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Fall in Chamonix is pure magic, and this week-long e-MTB tour will let us experience it all! As summer fades, the Alpine landscapes transform into a kaleidoscope of vibrant colors, calling adventurers to explore its beauty without the usual crowds. Our base? A deluxe mountain chalet with a sauna and massage room! From thrilling rides through stunning Mont Blanc scenery to indulging in delicious French cuisine, visiting the Chamonix attractions, or just relaxing on your chalet terrace, this tour has it all. Join us for an unforgettable week of e-MTB rides, blending excitement, relaxation, and the rich culture of the French Alps!

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Adventure highlights

  • Gorgeous French Alps

    Immerse yourself in the breathtaking Alpine scenery of the Chamonix Valley, adorned in the stunning hues of autumn foliage

  • Welcoming atmosphere

    Your experienced local MTB guide, along with Audrey, will also serve as your chalet hosts, ensuring that your week in Chamonix is nothing short of exceptional!

  • Perfect accommodation

    Step into your deluxe chalet, where spacious living areas, delectable French cuisine, a sauna, and breathtaking mountain vistas from the terraces await your arrival

Itinerary

Embark on this week-long e-MTB adventure in Chamonix, France, amidst the enchanting fall scenery of the Alps. From exploring charming villages to delving into deep forests and enjoying stunning mountain vistas, this tour offers a lot of excitement, while also blending in relaxation, and French Alpine culture. Stay in a deluxe mountain chalet with top-notch amenities, enjoy homemade French cuisine, and experience the ultimate comfort. With experienced guides, delicious meals, and breathtaking rides, this adventure promises an unforgettable experience in the heart of the Alps.

  • Arrive at Chalet Mountain Vibes in the Chamonix Valley by 4pm. After checking in and receiving your room assignments, we can visit the bike rental shop if necessary. At 6:30pm, there will be a briefing and welcome drink, followed by dinner at 7:30pm.

    Meals: Dinner

    Living room in a Chamonix mountain chalet.
  • After breakfast at 8am:00, we’ll start riding at 9:30am. We will start with an easy trail through the village of Les Houches leading into the town of Chamonix. Here, we will explore local shops, bakeries, monuments, and historical sites such as L’Aiguille du Midi station, the Montenver train, and museums. Following a scenic ride along the River Arve, we will reach the Alpine village of Argentiere for a picnic lunch. The return journey provides breathtaking views of glaciers and mountain peaks. Back at the chalet around 5pm, we will have free time for the sauna, a massage, or relaxation before dinner at 7:30pm.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
    Distance: 40 km / 25 miles
    Elevation gain: 950 m / 3,117 ft
    Riding time: 5-6 hours

    Autumn in the village of Argentiere, near Chamonix, French Alps
  • Following breakfast, we will continue riding. We will cycle along the historic Diligence Trail down to village of Servoz and then proceed to Lac Vert, a local “gemstone.” Here, we will enjoy a lunch break while taking in the beautiful surroundings. The tour continues with a climb to the remote village of Ayères, once inhabited by sheep farmers. After a break, the route descends gently towards Vieux Servoz and finally back to Chalet Mountain Vibes via Charousse.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
    Distance: 35 km / 22 miles
    Elevation gain: 1,500 m / 4,921 ft
    Riding time: 5-6 hours

    Fall scenery of Lac Vert, a lake in the Chamonix area, seen during the Chamonix e-MTB adventure.
  • After breakfast at 8am, the day is ours to rest or explore Chamonix attractions. You might take the local train to visit L’Aiguille du Midi and the Mer de Glace (lit. sea of ice), or simply enjoy the French way of life in Chamonix town. Your hosts, Christophe and Audrey, can recommend the best restaurants and places of interest and can provide transport back to the chalet after dinner* if needed.

