Courmayeur and the Mont Blanc Tramway luggage transfer to evening accommodation (inc. mountain refuge) Pick up and Drop off at Geneva airport return transfer to Geneva airport on Saturday of arrival/departure

NOT INCLUDED

Flights/Travel etc Expenses of repair and maintenance of bikes Cancellation/medical insurances and repatriation costs Bike hire Alcohol and extra drinks All that is not included/understood in the heading 'Included'.

Warning: This itineray is given for your information and may be changed at the discretion of the guide depending on the weather conditions, physical ability of clients and the trail 'options' we decide together.

The Schedule : arrival Saturday

DAY 1 of arrival (Tuesday): meet at the hotel in Chamonix.
Assemble bikes, technical checks and any last minute purchases. We will have dinner together in a restaurant where your guide will provide a briefing for the coming days.
Overnight in Chamonix.
Possibilty to visit Chamonix town.

DAY 2 (Wednesday) : Going directly with our shuttle bus to the telecabine at Le Tour to start our day of Enduro riding in the Chamonix Valley! The areas of Le Tour and Vallorcine contain superb technical, flowy singletracks with stunning glacier views of the Mont Blanc range. We will use the lifts several times during the day and finish the day with a fantastic 2000m downhill to Martigny in Switzerland!
Transfer and overnight in Verbier.

Ride distance: 40km Uneven positive: 200m Uneven negative: 4000m Physical difficulty: 3/5 Technical skills: 3/5

DAY 3 (Thursday) : We present you Verbier and its internationally renown bike park!
Since 2015, Verbier has taken the fantastic decision to open all its tracks to the practice of Enduro. A big day of biking awaits us thanks to a wide choice of lifts and trails its hard to know which is the most beautiful.
The views over the Swiss Valais will supply our dose of glaciers and high mountains for the day.
Sleeping well with tired arms and dreams filled with hairpin turns, our appetite for singletracks fulfilled!
Night in Verbier.

Ride distance: 45km Uneven positive: 2000m Uneven negative: 4500m Physical difficulty: 3/5 Technical skills: 3/5

DAY 4 (Friday): Back on the classic route of the Tour of Mont Blanc.
A short transfer will take us to La Fouly at the foot of the Swiss Val Ferret. Here we begin the climb of the Grand Col Ferret (2537m), the first of the large mountain passes of the TMB.
With 1000m of climb, firstly on a 4x4 track followed by a beautiful trail to the summit, where a breathtaking view of the glaciers of the south face of the Mont Blanc range awaits us.
The descent into the Italian Val Ferret is technical with dozens of small tight turns. A big challenge for most!!
After our picnic lunch, a second short hike-a-bike climb (about 15mins) to reach without doubt one of the most beautiful paths in the Alps.
The balcony trail on the Mont de la Saxe is absolutely sublime with a panorama of the whole south face of the Mont Blanc range and the summit of Mont Blanc, well worth the effort of carrying your bikes!
The last descent of the day to Courmayeur is a delight, alternating rolling sections with hairpin turns. A delicious Italian ice-cream and a cold beer will top off this mythical day!
Night in Courmayeur.

Ride distance: 38km Uneven positive: 1350m Uneven negative: 2000m Physical difficulty: 3/5 Technical skills: 3/5

DAY 5 (Saturday) : Depart from Courmayeur with our shuttle bus for a short transfer to the Italian resort of La Thuile, now famous thanks to the Enduro World Series, World Cup. La Thuile is linked with ski lifts to the French resort of La Rosiere offers a wide choice of paths for Enduro riders of all levels.
With an incredible view spanning from the Matterhorn and the Mont Rose to the north, through the Mont Blanc range and south to the centre of the French Alps, Les Ecrins and La Meije!
With huge descents on dreamy trails giving us our dose of Italian sized adrenaline!

A good day of biking as we love them!
Transfer to Chamonix
Group departure and transfer to airport if required.

Ride distance: 45km Uneven positive: 250m Uneven negative: 4500m Physical difficulty: 3/5 Technical skills: 3/5


NB: this tour is run with a minimum of 4 clients. Lunches on Saturday of arrival and Saturday of departure are not included, but can be arranged at an additional cost.

Departure
possible
Every Saturday from June 30th to September 13th
Level
MORE INFOS


Physical
difficulty
  • You are a mtb fan and ride 3-4 times a week at least for 2 hours non stop or more.
  • You can ride at intense pace for short periods (15 minutes)
  • You are able to cope with longer anaerobic efforts( 3-5 minutes).
  • You are comfortable with cycling more than 5 hours at steady pace per day.
  • you are able to climb 1 hour non stop.
  • you do not mind riding in rain if it occurs.
  • you are able to climb more than 1000 meters (3000 feet).
  • vertical ascent a day over 5 days including hike-a-bike sections ( more than 10 minutes).


    Technical
    difficulty
  • You are experienced and have ridden in a lot different situations ( dust, gravels, rocks, roots, mud, slippery terrain) and different types of singletracks.
  • You can go down a drop above 30 centimeters (about 1 foot).
  • You rarely walk uphill or downhill.
  • You are not afraid of steep singletracks uphill and downhill
  • You like the technical challenge and you would like to improve your skills.
  • You can cope with tight corners while downhill with rock and roots.
  • You can ride along a technical descent for at least 30 minutes.
  • You are confident in riding with little exposure.
  • YOUR BIKE
  • The best option is to ride on your own mountain bike, as it is familiar to you.
  • PLEASE NO XC bikes or short travel bikes (below 130mm)
  • A full suspension bike with at least 130 mm of front and back travel is required.
  • You need to have big grippy tires front and back, minimum 2.3 solid casing.
  • Possibility of renting a full suspension bike from 365 euros a week in the local sports stores (list on request).
  • Distance : 168 km - Ascent : 3800 m - Descent : 15000 m
    Duration5 days: arrival on tuesday, departure on saturday
    Terrain
    All kinds of trails !
    Cruisy 2 path trails
    From easy to technical singletracks (some very technical) 'rocky and rooty' trails.
    Location
    Starts and finishes in Chamonix, passes through France, Switzerland and Italy
    Accomodations and food
    4 nights accommodation in hotels (based on double occupancy twin bedrooms). Each accomodations has a secure bike storage, bike-washing facilities, a bar with fresh beers ( there are important things in life! Dinners are 3-courses and each hotels can cater for specific dietary requirements ( veggy, vegan, gluten intolerant etc...), please let us in advance if you have specific diet.
    Lunch
    Our gourmet sandwiches are now reknown as we love to prepare some " deeluxe" lunch for fill your biker's hungry stomchs! So we provide a different sandwich freshly prepared everyday with delicious bread ( organic or whole wheat when possible) and local specialities. In addition we propose unlimited acces to trail snack and fruits!
    Pick up / Drop Off / Meeting point
    The closest international airport is GENEVA / Switzerland, about one hour transfer from Chamonix. The pick up and drop off from / to Geneva airport are included in the price of the trip. Please let us in advance your flight details. You will meet your guide and driver in Chamonix at dinner time. Please do not assemble your bike before you have arrived in at the hotel you'll stay in on saturday evening. Dependding wich trip you ride , you can leave your bike box safely at the hotel and find it back on friday