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The splendor of the Swiss Alps alone is enough to sweep anyone off their feet—luckily, you’ll be on your bikes. Throw into the mix an intricate network of immaculate trails and authentic Swiss experiences, and you’ve got yourself a superb e-mountain biking holiday. Spend a week riding around the Jungfrau-Aletsch UNESCO World Heritage Site, where varied trails will lead you along high alpine pastures, gigantic glaciers, rushing waterfalls, and crystal-clear lakes. Anything from technical switchbacks to flowy downhill can be found here, and just when your legs need a time out, settle into your top-of-the-range accommodation, learn about the area’s myths and traditions, and taste the signature fondue or Rösti.

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  • Discover the dense network of Switzerland’s varied MTB trails

  • Feel the cool air emanating from the largest glacier in the Alps with +4,000m peaks in the backdrop

  • Loosen up your leg muscles with a wellness break in the thermal baths of Leukerbad

Itinerary

The hills are alive with the sound of your bikes flowing down impeccable trails. This is Switzerland, home to some of the world’s best MTB locations. And we’re not just saying that because of the country’s incredible network of trails—this 7-day e-bike adventure in the Swiss Alps is a lot more than just testing your endurance and skills. The tour is also about spectacular views all day every day, recuperating times in fantastic accommodation and thermal baths, gastronomic delights, and complete immersions of yourself into the local culture. Pedal through the extraordinary Alps and discover its riches.

  • Make sure to arrive a day prior to the tour and settle into your accommodation in Grindelwald. Traveling can be tiring, so use the day to recover and prepare for the incredible experience that awaits you!

    Note: Accommodation not included

    Grindelwald village in Switzerland
  • The tour begins in the fairytale village of Grindelwald, where typical Alpine views of verdant pastures are dwarfed by the Bernese Oberland Giants. After a check-up and adjustment of the e-bikes, start your day with a long ascent assisted by the engine of your bike. You’re going in the direction of Bachalpsee, where you’ll be able to have a picnic by the lake. There’s hardly a more beautiful way to start a trip, since the lake reflects Monch, Eiger, and Jungfrau. From Grosse Scheidegg, a long descent on playful singletrails allows you to switch valleys and go up to the Aare Gorge to Grimselpass, where you’ll spend the night in a charming hotel by the lake.

    Meals: Lunch and dinner
    Distance: 54 km / 36 miles
    Elevation: +2,400 m (+7,875 ft) | -2,200 m (-7,218 ft)
    Accommodation: HotelGuided e-bike tour in the Swiss Alps

  • Start the day with a hot beverage on the terrace of your hotel, where you’ll go through a briefing with your guide. The first part of the day features some challenging ascents up rocky terrain. As you enter Haut Valais, renowned for the quality of its mountain biking routes, a change of scenery follows suit. A long balcony singletrack offers a nice view of the Rhône Valley. Enjoy a delicious picnic in a typical village before continuing onto a final climb to the charming village of Bellwald—this last ascent is very playful and offers a multitude of lines. Once you reach Fiesch, your luggage will be waiting for you. A gondola ride takes you to the hotel, 2,200 m (7,218 ft) above the sea.

    Meals: Lunch and dinner
    Distance: 40 km / 25 miles
    Elevation: +1,655 m (+5,430 ft) | -1,862 m (-6,110 ft)
    Accommodation: HotelRhone Valley, MTB

  • Leave the hotel to climb the ridge above the village on an uphill flowtrail. From the highest point, discover the impressive Aletsch Glacier, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On a clear day, you can see the Matterhorn and the 4,000-meter peaks of the “Imperial Crown”. A very long descent with some technical parts will lead you to the Valley, while the rest of the day you’ll alternate between ascents and descents on the south exposed path overlooking the valley and along water irrigation channels, called bisses. A shuttle will take you to the bottom of the Lötschental Valley for a night in a historical hotel. Jaggi, the owner of the hotel, will tell you about the myths and legends of this valley and the famous Tschäggättä.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    Distance: 55 km / 34 miles
    Elevation: +2,180 m (+7,152 ft) | -3,753 m (-12,313 ft)
    Accommodation: HotelAletsch Glacier in the Swiss Alps