    Meals: Breakfast

    *Lunch and dinner in Chamonix town are not included

    Chamonix and Mont Blanc vedute.
  • Following breakfast, we’ll continue our e-MTB tour. Today’s route takes us towards Fatiere village, up the “Aiguilles Rouges” slopes, and then descends into Servoz village to reach the wild Tête Noire forest, where we might even spot edible mushrooms. A lunch stop at Col de la Forclaz pass will offer a chance to absorb the forest vibes. Exiting the forest at Prarion pass, we will admire the Chamonix Valley and experience the Tour du Mont Blanc Trail before returning to the chalet. Back at the chalet around 5pm, we will have free time for the sauna, a massage, or relaxation before dinner at 7:30pm.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
    Distance: 35 km / 22 miles
    Elevation gain: 1,600 m / 5,249 ft
    Riding time: 5-6 hours

    Forest in the Chamonix area during fall, seen during the Chamonix e-MTB adventure.
  • After breakfast at 8am, we will go on our last e-MTB tour during our adventure. We will first take the local train to the village of La Buet, then cycle up to Refuge de la Loria for a picturesque lunch break. The route continues with a descent to the village of Vallorcine, exploration of the Bois de la Planche forest, and a short break at Col des Posettes pass. The route then takes us to the village of Le Tour and ends in the village of Argentiere, from where we will take the train back to Les Houches and cycle back to Chalet Mountain Vibes. Back at the chalet around 6pm, we will have free time for the sauna, a massage, or relaxation before dinner at 7:30pm.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
    Distance: 35 km / 22 miles
    Elevation gain: 1,600 m / 5,249 ft
    Riding time: 5-6 hours

    View of sharp Alpine peaks rising from the forested valley, Vallorcine, Chamonix area, France.
  • We will enjoy a final breakfast at 8am before departing Chalet Mountain Vibes by 10am:00. Reflect on your incredible adventure before saying goodbye to your guide, host, and to fellow mountain bikers. 

    Meals: Breakfast

    Village of Les Houches, Chamonix area, France.
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Meet your guides

Christophe
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Christophe
French Certified Mountain Bike Guide
French Certified Mountain Bike Guide
Christophe has resided in the Chamonix Valley for over a decade and owns the Chalet Mountain Vibes Bed and Breakfast. With a deep-rooted passion for the outdoors and extensive knowledge of the mountain trails in and around the Mont Blanc Range, Christophe provides an exceptional guiding experience. His years of experience have honed his ability to instill confidence in his clients, ensuring they feel secure and enthusiastic about their adventures. Christophe's expertise and dedication allow him to share his love for the mountains, creating unforgettable experiences for all who join his tours.
Chalet Mountain Vibes
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Chalet Mountain Vibes
Chalet Mountain Vibes
Originally an exquisite chalet perfect for outdoor enthusiasts seeking to explore the Chamonix Valley, Chalet Mountain Vibes has expanded its offerings to include exceptional MTB tours in the region. These tours seamlessly combine thrilling guided rides with the unparalleled hospitality experience of the chalet, providing guests with an unforgettable adventure and the utmost comfort.

Accommodation

Things to know

  • What you get on this adventure:

      • An experienced, local MTB guide with extensive knowledge of the area
      • 4 days of e-mountain biking in the Chamonix area
      • Accommodation in a deluxe mountain chalet with a sauna (6 nights)
      • Most meals during the adventure (6 breakfasts, 4 lunch packs on e-MTB days, and 5 dinners)
      • 1-hour massage
      • Local train pass for the duration of the trip

    What’s not included:

      • Transportation to Les Houches
      • Meals not indicated in the itinerary (lunch and dinner on the rest day)
      • Extra drinks during the trip, in and out of the chalet
      • MTB gear, including e-bike
      • Public transportation other than the local train (if needed)
      • Guide gratuities — optional
      • Medical/accident insurance — required
      • Travel insurance — recommended
  • For this Chamonix Valley e-MTB tour, participants should be capable of riding for several hours on hilly, unpaved terrain. The tour is suitable for beginner and intermediate mountain bikers, requiring the ability to cover approximately 20 miles (35 km) per day, with an elevation gain of around 1,600 feet (500 m). Riding an e-mountain bike significantly eases the effort, and a guide will always be by your side to encourage you, observe your technique, and ensure the pace is suitable for the group. The rides include frequent breaks, and a rest day is scheduled during the adventure.

