The Verbier trail network is unrivaled and your guide knows the best places to take you day after day, finishing with a laid-back afternoon in your luxurious chalet. After a week of this all-inclusive tour, you will walk away with new friendships with other fierce women, recharged by pristine Alpine nature, and more confident on two wheels.
Arrive in your chalet in Verbier by 4 pm, settle in and meet your guides and fellow riders. You will do a bike and gear check before dinner, during which you will get a chance to fully make yourself at home and spend some quality time with your group. At around 8 pm, a briefing with your guide will take place—you will discuss the program, personal goals and expectations, and receive some useful trail information. Get a good night’s sleep as your Verbier guided riding tour starts tomorrow.
Your days will begin with a laidback breakfast on the terrace, soaking in the morning sun and taking in the beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. By 9.15 am, you will discuss the objectives for that day with your guide. Each morning will be dedicated to riding skills and instruction. After lunch, enjoy the rides and test the newly mastered skills. The regular and the advanced programs differ mainly in the type of terrain covered and how strenuous riding is, while other things remain the same. Needless to say, there will always be time for numerous breaks allowing you to take in the views of the snow-capped peaks, glaciers, and beautiful alpine fields. By 16.30 pm, you will have returned to your chalet. Unwind, stretch and get ready for a three-course dinner and other activities in the area according to your personal interests.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
As all good things, your Verbier MTB trip has come to an end. Enjoy your last breakfast with a view and get ready for departure. Say goodbye to your Verbier MTB guide, the rest of the squad and the Swiss Alps—or continue touring on your own.
What you get on this adventure:
- An experienced MTB guide with extensive local knowledge of the area
- Double-room accommodation in a MTB chalet
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary
- Post-ride homemade treats
- Verbier lift tickets and shuttles
- Use of bike wash
- Assistance with bike setup and repair
- Transfer from the train station
- Helmet and hydration pack
Mountain bike rentals are available for an added fee of $310.
What’s not included:
- Transportation to and from Verbier
- Airport transfers — we recommend Mountain Drop-Offs
- Extra drinks from the bar in your chalet
- Medical / accident insurance coverage for medical costs and mountain rescue (all guests are required to get this insurance)
- Guide gratuities — optional
The regular Verbier MTB guided adventure, which takes place on July 9th-15th, 2023, is suitable for intermediate riders. This means that you’re good to go if you’ve just started trail mountain riding but have never tested your skills in high-altitude mountains. You should be able to handle all your local loops, control your speed, and do some hilly sections. Intermediate riders should have some experience with different riding locations and mid-level mountains and should be able to ride moderately steep singletrack descents and climbs with some loose rocks and roots, as well as be comfortable with some small unexpected steps and rock gardens.
The advanced Verbier MTB week-long adventure, taking place on September 3rd – 9th and 17th – 23rd, 2023, is suitable for those who love technical sections and have experience in alpine terrain. You should be in full control while riding any kind of singletrack, red runs in the bike park, and technical steep trails with stone drops, rough roots, small drops, and occasional little jumps.
The long-weekend MTB getaway is suitable for both intermediate and advanced riders.
Keep in mind that your guide will follow you every step of the way and give appropriate instruction, adjust the pace/terrain when necessary and make breaks whenever riding becomes too strenuous.
Extensive riding experience is necessary for both the regular and the advanced adventure option. That said, no biking experience in alpine terrain is necessary for the intermediate tour. You should be comfortable with pedaling for around 3 hours a day and crossing up to 30 km (around 20 miles), with an elevation gain of around 600 m (1,970 ft).
For the advanced tour, MTB experience in alpine terrain is necessary. You should be able to ride for 6+ hours in challenging terrain, crossing over 50 km (31 miles), with an elevation gain of 1,600 m (5,250 ft). Keep in mind that you will receive extensive instruction and that your guide will find a balance between “pure” riding and daily skills training. Also, the pace and the terrain can be adjusted if you encounter any difficulties.
For the long-weekend getaway, MTB experience is also necessary, but both intermediate and advanced riders are more than welcome.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Comfortable riding or athletic clothing, preferably moisture wicking or synthetic material
- Sneakers or sport shoes
- Breathable outside layer or jacket
- Water bottle or hydration bladder
- Biking gloves are optional but recommended
- Regular mountain bike helmet
- Full-face helmet (for the advanced adventure)
- Flexible knee and elbow pads — can be rented from your guide (required only for the advanced adventure)
- 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.
Group sizes and prices:
- The maximum group size for these group tours is 7 people with one guide.
- The cost does not decrease as the group grows.
Mountain biking in Verbier 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 may be able to participate on a case-by-case basis.
If your group has riders under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
A 30% deposit to secure your place is due upon booking. The remaining amount is paid 6 weeks (42 days) prior to departure. Once the trip is confirmed by the guide, the cancellation policy stated below applies.
- If Client cancels the Booking anytime prior to one hundred twenty (120) calendar days in advance of the trip contemplated by the booking, Client is entitled to a full refund.
- For cancellations ninety (90) to one hundred nineteen (119) calendar days in advance, Client is entitled to a refund in the amount of fifty percent (50%) of the total amount paid when Booking.
- For cancellations seventy-five (75) to eighty nine (89) 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.
- After that deadline, Client is not entitled to any refund. Any reimbursable expenses arising out of the Booking incurred by Guide prior to the date of cancellation (including but not limited to plane tickets, car rental payments, and lodging or transportation fees) are non-refundable as soon as they are incurred by the Guide.
To get to Verbier, most people fly into Geneva International Airport (GVA), two hours away. Once you arrive, there are several ways to reach your destination, including public transport. Looking to make the airport transfer hassle-free? Check out Mountain Drop-Offs—they provide door-to-door service in their comfy and spacious shuttles.
You will meet with a guide at the train station. They have transportation to and from your accommodation covered!
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, guides and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Verbier please refer to the Switzerland 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!