  • In the morning, descend into the magical valley along flowy trails. Soon you’ll go up again, joining a balcony trail boasting spectacular views of the valley and Bietschhorn. Prepare for a descent between rocks and carpets of larch thorns before enjoying a refreshment with a great view of the Rhone. In the afternoon, an ascent brings you to the heights of Leukerbad to end the day on a superb bike park trail. Your hotel has its own spa fed by the thermal waters of the village. Relax in hot baths and enjoy the sunset over the mountain while sipping on one of the excellent house cocktails.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    Distance: 56 km / 35 miles
    Elevation: +2,265 m (+7,431 ft) | -2,910 m (-9,547 ft)
    Accommodation: HotelVillage in the Alps and biker

  • To start the day, reach the Gemmipass by cable car on a pleasant mountain trail before returning to the Berne Canton on a freeride mountain bike trail with some jumps. A shuttle will come pick you up and transfer you to the famous Lauterbrunnen valley. The second part of the day is reserved for facing the Jungfrau summit, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, overlooking the vertiginous Lauterbrunnen Valley. Spend the night in Murren, in a typical accommodation that has kept its authentic charm.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    Distance: 37 km / 23 miles
    Elevation: +1,300 m (+4,265 ft) | -2,300 m (-7,546 ft)
    Accommodation: HotelJungfrau summit and MTB

  • This day is the highlight of the tour! Start your way down to the end of the Lauterbrunnen Valley on a singletrack. You’ll have the chance to enjoy the tranquility of this place and maybe even see base jumpers leap off the cliffs. Board a typical rack railway to reach the high-altitude village of Wengen, famous for its downhill skiing. Start your ascent on a 4×4 track to the Kleine Scheidegg pass. Once you arrive at the foot of the imposing Eiger’s North Face, have a 5-star picnic. The final descent takes you back to the starting point of the tour. Celebrate your success in your comfortable hotel in Grindelwald!

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    Distance: 42 km / 26 miles
    Elevation: +1,280 m (+4,200 ft) | -2,630 m (-8,629 ft)
    Accommodation: HotelOne happy biker in the Alps

  • For your last day, you have two options. Either take a farewell e-bike loop around Grindelwald or you can enjoy the hotel’s spa and discover the many attractions of the region. If you’d like to stay even longer, just ask your guides for some recommendations!

    Meals: Breakfast
    Distance: 30 km / 19 miles
    Elevation: +1,200 m (+3,937 ft) | -1,200 m (-3,937 ft)

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Meet your guide

Rémi Capelle
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Rémi Capelle
Ever since he began mountain biking as a child, Rémi grew up with the desire to take it up professionally. With his first international event when he was 15, he kept on joining many competitions. Although he was working as an engineer in Switzerland for a few years, the desire to escape into the mountains never left him, leading him to Whistler, Hafjell, and Madeira. Rémi decided to leave his job as an engineer and went on to experience the other side of the world—New Zealand, where he discovered some of the most beautiful MTB trails on the planet. Once he returned to Europe, he became a mountain bike guide and instructor, thus making his passion his job. Rémi is DEJEPS certified and a Swiss Cycling Guide. Today, his goal is to share his experience and love for the mountains. He wants other people to discover the beauty of Swiss and French mountain biking, with a focus on safety, feeling of achievement, and the pleasure of biking.
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Aude Gioan (source: Google Reviews)

I started cycling 2 years ago thanks to Rémi, he gave me confidence and allowed me to progress at my own pace. He knows the trails like the back of his hand and always finds the best compromise to combine pleasure and progress. I recommend 100% 🙂

Things to know

  • What you get on this adventure:

      • An experienced MTB guide with extensive local knowledge of the area (certified DEJEPS and Swiss Cycling Guide)
      • 7-day e-MTB tour
      • Accommodation (6 nights in double rooms)
      • Transportation during the tour
      • Luggage transport and mechanical assistance
      • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
      • Snacks, coffee, and energy drinks
      • Prism water bottle
      • Elevation Bike jersey

    An e-mountain bike (as well as an additional battery and a charger) is available for an added fee of $340 for the whole trip.

    What’s not included:

      • Transportation to Switzerland
      • E-bike (available to rent)
      • Personal mountain bike equipment
      • Drinks and extras at the hotel and outside
      • Personal health and accident insurance
      • Guide gratuities — optional
  • For this e-bike tour in Switzerland, you must be able to bike 5 to 6 hours a day over a 6-day period. A good mountain biking experience of several years is required, and you should also be able to ride on technical trails with different types of surfaces (stones, loose soil, roots). Still, it’s possible to walk on the few of the hardest sections. Usually two e-bike batteries are used per day. It allows less trained people to ride with a high assistance mode, whereas the more experienced ones will be able to lower their assistance.