  • Here’s a list of the equipment you need to bring:

      • E-mountain bike — can be rented
      • 1 E-MTB battery (650 Wh capacity) — can be rented
      • 2 sets of riding or athletic clothing
      • Backpack large enough to carry the picnic and extra clothes (25 L capacity)
      • Water bottle or hydration bladder (2L capacity)
      • Sport shoes
      • Breathable jacket
      • Sunglasses
      • Water bottle
      • Leisure clothing for your free time and visit in Chamonix town
      • Regular mountain bike helmet
      • Biking gloves — strongly recommended
      • Flexible knee pads — optional
      • Toiletries
      • Swimsuit (for sauna and public thermal baths)
      • Personal medication if required
      • Camera — optional (but recommended)

    Bring comfortable clothing appropriate for the season and the forecast. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans. You’ll be able to discuss your packing list with your guide prior to the adventure.

  • If not bringing your own, you can rent your e-bike and additional equipment. It is possible to do so from your guide once you arrive at the chalet, but this option is dependent on availability. Alternatively, there are many gear shops/rental stores in Chamonix where you can rent your equipment. Either way, you can expect to pay around $100 per day if you decide on renting your e-MTB equipment.

  • Group sizes and pricing

      • For this group adventure, the usual client-to-guide ratio is 9:1.
      • It takes a minimum of 4 people for this tour to operate.

    Mountain biking in Chamonix can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

    Min. age requirements

      • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
      • Minors that are 16 or older are permitted to join the adventure on a case-by-case, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.

    If your group has hikers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

  • To get to Les Houches, a town in the Chamonix Valley where your chalet is located, most people fly into Geneva Airport, which is 1 hour away. From there, you can rent a car or take a shuttle service.

    The easiest way to get to Les Houches is to first take a train ride from Geneva to Chamonix, followed by another short train ride to Les Houches. You will meet your guide Christophe and chalet host Audrey at the chalet on Day 1. You are expected to arrive there by 4pm.

  • Participants are expected to cover all their bases with emergency medical insurance. We also recommend arranging travel insurance.

    With medical/accident insurance, if you have an accident or medical emergency on or off the trails, you’ll avoid paying out of pocket for costly expenses. This covers everything from hospital treatments to emergency air transportation and more. Travel insurance covers canceled flights, natural disasters and other scenarios that may interrupt your travel plans.

    We also expect you to respect local regulations and take measures to protect yourselves, your guides, and the communities you’re traveling to.

    If you need assistance selecting the right insurance for your group, let us know and we will be happy to help!

  • Deposits

    You can secure one of the set dates with a 30% deposit upon booking. The remaining 70% of the trip price is to be paid 90 days prior to departure, at the latest.

    Secure your early bird spot with a 10% deposit! This tour gets sold out very quickly, but with early-bird booking, you will be the first one to know about any new upcoming dates. Pick your preferred dates without the risk of your bucket list adventure selling out!

      • Only 10% of the total amount should be paid as a deposit upon booking. This deposit is non-refundable, but can be transferred to another 57hours adventure anytime in case the dates don’t suit you.
      • Once the dates are set, you can confirm your booking by paying another 20% of the total amount.
      • The final balance is due 3 months (90 days) prior to departure.

    Cancellations

    Booking fees are non-refundable in all cases. During checkout, however, you can choose one of 57hours’ flexibility options:

    Basic

      • In case of cancellation within 48 hours after booking, the amount paid is fully refundable.
      • For cancellations 60 or more days before the trip, you are eligible for a 70% refund of the trip price.
      • For cancellations 0-59 days before the trip, there is no refund.

    Flexible

      • In case of cancellation within 48 hours after booking, the amount paid is fully refundable.
      • For cancellations 60 or more days before the trip, you are eligible for a full refund of the trip price.
      • For cancellations 30-59 days before the trip, you are eligible for a 50% refund of the trip price.
      • For cancellations 0-29 days before the trip, there is no refund.

    Super Flexible

      • In case of cancellation within 48 hours after booking, the amount paid is fully refundable.
      • For cancellations 30 or more days before the trip, you are eligible for a full refund of the trip price.
      • For cancellations 0-29 days before the trip, you are eligible for a 50% refund of the trip price.
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