    The tour goes through two regions, which are very different geologically and feature different types of trails. The climbs are mostly on trails or singletrack with low gradient, while the downhill routes move along hiking trails that can be technical with switchbacks and short, steep—though rarely exposed—passages, on loose soil, rocks, scree, and roots. More flowy sections specially designed for mountain biking are still expected. You will alternate between trails in the mountain pastures and forests further down the valley.

  • This e-mtb tour in Switzerland is not suitable for beginners. You need to be a seasoned mountain biker with several years of experience.

  • Here’s what you’ll need:

      • Comfortable riding or athletic clothing, preferably moisture wicking or synthetic material
      • Jet helmet
      • Backpack (minimum 20L)
      • MTB shoes for flat pedals
      • Gore-tex rain jacket
      • 2L water bottle or hydration bladder
      • Breathable outside layer or jacket
      • Sunglasses
      • Daypack with snacks
      • Biking gloves are optional but recommended
      • Toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)

    Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.

    Weather in summer is generally sunny, but it can change very quickly. As you’ll be above 2,500 m (8,200 ft), you can even come across snow in the higher altitudes. Therefore, bringing warm and waterproof clothing is recommended.

  • If you choose to bring your own e-bike, make sure it meets the following requirements for the tour. You need at least 2 batteries of minimum 625 Wh and an all-mountain or Enduro bike with modern geometry and around 150mm travel. Make sure it’s in economical condition and serviced (brakes, transmission, tightened screws, enduro tires) and that you bring specific spare parts for your bike (derailleur hanger, brake pads).

    If bringing a bike to Switzerland is inconvenient for you, your guides are happy to provide you with a top range e-bike and a second 750 Wh battery at an additional cost. You can choose the bike rental in the booking process.

  • Half-board accommodation with traditional Swiss cuisine and local specialties is included in this e-bike tour. For lunch, a team of assistants will meet you on the way to prepare a varied and copious picnic. When this is not possible, you’ll bring a lunch package with you.

  • Group sizes and prices:

      • The group size for this e-bike tour in Switzerland is set at max. 7 people with one guide.
      • It takes a minimum of 4 people for the tour to operate. The cost does not decrease as the group grows.
      • If there’s a bigger group, up to 11 people, there will be 2 guides and 2 logistics vehicles.
      • Accommodation is in 3-star hotels, typical of the regions you cross. Most of the time, you’ll share a twin bedroom with one of your riding partners. Single room accommodation is available at an additional cost. Contact us so we can make arrangements.

    Mountain biking in Switzerland can be arranged for bigger groups. Contact us prior to booking.

    Min. age requirements:

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

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

  • A 25% deposit to secure your place is due upon booking. The remaining amount is paid 3 months (90 days) prior to departure. Once the trip is confirmed by the guide, the cancellation policy stated below applies.

      • If Client cancels the Booking more than 2 months before the trip, Client is entitled to a refund of payment less 10% management fee (on the total price of the stay).
      • For cancellations thirty (30) to sixty (60) calendar days prior to the start of the tour, Client is entitled to a 50% refund of the total price of the stay.
      • For cancellations fifteen (15) to thirty (30) calendar days in advance, Client is entitled to a refund in the amount of twenty-five percent (25%) of the total amount paid when Booking.
      • If Client cancels less than fifteen (15) days prior to the start of the stay, Client is entitled to a refund up to 10% of the total price of the trip, but only upon a presentation of a medical certificate, whatever the reason for cancellation.
      • If Client doesn’t show up and they haven’t given notice of cancellation, no refund will be issued, regardless of the reason for absence.
  • To get to Grindelwald, the starting point of your e-bike tour in Switzerland, most people fly into Zurich Airport (ZRH). It takes around 2.5 hours to reach Grindelwald by car and around 3 hours by train. You can also fly into Geneva Airport (GVA), but add another hour to your journey.

    Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet in Grindelwald.

  • 57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.

    We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, their guides, and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Switzerland, please refer to COVID-19 information by Switzerland’s Federal Office of Public Health.

    Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!

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